Make Smarter PGA Championship Wagers

Get the info you need to make smart bets on the second major of the 2024 golf season.

Peter Clarke - Content Editor at Covers.com
May 15, 2024 • 12:59 ET • 3 min read
Brooks Koepka is handed the Wanamaker Trophy on the 18th green following his victory at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club Sunday, May 21, 2023.
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The PGA Championship is the second major tournament of the PGA Tour season, bringing plenty of golf betting action to the books. The 2024 PGA Championship heads to Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky, this May for the 106th edition of the storied tournament. 

Details:

  • Date: May 16–19, 2024
  • Course: Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, KY
  • Defending champion: Brooks Koepka

Valhalla Golf Club course notes

This will be the fourth time the PGA Championship has come to Valhalla Golf Club, with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy notably winning in 2000 and 2014, respectively. It also hosted the 2008 Ryder Cup as well as the Senior PGA Championship in 2004 and 2011.

The Jack Nicklaus-designed track in Louisville, Kentucky opened in 1986 and is a Par 72 that plays 7,540 yards. 

PGA Championship odds

Scottie Scheffler has topped the PGA Championship odds board for many months and leads the field following his 2024 Masters win.

Picks and predictions

With the major tournaments drawing the eye of golf bettors, oddsmakers cook up multiple markets to wager on. We’ll have pre-tournament PGA Championship picks and predictions, giving our best bets heading into Round 1, as well as round-by-round picks and predictions for each day of the tournament.

Projected Cut

Betting the projected cut line at Valhalla and who will make the cut is a popular market for golf bettors, especially at major tournaments like the PGA Championship.

Props

From hole-in-ones to top American, there will be plenty of PGA Championship prop bets available to liven up your tournament weekend betting.

PGA Championship field

The field at the PGA Championship is selected to include a mix of past champions, top-ranked players, rising stars, and special invitees. Here are some of the criteria considered:

Winning a major championship: Winners of the previous five editions of the other three major championships (Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship) automatically qualify for the tournament. This exemption applies even if the player does not meet other eligibility criteria. The last three winners of THE PLAYERS Championship also qualify. 

Previous PGA Championship winners: Past winners of the PGA Championship are granted a lifetime exemption, which allows them to participate in the tournament as long as they remain active players.

Top finishers from previous PGA Championships: The Top-15 finishers from the previous year's PGA Championship automatically qualify for the next edition of the tournament.

Top PGA professionals: The PGA of America reserves a specific number of spots for club professionals. The Top-20 finishers in the PGA Professional Championship earn a place in the PGA Championship.

PGA Tour winners: Winners of PGA Tour events that offer full FedEx Cup points during the qualification period for the PGA Championship (from the previous PGA Championship until the current edition) receive an invitation to compete in the tournament.

Official World Golf Ranking: The top-ranked golfers in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) as of a designated cutoff date before the PGA Championship automatically qualify. The number of spots allocated based on the OWGR varies each year.

Special invitations: The PGA of America has the discretion to extend special invitations to players who may not meet the above criteria but have demonstrated exceptional golf skills or have a compelling story.

PGA Championship upcoming venues

Year Course Location
2025 Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, NC
2026 Aronimink Golf Club Newton Square, PA
2027 PGA Frisco Frisco, TX
2028 The Olympic Club, Lake Course San Francisco, CA
2029 Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, NJ
2030 Congressional Country Club Bethesda, MD

PGA Championship leaderboard

If you’re tracking your PGA Championship futures are looking ahead to your next golf bet, keep an eye on the PGA Championship leaderboard in each round of the tournament. 

PGA Championship tee times

PGA Championship tee times are most often announced the day before the tournament begins, so expect to see the Round 1 schedule roll out on May 18.

TV schedule and streaming

If you plan on watching the 2024 PGA Championship, viewers in the U.S. can watch or stream Round 1 and 2 coverage on EPSN, while the final two rounds will be televised on both ESPN and CBS. Golf fans in Canada can watch or stream the 2021 PGA Championship on TSN. 

Wanamaker Trophy

The winner of the PGA Championship is awarded the Wanamaker Trophy. This trophy is named after American businessman Rodman Wanamaker, one of the original founders of the PGA who provided the prize money and trophies for the first PGA Championship in 1916. The winner of the tournament must return the Wanamaker Trophy before the next year’s event but is given a smaller replica of the award.

How to bet on golf

Major tournaments like the PGA Championship bring out plenty of new bettors looking to wager on golf for the first time. Let us teach you how to bet on golf with some betting basics and tips for tacking the PGA’s toughest tournaments.

Where to bet on golf

Golf betting is booming, with the popularity of the sport spawning fun and unique ways to wager and the PGA Tour schedule providing year-round action. Where you bet on golf is just as important as what you bet, and we review the best golf betting sites available to you.

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