It has been a long 12 month wait for fans of the PGA Tour to witness a major. Thursday, the wait is over. Traditionally the last major of the PGA circuit, the PGA Championship, will now become its first with the Masters and Open both postponed till later this year.
TPC Harding Park in San Francisco will be the location of PGA Championship, and one can expect a multitude of restrictions to be set in place to protect the golfer’s safety, mainly the non-attendance from fans being the most important. For the rest of us at home, we can expect a completely stacked field with all the major golf names back into the mix.
Either for the avid golf fan or the newly excited sports betting fan here in Colorado, Denver Sports Betting would like to be your guiding light when it comes to taking action of golf this week.
How to Bet on Golf
Betting on golf can be relatively easy as it’s a game of individual performance rather than a team sport that holds more complexity. The most common bets you can place are on the overall odds for a specific individual to win the tournament. These odds almost always payout very well seeing as 150 players are usually involved in PGA majors.
The current odds for some of the top favorites via BetRivers Sportsbook. via BetRivers Sportsbook.
- Brooks Koepka +650
- Xander Schauffele +1000
- Dustin Johnson +1200
- Jon Rahm +1400
- Justin Thomas +1400
- Bryson Dechambeau +1600
- Jason Day +2000
- Rory McIlory +2000
If you are feeling a more comprehensive approach to betting on the Championship later this week, there are some other options.
Another popular bet to take in golfing, is finishing position. If you don’t know who’s ultimately going to win you can take action if they finish, top 5, 10 and top 25. Do keep in mind that ties happen frequently in golf and most sportsbooks will split your bet if your golfer ties to make it in the top 20 with two others, you then get 1/3rd of your bet.
Also, don’t forget that a fan favorite to bet on during the course of the tournament can also be prop bets that keep the bettor involved in the action. This is a great option for the avid golf connoisseur who understands the intricacies of the game. You can bet on things like nationality, left or right handers, old vs young golfers, etc.
The first tee time is scheduled for 10:27am this Thursday. Tiger Woods (+3000) is set to tee off at 11:33am with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas.
Get ready to kick back, relax and place bets on some golf this weekend, good luck!