• Home
  • Golf
  • PGA Championship

2020 PGA Championship Betting Tips & Predictions - Can Gary Woodland produce an upset?

2020 PGA Championship is taking place at TPC Harding Park in California
TPC Harding Park
 

2020 PGA Championship Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions


The 2020 PGA Championship is taking place from August 6-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. It will be the 102nd edition of the PGA Championship.

It is one of four major championships in professional golf that attracts the best players in the world. The 2020 PGA Championship prize money is $12,500,000 with $2,250,000 going to the winner.

Let’s take a look at the main contenders and find some players flying under the radar.

Rory McIlroy (9.00)


Rory McIlroy finished T3 in his first two PGA Championship in 2009 and 2010. He finished T64 in 2011 before winning the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.

McIlroy finished T8 in 2013 before winning again in 2014, this time at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky. He failed to finish inside the top 15 in the next four tournaments before a T8 finish in 2019.

The Northern Irishman played at TPC Harding Park in the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play, winning the tournament after defeating Gary Woodland 4 & 2 in the final.

Rory McIlroy 2012 PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy won the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Getty Images)

Justin Thomas (13.00)


Justin Thomas finished T18 in his first PGA Championship appearance in 2015. He finished T66 in 2016 but came back to win the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina.

Thomas finished T6 in 2019 and didn't compete in 2019.

Brooks Koepka (15.00)


Brooks Koepka has a great record in the PGA Championship, winning twice with two top 5 finishes in his last five appearances. He finished T70 and T15 in his first two appearances before a T5 finish in 2015 and T4 finish in 2016.

Koepka finished T13 in 2017 before winning the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in Missouri. He followed up by winning the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black Course in New York.

Brooks Koepka played at TPC Harding Park in the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play, winning two of his three matches in the group stage.

Koepka 2019 PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka won the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black (Getty Images)

Dustin Johnson (15.00)


Dustin Johnson produced five top 10 finishes in his first six appearances at the PGA Championship. He failed the make the cut in 2016, finishing T13 in 2017 and T27 in 2018. 

He produced his best performance in the 2019 PGA Championship, finishing runner up, two strokes behind Brooks Koepka.

Dustin Johnson played at TPC Harding Park in the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play, winning two of his three matches in the group stage.

John Rahm (15.00)


Jon Rahm's first appearance at the PGA Championship was in 2017 when he finished T48. He finished T4 in and failed to make the cut in 2019.

Justin Thomas (19.00)


Justin Thomas finished T18 and T66 in his first two PGA appearances before winning the tournament in 2017. It was Thomas' first major title, ending up two strokes ahead of Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen and Patrick Reed.

He finished T6 in 2018 and didn't compete in 201.

Tiger Woods (17.00)


Tiger Woods has done well at the PGA Championship, winning the title in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007. He has finished runner up on three occasions including the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in Missouri.

Woods has competed in 20 PGA Championships, making 16 cuts and finishing in the top 10 on nine occasions. 

Tiger Woods played at TPC Harding Park in the 2009 Presidents Cup, winning all five of his matches to help the United States team to victory.

Gary Woodland (51.00)


Gary Woodland had a poor record in majors before achieving his first top 10 finish at the 2018 PGA Championship after holding the 36-hole lead. 

He backed it up by finishing T8 in 2019 and winning the 2019 US Open. The US Open win moved Woodland from 25th to 12th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Gary Woodland 2019 us open
Gary Woodland won the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach (Getty Images)

Gary Woodland competed in the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park. He entered as the 50th seed, beating Webb Simpson, Ian Poulter and Jimmy Walker in the group stage.

He knocked out Marc Leishman, John Senden and Danny Willett in the knockout rounds before going down 4 & 2 to top seed Rory McIlroy in the final.

2020 PGA Championship Winner Odds


Rory McIlroy leads the way in the 2020 PGA Championship winner odds ahead of Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Tiger Woods. 

Odds from bet365 and correct on 11 June 2020:

PlayerOdds
Rory McIlroy
9.00
Justin Thomas
13.00
Brooks Koepka
15.00
Dustin Johnson
15.00
Jon Rahm
15.00
Tiger Woods
17.00
Bryson Dechambeau
26.00
Patrick Cantlay
29.00
Xander Schauffele
29.00
Hideki Matsuyama
29.00
Rickie Fowler
29.00
Tommy Fleetwood
29.00
Adam Scott
29.00
Patrick Reed
34.00
Tony Finau
41.00
Jason Day
41.00
Webb Simpson
46.00
Justin Rose
51.00
Paul Casey
51.00
Jordan Spieth
51.00
Marc Leishman
51.00
Gary Woodland
51.00
Louis Oosthuizen
51.00
Tyrrell Hatton
51.00
Matt Kuchar
56.00
Collin Morikawa
61.00
Sergio Garcia
67.00
Bubba Watson
67.00
Shane Lowry
71.00
Henrik Stenson
76.00
Francesco Molinari
81.00
Phil Mickelson
81.00
Source: bet365

2020 PGA Championship FAQ

When is the 2020 PGA Championship being played?

The 2020 PGA Championship is being played from August 3-9, 2020.

Where is the 2020 PGA Championship being played?

The 2020 PGA Championship is being played at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California, United States.

What is the 2020 PGA Championship prize money?

The 2020 PGA Championship prize money is $11,000,000 with the winner collecting $1,980,000.

Who won the 2019 PGA Championship?

Brooks Koepka won won the 2019 PGA Championship, his second PGA Championship and fourth major.

Who has won the most PGA Championship titles?

Walter Hagen (1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927) and Jack Nicklaus (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980) each won five PGA Championship titles. Next best is Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007) who won four.

                                 

Verdict

Rory McIlroy has a solid record in the PGA Championship and won the the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park. Gary Woodland was the runner up on that occasion before going on to win the 2019 US Open.


Best Bet: Rory McIlroy Winner @9.00 at bet365 - 2 Units
Value Bet: Gary Woodland Winner @51.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

Top Betting Sites

special-offer-1Special offers

Upcoming Events

10 July 2020

16 March 2021

06 Aug 2020

2020 PGA Championship

days

hours

min

Bonus Bets
More bonus bets
See all reviews