PGA Championship Betting Tips Guide

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The PGA Championship, also sometimes referred to as the US PGA is currently the second major tournament in the golfing calendar and is held at various venues. The 2024 edition takes place at the Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky.

PGA Championship Betting Tips Guide
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When is the 2025 PGA Championship ?

The 2025 PGA Championship starts on Thursday 15th May and finishes on Sunday 18th May.

Where is the 2025 PGA Championship ?

The 2025 PGA Championship tees off at the Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. 

Who are the favourites to win the 2025 PGA Championship ?

The defending champion is Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy is a previous multiple winner at this venue.

Check out the PGA Championship selections from OLBG best performing golf tipsters over on the Best Golf Tipsters page.

2025 PGA Championship Venue

The Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina plays host to the PGA Championship for the second time in 2025. The course opened in 1961 and has undergone modifications over the years by the likes of Arnold Palmer in 1986 and as recent as 2016 by Tom Fazio.

Quail Hollow staged it's first PGA Championship in 2017 when Justin Thomas won his maiden major title. Rory McIlroy is a four time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship played here at Quail Hollow, the most recent success in 2024.

For a more detailed look and visual tour of the course layout head over to the Quail Hollow Course Tour.

Previous Course Winners

Valhalla has hosted one PGA Championship in 2017 won by Justin Thomas, here is the final leaderboard:

RankPlayerScore
1stJustin Thomas (USA)-8
T2Francesco Molinari (ITA)-6
T2Louis Oosthuizen (RSA)-6
T2Patrick Reed (USA)-6
T5Rickie Fowler (USA)-5
T5Hideki Matsuyama (USA)-5
T7Graham DeLaet (Can)-4
T7Kevin Kisner (USA)-4
T9Jason Day (AUS)-1
T9Matt Kucher (USA)-1
T9Jordan Smith (ENG)-1
T9Chris Stroud (USA)-1

The following players are winners of the Wells Fargo Championship in the last ten years, the tournament is played here at Quail Hollow:

  • 2015 Rory McIlroy
  • 2016 James Hahn
  • 2017 Brian Harman
  • 2018 Jason Day
  • 2019 Max Homa
  • 2021 Rory McIlroy
  • 2023 Wyndham Clark
  • 2024 Rory McIlroy

Last Ten PGA Championship Winners

Who won the 2024 PGA Championship ?

Xander Schauffele finally broke his major maiden tag with victory in the 2024 PGA Championship, setting a course record at Valhalla with a first round 62 (-9) and equalling a lowest round in a major record.

Here is a table showing the last ten Masters winners, their nationality, official world golf ranking (OWGR) heading into the tournament and winning score:

Year - VenueWinnerScore
2024 - ValhallaXander Schauffele (USA) (3)263 (-21)
2023 - Oak HillBrooks Koepka (USA) (44)271 (-9)
2022 - Southern HillsJustin Thomas (USA) (9)275 (-5)
2021 - Kiawah IslandPhil Mickelson (USA) (116)282 (-6)
2020 - TPC Harding ParkCollin Morikawa (USA) (12)267 (-13)
2019 - Bethpage BlackBrooks Koepka (USA) (3)272 (-8)
2018 - Bellerive CCBrooks Koepka (USA) (4)264 (-16)
2017 - Quail Hollow ClubJustin Thomas (USA) (14)276 (-8)
2016 - Baltusrol GCJimmy Walker (USA) (48)266 (-14)
2015 - Whistling StraitsJason Day (AUS) (5)268 (-20)

For the latest news on this year's PGA Championship head over to the official PGA Championship website.

Official World Golf Rankings

Seven of the last ten PGA Championship winners were ranked within the world's top 20, the current top 20 players in the OWGR rankings are (correct at 19th May 2024):

1. Scottie Scheffler (Age 27)

  • Last 6 Events (best): Won RBC Heritage (Apr 24)
  • Last win: RBC Heritage (Apr 24)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut2T2 (2023)

2. Rory McIlroy (Age 34) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): Won- Wells Fargo Champ (May 24)
  • Last win: Wells Fargo Champ (May 24)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut4Won (2012 & 2014)

