Brooks Koepka won the 2018 PGA Championship, but will he do it again this year? Most people would like to see Tiger Woods resume his chase for Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major wins. Woods now have 15 after winning the 2018 Masters Tournament, and he can cut Jack’s lead down to two with a win at Bethpage. However, it doesn’t look like many experts are behind him to do just that at the upcoming majors event. With that said, let’s see which players some key PGA analysts are putting their money on to win the 2019 PGA Championship.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the PGA Championship Golf Tournament Running from May 16 to 19, 2019
Where: Bethpage State Park Black Course, New York
When: May 16-19, 2019
TV Broadcast: CBS
|Alex Myers||Tiger Woods|
Let us first be clear that Alex Myers of Golf World is not exactly picking Tiger Woods as the golfer who’ll win the 2019 PGA Championship, but he has him on top of his rankings (based on odds). At TopBet, Woods is the favorite to win the event, as he’s got odds of +550 to take home his second majors title in a row. Woods is clearly inspired right now. He just won the 2019 Masters, a victory called by many as the greatest comeback in all of sports since Woods had not won a major in 11 years before triumphing for the fifth time at Augusta. So far on the season, Woods has a win and three top 10s in six starts. He had a T5 at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play last March before getting his newest Green Jacket in April. Myers also noted that when Woods won the 2002 Masters, the now 15-time majors champion also won at the 2002 US Open – at Bethpage Black, which is hosting the 2019 PGA Championship.
|CBS Sports||Jon Rahm|
Let CBS Sports play the devil advocate and troll at the same time by predicting Woods will falter at the 2019 PGA Championship. That would be a highly disappointing follow up to Woods’ dramatic and gripping win at Augusta, but that’s what a model is suggesting to CBS Sports. Instead, the page’s staff is high on Jon Rahm, who can be considered as a sleeper, given his odds of +2000 to win the 2019 PGA Championship.
Here’s what CBS Sports has to say about Rahm:
“Rahm hasn’t missed a cut since August 2018 and has eight top-10 finishes during that span. He’s fresh off a victory at the Zurich Classic and landed on top of the leaderboard earlier this season at the Hero World Challenge, an unofficial event that featured 18 of the world’s elite golfers.”
Rahm is 12th on the season with a 69.9111 scoring average and seventh in FedExCup points with 1,136. He was a T4 in last year’s edition of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club located in Town and Country, Missouri.
|Ryan Simpson||Dustin Johnson|
Johnson is still searching for his second majors title, but he could end his chase for it at the 2019 PGA Championship. He is among the favorites to win the event with odds of +1000 to take home the title. Johnson was among the victims of Tiger Woods’ legend at this year’s Masters, but he finished the event with a solid T2. He is aching to bounce back following a disastrous final round at the RBC Heritage in which he squandered a huge lead going into the final round by shooting a 77 that paved the way for him to be upset by C.T. Pan, who, prior to the RBC Heritage, had a T42 as his best finish on the season. Despite that debacle, Johnson is expected to either keep in step with the leaders or set the pace in Bethpage.
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