Having won The Masters again after so many years the second leg of the Grand Slam beckons golf’s favorite son and the rest of the field to Bethpage Black. The weather might not be wonderful and the course a tad long, which might explain why the PGA Championship odds on Tiger Woods have slid out to just 12/1 at Bovada, one of the best online betting sites in the US, but despite this and other distractions Tiger will be high on the leaderboard and could still win.
Perhaps if he’d not won The Masters in such magnificent style they’d not be suing. It’s pretty tentative stuff at best but the parents of Nicholas Immesberger decided to name the golfing champion in the case surrounding the death of their son who worked at a restaurant Tiger owns and died in a car crash whilst three times over the legal limit for alcohol. The PGA Championship odds on Tiger Woods are still short, but probably not as short as the shrift a judge will give that.
Being Tiger chances are he could put all that aside, Immesberger was an alcoholic and blaming a bar for a drunk drinking, especially one at which he works, is a tad ridiculous, however the case also names his girl-friend, and manager of the restaurant, which could make it all a little more tricky to put aside ahead the tournament. Those who like to bet on sports in the US and who have taken up those PGA Championship odds on Tiger Woods might need to think about that.
Wrongful Death Suit Adds To Pressure On Tiger
Fortunately playing under pressure, be that generated on course by the rest of the field or beyond golf generated by dint of his being Tiger Woods, is something he’s found quite rewarding, that Masters victory an obvious example. Indeed some might say he plays better under pressure, which is lucky because those sliding PGA Championship on Tiger Woods are a reflection that the tricky and wet Bethpage Black course will be massively challenging even for this golfing legend.
2019 PGA Championship
- Date – May 16th-19th
- Location – Farmingdale, New York
- Club – Bethpage State Park
- Course – Black Course
- Par – 70
- Length – 7,436 Yards
- Field – 156 Players
- Purse – $11,000,000
Of course when you take advantage of US gambling laws to back Tiger it’s all relative and whilst the PGA Championship odds on Tiger Woods have drifted out to 12/1 in recent days but for perspective that still puts him firmly amongst the favorites. He ranks at an equal price with Rory McIlroy and is only beaten by Dustin Johnson at 11/1 and Brooks Koepka at 10/1, and you have to wonder if it’s the weather or the wrongful death suit that has caused the slide at all.
PGA Championship Odds On Tiger Woods Just 12/1 At Bovada
It speaks volumes that once you get beyond the 12/1 PGA Championship odds on Tiger Woods, ignore the rain and try to forget who Erica Herman is, there are only three real challengers to the fairytale. Sure Jon Rahm gets 18/1 at sites like Bovada but that’s a long way back from Woods and McIlroy, and when Rickie Fowler (who likes inclement conditions) and Justin Rose are getting a massively distant 20/1 you have to wonder anyone else will manage to get a look in.
PGA Championship Odds
- Tommy Fleetwood – 33/1
- Xander Schauffele – 25/1
- Francesco Molinari – 25/1
- Jason Day – 22/1
- Rickie Fowler – 20/1
- Jon Rahm – 18/1
- Tiger Woods – 12/1
- Rory McIlroy – 12/1
- Dustin Johnson – 11/1
- Brooks Koepka – 10/1
Certainly, Jason Day at 22/1 and Francesco Molinari at 25/1 might think they will but the PGA Championship odds on Tiger Woods and the rest of the favorites highlight just how much skill you need to play this course well and how much luck you’d need to beat the best in the world around it. Tiger might not be favorite at Bovada, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the US these days, but he’ll still be one to watch, even if sensibly you’ve backed Dustin Johnson.