Bettors can make a killing betting on the 2022 PGA Championship props and the sportsbook has a wealth of options available.
Held at Southern Hills in Oklahoma, the PGA Championship is the second major of the year. Scottie Scheffler won the first major at the Masters. We look at the best betting markets for the tournament, which tees off on Thursday morning.
Cameron Smith to Start Strong
Cameron Smith has gone under the radar in PGA Championship betting markets, but the Australian can’t be overlooked.
He has been one of the most impressive and consistent golfers this year, including a win at The Players and finishing T3 at the Masters.
Smith then teed it up at the RBC Heritage and missed the cut, but that was on the back of some tough tournaments, so we’re prepared to overlook that performance.
We think he will come out of the blocks fast on Thursday, so there is excellent value available in first-round leader markets.
Our only concern is that he’s playing behind Tiger Woods, so there will be plenty of noise surrounding his group.
“I think there can be a lot of external noise, especially with crowds, and just a lot more moving parts I guess,” Smith told PerthNow.
“So, yeah, just another thing to really think about. Just probably make sure, you know, spend a little bit more time worrying about what’s happening outside to make sure when you’re inside that shot, everything’s perfect.”
Smith is a +3500 chance to lead after the first round and he’s a player who can shoot low scores, so include him in selections.
Tiger Woods Could Make Headlines
Tiger Woods is a player who always attract interest on the golf course and with betting online markets.
Woods played terrifically at the Masters in his first official tournament since his horrific car crash and many believe he could replicate his heroics at Southern Hills.
There are plenty of betting markets involving Woods, including if he’ll finish in the Top 40, which has peaked our interests.
Woods is paying +125 to record a top-40 finish and we think that’s solid value. He will need to play at a high level but, by all accounts, his body is improving and his mental game is always there.
We also like Woods to have a bogey-free round around Southern Hills, which is possible for Woods. He owns countless bogey-free rounds on the PGA Tour and the +500 odds are worth snapping up.
Missing cuts isn’t something he makes a habit of, so it’s another golf betting market where bettors can find value.
Woods is paying -160 to make the cut and we would be surprised if he wasn’t in contention come the weekend.
Knowing which player will score a hole-in-one is a crap shoot, but bettors get mammoth odds for the risk and we’re all for it.
Only a select group of golfers have odds available, including current favorite Woods at +9000, but we’re looking at Jordan Spieth to create some magic.
He hits consistent and excellent iron shots, so he should come close to holing out off the tee. If Spieth hits a hole-in-one, bettors get +10000.
Bettors can take the easier option and secure +120 for a hole-in-one to be scored by any golfer, which is worth adding to PGA Championship parlays.
Favorites vs the Field
Bettors can choose to bet on the grouping of Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, John Rahm, and Scottie Scheffler vs the field.
Those are five quality players to have on your ticket and we think one of the three will get it done.
Scheffler has to be on your ticket as the PGA Championship favorite and he’s in esteemed company. Having a saver on Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Spieth is ideal and bettors get fair odds.
The favorite pays +250 and the field pays -400, so we’ll snap up the value odds and take five of the best players in the world.