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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2024 PGA Championship Betting Preview

When is the 2024 PGA Championship ?

The 2024 PGA Championship starts on Thursday 16th May and finishes on Sunday 19th May.

Where is the 2024 PGA Championship ?

The 2024 PGA Championship tees off at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 

Who are the favourites to win the 2024 PGA Championship ?

The defending champion is Brooks Koepka, the first player to win a major whilst plying his trade on the LIV Golf tour. Previous Valhalla winner Rory McIlroy will be looking to win his third PGA Championship.

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2024 PGA Championship Venue

The Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky stages the PGA Championship for the fourth time in 2024. The Jack Nicklaus designed layout opened in 1986 and staged it's first PGA Championship back in 1986 which was won by compatriot Mark Brooks. Valhalla also played host to the PGA Championship in 2000 and most recently in 2014. During these dates Valhalla hosted it's first Ryder Cup in 2008 which was the 37th edition and won by the USA team (16.5 - 11.5).

Valhalla is mainly tree lined with plenty of water hazards, the course has undergone a number of renovation projects including bentgrass greens being installed in 2012. The course is a Par 72 course and 7537 yards in length (to be confirmed for the 2024 event).

Front 9, 3725 yards, Par 36:

  • Hole 1 (Cut The Corner) - 450 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 2 (The Ridge) - 530 yards, Par 5
  • Hole 3 (Floyd's Fork) - 210 yards, Par 3
  • Hole 4 (Short & Sweet) - 375 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 5 (Fade Away) - 460 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 6 (The Bear) - 495 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 7 (Players Pick) - 600 yards, Par 5
  • Hole 8 (Thor's Hammer) - 190 yards, Par 3
  • Hole 9 (The Rise) - 415 yards, Par 4

Back 9, 3812 yards, Par 36:

  • Hole 10 (Turns) - 595 yards, Par 5
  • Hole 11 (On The Edge) - 210 yards, Par 3
  • Hole 12 (Odin's Revenge) - 470 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 13 (The Island) - 355 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 14 (Two Tears) - 220 yards, Par 3
  • Hole 15 (On The Rocks) - 435 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 16 (Down The Stretch) - 510 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 17 (No Mercy) - 472 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 18 (Gahm Over) - 545 yards, Par 5

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

Previous Course Winners

Valhalla has hosted three PGA Championships, the first in 1996 won by Mark Brooks. Four years later in 2000, Tiger Woods won the second PGA Championship staged at Valhalla by a then PGA Championship record -18 score and the most recent PGA Championship winner here was Rory McIlroy back in 2014.

Here is the final leaderboard for the 2014 PGA Championship:

RankPlayerScore
1stRory Mcilroy (NIR)-16
2ndPhil Mickelson (USA)-15
T3Rickie Fowler (USA)-14
T3Henrik Stenson (SWE)-14
T5Jim Furyk (USA)-12
T5Ryan Palmer (USA)-12
T7Victor Dubuisson (FRA)-11
T7Ernie Els (RSA)-11
T7Mikko Ilonen (FIN)-11
T7Hunter Mahan (USA)-11
T7Steve Stricker (USA)-11
T7Jimmy Walker (USA)-11

Last Ten PGA Championship Winners

Who won the 2023 PGA Championship ?

Brooks Koepka won his third PGA Championship and became the first player to win a major championship whilst playing under the LIV Golf Tour banner. Brooks won by two strokes ahead of joint runner up's Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland.

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
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)
2014 - Valhalla GCRory McIlroy (NIR) (1)268 (-16)

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

Nationality

 USA 

  • 8/10 PGA Championship winners were from the USA, all since 2016.

Europe

  • 1/10 - Northern Ireland's Rory McIlory accounted for the European win.

R.O.W 

  • 1/10 - Australia's Jason Day won in 2015, he also finished runner up (2016) and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen has twice shared 2nd.

World Ranking

  • 7/10 were ranked in the top 14 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) at the time of winning.
  • 5/10 were ranked inside the World's top ten.
  • Former World Number One Phil Mickelson was the lowest ranked winner at 116 in 2021.

Current Form

  • 8/10 had a top 5 finish within their last 6 events prior to winning the PGA.

