PGA Championship Matchups Picks

By Betmaker Team

The PGA Championship gets underway on Thursday in Tulsa, Oklahoma with all of the world’s top golfers in action trying to win the second major of the season. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the PGA betting favorite, but there are a lot of players who could win at Southern Hills. Last year’s surprise winner, Phil Mickelson is not one of them, as he will not be playing. Four-time PGA Championship winner Tiger Woods is in the field, although he is considered a longshot. We had been rolling along with the matchup picks until last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson where we went just 1-4. I was worried about last week’s picks and said so, as it is very tough to follow a perfect 5-0. The good news is that the losing week is behind and we move on to the PGA Championship. Let’s look at this week’s PGA Championship matchup picks.


Defending Champion: Phil Mickelson


PGA Championship Matchups

Scottie Scheffler -110 vs. Jon Rahm

Justin Thomas -120 vs. Collin Morikawa

Xander Schauffele -110 vs. Hideki Matsuyama

Jordan Spieth -130 vs. Viktor Hovland

Abraham Ancer -110 vs. Tom Hoge

Ryan Palmer -110 vs. Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Sam Burns -130 vs. Seamus Power

Rory McIlroy -110 vs. Patrick Cantlay

Cameron Champ -130 vs. Mackenzie Hughes

Luke List -115 vs. Stewart Cink

Cameron Smith -110 vs. Matt Fitzpatrick

Tommy Fleetwood -120 vs. Maverick McNealy

Brian Harman -110 vs. Adam Hadwin

Tyrrell Hatton -120 vs. Keegan Bradley

Russell Henley -110 vs. Adam Scott

Max Homa -120 vs. Jason Kokrak

Billy Horschel -120 vs. Daniel Berger

K.H. Lee -130 vs. Keith Mitchell

Chris Kirk -120 vs. Kevin Kisner

Joaquin Niemann -140 vs. Matt Kuchar

Marc Leishman -110 vs. Webb Simpson

Shane Lowry -120 vs. Dustin Johnson

Mito Pereira -110 vs. Sebastian Munoz

Jason Day -120 vs. Kevin Na

Alex Noren -120 vs. Talor Gooch

Davis Riley -120 vs. J.J. Spaun

Si Woo Kim -125 vs. Ian Poulter

Sepp Straka -110 vs. Joel Dahmen

Cameron Tringale -130 vs. Erik Van Rooyen

Harold Varner III -120 vs. Gary Woodland

Jhonattan Vegas -110 vs. Aaron Wise

Tony Finau -110 vs. Cameron Young

Will Zalatoris -110 vs. Corey Conners


Golf Picks

Jordan Spieth -130 vs. Viktor Hovland

I make this pick with some trepidation since Jordan Spieth had been a go-against player for me for a couple of years. He has turned things around in the last year or so and is now looking like the player he once was. I don’t know that this course really fits Hovland’s game and he hasn’t been making enough putts to contend lately. I’ll tepidly take Spieth in this matchup.


Sam Burns -130 vs. Seamus Power

Burns will be looking to win his first major and he has all of the skills needed. He has the distance to do well at Southern Hills and we know he can win, as he already has two wins this season. This seems like a short price to me in this matchup, so I will take Burns here.


DraftKings Review

Gary Woodland -110 vs. Harold Varner III

If you read the PGA Championships Picks article then you know I give Woodland a chance to win this tournament at huge odds. He is a former major winner, has played well this season and we know he can hit the ball a long way. I like his chances of contending this week and I definitely like him in this matchup against Varner.


Erik Van Rooyen +110 vs. Cameron Tringale

Anytime I can go against Tringale and get plus money you can count me in. I have said in the past that I don’t think Tringale is anything more than a journeyman golfer and he is lucky to be playing in this event. Van Rooyen has been showing up on more leaderboards this year and it is not out of the question that he could contend this week. I will take him in this matchup.


Davis Riley -120 vs. J.J. Spaun

I know that Spaun got his win early this year, but I still put him in the journeyman category for the most part. I put Riley in the up and coming star category and I think this is a short price. I’ll take Riley here.


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