PGA Championship 2019 Odds
Who wins the PGA Championship 2019?
The PGA Championship, also called US PGA Championship and sometimes US PGA is one of the top 4 golf tournaments. It is annually conducted by PGA in May, formerly it was used to be played in August. Upcoming PGA Championship will be held in Bethpage State Park Golf course famous as Black Course on 13th of May to 19th of May. Black Course is 6,829 m long its course rating is 77.5 while its slope rating is 155, par 71 total score shows it into list of difficult golf courses.
The PGA Championship has a history of 102 years, first time it was organized in 1916. For almost half of the century it was played as Match play format while its being played as Stroke Play since 1958. Rodman Wanamker a golf lover is known to be the master mind behind this tournament who suggested leading professional golfers to have a match annually under the umbrella of PGA.
Like The Masters Open, Jack Nicklaus is leader in The PGA Championship too, He is the only man with 5 wins and 4 runner up finishes in Stroke play format while in Match play format Walter Hagen is one with 5 wins. Walter is the only player to win this tournament 4 consecutive times; from 1924 to 1927. Jason Day has record of 20 under par score which he settled in 2015 edition of this tournament. Tiger woods is the only player to finish 18 under par twice in 2002 and 2006. Rory Mcllroy has record of winning this tournament -2012 edition- with the widest margin ever that is difference of 8 strokes with runner up when he finished 13 under par.
Prize money for The PGA Championship will be $11 Million while winner will receive almost 2 million US dollars. The runner up take home will be equal to 1.2 millions.
Brooks Koepka will defend his title in 2019 edition of The PGA Championship, in 2018 he scored -16 to lift the Wanamker trophy and refrained Tiger woods to make a come back in major wins as Brooks snatched win from woods in front of pro-tiger crowd, when tiger roared again with 8 birdies in final round. Brooks is at his prime and super stardom having wins in back to back US Masters in 2017 and 2018. He is currently only player to occupy 2 of 4 major trophies in current year. He has bright chances of wining The Championship trophy again in 2019. Other top dogs in the race are Rory, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Tiger woods. Rory has won this tournament 2 times in 2012 and 2014. Jason’s only win came in 2015 when he pushed Jorden Spieth to 2nd place with the margin of 3 strokes. Jordan Spieth having lowest score record in The Masters tournament has good chances to take grab the trophy in upcoming edition of The PGA Championship 2019. Tiger woods can also surprise golf lovers with his win against these youngsters.