Major Record

  • 4/10 were winning their maiden major title.
  • 5/10 had previously won the PGA Championship.

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 25th May 2023):

1. Scottie Scheffler (Age 26)

  • Last 6 Events (best): Won Players Champ (Mar 23)
  • Last win: Players Champ (Mar 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut2T2 (2023)

2. Jon Rahm (Age 28)

  • Last 6 Events (best): Won Masters (Apr 23)
  • Last Win: Masters (Apr 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut1T4 (2018)

3. Rory McIlroy (Age 33) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): T2 Arnold Palmer Inv (Mar 23)
  • Last win: Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut4Won (2012 & 2014)

4. Patrick Cantlay (Age 30)

  • Last 6 Events (best): 3rd RBC Heritage (Apr 23)
  • Last Win: BMW Champ (Aug 22)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut1T3 (2019)

5. Xander Schauffele (Age 29) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): 2nd Wells Fargo (May 23)
  • Last win: Scottish Open (Jul 22)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
2 Missed Cuts0T10 (2020)

6. Viktor Hovland (Age 25) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): T2 PGA Champ (May 23)
  • Last Win: Hero World Challenge (Dec 22)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
0 Missed Cuts1T2 (2023)

7. Max Homa (Age 32) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): T6 Players Champ (Mar 23)
  • Last Win: Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
2 Missed Cuts0T13 (2022)

8. Cameron Smith (Age 29)

  • Last 6 Events (best): 2nd - LIV Tulsa
  • Last Win: Australian PGA Champ (Nov 22)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut0T9 (2023)

9. Matt Fitzpatrick (Age 28)

  • Last 6 Events (best): Won RBC Heritage (Apr 23)
  • Last Win:  RBC Heritage (Apr 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
4 Missed Cuts1T5 (2022)

10. Will Zalatoris (Age 26) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): 4th Genesis Inv (Feb 23)
  • Last Win: St Jude Champ (Aug 22)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
0 Missed Cuts12nd (2022)
Five In The Top Ten

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

11. Jordan Spieth (Age 29) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): 2nd RBC Heritage (Apr 23)
  • Last Win:  RBC Heritage (Apr 22) 
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
2 Missed Cuts22nd (2015)

12. Tony Finau (Age 33) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): Won Mexico Open (Apr 23)
  • Last Win:  Mexico Open (Apr 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut1T4 (2020)

13. Brooks Koepka (Age 33)

  • Last 6 Events (best): Won PGA Champ (May 23)
  • Last Win: PGA Champ (May 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
0 Missed Cuts6Won (2018, 2019 & 2023)

14. Sam Burns (Age 26)

  • Last 6 Events (best): Won WGC Match Play (Mar 23)
  • Last Win: WGC Match Play (Mar 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut0T20 (2022)

15. Justin Thomas (Age 29) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): T10 Valspar Champ (Mar 23)
  • Last Win: US PGA Champ (May 22)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut2Won (2017 & 2022)

16. Cameron Young (Age 25)

  • Last 6 Events (best): 2nd WGC Match Play (Mar 23)
  • Last Win:  Evans Scholars Invitational (Korn Ferry, May 21) 
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut1T3 (2022)

17. Collin Morikawa (Age 26)

  • Last 6 Events (best): T10 Masters (Apr 23)
  • Last Win: DP World Tour Champ Dubai (Nov 21)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
0 Missed Cuts1Won (2020)

18. Tyrrell Hatton (Age 31) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): T3 Wells Fargo (May 23)
  • Last Win: Abu Dhabi HSBC Champ (Jan 21) 
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
2 Missed Cuts0T10 (2016 & 2018)

19. Sungjae Im (Age 24) 

  • Last 6 Events (best): Won Woori Group Champ (May 23)
  • Last Win: Woori Group Champ (May 23)
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
3 Missed Cuts0T17 (2021)

20. Kurt Kitayama (Age 20)

  • Last 6 Events (best): T4 PGA Champ (May 23)
  • Last Win: Arnold Palmer Inv (Mar 23) 
PGA Champ RecordTop 5'sBest Year
1 Missed Cut1T4 (2023)

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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