2017 PGA Championship – 4 Winner Picks + How To Bet

The PGA Championship is headed to Quail Hollow this week for the final major of the professional golf season.  Jordan Spieth was able to stop the streak of first time major winners at The Open Championship a few weeks back after both Sergio Garcia and Brooks Koepka continue the 2016 trend of big names finally getting their first major.

This week Rory McIlroy is the favourite after following up his T4 finish at The Open with a T5 last week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, but Jordan Spieth is right there with him and DJ, along with Hideki Matsuyama who won the WGC last week are also highly touted heading into the week.  Length will be a factor this week with many of the par 4’s being quite long, as well as a couple driveable par 4’s thrown in.  That said, the approach shot is really where this tournament will be won with those golfers who can stick it within a few feet and give themselves plenty of birdie chances likely atop the leaderboard at the end of the week.

For my picks I will be using the best available odds from any of our recommended sportsbooks.

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Dustin Johnson 12/1 @ Bet365.com

DJ isn’t playing his best right now, but his game is still right there and he has the ability to go very low, which could be a factor this week at Quail Hollow.  DJ finished T17 at the WGC-Bridgestone tournament last week and T8 at the RBC Canadian Open the week before, so he’s been keeping himself busy and is likely looking to peak for this tournament to get himself another major this season, while being the #1 golfer in the world.  DJ’s game can really fit any course, but his length should benefit him even more than normal this week and I expect him to have plenty of very reasonable yardage’s into the greens, which should result in plenty of birdie opportunities.  Add in the fact that he can take a stab at the two reachable par 4’s if he is feeling confident and I think he has the ability to go very low some rounds.  Last week he had a blow up 75 in round 2, but shot 68-68-66 in the other three rounds, which shows his game is there.  If he can put together four solid rounds he will surely be in contention Sunday afternoon.

Adam Scott 43/1 @ SportsInteraction.com

Scott is an elite player, who is not priced as an elite player at these odds.  He hasn’t had the best year, but he’s still striking the ball as good as anyone on tour and if he can get his putter going and roll in some 10 footers this week he has as good a shot as anyone to win this tournament.  Scott is one of the best long iron players in the game and although he does hit it far off the tee, some of these par 4’s will require a long iron into them regardless and that should benefit Scott vs the field.

Kevin Chappell 83/1 @ SportsInteraction.com

Chappell has had a very solid year, which included a T7 at The Masters followed up by a win at the Valero Texas Open.  Chappell has been in contention several times this year and that includes the past two weeks at the RBC Canadian Open (finished T8) and the WGC Bridgestone (finished T13).  Like Scott, Chappell is an elite ball striker who can win on this type of course if he can get his putter rolling this week.  You will notice that I like guys with the ball striking fundamentals because if they can find a hot putter they will be in contention.  Chappell fits that mold well and has played solid at Quail Hollow in the past.

Bubba Watson 99/1 @ SportsInteraction.com

When I saw Bubba at basically 100/1 after playing reasonably well the past few weeks I had to take a stab on him as well.  Bubba has the length to really shorten some of these holes and when he is at his creative best he is one of the best golfers in the world.  He finished T17 last week at the WGC-Bridgestone and that included a blowup round two 74.  He made the cut in his previous four tournaments and I feel like he’s finally finding his game this season.  At this price I think he’s a great dart.

How To Bet On The PGA Championship in Canada

Now that you’ve got my four picks, I’ll quickly explain how to place a bet if you’re new to sports betting online.

***Bet365.com has a great promotion for the PGA Championship where each-way bets pay out the top 8 positions rather than the usual top 5.  Because of this I will be using Bet365 as sportsbook in this 3 step guide.  Here’s our full Bet365 review.

Step 1. Open a Bet365.com Account

First thing’s first, you’ll need to open an online betting account.  Click on the above link and then select ‘Join Now’ on the Bet365 homepage to create a new account.

Bet365 is the most popular and respected sportsbook worldwide, so they’re a great option for those of you looking to open a first sports betting account.

Step 2. Deposit

Next you’ll need to bankroll your account in order to have funds with which to bet on the PGA Championship.  Bet365 accepts Visa, MasterCard, Entropay, InstaDebit, iDebit and paysafecard deposits from Canadian players.

The Sports Betting CanadianYour first deposit at Bet365 is eligible to receive a 100% matching bonus up to $200.  After making your first deposit you will receive an offer code via email.  In order to claim your bonus you must enter this offer code in the members section of your Bet365 account.  Make sure you enter the code because the bonus is a great offer.  You just have to jump through that one hoop to get it.

Step 3. Place Your PGA Championship Bets

At the Bet365 website you should select ‘Golf’ from the left sidebar.  This will bring up all of the golf betting options avialable for the PGA Championship.  Taking a quick glance at Bet365 while I’m writing this I see around 40 bets that you can make on this tournament alone!  The ‘To Win Outright’ betting option is first available in the top left, but then you also have head to heads, first round betting, top 10 finish, and much more.

Check out our golf betting section for a more detailed breakdown of some of these various wagers you can make.

If you have any questions drop me an email.  Ready to bet?  Click here to visit Bet365.com


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