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2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black Preview and Betting Tips

Albert Ross Golf Tips, Sports Betting Tips

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With the re-shuffle of the Majors in 2019 the PGA Championship is already upon us, we head to Bethpage Black and try to pick the best betting tips for the PGA Championship in 2019.

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The Golf Course

Bethpage Black is a beast of a course measuring in at 7,468 yards, the rough is thick and the fairways are soft due to a lot of rain leading up to this week. There are 78 bunkers on the course but the main weapon that the golf course uses to defend itself are the thin fairways and thick rough. With the fairways playing soft and not getting as much run this week it will make the fairways play slightly wider than normal. Long and straightish drivers of the golf ball who can back it up with GIR’s are a must this week.

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Weather

The rain has been coming down hard leading up to this tournament which has made the fairways and greens play very soft. We are due for some nice weather throughout the tournament so the course will firm up leading into the weekend.

PGA Championship Preview

2016 Barclays Leaderboard (Last Bethpage Black Tournament)

POS Player Score
1 P. Reed -9
T2 S. O’Hair -8
T2 E. Grillo -8
T4 G. Woodland -7
T4 J. Day -7
T4 A. Scott -7
T7 R. Fowler -6
T7 R. Moore -6
T7 J. Kokrak -6
T10 J. Spieth -5
T10 J. Thomas -5
12 T. Finau -4
T13 B. Horschel -3
T13 B. Watson -3
T13 R. Palmer -3
T13 P. Mickelson -3
T13 C. Hoffman -3

The Stats to look for

The PGA Tour Ball Striking stats takes into account Total Driving which is accuracy and length off the tee and combines it with GIR. These three stats are going to be huge this week so I’ve take the top 30 in this stat and highlighted in Blue the players in best form and who are likely to do well in a major.

Ball Striking Stats

Rank PLAYER NAME TOTAL DRV RANK GIR RANK
1 Tiger Woods 13 1
T2 Charles Howell III 13 3
T2 Brendan Steele 1 15
4 Matt Kuchar 16 2
5 Gary Woodland 2 17
6 Brooks Koepka 9 14
7 Corey Conners 22 4
8 Paul Casey 4 24
9 Emiliano Grillo 11 18
10 Ian Poulter 20 11
T11 Keegan Bradley 12 30
T11 Justin Thomas 37 5
T11 Aaron Wise 19 23
14 Jason Kokrak 15 28
15 Rory McIlroy 33 12
T16 Troy Merritt 17 30
T16 Jon Rahm 7 40
18 Lucas Glover 30 18
19 Jason Day 23 26
20 Scott Piercy 43 8
21 Alex Prugh 25 27
T22 James Hahn 53 6
T22 D.J. Trahan 39 20
T24 Rickie Fowler 23 38
T24 Hideki Matsuyama 27 34
26 Carlos Ortiz 28 42
27 Sungjae Im 30 44
28 Henrik Stenson 25 50
29 Chez Reavie 45 35
30 Ryan Palmer 74 7

The Tips

Winner

I have chosen my tips based on form, the stats above and form in the 2016 Barclays at Bethpage Black.

Best Bet (Winner Market)

Tiger Woods – $11 @ Ladbrokes – See the market here
Tiger is coming off a win at the Masters and is striking the ball solidly which is evident through the Ball Striking stat on the PGA Tour. Tiger won at Bethpage in the 2002 US Open, one of only 2 majors played at Bethpage Black in history. Tiger is as hungry, if not more than any other player on tour for this major, he knows his time is running out and he wants to achieve his goal of 19 Majors to surpass Jack Nicklaus. He is playing good enough to be in contention on Sunday and if he’s there you know he will be playing to win.

 

Second Best (Winner Market)

Rory McIlroy – $13.00 @ Ladbrokes – See the market here
After heading into the Masters as the hot favourite and failing Rory will enter the PGA Championship with less pressure on his shoulders and I think he will play better as a result. He’s long off the tee and hits plenty of greens, I expect him to be right in contention on Sunday.

Roughies (Winner Market)

Adam Scott – $34 @ Ladbrokes
When Adam is on he is one of the best ball strikers in the world, he will enjoy the greens being softer and slower than they usually would be as putting is usually his Achilles heel.

Gary Woodland – $41 @ Ladbrokes
Gary Woodland performed well here in 2016 and has been playing well this year, his short game is his biggest issue but if he can live up to the stats and hit the greens in reg he should be around the mark on Sunday.

Paul Casey – $51.00 @ Ladbrokes 
Paul has been up and down this year, winning one week, missing the cut the next then finishing 4th. He fits the bill for the stats that we are looking for this week and if he turns up to play he will be amongst the leader and may be able to snag his first major victory.

 

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Field and Odds

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Brooks Koepka
Dustin Johnson
Tiger Woods
Rory McIlroy
Jon Rahm
Jason Day
Justin Rose
Rickie Fowler
Francesco Molinari
Xander Schauffele
Bryson Dechambeau
Tommy Fleetwood
Tony Finau
Adam Scott
Gary Woodland
Hideki Matsuyama
Jordan Spieth
Patrick Cantlay
Sergio Garcia
Bubba Watson
Louis Oosthuizen
Matt Kuchar
Patrick Reed
Paul Casey
Henrik Stenson
Marc Leishman
Phil Mickelson
Webb Simpson
Ian Poulter
Jason Kokrak
Lucas Glover
Kevin Kisner
Aaron Wise
Billy Horschel
Branden Grace
Brandt Snedeker
Cameron Smith
Charley Hoffman
Hao-Tong Li
Keegan Bradley
Keith Mitchell
Matt Wallace
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Scott Piercy
Tyrrell Hatton
Alexander Noren
Byeong-Hun An
Charles Howell III
Conners Corey
Daniel Berger
Eddie Pepperell
Emiliano Grillo
Graeme McDowell
Jason Dufner
Jhonattan Vegas
Jim Furyk
Joel Dahmen
Joost Luiten
Julian Suri
Justin Harding
Lee Westwood
Lucas Bjerregaard
Luke List
Martin Kaymer
Max Homa
Pat Perez
Ryan Moore
Ryan Palmer
Shane Lowry
Si-woo Kim
Sung Kang
Sung-Jae Im
Thomas Pieters
Thorbjorn Olesen
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