PGA Championship 2015 Preview

PGA 2015


For the fourth time this year, the world's best golfers will compete for the chance to win a major championship. SpankTheBookies have a full preview for everyone to access.

The weather added another day to the Open Championship at St Andrews last month, golfers, punters and fans will be pleased to know that the weather forecast looks dry and fine for this weekends tournament in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

The 2015 PGA Championship will be the third tournament held at Whistling Straits in the last 12 years and even after this tournament we will see it on our screens again in 2020 when it hosts the Ryder Cup. It is a very popular golf course for the big stage!

The course record is a 64 shot by Liang Wen-Chong in the 2010 PGA Championship and I'll be surprised if that is broken in this years major.

There are 1012 bunkers on the course (yes, really) and if you can cast your minds back to the 2010 tournament then those sandy pits will give Dustin Johnson nightmares for years to come. The strapping American foolishly grounded his club in the bunker on the 18th hole which cost him a 2 shot penalty and a place in the play off with Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer.

It's been reported that the most important shot at whistling straits is the tee shot, many golfers have said that you need to keep the ball in play as much as you can. So a golfer who hits plenty of fairways is key.

The greens are big, very big and even if you hit them in regulation -  a two putt isn't always guaranteed.

All eyes will be on Jordan Spieth, who can do no wrong right now and Rory McIlroy who is back from injury. I'm going against both of those players although they can be backed at 7/1 and 12/1 respectively.

My first golfer that I'm putting up is a man that I backed in the Open at St Andrews and he played some superb golf until he dropped a couple of shots during some very bad weather where he felt that he shouldn't have been told to continue.

My first selection is Dustin Johnson. I really like this guy and I really want him to hold his bottle to prove his doubters wrong. Plenty have said that he's a bottle merchant but whilst there is plenty of evidence to suggest that might be the case, I don't buy it.

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This course could be perfect for him and although I said the same about St Andrews, I think he was rock solid there until he was frustrated by the decision to tee off when he felt he shouldn't have.

He smashes the ball long, grip and rip it up the middle. If he can hit the fairways then he'll turn most par 4's into chipping practice and I fancy him to put up a bold effort. I'll be backing him to lead the pack after the first round too!

Another player that I think has everything it takes to be a solid bet is Jason Day.


He is in the form of his life right now and his first major win is surely only around the corner. He is another player who can bomb the ball miles and although his accuracy isn't always great, few can argue with the form he's showing right now.

Dustin Johnson to win at 16/1
Jason Day to win at 12/1

They are my two main bets along with both of them to leading after the first day.

From there I'll be looking for two golfers at slightly larger odds who I think will give us a run for our money at a nice each way price.

Woods at 66/1? Not for me.

Lowry at 60/1? He's cost me a few quid already this year and although he owes me a return, I'll be happy to watch him this weekend.

I'm going to put another Johnson, but this time Zach Johnson. Although he doesn't hit the ball anywhere near as long as some rivals, his driving accuracy is superb. He has hit 72% of fairways so far this year and with those kind of stats and the form he is in, you've got to fancy him. He almost won this competition back in 2010 where he missed out on a play off by only 1 shot. He's a fantastic golfer who has every chance to continue his fine form at a very appealing 50/1.

I'm going for another long hitter now by the name of Brooks Koepka. He is priced at around the 40/1 mark and this guy has the driving length to shoot low here. He hasn't finished out of the top 20 in any of his last 5 competitions and this is arguably the course that will suit him the most. He's a cool character who has exceptional talent. Whether he is good enough to win a major is yet to be seen but I'll have a few quid on his chances.

I'm going to give a mention to one at a treble figure price. Bill Haas slips under the radar here I think. He's been playing some very steady golf and he could make his presence felt this weekend. He isn't the biggest hitter but he's certainly not short. He hits plenty of fairways and at 125/1 I'm tempted to have a small punt, thats for sure!

SpankTheBookies recommended bets for the PGA Championship 2015;

Dustin Johnson to win outright at 16/1

Jason Day to win outright at 12/1

Zach Johnson each way at 50/1

Brooks Koepka each way at 40/1

Bill Haas each way at 125/1

Dustin Johnson to be first round leader at 25/1

Jason Day to be first round leader at 20/1


Billy Horschel to beat Clark and Jimenez at 10/11

Hideki Matsuyama to beat Kok and Steele at 8/11

Martin Kaymer to beat Woods and Bradley 11/8

6.83/1 treble with Bet365

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