Make Smarter PGA Championship Wagers

The PGA Championship is the second major tournament of the PGA Tour season, bringing plenty of golf betting action to the books.

Last Updated: May 18, 2021 10:48 AM ET
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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 2021 PGA Championship calls Kiawah Island home this May, with the Carolina coastline framing the 103rd playing of the storied tournament. 


  • Date: May 20-23, 2021
  • Course: Kiawah Island Golf Resort Ocean Course (Par 72)
  • Defending champion: Collin Morikawa 

PGA Championship odds

Rory McIlroy has skyrocketed to the top of the PGA Championship odds board following his recent win at Quail Hollow. Defending champion Collin Morikawa sits within the top 10 favorites at +2,500.

The field

The PGA Championship field is capped at 156 golfers, which means choosing who to bet on can be tough. We've made things easier by classifying all of the golfers that we feel matter into favorites, contenders, sleepers, long shots, and those that would need a miracle to pull off a 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.

PGA Championship props

Golf’s majors can’t be contained to just some simple betting options. Oddsmakers roll out a long list of PGA Championship props every spring, allowing golf bettors to wager on a number of different markets: from head-to-head odds to round-by-round props and more.

PGA Championship cut line

Oddsmakers have set the pre-event  PGA Championship cutline at 146.5 — which would be equal to +4.5 in relation to par. Get update information about the tournament cut and more.

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 19.

TV schedule and streaming

If you plan on watching the 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. 

PGA Championship purse 

The 2021 PGA Championship purse is $11,000,000 spread over 156 players. The winner of the PGA Championship will take home $1,980,000. Last year’s PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa fired a 13-under at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco and took home $1,980,000 million. 

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.

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