The PGA Championship is headed to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina this week. The PGA Championship will be the second major of the 2021 season after The Masters returned to its normal April weekend. Rory McIlroy is the favourite this week after finding his game to win the Wells Fargo Championship in his last tournament. He also won the 2012 PGA Championship that took place at this same course, so he has both the form and course history boxes checked this week.
This weeks golf course is a long par 72 of 7,876 yards. The course was lengthened 200 yards since the 2012 PGA Championship. 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 18/1 @ Bodog.eu
DJ hasn’t had his A-game for the past few months and he is struggling with some knee discomfort, but at these odds I still think you have to consider him.
I believe Johnson is the most talented golfer on the tour and he has the ability to find the next gear at any point, even if he enters a tournament in poor form. He has the length to compete and he’s shown glimpses of his A-game in his past couple tournaments.
Justin Rose 80/1 @ Bodog.eu
Rose always seems to contend at majors. He has five top 10 finishes at majors in the past four years, and he was once again in contention at last months Masters.
Add in the fact that Justin Rose finished T3 at the 2012 PGA Championship at this same course and I think he has to be considered a contender.
If Rose can get the putter rolling this week he is a threat to win. I think at 80-1 he’s a great bet.
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 has been playing well of late finishing top 20 in his last two tournaments.
He also finished T11 at the 2012 PGA Championship, which included a final round 68 that shows he can go low at this course.
I’m a Bubba fan, so when I see him at 100-1 I’m going to pull the trigger.
Alex Noren 200/1 @ Bodog.eu
Noren has been playing solid golf of late. He’s finished T25 at his last three tournaments, and he opened the AT&T Byron Nelson last week shooting 16 birdies in the first two rounds. He wasn’t able to keep the momentum going through the weekend, but I still see rush of birdies as a positive for a guy who is normally a very steady golfer who has a hard time going that low. At these odds I like taking a shot on Noren.
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, InstaDebit, iDebit and paysafecard deposits from Canadian players.
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 available 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 the tournament. 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.
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