PGA 2022 Championship Betting Guide

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This year the PGA Championship returns to the fairways of Oklahoma. Starting on May 19, the tournament will last three days and takes place at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. The course has previously held seven major championships, with the most recent being the PGA Championship in 2007. After a long absence, the biggest golf tournament is backin Tulsa.

The current PGA champion is Phil Mickelson and fans were excited to see him defending his championship. However, the six-time major winner pulled out of the competition and appears to be taking a break from the sport overall. While this may disappoint some, there’s still plenty to get excited about, and one of the strongest fields of golfers in any competition.

If you’re looking to enjoy the PGA Championship this year, you may also want to bet on it. Betting on golf is quickly becoming more popular and sites like Betway offer great odds on the PGA Championship. If you’re interested in betting the event, this guide will give you all the information and tips you need.

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Changes to the Course

It’s been a long time since the PGA Championship was held at Southern Hills, and the course has changed significantly since then. This course has recently been restored and is now a well-bunkered, strongly sheltered, tree-lined test that is not for the faint of heart.

The key defence is length, but the extremely small and lightning-fast greens also emphasise great approach play and clever scrambling. In other words, the golfers who will have the most success here are likely to be all-rounders.

Does Tiger Woods Have a Chance of Success?

Tiger Woods, a past champion, will compete in the PGA Championship next week. The last time the PGA Championship was held at Southern Hill, Woods won by two strokes for the fourth time, despite the course layout being dramatically altered since then. Woods has also not won a tournament since 2019 when he won the Masters. Playing in the PGA Championship, his last win came in 2007. Interestingly, this was the last time the tournament was held in Southern Hills.

The fact that Woods’ last win came at Southern Hills has led some to suggest that he could have a chance here. Currently, he’s a major outsider at +6000 odds. He would need to play the game of his life for a win, and his form hasn’t looked great in recent years. Still, it’s set up perfectly for him to return to form, even if the course has changed since last time.

Major Favourites

Scottie Scheffler is the favourite to win this year’s PGA Championship. The +1200 favourite is the current world number one and Masters champion. On top of this, he’s in excellent form and will be hard to stop. In terms of metrics, Scheffler fits the bill, placing third in Strokes Gained: 2nd for SG on the Tee-to-Green: Putting in the last three months has been around-the-green and fourth for SG. Scheffler finished eighth in the 2021 PGA Championship and fourth in the 2020 edition, indicating that he enjoys this type of competition.

Scheffler isn’t the only favourite, however. Jon Rahm is the other +1200 favourite. The Spaniard has an excellent chance of taking the trophy but will have a lot of work to do. While he’s been passed in the number one ranking by Scheffler, most predict this to be an even battle between two excellent golfers. Rahm's recent triumph at the Mexico Open will give him a huge injection of confidence going into the PGA Championship and that could prove the difference.

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