PGA Championship Preview And Betting Insight From Bethpage

Betting on Bethpage Black and the PGA Championship

This page will be updated with additional information and links throughout PGA Championship week May 13-19.

The 2019 PGA Championship is on Long Island with a new date in May. The top-100 players in the World Golf Rankings will tee it up on the difficult public course at Bethpage Black starting May 16.

I provide an initial PGA Championship preview at Forbes, along with a Q & A with Kerry Haigh, the Chief Championship Officer responsible for the operation, administration and course setup for the PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods is off his most memorable Masters win and is the betting favorite at Bethpage. Additional coverage of the majors and big bets in golf in my coverage at TheLines. 

PGA Championship odds below and additional outrights, match-ups, props and golf betting from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Bethpage Blackhole-by-hole

Key stats and categories to consider for contenders at Bethpage 

Longshots and 1st Time Major Winners that can Cash in at the Players Championship

I added some additional coverage with potential long shots that can contend and win in my article at Offshore Gaming Association along with more contenders to consider at longer odds in my PGA Championship coverage at Forbes.

PGA Championship Betting Favorites

Golfer DraftKings Odds FanDuel Odds
Tiger Woods +700 +850
Dustin Johnson +800 +950
Rory McIllroy +1200 +950
Brooks Koepka +1200 +1200
Justin Thomas +1600 +1300
Justin Rose +1200 +1900
Jon Rahm +1400 +1900
Jason Day +1600 +2100
Francisco Molinari +1800 +2100
Bryson DeChambeau +2000 +2100
Rickie Fowler +2000 +2100
Xander Schauffele +2200 +2900
Jordan Spieth +2800 +2900
Tony Finau +2500 +3600

Here are some of the pairings and tee times Thursday and Friday featuring the best players. Current world golf rankings in parenthesis

(* Denotes 10th Tee Start)

7:40 AM* 1:05 PM Sergio Garcia (26) Justin Thomas (5) Adam Scott (27)
7:51 AM* 1:16 PM Charley Hoffman (68) Louis Oosthuizen (21) Patrick Reed (19)
8:02 AM* 1:27 PM Rickie Fowler (10) Bubba Watson (18) Justin Rose (2)
8:13 AM* 1:38 PM Xander Schauffele (9) Hideki Matsuyama (29) Alex Noren (32)
8:24 AM* 1:49 PM Brooks Koepka (3) Francesco Molinari  (7) Tiger Woods (6)  (3 recent major winners)
12:43 PM 7:18 AM* Tony Finau (12) Billy Horschel (41) Ian Poulter (28)
12:54 PM 7:29 AM* Matt Fitzpatrick (33) Rafa Cabrera Bello (31) Gary Woodland (21)
1:16 PM 7:51 AM* Jon Rahm (11) Dustin Johnson (1) Jordan Spieth (39)
1:38 PM 8:13 AM* Rory McIlroy (4) Phil Mickelson (23) Jason Day (15)

72 hole Match-up Plays – Henrik Stenson (-110) over Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen (-113) over Bubba Watson. We’ll dig into our bag for past Major winners in match-ups. Both Stenson (71.5%) and Oosthuizen (68%) are top-30 on Tour in driving accuracy, which will be another key factor this week. Bubba’s struggles with accuracy from the tee ranking No. 158 at 58.8% will make it tougher on him to hit greens consistently or score well.

Bethpage Black’s biggest keys for success and survival? Power, precision and self control will win out for players shooting for the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday.

You can bet on it.

Author: FairwayJay

FairwayJay is a leading national sports analyst and is recognized as one of the sports industry's most insightful handicappers and professionals. Follow him on Twitter: @FairwayJay