2019 PGA Championship Sleeper Picks

PGA Championship Sleeper PicksThe PGA Championship plays a lot like a regular PGA Tour tournament. The Masters has its aura, the US Open is always set up to be difficult, the British Open Championship is historic and played on a links style golf course…then there’s the PGA Championship!

It is still the 4th major and the top golfers in the world will be there. When we look at sleeper picks for the PGA Championship you have a bit different criteria to consider but ultimately you are usually picking from a field of 156 players that are the best golfers already and many of them can win on any given week of the PGA Tour schedule.

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Things to Consider for 2019 PGA Championship Sleeper Picks

Play the Hot Hand – This could be the #1 strategy to look at when choosing a sleeper pick for the PGA Championship. Guys that either played well at the Masters or the Wells Fargo Championship that odds makers have ranked low could be the guys you should focus on when making sleeper picks for the PGA Championship. The hot golfer that has a low salary cap price may be the one that jumps in and wins the PGA Championship.

Speaking of the Odds – See what the odds makers say, everyone keys in on the favorites to win the PGA Championship and they are the ones with low odds, but many top golfers are given 50-1 or 80-1 odds and are set up just as well to win as the favorites are. Check out the Current PGA Championship Betting Odds

Course History – Usually isn’t as big a factor as the course rotates around each year. This year it's being played at Bethpage, the Black Course which most PGA Tour players haven't seen so course history won't play too much in any of your picks this week. Bethpage hosted the 2002 and 2009 US Open and the 2012 and 2016 Barclays Tournament so that would be all you have to go on for course history.

How is the Golf Course Set Up? – Is it a long course that the big hitters have an advantage with? Is it set up tough that the short iron players will be the better play? Learn what you can about the course – Our PGA Championship Preview Page will help out a bit.

Why do I need PGA Championship Sleeper Picks?

Wanamaker TrophyIf you are playing in the Fantasy Golf Millionaire Contest at DraftKings then you need to fill a lineup of six golfers under a salary cap. The top golfers will eat up a lot of your salary cap so you need to find 1-3 Sleepers for the PGA Championship that will make the cut and score you points throughout the 4 rounds of the Major. If you are going to play for the big money, all 6 of your players need to make the cut or else there will be no big novelty check in your future!

PGA Championship Sleeper Picks for Betting

There are two ways to use sleeper picks in betting. First is the obvious way of picking a player, putting some money down and hope he cashes in. Most bettors hedge their bets and pick 10 guys that range anywhere from 25-1 up to around 75-1 odds, put down an amount and if 1 of the 10 win you cash in a profit. Another way to use sleepers is to look at the head to head or three-way matchups that betting sites offer during the week and take advantage that the golfer is undervalued and that he can beat the other golfer(s) that day in the total scoring.

2019 PGA Championship Sleeper Picks for Fantasy Golf

The 2019 PGA Championship is being played at Bethpage which hosted the U.S. Open events in 2002 and the 2009. There won't be much course history for golfers on the PGA Tour unless they've been secretly sneaking out and playing the course on their off days. For our Sleeper Picks we are looking at guys playing the hot hand leading up to the PGA Championship and those that generally play well in majors but are undervalued by bookmakers.

Kevin Kisner (80-1 odds to win the PGA Championship)
Oddsmakers just have no faith in Kisner! He is 80-1 for the PGA Championship and is once again underpriced at DFS sites. He was a $6700 salary cap hit for the Masters and finished in 21st and will once again be highly owned for the 2019 PGA Championship. At 80-1 odds, he's also worth making a bet on with how well he's been playing in the majors since last year.

Patrick Cantlay (50-1 odds to win the PGA Championship)
Cantlay at 50-1 odds isn’t a longshot to win the PGA Championship but if you are going to bet on a guy to win he is as good a pick as any. He made a run at the green jacket and finished in 9th and then followed that up with a 3rd place finish at the RBC Heritage. Cantlay is going to really breakthrough like Justin Thomas did a couple of years ago and is a good a bet as any this week.

Don't forget our PGA Championship Preview to get more info for the 2019 PGA Championship golf course - Bethpage - and don't forget to check out some of the FREE Fantasy Golf Contests happening this week for the PGA Championship.