2019 PGA Championship Mega Guide: Betting Odds, Picks and Insights for 60+ Players

May 16, 2019 9:20 PM EDT
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Rob Schumacher, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Spieth

The second major of the golf season has arrived.

The 2019 PGA Championship begins on Thursday (6:45 a.m. ET) live from Bethpage Black on Long Island, New York.

To prepare for the tournament, the Action Network’s brightest golf minds got together to provide tournament outlooks for more than 50 golfers, starting with Tiger Woods.

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Tiger Woods 2019 PGA Championship Betting Odds

  • Odds to Win PGA Championship: 8-1
  • DFS Pricing: $11,300 (DraftKings), $11,700 (FanDuel)
  • Tee Times: 8:24 a.m. ET (Thursday); 1:49 p.m. ET (Friday)

After winning the Masters, Woods is the betting favorite for the PGA Championship, but my numbers put Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy ahead of him for sure. If Justin Thomas was fully healthy, I’d pick him ahead of Tiger, too.

Woods has won the U.S. Open at Bethpage, so there’s really not going to be value on him in any format. I’ve gone the other way and dabbled a little in him not winning another major in 2019 at -300 and -350. Considering McIlroy is -700 for the same best and is at least equally as likely as Tiger to win a major, I think there’s some value in a Tiger fade. — Joshua Perry


Dustin Johnson 2019 PGA Championship Betting Odds

  • Odds to Win PGA Championship: 10-1
  • DFS Pricing: $1,100 (DraftKings); $12,200 (FanDuel)
  • Tee Times: 1:16 p.m. ET (Thursday); 7:51 a.m. (Friday)

Long and strong could very well be the not-so-secret formula at Bethpage, and very few are longer and stronger than DJ.

The course won’t play as difficult as Oakmont did for the U.S. Open three years ago in his lone major championship title so far, but the Northeast venues own some correlating similarities, which could lead to another serious contention for the world’s No. 1-ranked player. — Jason Sobel


Brooks Koepka 2019 PGA Championship Betting Odds

  • Odds to Win PGA Championship: 10-1
  • DFS Pricing: $10,400 (DraftKings), $11,800 (FanDuel)
  • Tee Times: 8:24 a.m. ET (Thursday); 1:49 p.m. ET (Friday)

Brooks at a major … what more needs to be said? For years, my favorite major bet was him to finish in the top 20 because it was usually plus-money and close to a lock. But those plus-money days are gone since he’s won three of the last eight. The defending PGA champ has too short of odds for me to bet, but I’m definitely not going out of my to bet against him in any fashion. — Joshua Perry

Brooks Koepka is the defending champion at the PGA Championship. Credit: Raymond Carlin III

Rory McIlroy 2019 PGA Championship Betting Odds

  • Odds to Win PGA Championship: 10-1
  • DFS Pricing: $10,900 DraftKings; $12,100 FanDuel
  • Tee Times: 1:38 p.m ET (Thursday); 8:13 a.m. ET (Friday)

If you had to set up a major perfectly for Rory, it would be the PGA Championship. He’s one of the longest guys on tour, which should set him up for as many birdie opportunities as anyone will get in this field.

Further, he’s in excellent form right now, finishing inside the top 25 in each of his eight events this season. He’s first in the world in Strokes Gained: Overall, Off-the-Tee and Tee-to-Green. Of course, that means his number is really high at +1200 to win, but he’s one of the scariest fades given his perfect fit and currently pristine form.

I doubt I’ll be buying these high prices at the top, but I won’t fault anyone for betting Rory this week. — Bryan Mears


Rickie Fowler 2019 PGA Championship Betting Odds

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