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US PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips

The fourth and final major of the year begins on Thursday, and the PGA Championship is hosted by the scenic yet tricky waterside Whistling Straits course is Wisconsin. The 97th edition of the PGA Championship is to be won or lost on a Par 72, 7,790-yard course.

The game of Golf is full of weird and wonderful courses, but this one is probably my favourite of them all. It’ll see it’s third Ryder Cup in five years time and of course will be welcoming us in this week.

We’re used to pristine, perfectly maintained golf courses with few obstacles for the players to overcome other than the occasional bit of sand and water, but this course really is unique. If you miss the green at all, the best-case scenario is you’ll be trying to escape an uneven pit of sand.

The wind that comes in off the Lake also adds an extra challenge for the players to overcome, and the combination of water and wind can’t but help me think of home. This Golf Course doesn’t even feel American, and it’s Irish influence should make Lowry and McIlroy feel right at home.

McIlroy is always an obvious contender to win any event. Despite a recent layoff meaning he was unable to defend titles, Rory could be fresh. He nearly let it slip at Valhalla, but proceeded to produce some unbelievable golf to wrestle back the lead. For that and his consistency with quality over the years, McIlroy is always an option.

The obvious downside to betting on McIlroy is questions over his fitness will continue to be asked until he proves himself upon teeing off.

McIlroy had to overcome Fowler on that day, another player to look out for here. There’s no point making a fuss about the fact Fowler has yet to win a major, because he’s a young golfer and he’s clearly a fantastic player. I don’t know if it’ll be this one, but it’s only a matter of time, and Fowler is always one to consider.

Jordan Spieth has surprised a few by coming within touching distance of winning the first three major, but two outta three isn’t bad. Spieth has been more consistent than anyone this season as he’s frequented the top 10 almost without fail. One would suggest that accuracy is going to be a big thing on this course, and you rarely see Spieth play himself in to trouble.

There are a host of obviously talented players that we could look to further consider here, such as the growing Brendan Grace, Jason Day, Bubba Waston, Justin Rose and many more, but I’m going to go for something of an outsider..

Shane Lowry has missed the cut in a couple of majors this year, but last weekends winning performance in Ohio is something to talk about. Lowry is playing well having recorded a top 10 finish in the Open and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before he adds that consistency to his game. Lowry is definitely a player with the potential to be challenging at the top.

The odds are quite long given his form and I’m surprised they continue to grow. With Sky Bet and other bookies paying seven places, Lowry seems worth an each-way look.

Back Shane Lowry E/W at 51.00 with Sky Bet (Seven Places)
Back Jordan Spieth at 8.00 with Bet365

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