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PGA Championship 2020 Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele tipped to shine in California

  • 2020 PGA Championship is taking place at TPC Harding Park in California
  • Justin Thomas won the FedEx St. Jude Invitational by 3 strokes
  • Xander Schauffele has finished inside the top 20 in his last 4 tournaments
  • USPGA Championship starts on Thursday 6 August
Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele finished inside the top 20 in his last four tournaments (Getty Images)
 

2020 PGA Championship Betting Tips, Predictions & Preview


The 2020 PGA Championship is taking place from August 6-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. It is 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.

Dustin Johnson charged into the lead on the third day, hitting eight birdies in a five-under 65 to move to nine under. Scottie Scheffler shot a 65 to trail by one alongside Cameron Champ who shot a 67. 

Paul Casey is two shots back alongside defending champion Brooks Koepka. Englishmen Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood are a shot further back on six under par.

Justin Thomas


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 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. He finished T6 in 2018 and didn't compete in 2019.

Thomas comes into the PGA Championship in great form, runner-up at the Workday Charity Open before a T18 finish at the Memorial Tournament. 

He bounced back by winning the FedEx St. Jude Invitational, three strokes ahead of Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Tom Lewis and Phil Mickelson at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.

Brooks Koepka


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.

He comes into the tournament in fine form, finishing T2 at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational after shooting -10.

Rory McIlroy


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.

McIlroy has not been at his best since the PGA Tour resumed in June, failing to finish in the top 10 in five tournaments.

Dustin Johnson


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.

Johnson recently won the Travelers Championship before failing to make the cut at the Memorial Tournament. He withdrew from the 3M Open before a T12 finish at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Jon Rahm


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.

Rahm finished outside the top 27 in the RBC Heritage, Travelers Championship and Workday Charity Open before winning the Memorial Tournament. He finished T52 at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Bryson Dechambeau


Bryson Dechambeau has played in three PGA Championships, failing to make the cut twice and finshing T33 in 2017. He had three top eight finishes at the Charles Schwab Challenge, RBC Heritage and Travelers Championship before winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

The big hitter failed to make the cut at the Memorial Tournament and finished T30 at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Xander Schauffele


Xander Schauffele failed to make the cut at the 2017 PGA Championship, finishing T35 in 2018 and T16 in 2019. 

He finished T3 at the Charles Schwab Challenge and T64 at the RBC Heritage. Schaufelle has finished inside the top 20 in his last four tournaments including T6 at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Tiger Woods


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.

He comes into the tourament having played once since the PGA Tour resumed, finishing T40 at the Memorial Tournament.

Gary Woodland


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 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.

Woodland finished T5 at the Workday Charity Open, T22 at the Memorial Tournament and T57 in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

2020 PGA Championship Winner Odds


Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka lead the way in the 2020 PGA Championship winner odds ahead of Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Bryson Dechambeau and Xander Schauffele. 
Odds from bet365 and correct on 4 August 2020:

Player
Odds
Justin Thomas
11.00
Brooks Koepka
11.00
Jon Rahm
15.00
Rory McIlroy
15.00
Bryson Dechambeau
17.00
Xander Schauffele
19.00
Dustin Johnson
23.00
Patrick Cantlay
26.00
Webb Simpson
29.00
Collin Morikawa
34.00
Tiger Woods
36.00
Hideki Matsuyama
41.00
Daniel Berger
36.00
Patrick Reed
46.00
Tommy Fleetwood
41.00
Matthew Fitzpatrick
46.00
Rickie Fowler
46.00
Jason Day
36.00
Tony Finau
51.00
Tyrrell Hatton
51.00
Gary Woodland
51.00
Viktor Hovland
56.00
Adam Scott
61.00
Jordan Spieth
67.00
Abraham Ancer
67.00
Justin Rose
61.00
Shane Lowry
71.00
Sungjae Im
81.00
Sergio Garcia
81.00
Phil Mickelson
81.00
Louis Oosthuizen
76.00
Marc Leishman
81.00
Billy Horschel
91.00
Scottie Scheffler
91.00
Matt Kuchar
91.00
Paul Casey
101.00
Henrik Stenson
101.00
Chez Reavie
101.00
Harris English
101.00
Bubba Watson
111.00
Brendon Todd
126.00
Source: bet365

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.

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Verdict

Justin Thomas is the form player and has the ability to win the PGA Championship. Xander Schauffele has been very consistent and a top 10 tip.

Best Bet: Justin Thomas Top 10 @120 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Xander Schauffele Top 10 @225 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Winner Tip: Justin Thomas Winner @1000 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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