The 2023 PGA Championship starts bright and early on what is expected to be a cold Thursday morning at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester. Golf's second major of the season is always an attention-grabber in the New York sports betting scene, and this year it is being played in state.
The iconic Donald Ross design, which last hosted the PGA Championship in 2013, had a complete restoration completed by Andrew Green in 2020 and will be playing as a par 70, 7,394-yard layout. The course is 250 yards longer than it was the last time it hosted the PGA Championship, and there are three new holes that will be played that weren't there a decade ago.
Last year, Justin Thomas won his second PGA Championship title by defeating Will Zalatoris in a playoff at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla.
This will be the fourth PGA Championship contested at Oak Hill as 99 of the world's top 100-ranked players will be in the field this week. The only one missing: Zalatoris, who is out for the remainder of the season after having back surgery earlier this year.
The last two PGAs at Oak Hill have been won by first-time major winners: Jason Dufner (2013) and Shaun Micheel (2003).
Latest Odds from BetMGM Sportsbook
There will be scores of odds and prop bets at NY sports betting apps for the PGA Championship.
One thing stands out: Brooks Koepka is getting a lot of backing after his performance at The Masters last month, where he tied for second with fellow LIV golfer and former PGA champion Phil Mickelson, four strokes behind champion Jon Rahm.
As of 4 p.m. ET, here is the latest data from BetMGM NY Sportsbook and where bettors are leaning:
Line Movement (opening, current)
• Scottie Scheffler +1400, +750
• Jon Rahm +1200, +800
• Brooks Koepka +3300, +2000
• Rahm 8.3%
• Koepka 7.5%
• Scheffler 6.2%
• Rahm 12.0%
• Koepka 9.7%
• Scheffler 9.2%
Biggest Liabilities for BetMGM currently:
• Cameron Young
PGA Championship: Most Bet Props
New York is crazy about sports in general, of course, but an EmpireStakes.com study recently put it among the top states for love of PGA Golf.
Golf fans have a lot to look at from BetMGM for prop bets.
Most bet to finish in top 5 (tickets)
• Xander Schauffele (+300)
• Rahm (+160)
• Koepka (+400)
Most bet to finish in top 10 (tickets)
• Schauffele (+160)
• Tony Finau (+220)
• Brooks Koepka (+188)
Most bet to finish in top 20 (tickets)
• Rickie Fowler (+210)
• Finau (+100)
• Schauffele (-125)
Top LIV Golfer to have best finish
• Koepka (+333)
• Dustin Johnson (+450)
• Cameron Smith (+500)
Other most bet props
• Bryson DeChambeau to miss the cut (+105)
• Someone to hit a hole in one (-110)
• Mickelson to make the cut (+138)