PGA Tour Bet Of The Week: PGA Championship Predictions & Tips

Jon Rahm

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PGA Championship (6thth – 9th August)

The first, Golf Major of the season, takes place at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, as Brooks Koepka looks to make it an unprecedented third successive title win, having taken the prize in the last two editions.

This Par 70, 7,234-yard course has seen its fairways reduced in width, along with the rough grown out to combat the big hitters, but with fast conditions expected, it’s likely that even the most accurate of drivers, will struggle. Approach play, scrambling and GIR will be hugely important, on a course that features seven 450+ par 4 holes.

PGA Championship Predictions & Tips: Top Pick

Jon Rahm comes into the event, having just lost the coveted World Number 1 status and will be looking to bounce back from an inconsistent St. Jude, where he finished T52.

He did, however, card a round of 66 on Sunday, which will have boosted confidence coming into this event. He has placed in the Top 10, in eight of his last fourteen tournaments, winning The Memorial last month in strong fashion.

He ranks 7th on SH: Tee to Green and 8th in Birdie Average, while his 8th placed rank on Going for The Green, should be a very useful string to the bow on this track.

He will be hungry to get his No.1 status back and the Spaniard looks well equipped to grab a first Major.

PGA Championship Predictions & Tips: Value Potential?

With Skybet, offering a huge Eleven Places on the PGA Championship, we feature three players, in excellent form and who have a real opportunity to thrust themselves into contention this week, with one of those already a Major winner.

Webb Simpson continued the excellent run of form since the return, finishing T12 at the St. Jude, this adding to his win at the RBC Heritage and T8 in the Rocket Mortgage.

He fired in rounds of 69,66, 69 and 68 last week and takes on a course that arguably suits his skill set, especially as its layout is similar, to the Olympic Club, where he won his US Open title in 2012.

Collin Morikawa is another who has hit the ground running since the restart, losing out to Daniel Berger in a play-off at the Charles Schwab, before beating Justin Thomas in another play-off, this time to win the Workday Charity.

He looked in good form, over the weekend at the St. Jude, finishing with rounds of 66 and 67 to finish T20 overall. He sits 2nd for SG: Approach the Green and 16th on Scoring Average, with another solid performance expected this week.

Daniel Berger looked in fine fettle last week at the St. Jude, starting with a round of 71, before a couple of 67’s and then a blistering 65 on Sunday. Barring the missed cut at the Memorial, he has a win, three Top 5’s and a Top 10, in his last five events.

He ranks 5th in Scoring Average and 5th SG: Total and looks to have a great chance, assuming he can continue the strong performance from last week.

PGA Championship Predictions & Tips: The Outsider

Joaquin Niemann is the outside pick, with this 100/1 shot unlikely to go all the way, but having made five of six cuts since the return, he offers an alternative bet at a shorter price.

He only just squeezed into the weekends play at the St. Jude with a pair of 73’s but rounds of 68 and 67 showed plenty of optimism for the week ahead and looks a solid bet.