PGA Championship Bets: Fantasy Picks & Preview

Sports Network’s Pat MayoGeoff Fienberg preview the betting side of the 96th PGA Championship. They breakdown the layout at Valhalla, explaining which players have the right styles of play to take advantage of the course and whether anyone really has a chance against Rory McIlroy. The guys rank the favorites, get you up to speed on the stronger international players, identify some longshot sleepers & value prop bets and the optimal Fantasy picks for the PGA Championship. Mayo talks about Tiger Woods’ back, Dustin Johnson’s issues, how golf was better when those problems were reversed and the implications the potential loss of both players has on the 2014 Ryder Cup team.

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PGA Championship Betting Guide

Pick to Win

Mayo: Rory McIlroy (5/1)
Fienberg: Rory McIlroy  (5/1)

Favorite Mid-Range Bets (20/1 to 80/1)

Mayo: Hideki Matsuyama (50/1), Charl Schwartzel (35/1), Bubba Watson (33/1)
Fienberg: Hideki Matsuyama (50/1), Henrik Stenson (25/1), Matt Kuchar (28/1)

Favorite Long Shot Bets (80/1 to +150/1)

Mayo: Gary Woodland (100/1), Patrick Reed (80/1), Graham DeLaet (100/1), J.B Holmes (100/1)
Fienberg: Patrick Reed (80/1), Brendon Todd (100/1), Harris English (100/1), Gary Woodland (100/1)

Favorite Super Sleepers (150/1 and higher)

Mayo: Billy Horschel (150/1), Brooks Koepka (150/1), Russell Henley (250/1), Kevin Stadler (150/1)
Fienberg: Brandon de Jonge (150/1), Kevin Streelman (300/1), Kevin Stadler (150/1), Ben Crane (300/1)

Favorite Prop Bets

Mayo: Graham LeLaet T20 (8/1), Brooks Koepka 1st round leader (125/1), Gary Woodland T5 (16/1)
Fienberg: Ricky Fowler over Phil Mickelson (-115), Henrik Stenson over Phil Mickelson (-115)

PGA Championship 6-Pack

Mayo: Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Charl Schwartzel, Bubba Watson, Graham DeLaet, Gary Woodland
Fienberg: Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar, Keegan Bradley, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed

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