The US PGA Championship is kicking off on the 6th of August. It is taking place in San Francisco in California. This competition is taking on a new role of being the opening Major of the year. This is one of the most competitive tournaments of the year. It can be seen by the fact that the favourites for this competition are at the top at (+1000). Justin Thomas is the favourite followed shortly by Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka at (+1200).
John Rahm who was world number one for a mere seven days before Justin Thomas took over on Sunday is (+1400). There are plenty of players wanting to get their hands onto a Major since it has been 12 months since the Open at Royal Portrush last July. Koepka was the runner up last week and he won this championship the last to years. He is likely to turn up for this Major but at a short price and struggling with putting recently it displays doubts in his ability to get the job done for the third time at this Major.
These Majors are usually wide open and any player who can play good golf for four days has a chance to win. Webb Simpson won the US Open eight years ago at a San Francisco course. Simpson is well equipped to deal with the conditions that are supposed to be windy. He will happily grind round the course making pars in bad conditions. Simpson is currently world number four and won the 2018 Players Championship at Sawgrass. He is capable of coming out on top going around a hard course in harsh conditions.
Simpson is (+2800) to win the Major. He is certainly a good value wager. Another good value wager is Tommy Fleetwood. He always seems to show up during Majors and San Francisco is unlikely to be an exception. Runner-up in the 2018 and 2019 US Open, Fleetwood is just waiting to get that breakthrough to win a Major. He also finished his final round on Sunday shooting 65 which may see his form spike going into the first day. Tommy Fleetwood is (+4000) to win the US PGA Championship here at Canplay.
Harding Park favours players who have a right-handed draw. Some strong players have a good right-handed draw including Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk and Danny Willet. Willet played in WGC – Cadillac Match Play in 2015 in Harding Park where he managed to get a third-place finish. He has been in solid form before and after the break. He is not one of the names high up on the list to win, however, he is great value for an each-way or outside bet.
Danny Willet is (+12500) to win outright. His right-handed draw, good form and experience on this course gives him a good chance to surprise some spectators. As with every golf Major it is extremely unpredictable but definitely brings entertainment along with it. Bet on your favorite golfer here at Canplay.