2020 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 2nd major of the year (although in 2020 it is the 1st 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 2020 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 played well last week at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational 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 TPC Harding Park which most PGA Tour players haven't seen so course history won't play too much in any of your picks this week. TPC Harding Park hosted in 2005 and 2015 a WGC tournament and the Presidents Cup in 2009 so that would be all you have to go on for course history.

How is the Golf Course Set Up? – The plan is that course will be set up pretty tough. Firm narrow fairways that if you miss leads you into deep rough and if you make it to the greens in decent shape you will have to navigate the speed and the contours to try to make par. Learn what you can about the course as more is written about it the week of the tournament – 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.

2020 PGA Championship Sleeper Picks for Fantasy Golf

The 2020 PGA Championship is being played at TPC Harding Park which hosted a World Golf Championship event in 2005 and the 2015 and also the Presidents Cup in 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.

Matthew Fitzpatrick - 66-1 Odds - Fitzpatrick is having a pretty good year and he’s always performed generally well in majors. He is ranked 20th in the world golf rankings and yet he’s a 66-1 underdog to win the PGA Championship. He has the ability to win in any of these tournaments but he is a great fantasy golf pick to make the cut and possibly make a run on the leaderboard. He won’t be a cheap sleeper cost at DFS golf sites, more likely to be a mid-range salary cap price but he is a guy you want to look at for your fantasy lineups. Fitzpatrick played well last week at the FedEx St. Jude and could actually be a contender to win this week.

Abraham Ancer - 66-1 Odds - Like Fitzpatrick above, Ancer isn’t a typical sleeper pick ranking in 22nd in the world golf rankings and yet is a 66-1 betting odds at Intertops as well which is more in the sleeper pick range. Ancer has a great all-around game and aside from a T58 at the Memorial, he has played really well since the break. He had an up and down week last week playing really well one day and not so much the next day. Should be a solid pick for DFS lineups this week.

Don't forget our PGA Championship Preview to get more info for the 2020 PGA Championship golf course - TPC Harding Park - and don't forget to check out some of the FREE Fantasy Golf Contests happening this week for the PGA Championship.