PGA Championship Odds And 2024 Betting Preview At Valhalla Golf Club

My early PGA Championship odds and coverage of the major championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville started with this article in Forbes. I’m adding more including player profiles, interview times May 14-15 and other information you can bet on.

Just one week after the Kentucky Derby, the world’s top golfers will head to Louisville for the 2024 PGA Championship May 16-19. Players will arrive for the week along Bluegrass Way, which is the beginning of the Valhalla experience bringing the spirit of Kentucky to life. The leading favorites and contenders include Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, who is shooting for his fifth PGA Tour win already in 2024 with Player of the Year honors nearly locked up.

TV Broadcast coverage is Thursday and Friday on ESPN (1-7 p.m. ET), and Saturday and Sunday on ESPN (10-1) and CBS (1-7 p.m.).

PGA Championship Odds

I posted FanDuel Sportsbook odds last week, and add Circa Sports below withoften better outright odds to win and top finishing position odds.

Leading favorites and contenders golf odds from leading online sportsbooks refresh periodically and are subject to change, including on props and live betting.

Koepka and Schauffele odds have dipped from > 20/1 to now +1450 for Schauffele on May 11, as he’s leading the current Wells Fargo Championship. Koepka is down to +1400 and McIlroy now +975 after sitting at +1300 on May 7.

Since the beginning of 2023, Schauffele ranks No. 2 in Strokes Gained: Total on courses over 7,400 yards and No. 5 in SG: Tee-to-Green.

A total of 16 past champions of the Wanamaker Trophy are expected to tee it up at Valhalla Golf Club. That includes 2023 winner Brooks Koepka, who just won last weekend at the LIV Golf Singapore event and his odds to win at Valhalla dropped from +2100 to +1600 at FanDuel. Rory McIlroy won the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla when the event was played in August, and he’s currently ranked No. 2 in the world and the second favorite (+1100) to win the 2024 PGA Championship behind world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler (+400).

The top-15 finishers from the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill CC are automatically qualified to return for the 2024 PGA Championship.

  • Brooks Koepka (winner)
  • T2 – Viktor Hovland, Scottie Scheffler
  • +4 – Bryson DeChambeau, Kurt Kitayama, Cameron Davis
  • T7 – Rory McIlroy, Sepp Straka
  • T9 – Patrick Cantlay, Justin Rose, Cameron Smith
  • T12 – Shane Lowry, Corey Conners, Victor Perez
  • T15 – Eric Cole, Tyrrell Hatton, Michael Block

PGA Championship Odds

Hole-By-Hole Valhalla Golf Club

Valhalla is a Par 71 playing extremely long on the scorecard at 7,609 yards – 151 yards longer than when the course last hosted the PGA Championship in 2014. Water is in play on seven holes with more than 60 sand bunkers. Bentgrass greens will roll fast at 13 on the stimp meter, and the zoysiagrass fairways were converted in 2021 from bentgrass which will result in a firmer and faster golf course for the major championship.

Valhalla boasts an ideal mix of challenges and risk-reward holes, including No. 4 at 375 yards and Par 4 called Mine That Bird, named after the 2009 Kentucky Derby longshot winner. Will an outsider win the 2024 PGA Championship?

“We want to really make it enticing for the guys to try and drive the green,” says Valhalla GM Keith Reese.

Hole No. 6 is called Longshot, which is nearly what Bob May pulled off in the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla. May lost to Tiger Woods in a 3-hole aggregate playoff, and Woods is expected to compete again in the 2024 championship. In 2018, the PGA of America voted the 2000 PGA Championship the best rendition in the major’s 100-year history. Hole No. 6 will play as one of the toughest during the tournament as a Par 4 at 495 yards. Floyd’s Fork runs through the middle of the fairway at about 325 yards off the tee, and many golfers will face at least a 200 yard approach shot to a challenging green.

The signature 13th hole is called The Limestone Hole and is another risk-reward as the shortest Par 4 at Valhalla (355 yards). Fans will notice the unique bunkering with six bunkers on the left side of the driving zone. The stunning island green is built up nearly 20 feet on large boulders and accented by exposed limestone features. Since the green is almost completely surrounded by water, accuracy with controlled spin is a must for this hole.

The 16th hole is called Homestretch, and is a difficult 515 yard Par 4 with Brush Run Creek guarding the entire right side. Any tee shot missing right will leave a player either a blocked shot to the green or having to deal with the creek. This has proven to be one of the most difficult holes at Valhalla because of the challenging green complex, which features two bunkers in front and a severe drop-off to a closely manicured chipping area to the right. This hole provides a wonderful, natural amphitheater for great spectator viewing.

The closing hole at No. 18 is called Photo Finish, which is exactly what happened in the 2024 Kentucky Derby with a three-horse photo at the wire. The Par 5 can be reached in two shots at 575 yards, but players must navigate a large fairway bunker to the left of the landing zone and a spectacular water feature on the right. The green complex is unique – offering three distinct putting areas shaped like a horseshoe, which provides a wonderful reminder of the equine heritage found in Kentucky where Louisville is its largest city.

Valhalla has hosted the PGA Championship three times in 1996, 2000 and 2014 when Rory McIlroy (-16) won his fourth major. Ten year’s later, McIlroy is still chasing his fifth major title, which is the number of times Valhalla course designer Jack Nicklaus won the PGA Championship.

More golf news and major championship coverage to follow ahead of the PGA Championship May 16-19.

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Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay