- The PGA Championship has taken a short weather break, so here’s your mid-Friday odds update.
- Tiger Woods is rocketing up the odds sheet
- Who is Gary Woodland?
The PGA Championship has taken a short break for weather, so it’s as good a time as any to talk about the odds sheet and what’s going on at Bellerive.
2019 PGA Championship Odds
Odds as of 8/10/2018 at 17:18ET
Big shift since yesterday! Here’s the two biggest stories:
Tiger Woods’ Hot Start
You know who’s good at keeping calm when Tiger Woods starts playing well? Golf media. Golf media and sports bettors. Dead eyed riverboat gamblers, the lot of them.
Here’s Tiger’s first birdie:
— PGA of America (@PGA) August 10, 2018
Here’s his second:
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 10, 2018
And here’s his third:
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 10, 2018
Play has been suspended, but Tiger Woods is now at three under for the day and sports bettors are using this time to absolutely lose their minds. He’s seven back of the leaders, but he’s at +2000 on the odds sheet. He was at +4000 when this round started, and after eight holes and three birdies has apparently doubled his chances.
Gary Woodland Outta Nowhere
Gary Woodland has been +10000 to win this tournament since we started tracking the odds. He’s not a huge name, and if we had to set a odds on “Low Wood” a month ago, he would have been well behind Tiger Woods, Tommy Fleetwood, and maybe even Lee Westwood. He shot 64 yesterday, good enough for the outright lead, and started the day at +750 to win the tournament. He’s now at -10 and +800, one stroke ahead of Kevin Kisner.
Keep an eye on him, as no-names with a good handle on the course are frequently the best value around. He does have three PGA Tour wins, most recently the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, but he’s never finished inside the top ten at a major.