USPGA Championships 2013
The USPGA Championships is the final golf major of the season and in 2013 will see the top golfers in the world heading to Bellerive Country Club looking to bag victory in the tournament and etch their name alongside some of the greatest players ever to grace the sport.
Tiger Woods is a four-time winner of the event and he is always a popular selection with punters and currently heads the USPGA Championship Betting and no doubt the legendary American will look to secure his fifth title and join the legendary pairing of Walter Hagan and Jack Nicklaus on five victories in the tournament, but there will be a plethora of top class golfers looking to bag the coveted prize.
Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington and Martin Kaymer are just a triumvirate of stars who will be looking to win the crown for the second time, whilst the likes of Rory McIlroy, who was sensational when winning the event in 2012, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald will be in the higher echelons of the betting markets along with Keegan Bradley, who has a great record in the tournament.
Of the others, 2012 British Open champion Ernie Els will be hoping to emulate his Royal Lytham heroics, whilst Australian Adam Scott will be hoping he can bounce back from his meltdown in the closing holes of the 2012 Open and could be a potential player in what looks a cracking tournament.
USPGA Championship Odds 2013
It is clear that the four biggest betting markets for golf each year are the major championships and the USPGA Championships falls into that category. The USPGA Championship Golf Odds are some of the most popular of the year with all the big names heading to Kiawah Island for a shot at winning the event.
We will not be able to count out a strong home contingent in a tournament like the USPGA and as usual we are seeing money for the likes of Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, whilst the likes of Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald are always popular selections, with the latter looking to bag his maiden major success
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USPGA Championship Tee Times
Punters are always excited to learn the USPGA Championship Tee Times each year with a number of stellar groups always given plenty of attention over the first couple of rounds. The groupings will be announced during the week of the tournament and the tradition is that the three Majors winners of the season will play together over the first two rounds. It will be an exciting group with massive galleries following this excellent three ball.
The tee times and groupings can have a big affect on the players with some thriving under the pressure of playing alongside big names, while others will want to go about their business under the radar as they ease themselves into a Major Championship like the USPGA.
The PGA Championship is a huge sporting event and it is strongly advisable that those intending to attend should familiarise themselves with PGA Championship Visitor Guide and PGA Championship Tickets, before finalising their plans.
Past USPGA Champions
Check out the PGA Championship results and glance over the names of past Champions from this great event, find out how dominant American players have been over the years and ask yourself if you would ever back against them winning again. Nevertheless, wins for Padraig Harrington, Y.E Yang and Martin Kaymer in recent years has somewhat weakened the American stranglehold on the title and it is now a wide open tournament.
PGA Championship Qualifying Criteria
The tournament has a very tough qualifying criterion, ensuring, like all Major Tournaments, that only the very best players are here and competing. A maximum number of 156 players are invited to attend. Invitations are extended to:
- Winners of the last five US Opens.
- Winners of the last five US Masters.
- Winners of the last five British Open Championships.
- The last Senior PGA Champion.
- The 15 low scorers and ties in the previous PGA Championship.
- The 20 low scorers in the last PGA Professional National Championship.
- The 70 leaders in official money standings.
- Members of the most recent United States Ryder Cup Team.
- Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the previous PGA Championship.
Other players may be invited by the PGA to enter the championship if the field is not already full.
As the USPGA Championships progresses the leaderboard is often changing with players oscillating and as you go further and further into the weekend it gets more and more crucial on where the golfers are on the leading. Seldom do you see a player challenging from way off the pace in the final round to win the title, so generally the players are looking to stay in contention with the leaders and not get too far off the top of the leaderboard.
For example, Tiger Woods has always been a player to watch out for an if he is on top of the leaderboard going into the final round then it is rare to see him overtaken, but as soon as people make the cut on the second day, they are looking to progress up the leaderboard and going into the final 18 holes will want to be on the vicinity. Also, as the leaderboard progresses, the betting is always changing and the in-form players on the final round are often slashed in price and it always turns into a fascinating occurrence on the final day.
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