The big names are jostling for position at the top end of betting for the 2019 PGA Championship, which starts this Thursday at New York’s Bethpage State Park.
A fourth-place finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson has seen Brooks Koepka installed as the +1000 favourite at 5Dimes.
The 29-year-old Floridian is the defending champion and also won the US Open last year at Shinnecock Hills, just a short drive up the Sunrise Highway.
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Dustin Johnson holds the second line at +1100 despite a tough final round at the RBC Heritage, while Rory McIlroy is slated at +1200 after finishing top 10 at the Wells Fargo Championship two weeks ago.
The Irishman shares that quote with Tiger Woods, who has not played a competitive round since his historic win at the US Masters in April.
The 15-time major winner has fond memories of Bethpage Black, where he won the second of his three US Open titles back in 2002.
2019 PGA Championship outright odds
|Brooks Koepka||+1000||Dustin Johnson||+1100||Rory McIlroy||+1200|
|Tiger Woods||+1200||Jon Rahm||+1800||Rickie Fowler||+2000|
|Justin Rose||+2000||Jason Day||+2200||Francesco Molinari||+2500|
|Xander Schauffele||+2800||Tommy Fleetwood||+3300||Tony Finau||+3500|
|Bryson DeChambeau||+4000||Sergio Garcia||+4000||Patrick Cantlay||+4500|
|Hideki Matsuyama||+4500||Jordan Spieth||+4500||Matt Kuchar||+5000|
|Paul Casey||+5000||Adam Scott||+5500||Bubba Watson||+6000|
|Louis Oosthuizen||+6600||Henrik Stenson||+7000||Gary Woodland||+7000|
|Phil Mickelson||+7500||Webb Simpson||+7500||Patrick Reed||+7500|
|Marc Leishman||+8000||Ian Poulter||+8000||Kevin Kisner||+9000|
More players quoted at 5Dimes
Tiger Woods PGA Championship specials
- Beat Rory McIlroy over 72 holes – +100
- Play in the final group on Sunday – +750
- Lead after every round and win – +10000
- Hit a hole in one in any round – +10500
Online bookmaker Sportsbet.com.au has a stack of Tiger Woods betting specials for the 2019 PGA Championship.
Some of the markets are downright outlandish – the true odds of a tour player hitting a hole in one are around 1 in 2,500 – but there is some value to be had if you think the Masters champ is in for another big week.
Tiger is every chance to outshine McIlroy, whose iron play at Augusta National left an awful lot to be desired, while the +750 about Woods to make the final group for Sunday is very tempting indeed.
Best bets for PGA Championship 2019
Tiger Woods to finish top 10 – +140 at 5Dimes
Tiger showed at the Masters that he does not need two or three lead-up events to get his eye in. He should come in fresh and full of confidence on a course he knows well.
Jason Day for top Australian player – +150 at 5Dimes
Marc Leishman and Adam Scott are more than capable of claiming the Aussie crown, but Day is still top dog Down Under. He likes this event, too, having won it in 2015 at Whistling Straits.
Brooks Koepka to win – +1000 at 5Dimes
This guy is not your typical American sports star, but there is no denying his quality out on the course. Koepka loves the big stage and looks a very good bet to defend his title.