It's one of the major golfing events of the year – the PGA Championship. The best of the best all come out to play at the Oak Hill East Course in Rochester, New York for the purse of a cool $15 million. There are a few Australians in the mix, and all golf fans will be watching with interest to see how they all fare.
The PGA Championship in 2023 will take place across a handful of days in May, from 15-21. Who will etch their name in the history books? There can only be one winner, and with such a quality field for the 2023 PGA Championship, the pressure will be at an all-time high.
The experts here at Dabble break down everything you need to know about the PGA Championship. We provide our best bet, next best and value bet for the tournament in 2023. Check out all our golf tips below:
Best Bet - Jon Rahm - $8.00
While it’s an obvious statement, the world’s number one player is clearly the man to beat this week. He’s won four times already in 2023, including The Masters for the first time. He’s also shown incredible consistency across the season, contending in almost every tournament he has played with eight top 10's on the PGA Tour.
He hasn’t played a lot since winning The Masters, but his exceptional form has held with a T15 at The Heritage on a course that doesn’t necessarily suit him, followed by a second placing in Mexico at his last start. The course at Oak Hill Country Club should suit his strengths perfectly with his power off the tee and his precision iron play into the small greens. He represents good value despite starting the favourite.
Next Best - Brooks Koepka - $21
I’m going with the man who Rahm had to reel in at Augusta as my second selection. Koepka was outstanding at The Masters and it took for the best player in the world to beat him. He showed at Augusta he is back to near his best despite playing on the LIV Tour where not enough recognition is placed on those form lines. But that does mean you’re getting better odds!
Since winning on the LIV Tour and then his Augusta finish, Koepka has been in contention in each of the next three LIV events, including a T5 in Tulsa last week and a T3 before that in Singapore. Koepka knows what it takes to win majors on difficult and long golf courses with two US Opens and two USPGA Championships to his name. The tougher the better for Koepka because of his ball striking and his great ability to grind. I think he’s the perfect each-way play as I focus on players who have been in form over the last two months.
Value Bet - Tyrrell Hatton - $51
While he’s never really contended late on Sunday in a major, Hatton is a crazy price considering his excellent form over the last two months. And the USPGA Championship is the major that tends to throw up first time major winners more than most. Since March, Hatton has finished T4 in the Arnold Palmer, second in The Players, T3 in the Wells Fargo and just last week finished T5 in the Byron Nelson.
And while he’s never been a winning chance in a major, he has won six times on the DP World Tour and once on the PGA Tour. He’s never afraid to win and will attack where he can because of his exceptional ball striking where he can get on a streak. He just must keep his emotions under control! At such a big price, you’ve got plenty of options to look at including top five, top 10 and top 20.
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