Fancy a bet on the 2014 PGA Championship at online betting sites? We’re just over a week away from the last Major event of the golf season. The top 156 players in golf will be heading to the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky on August 7th to compete for their share of glory and a $10 million prize fund. The oddsmakers have already posted the lines and it’s time to start planning your bets if you have a hankering for golf.
This is perhaps one of the most talent-packed tournaments in PGA history. 29 previous Major champions will be there along with every single player ranked in the top 100 – and many of these guys are in top form.
Current Betting Odds
The 2014 US PGA Championship betting odds are live at all the major sports betting websites. They’ve got this one set up in a typical futures format with a long list of golfers and their odds to win it all. Below is a look at the top 20 golfers and their prices at each major sportsbook.
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Who to Watch
Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Tiger Woods are all sitting right at the top with betting odds that place all three in close contention. No big surprise there – at least not with Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott at the top. Some may be surprised to see Tiger sitting as high as he is in the running, but there’s a reason for that too.
Rory is coming off a big wire-to-wire win of the 2014 Open Championship and is no stranger to other big events. He’s running hot and all eyes are on him, so naturally his odds are pushed up by both oddsmakers and the betting public alike. Rory has a very legitimate chance at taking this thing down.
Nobody should be surprised to see current World #1 Adam Scott near the top of the list as well. He’s held the position since May. His first and last Majors win came last year at the 2013 Masters Tournament but he has had a very solid 2014 as well.
Tiger Woods’ position near the top of the pack isn’t as surprising as you might think. Yes, he’s had his ups and downs recently and had to withdraw from the Honda Classic earlier this year with a back injury, but he’s defied the odds throughout his entire career. He has played a few tournaments since then and seems to be better.
There are a couple of other things to consider. First, the general public knows the Tiger Woods name more than any other golfer and that naturally pushes his odds up at the sportsbooks. Second, he has won this particular tournament four times, including a 2000 win at the same Valhalla Golf Club where this year’s tournament will be held.
Bubba Watson is sitting at #7 in the world and won his own Major just a few months ago at the 2014 Masters Tournament. He also took down the Northern Trust Open and tied for second in the WGC-Cadillac Championship earlier this year.
Martin Kaymer has had a big 2014. He won the 2014 US Open with an all-time record score of 130 after 36 holes. Before that, he took the Players Championship in a wire-to-wire run. The online betting odds for Kaymer are sitting right around 22 to 25 to 1. He’s undervalued in my opinion due to a star-studded lineup and not as much name recognition.