There's a clear favorite (or two, depending on whom you ask) to win the 2020 PGA Championship.
Brooks Koepka enters the 2020 iteration of this event having won each of the last two outings. Yet Justin Thomas, who last won this event in 2017, is also among the favorites to take home the Wanamaker Trophy after scoring his third win of the season at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Sunday.
Will one of those two golfers take home the winner's share this week? Or will it instead go to someone from the field?
Other promising candidates include Tiger Woods, who despite only competing in five events this season has three top 10 finishes, including a win at The ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP in October. Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy, who are among the top five favorites odds-wise to win the tournament, each have a win and several top-10 finishes this season.
With that, here's everything you need to know to bet on the 2020 PGA Championship, including odds, prop bets and past winners:
Who will win the PGA Championship in 2020?
Koepka and Thomas enter as the odds-on favorites to win the PGA Championship; Thomas, ranked as the World No. 1 heading into the tournament, achieved his new ranking thanks to a win at the WGC-St. Jude FedEx Invitational, his third of the 2019-20 PGA Tour.
Koepka hasn't earned a win yet this season, but is the two-time defending champion of the PGA Championship; he enters 2020 event looking for an unprecedented third win in the tournament. He also finished second to Thomas in the WGC-St. Jude FedEx Invitational, falling by just three strokes.
PGA Championship odds 2020
Thomas and Koepka each enter the 2020 PGA Championship at +1000 to win it all. That said, there are several golfers within striking distance, odds-wise, who can challenge them for PGA Championship supremacy. Below are the odds to win the 2020 PGA Championship, per Sports Insider:
|2005||Phil Mickelson||276 (-4)|
Tiger Woods prop bets
Tiger Woods enters the 2020 PGA Championship at +2800 odds to win it all, 11th best in the field. Woods has not won this event since 2007, and has only played at TPC Harding Park twice (though he has won both times he played there, in the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship and the 2009 Presidents Cup). Of course, that's not the only bet you can make as it relates to Tiger. Here are several prop bets you can place on him, courtesy of BetMGM:
- Top 10 finish: +250
- Bogey-free round: +500
- Top American golfer: +2000
- Top five after Round 1: +800
- Makes the cut: -223
Matthew Fitzpatrick +4000
PGA Championship winners by year
2005 Phil Mickelson 276 (-4)
Koepka enters the 2020 PGA Championship looking for the first three-peat in the event's history. He won the 2018 and '19 events with scores of 16-under par and 8-under par, respectively. He is the only multiple winner of the event this millennium besides Rory McIlroy (2012 and '14) and Tiger Woods (2000, 2006-07). Below are the winners of the last 20 PGA championships, and their winning scores:
|Year||Winner||Score (to par)|
|2019||Brooks Koepka||272 (-8)|
|2018||Brooks Koepka||264 (-16)|
|2017||Justin Thomas||276 (-8)|
|2016||Jimmy Walker||266 (-14)|
|2015||Jason Day||268 (-20)|
|2014||Rory McIlroy||268 (-16)|
|2013||Jason Dufner||270 (-10)|
|2012||Rory McIlroy||275 (-13)|
|2011||Keegan Bradley||272 (-8)|
|2010||Martin Kaymer||277 (-11)|
|2009||Yang Yong-eun||280 (-8)|
|2008||Pádraig Harrington||277 (-3)|
|2007||Tiger Woods||272 (-8)|
|2006||Tiger Woods||270 (-18)|
|2005||Phil Mickelson||276 (-4)|
|2004||Vijay Singh||280 (-8)|
|2003||Shaun Micheel||276 (-4)|
|2002||Rich Beem||278 (-10)|
|2001||David Toms||265 (-15)|
|2000||Tiger Woods||270 (-18)|