The PGA Championship is scheduled for August 3-9, 2020 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, CA. This will be the first time for this prestigious tournament to take place in the Bay Area. Also, the PGA Championship will be making its comeback to California for the first time in 25 years. (The 1995 Championship took place at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades).
Everyone is eager to see whether Brooks Koepka can achieve a hat trick and win for three consecutive years. But, there are a few other PGA Championship picks that are bound to give him a run for his money. Read all about them here to get ready to place some PGA Championship bets.
2020 PGA Championship Picks – Tier 1
The odds are as seen on the FanDuel site and are subject to change.
Brooks Koepka (+1200)
The only player who has ever managed to win two majors titles back to back (2017 and 2018 U.S. Open and 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship) needs to be at the very top of our PGA Championship picks list. Brooks Koepka is keen on achieving the impossible–three consecutive PGA Championships.
But, his year hasn’t been so favorable so far. He finished 2019 as the first player on the Official Golf World Ranking list. However, he currently holds the sixth position behind McIlroy, Rahm, Johnson, Simpson, and Thomas.
He skipped the Travellers Championship and is set to participate in the upcoming Workday Charity Open. His performance in this tournament will surely serve as a prelude of what’s to come at the PGA Championship in August.
Sungjae Im (+4100)
While Koepka was struggling, Sungjae Im was serving us his best in the recent tournaments. Currently occupying the 22nd position on the OWGR, this South Korean golfer who is just 22 years old, has already had several major tournaments wins in his career.
His first PGA Tour victory came in March 2020 at The Honda Classic in Florida. He shot a 4-under 66 and finished at 6 under with one shot over Mackenzie Hughes, pocketing the prize of $1,200,000.
2020 PGA Championship Picks – Tier 2
Marc Leishman (+6500)
The first Australian to win the PGA Rookie of the Year Award, Marc Leishman is keen on winning his first major. Even more so since he is familiar with the TPC Harding Park course, having made it to the Round of 16 at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship.
Leishman has five PGA Tour wins, the most recent one being The Farmers Insurance Open in January 2020. He managed to win by one stroke over Jon Rahm and score 274.
Francesco Molinari (+15000)
With ten professional wins to his name (three of them being PGA Tour victories), Francesco Molinari is another one of the PGA Championship picks on our list. His only win at a major came at the 2018 Open Championship, and after missing the cut in three straight events this year, he is eager to make a comeback. And could there be a better way to do it than land a PGA Championship title?
We should take into account that Molinari has managed to find his place on the top 100 golfers list ever since 2008. We are eager to see how he performs at the 2020 Championship.
2020 PGA Championship Picks – Tier 3
Bernd Wiesberger (+10000)
Even though the name Bernd Wiesberger might not ring any bells in the U.S., across the pond, it’s a whole different story. This player is the most successful Austrian golfer in the history of the European tour, with no fewer than three tour wins. In total, he boasts of as many as eleven professional wins, seven of them being on the European Tour.
He is scheduled to participate in the Memorial Tournament and skip the tournaments in his home country, in preparation for the PGA Championship.
Joaquin Niemann (+6500)
Next up among our PGA Championship picks is Joaquin Niemann from Chile. This 21-year old professional golfer already has one PGA Tour win under his belt. In September 2018, he scored a fantastic victory at the Greenbrier Classic and finished -21 in front of Tom Hoge.
With three birdies in the last three holes, Niemann became the youngest international golfer to land a PGA Tour victory. However, this shouldn’t have come as a surprise. We are talking about the golfer who spent 44 weeks as the World Amateur Golf Ranking’s first ranked golfer. Is a major championship victory in the stars for this golfer? We are eager to find out.
One thing is certain. The 2020 PGA Championship is bound to bring lots of excitement when it begins on August 3, 2020. A total of 156 golfers will participate, but only the winner will get the $1,980,000 prize.