2020 PGA Championship – 4 Winner Picks + How To Bet

The PGA Championship is headed to TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California this week for the PGA Championship. The PGA Championship will be the first major of the 2020 season after a reshuffling of the schedule caused by the pandemic. Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, and Rory McIlroy are the four favourites this week depending on where you look. Length will be a factor this week, so these long ball hitters are rightful favourites (Bryson DeChambeau is the fifth favourite).

This weeks golf course is a long par 70 of 7,234 yards.  This means there are plenty of very long par 4’s and players are going to have to hit good (and long) shots off the tee to have reasonable approaches from the fairway to get to some greens in regulation.  I’m looking for players who are decently long off the tee, combined with a winning pedigree.

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

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Dustin Johnson 22/1 @ Bodog.eu

Johnson bounced back last week with a solid 12th place finish at the WGC St. Jude Invitational. He kept all four rounds in the 60’s, which I think bodes well for his return to form after two very troubling tournaments at the Memorial and 3M Open. These poor rounds came after a win at the Travelers Championship in late June, and I think they can be attributed to a drop in level coming off of a win rather than an injury, which was a concern.

DJ definitely has the game to compete this week. The course should set up well for him and if he brings his A-game he has as good a shot as anyone in the field. I’m used to seeing DJ at odds of around 10-1 for majors, so at 22-1 I’m jumping at it.

Jason Day 40/1 @ Bodog.eu

Is Jason Day back? He now strung three top 10 finishes together and looks to be back on top of his game. When Day gets dialed in with his approach clubs and starts rolling the putter with confidence he has proven himself to be an elite player in the past.

At 40-1 I like Day to turn back the clock to 2015 this week and be a contender on Sunday.

Bubba Watson 100/1 @ Bodog.eu

Bubba has a winning pedigree and he’s always a threat on long courses that fit his eye due to his length and shot shaping ability off the tee. Watson went 2-1 in match play at the WGC Match Play back in 2015, so he doesn’t hate the course (like he does some places), which to me means he has a shot this week.

I’m a Bubba fan, so when I see him at 100-1 I’m going to pull the trigger.

Matthew Wolff 125/1

Wolff is a boom or bust golfer. When he’s on he can blast it off the tee and set up short wedges that give him plenty of opportunities to score. At these odds I think it makes sense to take a flyer on Wolff and hope for him to catch fire with the putter this week. He’s been more consistent of late and always has the ability to go low, so if he can string four solid rounds together he definitely has a shot this week.

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.

***Bet365 doesn’t allow me to list their odds in my articles because they can be outdated.  That said they will have similar odds to the ones listed for each of my picks above.

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 Canadian

Your first deposit at Bet365 is eligible to receive a 100% matching bonus up to $200 in bet credits.  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.

Ready to bet?  Click here to visit Bet365.com

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