The PGA Championship will return to Southern Hills Country Club after an absence of 15 years. Tiger Woods seems set to defend his PGA Championship title at the same course where he won it in 2007, despite the absence of Phil Mickelson. And a large number of other elite players come into this week’s event in excellent form, which makes it appealing for golf bettors to wager on.
However, there are certain individuals in the field this week who, in our opinion, do not provide excellent value and should be avoided when placing bets. If you want to win money, you should avoid betting on these players. In the following paragraphs, we will discuss a few of the players who you should avoid betting on for the next weekend.
It is recommended that the expectations stay modest, exactly like they were going into the Masters. Again, making the cut would be an incredible accomplishment on his part. At Southern Hills, Woods will have a few advantages that he did not have at Augusta National Golf Club in order to help him win the tournament.
Temperatures in the high 80s are forecasted to accompany the significantly easier stroll that is in store for him. All of that contributes immensely to the solution. Since his performance at the Masters, how much has he been able to improve both his health and his game? That is exactly what we are going to find out.
He was able to make the cut at Augusta, but Southern Hills is a large and challenging course, and it is not a location in which he will be able to rely on his expertise or his cunning.
According to the preliminary accounts, his state of health is showing signs of improvement. In spite of the fact that he possesses a swing that is fast enough to keep up with the competition this week, he will need to fight another war of attrition and stamina in addition to the one fought on the course itself. I’d wager on him making the cut, which, one again, would be extraordinary; nevertheless, I can’t say much more than that about him.
Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson
The obvious pick in this situation is Brooks Koepka, who has an odds of 40-1. He was said to have been battling with a hip ailment during the Masters, when he failed to make the cut, and he hasn’t played since, withdrawing out of the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Dustin Johnson, who we keep hoping to go back to his typical form, would be another possible disappointment for us if Koepka were to withdraw from the tournament. Johnson has not competed in a competition in recent months. This week, I’m passing on Dustin Johnson (22-1), primarily due to the fact that I have a couple other names that I like a little bit more surrounding him.
After winning the 2017 PGA Championship, Justin Thomas did not go on to become one of the best golfers in the world. This continues to amaze me. Even though he has a lot of options, he can’t seem to trust the putter even though he has a lot of shots. Only twice in his 25 major tournaments has he finished in the top five, and one of those wins was the PGA Championship.
At this point in his career, Thomas ought to be providing himself more opportunities to succeed when they present themselves. It’s possible that he’ll maintain his pattern of poor performance in Southern Hills.