2019 PGA Championship Odds, Preview & Prediction.

2019 PGA Championship Odds, Preview & Prediction

Written by on May 15, 2019

The PGA Tour will take center stage this weekend, as the 101st PGA Championship comes to Bethpage Black in Long Island, New York. The best golfers on the PGA Tour will be competing to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday. This is the first time that Bethpage Black has hosted the PGA Championship, let’s take a look at the latest odds while making some predictions.

2019 PGA Championship Odds, Preview & Prediction

Tiger Mania

The best golfers in the world will be in New York, but all eyes will be on Tiger Woods. Woods made his triumphant return to golf prominence by winning the Masters in April. Many golf fans will be cheering for Tiger to continue his run and win the second leg of golf’s Grand Slam. Even though Woods is the tournament favorite, there are many golfers lined up to deny Tiger his chance at the Grand Slam. At the front of the line is Brooks Koepka. Koepka, the defending PGA champion, has 12 top 20 finishes in his last 15 majors. He has been the model of consistency in the majors, so look for him to be near the top of the leader board.

DJ Always a Threat

Dustin Johnson should be a threat to win the championship. His length off of the tee will be a benefit to him at Bethpage. He would love nothing more than to win his second major and his first PGA Championship.

Loaded Field; Several Guys with a Shot

Look for big things this weekend from Tony Finau. He has been so close to winning a major, but he has yet to get over the hump. Finau’s ability to hit the ball long will help him get to the greens with short irons. He has finished in the top 10 in four of the last 5 majors, so he should be poised to make a run for the Wanamaker. Rory McIlroy is always a favorite to win a major championship. With two PGA championships to his credit, he would love nothing more than to win his third. Rory has played well this season, but he hasn’t had a top 15 finish in the PGA since 2014. Is this the year that Rory comes back to take the PGA? Is this finally the year that Rickie Fowler wins a major? Fowler has played in 34 major tournaments but has yet to win. With a top 10 finish at the Masters, along with another top 10 in the Wells Fargo Championship, Fowler is poised to make a run at the PGA Championship. Let us not forget Francesco Molinari. Molinari has six straight top 25 finishes in major tournaments, with four of those being in the top six. He has played his best golf in the majors but has only won one major title. One bad shot may have cost him the Masters, so look for him to come out and play well to avenge his Masters’ loss. And now back to Tiger Woods. Tiger has not played a competitive round since his Masters’ victory. He also hasn’t played a competitive round at Bethpage since 2012. Tiger has never won the Masters and the PGA in the same year, but this could be the year that it happens. Tiger wants to prove to everyone that he’s back and that the Masters wasn’t just a case of catching lightning in a bottle. Even though Justin Thomas had to withdraw from the field, the PGA Championship is still packed with star power. Tiger Woods captured the eyes of the sports world with his Masters’ victory. Everyone will be watching again this weekend to see if the Tiger Woods that once dominated the golf world has regained his dominating ways. Bethpage Black will pose a challenge for the world’s greatest golfers. We’ll see which one can tame the course and hoist the prestigious Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday afternoon.