The PGA Championship is a yearly golf tournament run by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. It is one of the four major championships in professional golf. The PGA Championship is part of PGA Tour, European Tour, and Japan Golf Tour. It is one of the most highly prized major golf championships with a purse of 11million in the 2018 PGA Championship.
Players who win the PGA Championship often have favourite odds at sportsbooks. Since the PGA Championship is now the second major golf championship, punters can use the PGA results to help them place future bets on the US Open and the British Open. We have compiled more betting tips specifically for this PGA Championship as well as the best betting sites for golf tournaments.
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Top Tips for Betting on the PGA Championship
The PGA Championship is one of the toughest majors, mostly because it hosts greater number of professional golfers. It is the only major with 20 reserved places purely for professional players. Therefore, betting on The PGA requires a bit more knowledge on golf bets. Trying to bet on the outright winner is not likely to be profitable and also tricky since there is a larger pool of Great golfers. Just to show how tough the competition is in the PGA Tournament, here the list of required qualifications to participate in the major.
PGA Championship Qualifiers
Any PGA Champion.
Champions of the last five US Golf Open
A player who has won a of the last five Masters.
Winners of the last five Open Championships.
Winners of the last three The Players Championships.
Current Senior PGA Champion
Top 15 scorers and ties in the previous PGA Championship.
Top 20 scorers in the last PGA Professional National Championship.
Top 70 leaders in official money standings on the PGA Tour one week before the previous year’s PGA Championship and two weeks before the current PGA Championship.
Members of latest United States and European Ryder Cup Teams who are in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking as of one week before the start of the tournament.
Any winner of a tournament co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the previous PGA Championship excluding pro-am and team competitions
The PGA of America will occasionally invite additional he right to invite additional players not who do not necessarily fall into the provided categories
Best Bets for PGA Championship
- Round leader bet – bet on a player you predict will lead at the end of a round not the whole tournament
- To make or miss cut
- Two chances to win- this is like a head to head wager where two players are pitted against each other by bookies to see who performs better
PGA Championship Traditions
PGA champions get an automatic entry into the other three golf majors and The Players Championship for the following five years. Additionally, they get an automatic lifetime eligibility to participate in the PGA Championship. They also get a five season PGA Tour membership and seven seasons on the European Tour. Unlike the other three pro-am majors, The PGA Championship is largely exclusive to professional golfers.