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US PGA Championship Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/5 odds 1,2,3.
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There’s only one place to be this week as the final major of 2017 arrives at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina, writes Matt. The US PGA concludes the round of the biggest events on tour and it’s a strong field with no notable absentees ahead of Thursday’s first tee off.
We’re in fine form ourselves with three of JustBookies’ four top ten tips landing at the WGC Bridgestone last week so let’s see if we can continue a good sequence of winners.
For some reason, Rory McIlroy is two points ahead at the top of the betting at an industry best of 8/1 in the US PGA odds with Betfred. As we know, recent form is mixed and that figure may be based more on previous results, both at this event and on this course.
Rory has lifted the PGA trophy twice and has also won the Wells Fargo at Quail Hollow on two previous occasions. That infamous change of caddie did seem to rejuvenate the Northern Irishman to an extent but 8/1 in the US PGA outright winner betting looks a little too short.
A more tempting price is the best of 10/1 for Jordan Spieth which is also provided by Betfred. Having won the Open Championship last month, Spieth has one shot at becoming the youngest man to win all four majors although he was subdued in Akron at the weekend.
Sunday’s winner, Hideki Matsuyama, is on offer at a top price of 12/1 while Dustin Johnson can also be picked up at that 12/1 figure with Bet365 and Paddy Power. Of the two, Matsuyama’s relevant stats see him head the Power Rankings this week but we still wait for Johnson to return to top form following his Masters injury.
The current ‘best player to never win a major’ is Rickie Fowler who was also a winner on this course in 2012. He is out on his own on tour in terms of putting and strokes gained and will tempt many this week at best odds of 18/1 with Paddy Power.
US Open winner Brooks Koepka and Scottish Open Champion Jon Rahm are both at 28/1 with William Hill and there is an obvious case for both of them. Rahm hasn’t quite kicked on from that victory as many expected while Koepka is a debutant at Quail Hollow but, like Fowler, also has good stats in the key areas of strokes gained and putting.
Finally in this section, mention has to go to Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia who gave us that great battle at Augusta in April. However, neither feature in the crucial Power Rankings this week and both are on the verge of the outside punts at best odds of 40/1 with William Hill.
The best of the outside options seems to be Zach Johnson at a superb top price of 80/1 with Ladbrokes. The 41 year old enjoyed that solo second last week where those vital stats, strokes gained and putting, featured highly yet again. Johnson seems to be peaking nicely and we’re committing to an each-way punt straight away.
Other form players from last week include Charley Hoffman who is on a good run in general and is out at 55/1 in the outrights with Bet365 plus Paul Casey at 45/1 with Paddy Power. Thomas Pieters and Matt Kuchar, both at 66/1 with William Hill plus Tommy Fleetwood at 66/1 with Paddy Power are also generating interest.
Our US PGA Preview’s Betting Tips Verdict & Course Trends
We only recently previewed Quail Hollow with its lengthy par 72 and testing finish known as the Green Mile. It’s a test of distance hitting and stamina while, as we’ve mentioned at length, putting and strokes gained are the most important stats.
Rory is both the tournament record holder and the course record holder so now we’re seeing why he heads the US PGA odds market but patchy form means we’ll swerve him again.
- As for the winner, Spieth and Matsuyama have both strong current form and good stats but Spieth’s will to be a winner is akin to a younger Tiger Woods so we’re just siding with the American for victory this week at that 10/1 price with Betfred.
- The tactic of picking a form horse from the previous event worked with our 60/1 each-way betting tip on Matt Kuchar at the Open, so we’ll do the same with Zach Johnson at 80/1 with Ladbrokes.
- This week’s punts on a top ten finish are Paul Casey at 9/2 with William Hill, Tommy Fleetwood at 6/1 with Ladbrokes, Brooks Koepka at 7/2 with Stan James and JB Holmes at 17/2 with Boylesports.