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How Much Would You Have Won Betting On Tiger Woods In The PGA Championship?

How Much Would You Have Won Betting On Tiger Woods In The PGA Championship?

Tiger Woods is on the prowl for his 16th major championship this week. 

Woods goes for his fifth PGA Championship victory when the tournament heads to Southern Hills, a month after a disappointing T47 finish in the Masters. 

The latest golf odds have Woods at +6500 with DraftKings to win the second major of the year. The same site has him at +1200 to finish in the top 5 and +600 to nab a top 10 for the weekend.

How well would you have done backing Woods in the PGA Championship in each of his 21 starts over his career? Well, backing the Big Cat here would have left you in a sizable hole if you wagered $100 on him to win each time he played. Woods has returned a total of $1,260 in his four PGA Championship victories. But after betting a total $2,100, you would be stuck in heavy rough down $840. 

A more diverse golf betting strategy is necessary to turn a profit riding with Tiger in pursuit of the Wanamaker Trophy. Woods has three second-place finishes in the PGA Championship, with his most recent coming in 2018. His other two runner-up finishes in this tournament came in 2002 and 2009. 

Tiger In The PGA Championship

Here is a look at how Woods has fared in the PGA Championship since his first start in the event 25 years ago. Each year is listed with Woods’ odds for the tournament, his finish and the course. 

Tiger Woods PGA Championship Betting History

Year Odds Finish Course Winnings
1997 +800T29Winged Foot GC-
1998 +800T10Sahalee CC -
1999 +6001Medinah CC No. 3$600
2000+160 1 Valhalla GC $160
2001+300 T29 Atlanta Athletic Club -
2002+150 2 Hazeltine National GC -
2003+300 T39 Oak Hill CC -
2004+700 T24 Whistling Straits (Straits)-
2005+200 T4 Baltusrol GC -
2006+200 1 Medinah CC No. 3 $200
2007+300 1 Southern Hills CC $300
2009+175 2 Hazeltine National GC -
2010+200 T28 Whistling Straits (Straits) -
2011+2200CUT Atlanta Athletic Club -
2012+900 T11 Kiawah Island GR (Ocean)-
2013+400 T40 Oak Hill CC (East)-
2014+3000CUT Valhalla GC-
2015+6000CUT Whistling Straits (Straits) -
2018+25002 Bellerive CC
2019+800CUT Bethpage SP Black-
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Woods Faces Long Odds In Return To Southern Hills

Oddsmakers on betting sites see little chance for Woods to win again this week. 

The PGA Championship returns to Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 15 years after Woods won it on the same course. In 2007, Woods beat Woody Austin by 2 shots after finishing with an 8-under 272. 

Woods sits around the 25th pick overall this week, depending on the book. His best value is +7500 at FanDuel. That’s the same price FanDuel oddsmakers have placed on Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley and Cameron Young. Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm are co-favorites at +1200 on various sports betting apps

Aside from his runner-up finish four years ago, Woods has struggled in the PGA Championship in the past dozen years. Since 2010, he’s missed the cut in four of his eight starts. He has logged a T11, T28 and T40 when playing into the weekend.

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About the Author

Bill Speros for Bookies.com
Bill Speros
Bill Speros is an award-winning journalist and editor whose career includes stops at USA Today Sports Network / Golfweek, Cox Media, ESPN, Orlando Sentinel and Denver Post.