Check out news.betzone.com’s PGA Championship betting tips ahead of golf’s second major tournament of 2023, which gets underway this Thursday at Oak Hill in Rochester, New York.
The tournament’s recent history offers plenty of hope for value-hunting with nine of the last 14 winners landing one of the sport’s four big ones for the first time.
Recalibrated since it last hosted a Major in 2008, the updated East Course is now a really lengthy challenge at close to 7,400 yards. That focus on distance off the tee is only magnified by the May scheduling, with lush fairways sure to limit post-bounce carry throughout the four days.
Our each-way selections for the PGA Championship combine competitive power off the tee with a level of consistent seasonal form few of the men above them in the betting can improve upon.
PGA Championship 2023 tips
Betzone each-way Terms: 1/5, 8 Places
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The lazy opinion that Max Homa just can’t do it at Majors received its latest dose of confirmation bias at the Masters last month when he finished T43, carding rounds of 72 and 78 after making the weekend.
A more charitable interpretation could be that his Augusta showing was symptomatic of a steady improvement in his showings at the crown jewel competitions.
After missing the cut in six of his first seven, he’s now made the weekend in five of his last six. The best of those showings by some distance saw him finish T13 at last year’s PGA Championship.
Homa has been playing consistently well in 2022/23, with seven top-10 finishes from 14 tournaments contested, including two wins and a second.
The 32-year-old did endure a form dip after his moderate Masters, missing the cut on his next two outings, but he bounced back to form at Wells Fargo last time out finishing T8.
A seasonal driving average of just north of 300 yards is big without being huge but his strokes-gained stats speak of a golfer who is consistently playing great shots. Homa ranks seventh for total strokes gained and 13th for strokes gained tee to green this term.
The 2022/23 campaign has been a breakout one for the 29-year-old Denver native, but most if not all of the breaking out has come during the spring of 2023 and he arrives at Oak Hill in the form of his life.
It could legitimately be argued that no player enters the tournament in better form than Clark, whose PGA Tour finishes from March 19th onwards read 5-6-T29-2-T24-1. That run included sub-70 scores in 15 of his last 20 rounds and culminated in a first tour title at Wells Fargo last time out.
The University of Oregon alumnus currently sits ninth in the Tour driving distance average standings so he’s got the requisite biff off the tee in his locker.
However, he’s also been playing very well when it comes to finding ways to get ahead of his rivals, ranking 14th for shots gained tee-to-green and an impressive 3rd for both total birdies and total eagles.