3. Xander Schauffele (Age 30) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): 2nd - Wells Fargo Champ (May 24) 
  • Last win: Tour Championship (Aug 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
2 Missed Cuts1Won (2024)

4. Wyndham Clark (Age 30)

  • Last 6 Events (best): 2nd - Arnold Palmer Inv (Mar 24)
  • Last Win: Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Feb 24)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
3 Missed Cuts0T75 (2021)

5. Jon Rahm (Age 29)

  • Last 6 Events (best): 4th - LIV Adelaide (Apr 24)
  • Last Win: Masters (Apr 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
2 Missed Cuts1T4 (2018)

6. Ludvig Aberg (Age 24) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): 2nd - Masters (Apr 24)
  • Last Win: RSM Classic (Nov 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut0MC (2024)

7. Viktor Hovland (Age 26) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): T19 Genesis Inv (Feb 24)
  • Last Win: BMW Champ (Aug 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
0 Missed Cuts2T2 (2023)

8. Patrick Cantlay (Age 31)

  • Last 6 Events (best): T3 - RBC Heritage (Apr 24)
  • Last Win: BMW Champ (Aug 22)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut1T3 (2019)

9. Max Homa (Age 33) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): T3 - Masters (2024)
  • Last Win: Nedbank Golf Challenge (Nov 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
2 Missed Cuts0T13 (2022)

10. Brian Harman (Age 37) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): T2 - Players Champ (Mar 24)
  • Last Win: Open Championship (Jul 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
4 Missed Cuts0T13 (2017)
Five In The Top Ten

Five of the last ten PGA Championship winners were ranked in the world's top ten.

11. Tommy Fleetwood (Age 33) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): T3 - Masters (Apr 24)
  • Last Win:  Dubai Invitational (Jan 24)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
3 Missed Cuts1T5 (2022)

12. Sahith Theegala (Age 26) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): 2nd - RBC Heritage (Apr 24)
  • Last Win: Fortinet Championship (Sep 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
0 Missed Cuts0T12 (2024)

13. Collin Morikawa (Age 27)

  • Last 6 Events (best): T3 Masters (Apr 24)
  • Last Win: ZOZO Championship (Oct 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
0 Missed Cuts2Won (2020)

14. Matt Fitzpatrick (Age 29)

  • Last 6 Events (best): 5th - Players Champ (Mar 24)
  • Last Win:  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
5 Missed Cuts1T5 (2022)

15. Hideki Matsuyama (Age 32)

  • Last 6 Events (best): Won - Genesis Invitational (Feb 24)
  • Last Win: Won - Genesis Invitational (Feb 24)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
0 Missed Cuts2T4 (2016)

16. Cameron Young (Age 26)

  • Last 6 Events (best): 2nd - Valspar Championship (Mar 24)
  • Last Win:  Evans Scholars Invitational (Korn Ferry, May 21) 
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut1T3 (2022)

17. Russell Henley (Age 35)

  • Last 6 Events (best): 4th - Texas Open (Apr 24)
  • Last Win: Mayakoba Championship (Nov 22)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
3 Missed Cuts0T12 (2015)

18. Tyrrell Hatton (Age 32) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): 5th - LIV Singapore (May 24)
  • Last Win: Abu Dhabi HSBC Champ (Jan 21) 
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
2 Missed Cuts0T10 (2016 & 2018)

19. Jason Day (Age 36) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): T4 - Wells Fargo Champ (May 24)
  • Last Win:  AT&T Byron Nelson (May 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
3 Missed Cuts3Won (2015)

20. Keegan Bradley (Age 37)

  • Last 6 Events (best): T21 - Wells Fargo Champ (May 24)
  • Last Win: Travellers Championship (Jun 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
2 Missed Cuts2Won (2011)

For the full list of world rankings head over to the Official World Golf Rankings website.

Author Information

James Banting writes the words and maintains the data for this PGA Championship Betting Tips Guide. As Tipster Competition assistant James works closely with our Golf Tipsters, settling bets and ensuring accuracy in all results which are also utilised in the updates for all the Golf Previews on OLBG

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James is a knowledgeable sports betting specialist with over 20 years of experience in the sports betting industry. Today James focuses on producing informative betting content on the major sporting events throughout the year in Horse Racing and Tennis, as well as contributing to our Cricket and Golf Content.

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