2019 PGA Championship picks, sleepers for day by day fantasy golf contests and betting recommendation


The PGA Championship has historically been on the finish of the season, however the transfer to Could means that we’ll see the PGA Championship this week, taking the second main championship slot of 12 months. Bethpage Black is the host web site, and we’ve got a pleasant observe file to attract again on from earlier U.S. Opens and Barclays Championships having been performed at Bethpage. You understand Tiger Woods shall be on a preferred identify on the betting markets, however there are nonetheless loads of different good choices for gamblers and people in day by day fantasy golf contests.

Bethpage Black is broadly thought to be some of the tough programs in the USA, and we must always anticipate it to play powerful but once more this week for the PGA Championship. Bethpage measures out to an extended 7,400-yard, Par-70 format that may probably play barely longer as a result of quantity of rain that the course has seen over the previous few weeks.

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Off of the tee, Bethpage Black will drive gamers to form the ball each instructions, and the slim fairways will check accuracy. Whereas we at all times like taking bombers — and the temptation shall be there much more so this week with the moist situations — the tough at Bethpage this week goes to be thick and penal, so that you completely don’t wish to rule out gamers who’re correct off the tee. Early studies are already that saying protecting the ball within the fairway goes to be essential this week, particularly on holes with elevated greens.

The greens at Bethpage are poa surfaces that may probably roll round 13.5-14 on the stim-meter. The inexperienced complexes at Bethpage are additionally extraordinarily small, so whereas gaining strokes on method shall be key, gamers will inevitably be compelled to lean on their scrambling sooner or later this week. Wanting again to the 2016 Barclays, we noticed gamers with nice brief video games pop up on the leaderboard, together with Patrick Reed (1st), Jason Day (T4), Rickie Fowler (T7), and Jordan Spieth (T10). I might anticipate the profitable rating to drift round -6 to -Eight, so scoring shall be at a premium and with solely two Par 5s on the course, gamers might want to rating properly on the tough Par 3s and 4s.

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2019 PGA Championship picks (Every day Fantasy Golf)

DFS Core Performs to Think about:

High Tier: Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler

Mid-Tier: Matt Kuchar, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson

Worth Performs: Rafa Carbrea Bello, Jonathan Vegas, Kyle Stanley, Matt Wallace, Adam Hadwin, Scott Piercy

2019 PGA Championship betting recommendation

Outright Bets to Think about

*odds by way of DraftKings Sportsbook

Brooks Koepka 11/1

Betting Koepka at a serious is an auto wager at this level. The defending PGA Championship winner will look to defend his title this week at Bethpage Black — a format that may swimsuit his well-rounded sport properly. A lot of the eye round Koepka is his driving distance, however it’s his vastly underrated potential across the greens that has my consideration for this week. Simply look again to his win at Shinnecock final 12 months for the US Open for an instance of the kind of brief sport that Kopeka has within the largest of moments. The man has ice in his veins, and whereas the percentages aren’t practically pretty much as good as what we have been capable of seize him at for the Masters, 11/1 nonetheless makes him my favourite wager among the many “massive 4” of Koepka, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, and Rory McIlroy.

Rickie Fowler 18/1

I’ve to confess that I’ve by no means wager on Fowler in a serious championship earlier than, however there’s a first time for all the things! The principle motive that I are inclined to fade Fowler within the betting markets is that his odds usually do not match up with what his win fairness is and add in the truth that he has but to have a serious victory, he makes for a tricky promote at 20/1 or below. Nevertheless, this week at Bethpage sees some issues trending in Fowler’s favor. His sport is trending in the fitting course following a top-10 end at The Grasp,s and a T4 exhibiting on the Wells Fargo Championship during which he closed 66-68 on the weekend. Fowler has the kind of well-rounded sport that I am searching for this week, and he’ll probably have to name on his brief sport to contend at a tough course the place scoring shall be at a premium. Fowler nearly received the 2016 Barclays at Bethpage Black and was the 54-hole chief earlier than a ultimate spherical 73 pushed him right down to a T7 end. I’ve seen 22/1-20/1 nonetheless floating on the market, so store round to search out one of the best line on Fowler.

Matt Kuchar 40/1

What a season it has been for Kuchar, and I have been eyeing him at Bethpage Black for the reason that begin of the season. I do not suppose that bombers can have an enormous benefit this week regardless of the moist and smooth situations and people may very well assist a participant like Kuchar, who excels together with his lengthy iron and hybrid approaches. Kuchar has fired off completed of T7, T12, and solo second over his previous three occasions, with all of them coming at starkly totally different layouts. The growing old Kuchar most likely solely has two-to-four extra years on the prime of his sport, and I believe he’ll get that elusive main championship victory quickly.

Bubba Watson 66/1

Like Rickie Fowler, I nearly by no means wager on Watson, however he’s actually standing out to me this week for just a few causes. Bubba has quietly been wonderful this season, making his previous seven cuts with two top-five finishes in that time-frame. He performed properly at The Masters, scoring a T12 end and he has usually been an amazing putter on poa greens over his profession. Bethpage Black options holes that require gamers to form the ball each methods off of the tee — one thing that nobody within the sport of golf does in addition to Watson. The 66/1 quantity provides some good worth for a participant that has a historical past of profitable massive occasions over his profession, and I would not be shocked to see his odds get lower to 50/1 as Thursday morning approaches.

Kyle Stanley 150/1

Stanley has sucked me in just a few occasions over the previous two years, and proper once I suppose that I can stop him, he turns round his kind with finishes of T21 and T8 over his previous two occasions at The Masters and The Wells Fargo Championship. When Stanley is enjoying his greatest he’s a top-20 ball strikers on the earth, and his sport is near somebody like Lucas Glover, who received at this course again in 2009 when the U.S. Open was held right here. Certain, the blowup danger for Stanley is actually in play, however I just like the quantity at 150/1 and the PGA Championship tends to be the one main championship that we’ve got seen lengthy pictures come from seemingly nowhere to win. A top-20 wager at +550 can be an fascinating add on wager for Stanley when you suppose that he’s rounding into kind.

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