Who will win the PGA Championship in 2020? Odds, gambling favorites, expert choices, Tiger Woods prop bets
There is a clear favorite (or two, depending on who you ask) to win the 2020 PGA Championship.
Brooks Koepka joins the 2020 iteration of this event and has won each of the last two outings. Still, Justin Thomas, who last won this event in 2017, is also one of the favorites to take home the Wanamaker Trophy after scoring his third win of the season at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Sunday .
Will either of those two golfers take home the winners’ share on Sunday? Or is it going to someone from the field instead?
Other promising candidates include Tiger Woods, who, despite having only participated in five events this season, made three top 10 finishes and won the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP in October. Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy, who are among the top five favorites in terms of winning the tournament, have reached several top 10 finishes each season.
This gives you everything you need to know to bet on the PGA Championship 2020, including odds, prop bets and previous winners:
Who will win the PGA Championship in 2020?
Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas enter as the favorite favorites to win the PGA Championship; Ranked number 1 in the world on the way to the tournament, Thomas achieved his new ranking thanks to a win over WGC-St. Jude FedEx Invitational, are third on the PGA Tour 2019-2020.
Koepka has not yet won this season, but has won the PGA Championship each of the past two years; he joins the iteration of 2020 in search of an unprecedented third victory in the tournament. He also finished second to Thomas in the WGC-St. Jude FedEx Invitational, falling with only three strokes.
PGA Championship opportunities 2020
Thomas and Koepka each compete in the PGA Championship 2020 at +1000 to win everything. That said, there are several golfers at striking distance in terms of opportunities that can challenge them for the supremacy of the PGA Championship. Below are the odds of winning the 2020 PGA Championship, per Sports Insider:
Tiger Woods prop bets
Tiger Woods will enter the 2020 PGA Championship with a +2800 chance of winning it all, the 11th best in the field. Woods has not won this event since 2007 and has only played twice at TPC Harding Park (although he won both times playing there, in the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship and 2009 Presidents Cup). Of course, that’s not the only bet you can make as it pertains to Tiger. Here are several prop bets you can place on him, courtesy of BetMGM:
- Top 10 finish: +250
- Bogey Free Round: +500
- Top American golfer: +2000
- Top five after round 1: +800
- Makes the cut: -223
PGA Championship winners per year
Koepka will enter the PGA Championship 2020 in search of the first three peat in the event’s history. He won both the 2018 and ’19 events with scores of 16 under par and 8 under par respectively. He is the only two-time winner of the event this millennium alongside Rory McIlroy (2012 and ’14) and Tiger Woods (2000, 2006 -07). Below are the winners of the last 20 PGA championships and their winning scores:
|2019||Brooks Koepka||272 (-8)|
|2018||Brooks Koepka||264 (-16)|
|2017||Justin Thomas||276 (-8)|
|2016||Jimmy Walker||266 (-14)|
|2015||Jason Day||268 (-20)|
|2014||Rory McIlroy||268 (-16)|
|2013||Jason Dufner||270 (-10)|
|2012||Rory McIlroy||275 (-13)|
|2011||Keegan Bradley||272 (-8)|
|2010||Martin Kaymer||277 (-11)|
|2009||Yang Yong-eun||280 (-8)|
|2008||Pádraig Harrington||277 (-3)|
|2007||Tiger Woods||272 (-8)|
|2006||Tiger Woods||270 (-18)|
|2005||Phil Mickelson||276 (-4)|
|2004||Vijay Singh||280 (-8)|
|2003||Shaun Micheel||276 (-4)|
|2002||Rich Beem||278 (-10)|
|2001||David Toms||265 (-15)|
|2000||Tiger Woods||270 (-18)|