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Date: May 13 – May 19

Tee Time: 9:26 AM ET

Location: Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky

PGA Championship: How It Works

The PGA Championship is one of the four Majors in professional golf, The 106th rendition returns to the historic Valhalla Golf Club of Kentucky. From Thursday to Sunday, 156 players tee off. The field is selected based on the following criteria:

  • Past PGA Championship winners
  • Winners of the other major championships (The Masters, U.S. Open, The Open Championship) in the last five years
  • The current Senior PGA Champion
  • The top 15 finishers from the previous year’s PGA Championship
  • Winners of PGA Tour events since the previous PGA Championship
  • Members of the most recent United States and European Ryder Cup teams
  • The top 70 players in the PGA Tour’s money list
  • PGA Club Professionals (the top 20 finishers in the PGA Professional National Championship)
  • Special invitations extended by the PGA of America

4 Rounds

The PGA Championship is played over four days, from Thursday to Sunday, consisting of four rounds of stroke play. Here’s how each day usually breaks down:

  • Thursday & Friday (Rounds 1 & 2): All 156 players compete, and after 36 holes, the field is cut to the top 70 players and ties.
  • Saturday (Round 3): After the cut, the remaining players compete in the third round. Tee times are typically based on the scoreboard, with leaders playing last.
  • Sunday (Round 4): The final round takes place, and the player with the lowest aggregate score over the four rounds is declared the winner.

PGA Championship Prize

The players are all competing for the Wanamaker Trophy and a piece of a $17.5 million purse, with $3.15m to the winner. That’s a bag for a weekend of golf—and like a lifetime of dedicating yourself to a sport with an exorbitant paywall. But nevertheless, with that big of a pie, there are surely a few crumbs bettors can scrape up.

2024 PGA Championship Odds

The pot is hot. This year’s field is full of legends, champions, prospects, and dark horses.

Scottie Scheffler+650
Jon Rahm+900
Rory McIlroy+1000
Jordan Spieth+2800
Hideki Matsuyama+4000
Tiger Woods+10000
Phil Mickelson+15000
Odds accurate as of Apr 9. Provided by DraftKings.

Scottie Scheffler (+650) leads the pack, and oddsmakers across the board seem to see him as the Tee-for-Tee man to beat across all tourneys this year. However, Rahm and North Ireland hero Rory McIlroy by golf odds, are just as in it. Those are the top spots, but hidden in the pack is that middle ground of dark horses. Players like last year’s champion Koepka (+1400) and Spieth (+2800) have the faculties to win and resumes for consideration, but books may be leaving value on the tee.

Leading the pack for the Long Shots Committee and Hopes & Dreams Board are storied legends like Hideki Matsuyama (+4000) and Tiger (+10000). In my honest opinion, the real value is out here. You never know when Phil (+15000) gets a little ding in his swing or Tiger’s muscle memorizes his past win come Saturday morning. Golf, the PGA Championship, is where legacies are either started or etched deeper.

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Derek DaSIlva

Derek DaSilva is a hobby fighter turned betting addict, I mean enthusiast. After a few years of figuring out he can’t compete in the sports he loved, he decided to throw his money at them. He focuses on Boxing, MMA, football, and basketball  (in that order) and his claim to betting fame is losing a 9-team parlay by half a point and a f****** yard… I’ll never forgive you Nick Chubb. Editorial Promise