2018 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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2018 PGA Championship Fantasy Golf Contest

Things to Consider for 2018 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 WGC Bridgestone Invitational that odds makers have ranked low, or guys that have lit up the courses playing in the RBC Canadian Open. 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.

Course History – Usually isn’t as big a factor as the course rotates around each year. This year it's being played at Bellerive Country Club which most PGA Tour players haven't seen so course history won't play too much in any of your picks this week.

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 HUGE Fantasy Golf 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 4th 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.

2018 PGA Championship Sleeper Picks for Fantasy Golf

The 2018 PGA Championship is being played at Bellerive which hosted a FedEx Cup event in 2008 and the 1992 PGA Championship. 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.

Alex Noren (66-1 odds to win the PGA Championship)
Noren is way too good to be a 66-1 bet for the PGA Championship. He ranks in the Top 15 in the world, he has been playing well in the last month and most of 2018. Depending on how he plays at the WGC the week before will determine if his betting odds go down at all (they won’t get any higher). Take a gamble on Noren at these odds!

Tony Finau (40-1 odds to win the PGA Championship)
Finau at 40-1 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 drives the ball far and has finished in the top 10 in all three of the majors so far. As a fantasy golf pick he should be all over your lineups especially if he is under-priced like he has been lately.

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