US PGA Championship Betting Guide
The final major of the year in golf is the US PGA Championship and this year the tournament will be held at Bellerive Country Club in Missouri starting on August 9th 2018. Justin Thomas was the victor in 2017 at Quail Hollow and he will be eager to defend his crown. In our US PGA Championship betting guide you will find out all the information you need to help you turn a profit on this tournament. Hopefully we can point you in the direction of the best bookie for your US PGA Championship betting needs, as well as finding you the winner! To find out more, just read below.
US PGA Championship History
In October 1916 at the Siwanoy Golf Club in Bronxville, history was made when Jim Barnes took home the princely sum of $500 for winning the first ever US PGA Championship. This tournament was originally a match play event, but due to dwindling profits it was changed to stroke play in 1958 with 72 holes played over four days. In 2018 there will be a prize fund of $10.5 million with the winner pocketing $1.89 million US Dollars (over $2.5 million Aus).
Dow Finsterwald won the first stroke play US PGA Championship and some of the best players in the history of the sport have their names etched on the trophy. Jack Nicklaus is the most successful player of the modern era, winning it five times between 1963 and 1980. Tiger Woods has won it on four occasions, his last triumph coming in 2007.
Rory McIlroy holds the record for the widest winning margin in 2012, a whopping 8 stroke victory. Aussie golfer Jason Day is the record holder for the lowest score to par, carding -20 when he won in 2015. The USA has been by far the most successful nation in the US PGA Championship, winning 79 in total. Next best is Australia with 5 winners, so it makes sense to look at golfers from those countries if you are having a bet on the US PGA Championship in 2018.
How To Bet On The US PGA Championship
Just as with the Masters, The Open Championship and the US Open, there are lots of markets for punters to choose from. The most popular wagers are undoubtedly in the outright market, but you shouldn’t just limit yourself to that. There are lots of other markets available that can offer great value at times, and we list some of the most popular betting markets for the US PGA Championship below.
US PGA Championship Betting: Outright Winner
The vast majority of wagers on golf are placed in the outright winner market before the tournament starts. The US PGA Championship is no exception and straight win or each way bets are by far the most popular wager types. Ladbrokes and Unibet Australia consistently offer some of the best outright prices for the US PGA Championship and also make sure to check for extra place specials for each way bets closer to the tournament.
US PGA Championship Betting: 3 Ball Markets
Another common wager type offered by Australian bookies for the US PGA Championship are 3 ball match bets. The bookmaker nominates three players, and punters bet on which player will perform best over a round, or over the entire tournament. Sometimes you can find great value in the 3 ball betting markets, especially with Crownbet and Palmerbet. But remember, odds and player combinations can vary between bookmakers, so make sure you shop around.
US PGA Championship Betting: End Of Round Leader
Some golfers have earned a reputation for coming out of the blocks quickly in tournaments before fading in the later stages. Charley Hoffman at the Masters in 2017 being a prime example. If you notice a player starting tournaments well in the run up to the US PGA Championship then the end of round leader market is worth checking out. You can bet on a player to lead at the end of the first round (or any other round) in this market. Bet365 Australia often offer generous odds for end of round leader wagers.
US PGA Championship Betting: In Play Betting Markets
In Australia, betting agencies are not allowed offer in-play betting on their websites or mobile apps due to the Interactive Gambling Act. However, lots of bookies, including William Hill Australia and Unibet, still advertise in-play odds for the US PGA Championship on their sites, you simply have to pick up the phone and call them to place an in play wager. If your original selection misses the cut or is out of contention, you can go in again on another player that still has a chance of winning.
US PGA Championship Betting: Top Australian Player
As we outlined earlier, Australia is the second most successful nation behind America when it comes to providing winners of the US PGA Championship. Jason Day was the last Aussie to triumph back in 2015 and he would love to repeat the trick at Bellerive. Marc Leishman, Adam Scott and Cameron Smith are other notable Australian hopes for this year’s tournament, and with Crownbet you can bet on which of them will finish the highest on the leader board in the Top Australian Player Market.
Where To Bet On The US PGA Championship
The three key factors to consider when choosing a bookie to bet with on the US PGA Championship are quality of odds, the variety of markets and promotions. When looking at the odds for the 2018 US PGA Championship we noticed that Palmerbet and Bet365 were the best for size of odds in the outright market. So, if you are having a wager on the outright winner then those two bookies are worth checking out.
Another important consideration when deciding where to bet on the US PGA Championship is the depth and range of markets available. As we outlined in our how to bet section, there are lots of options for betting on the US PGA Championship and some bookmakers like Sportsbet and Ladbrokes Australia provide extra markets too.
The final thing to think about when you are choosing a bookie for the US PGA Championship is whether they are running any promotions for the tournament. If you are someone who likes to chance a player at a big price each way, then look out for extra place special promotions. Crownbet are usually one of the best in the business for offering promotions for the US PGA Championship.
The US PGA Championship Last 10 Winners
Last 10 US PGA Championship Winners
|2017||Justin Thomas (USA)|
|2016||Jimmy Walker (USA)|
|2015||Jason Day (AUS)|
|2014||Rory McIlroy (NI)|
|2013||Jason Dufner (USA)|
|2012||Rory McIlroy (NI)|
|2011||Keegan Bradley (USA)|
|2010||Martin Kaymer (GER)|
|2009||Yang Yong-eun (KOR)|
|2008||Padraig Harrington (IRL)|
2018 US PGA Championship Betting Advice And Tip
- Always check the form book and bet on golfers that are playing with confidence in the run up to the US PGA Championship.
- Study the course characteristics and look for golfers whose game might suit (e.g. for long courses look for big hitters).
- Driving is for show and putting is for dough, so keep players who are hot on the greens onside.
- Windy and rainy conditions suit some players better than others, so always keep one eye on the weather forecast.
- American and Aussie golfers are always worth looking out for in the US PGA Championship.
- We think Jason Day could represent a bit of each way value here at odds of 21.0 with Ladbrokes Australia.
- The Aussie was triumphant in the US PGA Championship in 2015 so he is capable of finishing the job if he gets into a winning position.
- The 30 year old has achieved top 10 finishes in four of the last five US PGA Championships.
- He has already won twice this season and Jason Day is our each way tip for the 2018 US PGA Championship at odds of 21.0 with Ladbrokes Australia.