PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips 2021

The year's second Major is here! Who will win the Wanamaker Trophy?

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The year's second Major is here! Who will win the Wanamaker Trophy?

PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips 2021

Beware the injured golfer! Just two months after surgery on a dislocated kneecap and clearly still not 100 percent, Brooks Koepka goes into the weekend at Kiawah Island as 4-1 favourite to claim a PGA Championship treble.

This teak-tough collector of Majors - half of his eight Tour victories have come on the biggest golfing stages - stands one back of 50-year-old Phil Mickelson and Lodevicus Theodorus Oosthuizen, better known as Louis or Shrek, after rounds of 69 and 71.

Four under par after 36 holes doesn’t sound amazing but we’re talking about the fearsome Ocean course here, the longest in a major championship history, not some Mickey Mouse resort track where birdies are there for taking.

Provided the knee holds up, it could be a high-five in more ways than one for the 31-year-old Floridian as most of the marquee names are well over par or else on their way home.

2pts to win at 4-1 with Bet365
Brooks Koepka 2pts to win at 4-1 with Bet365
Given his reputation and history in Majors, it is brave to bet against Koepka at Kiawah.

Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, the two top-ranked players in the world, fall into the latter category while pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy, world number 3 Jon Rahm and the well-backed Jordan Spieth look too far back to take a hand.

Only Bryson De Chambeau of the market leaders is under par and the “mad scientist” is so error-prone - seven bogeys so far - that making up the four-shot deficit will require greater discipline than he has so far shown.

McIlroy’s downfall has not been the flat stick but the five bogey sixes he has taken on the eight par fives over the first two days. Normally he’d have birdied, say, three of those five, so that’s eight shots he has frittered away and, guess what, he is eight off the pace.

What a fairytale it would be if Lefty Phil Mickelson could win, 16 years after his lone PGA success, but much as I would love it to happen, how can you back a guy who has not posted even a top-20 since the official start of the 2020-2021 began last September?

And although Oosthuizen is a Major winner (2010 Open at St Andrews), the South African has never won a solo event on American soil. As a runner-up in all four Majors, he’s far more likely to be the bridesmaid again rather than the bride.

With Branden Grace and the underrated Christiaan Bezuidenhout sharing fourth place with new Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, there is a three-pronged South African attack on a Major not won by a Springbok since Gary Player 49 years ago.

Matsuyama is loving the adulation he’s getting as the first Japanese male to win a Major and that big confidence booster could lift him to the giddy heights of knocking off back-to-back Majors.

With four places available, the 15-2 for Matsuyama and 20-1 Grace will attract each-way punters, along with the 6-1 on offer about Oosthuizen.

1pt double to beat Steve Stricker and Daniel Van Tonder with Bet365
Cameron Davis (11-10) and Cameron Smith (8-15) 1pt double to beat Steve Stricker and Daniel Van Tonder with Bet365
We have gone for the two Aussies to beat the 2021 Ryder Cup captain Stricker, and recent winner on the European Tour, Daniel Van Tonder.

On today’s two-balls, try an Aussie double featuring the two Camerons, Davis and Smith. Davis is 11-10 to beat wily veteran Steve Stricker at 4.00, Smith 8-15 to see off Daniel Van Tonder at 5.30.

Also worth an interest are brilliant youngster Garrick Higgo - congratulations on making the cut in your first Major, Garrick - who is evens to best jovial Harold Varner, and Gary Woodland at 11-10 to upset first-round leader Corey Conners.

1pt to beat Harold Varner III at evens with Bet365
Garrick Higgo 1pt to beat Harold Varner III at evens with Bet365
South African Higgo is on good form and we like him in his matchup with Harold Varner III.
1pt to beat Corey Conners at 11-10 with Bet365
Gary Woodland 1pt to beat Corey Conners at 11-10 with Bet365
His victory at Pebble Beach proves Woodland can play well when the wind picks up and the course fights back, both of which may happen over he weekend at Kiawah.

PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips 2021 - Round 3

2pts to win at 4-1 with Bet365
Brooks Koepka 2pts to win at 4-1 with Bet365
We are jumping on the 4-1 on Brooks to get an outright win this weekend.
1pt double to beat Steve Stricker and Daniel Van Tonder with Bet365
Cameron Davis (11-10) and Cameron Smith (8-15) 1pt double to beat Steve Stricker and Daniel Van Tonder with Bet365
We have gone for the two Aussies to beat the 2021 Ryder Cup captain Stricker, and recent winner on the European Tour, Daniel Van Tonder.
1pt to beat Harold Varner III at evens with Bet365
Garrick Higgo 1pt to beat Harold Varner III at evens with Bet365
The pair are teeing off at 13.20 BST.
1pt to beat Corey Conners at 11-10 with Bet365
Gary Woodland 1pt to beat Corey Conners at 11-10 with Bet365
It is a North America battle with Woodland trending upwards and Conners falling after his first round lead.

How are the pre-tournament tips performing after Round 2?

  • Rory McIlroy +3
  • Jordan Spieth +4
  • Patrick Reed +5
  • Denial Berger +4
  • Charl Schwartzel MC
  • Robert MacIntyre +4

PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips 2021 - pre-tournament advised bets

2pts each way at 11/1 with Bet365
Rory McIlroy 2pts each way at 11/1 with Bet365
Rory has to be the man to beat this week after his superb Quail Hollow win, as he seeks to win back-to-back Kiawah Island PGA Championships.
2pts each way at 16/1 with Bet365
Jordan Spieth 2pts each way at 16/1 with Bet365
Spieth is in good enough form to become a Career Grand Slam winner on Sunday evening.
2pts each way at 35/1 with Bet365
Patrick Reed 2pts each way at 35/1 with Bet365
An absolute short-game wizard, Reed in prime form with four top-tens from his last seven outings.
1pt each way at 30/1 with Bet365
Daniel Berger 1pt each way at 30/1 with Bet365
The American has the game to win a Major, especially after two big wins on the PGA Tour over the last 12 months.
0.5pts each way at 100/1 with Bet365
Charl Schwartzel 0.5pts each way at 100/1 with Bet365
2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel may be coming into form just at the right time.
0.5pts each way at 125/1 with Bet365
Robert MacIntyre 0.5pts each way at 125/1 with Bet365
The Scot had a superb T12 at Augusta and played some great stuff last week at the British Masters.

Check out how the GM Tipster is getting on this year on our Golf Betting Tips homepage.

PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips 2021 - pre-tournament advised bets

2pts each way at 11/1 with Bet365
Rory McIlroy 2pts each way at 11/1 with Bet365
Rory has to be the man to beat this week after his superb Quail Hollow win, as he seeks to win back-to-back Kiawah Island PGA Championships.
2pts each way at 16/1 with Bet365
Jordan Spieth 2pts each way at 16/1 with Bet365
Spieth is in good enough form to become a Career Grand Slam winner on Sunday evening.
2pts each way at 35/1 with Bet365
Patrick Reed 2pts each way at 35/1 with Bet365
An absolute short-game wizard, Reed in prime form with four top-tens from his last seven outings.
1pt each way at 30/1 with Bet365
Daniel Berger 1pt each way at 30/1 with Bet365
The American has the game to win a Major, especially after two big wins on the PGA Tour over the last 12 months.
0.5pts each way at 100/1 with Bet365
Charl Schwartzel 0.5pts each way at 100/1 with Bet365
2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel may be coming into form just at the right time.
0.5pts each way at 125/1 with Bet365
Robert MacIntyre 0.5pts each way at 125/1 with Bet365
The Scot had a superb T12 at Augusta and played some great stuff last week at the British Masters.

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