PGA Championship Betting Odds In Ohio

Ohio sports betting has been legalized, and major operators including DraftKings Sportsbook, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, BetRivers Sportsbook, and PointsBet Sportsbook are expected to be up and running in the state in the fourth quarter of 2022. Plus, they will be ready to provide odds for the 2022 PGA Championship. 

The PGA Championship is one of four major tournaments on the golf calendar. It will be held May 19-22 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Phil Mickelson won last year’s PGA Championship at the age of 50 to become the oldest player to ever win a major. 

PGA Championship Odds At the Best Sportsbooks In Ohio* 

*As of April 2022

Where Can You Bet On The PGA Championship In Ohio? 

Sports betting apps will be available for each of the major sportsbooks. The easiest way to prepare for betting is to download a sports betting app at BetMGM, DraftKings, or FanDuel. Sportsbooks have yet to launch in Ohio, but these major operators are expected to join the Ohio market when they do. BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel all offer a wide variety of betting options on the PGA Championship.    

Let’s examine the current sign-up bonus offers that are available to new users: 

PGA Tour’s Wraparound Season 

The 2022 PGA Tour season began last October and will conclude in late August with the Tour Championship in Atlanta. The PGA Tour’s four major tournaments – The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and Open Championship – are the highlights of the season. The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass is also a big event that some call the fifth “major” tournament.

In April 2022, Scottie Scheffler was just coming off his first major victory at The Masters. PGA Tour players compete for the FedEx Championship, a season-long points race that crowns a winner in August. In April 2022, Scheffler, the top-ranked golfer in the world, was leading the FedEx Cup point standings.

PGA Championship Betting News & Updates In Ohio

The 2022 PGA Tour season has been dominated by Scottie Scheffler. He entered the year winless on the PGA Tour only to reel off four victories by mid-April. Here’s a look at golf news developments leading up to the PGA Championship: 

  • April 2022: Scottie Scheffler wins The Masters to record his first-ever victory in a major tournament.
  • April 2022: Tiger Woods shocks the golfing world by playing in The Masters. Woods recovered from a critical car crash and made the cut before fading to a 47th-place finish.
  • March 2022: Australian Cameron Smith wins The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
  • February 2022: Scottie Scheffler wins the WM Open in Phoenix for his first victory on the PGA Tour.

How PGA Championship Odds Are Calculated 

Oddsmakers at sportsbooks like BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel take two critical pieces of information for consideration right upfront. The first is a player’s current form. This simply means how he’s been performing recently.

If you have a player like Scheffler who’s winning on average seemingly every other week, you can expect him to be offered at lower odds. That is the case at BetMGM, where he was being dealt at +1200 odds as a co-favorite to win the PGA Championship. 

The second piece of data involves a player’s past performance at the golf course hosting the PGA Championship. This year, that’s Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. Southern Hills hosted the 2007 PGA Championship, a tournament won by none other than Tiger Woods. His status for this year’s event was uncertain after The Masters, but most sportsbooks offered odds on Woods anyway. He opened with futures odds at +4000, or 40-1, at DraftKings.

What does that mean? A $100 bet on Woods to win will return $4,000 if he wins the PGA Championship. These odds remain fluid until the tournament starts, but you’re locked in at 40-1 at the time you place your bet. Injuries and positive Covid-19 tests are among the factors that can influence odds.

Oddsmakers also weigh the relative strengths and weaknesses of a player on certain types of golf courses. Is it a long driver’s course or are the fairways narrow? The type of greens at the golf course is also going to be considered. Some players are better than others when it comes to putting on different surfaces. Southern Hills features new bentgrass greens that tend to be on the faster side.    

FanDuel’s Top 10 Betting Odds Favorites For

The 2022 PGA Championship

Jon Rahm+1000
Scottie Scheffler+1200
Collin Morikawa+1200
Rory McIlroy+1400
Justin Thomas +1400
Brooks Koepka+1600
Dustin Johnson+1600
Cameron Smith+1800
Viktor Hovland+1800
Patrick Cantlay+2000

What Prop Bets Can Be Made On The PGA Championship In Ohio? 

Prop bets are wagers that are not directly tied to the ultimate outcome of the PGA Championship. There are more prop betting markets available for the PGA Championship simply because it is a major championship. Will there be a hole in one during the PGA Championship? That’s a good example of a prop bet. Will Tiger Woods make the cut? His odds to make the cut at The Masters were +125, meaning a $100 bet returned $125 (and your original $100 back) when Tiger did in fact play on the weekend at Augusta National.

One of the more interesting prop bets for a major is picking the highest finishing player from a certain country. For example, you could have bet Cameron Smith to be the highest finishing Australian player at The Masters. He was offered even money (+100) and cashed a winning ticket for those who bet on him. Betting markets are also available for the top finishing players from the U.S., Canada, England, Spain, and other countries.   

How To Bet On The PGA Championship In Ohio 

Let’s take a look at the required steps to register for a new account before you can bet on the PGA Championship in Ohio. We’ll use BetMGM in our example here. The first thing you’ll need to do is download the BetMGM sports betting app. Are you an iPhone or iPad user? If so, the BetMGM app can be found at the App Store. Android users can find and download the BetMGM app at the Google Play Store. 

  • Next, you will register a new account with BetMGM by supplying identifying information, including your name, date of birth, Social Security number, email address, and mailing address. BetMGM will ask you to confirm the information and verify your account in a follow-up email.
  • Once you’re registered, you can then fund your new account by making your first deposit. BetMGM has many different options for doing this including prepaid cards, debit/credit cards, e-wallets, and bank transfers. Tap on the “Deposit” section where you see “Cashier” on the BetMGM App.
  • One important note here: Make sure to use a promo code when making your first deposit. This will ensure you maximize your sign-up bonus. 
  • Once the funds are in your account, it’s time to make your first bet. Are you taking advantage of BetMGM’s risk-free bet being offered up to $1,000? If you are and it loses, you’ll receive your money back in the form of a credit that must be used within seven days.
  • To place the bet: Click on the league of choice and then navigate to your game of interest. Click the odds for the team you want to bet on, enter an amount in the bet slip, and submit the wager. You’ll be asked to confirm the details of the bet. Do this and your first bet at BetMGM has been made!

Live Betting On The PGA Championship In Ohio 

BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel all have superior live betting platforms. The speed and strength of their sports betting apps make live betting a snap. Live bets are made after the PGA Championship has officially started on Thursday. New betting odds on the winner of the tournament will be updated on a real-time basis until the event’s conclusion on Sunday.

A pro tip is the way to win good money by making live golf bets is to pick a player when he’s a few shots out of the lead if you think he’ll finish strong. You’ll benefit from higher betting odds when he’s not the leader and your payout will be bigger if he wins. You also have the ability to make live bets on the winner of the next hole coming up. This can be an exciting way to enhance your sports betting experience for the 2022 PGA Championship.  

PGA Tour Partnerships With Sportsbooks 

In January, the PGA Tour and FanDuel announced a three-year extension of their partnership that makes FanDuel an Official Betting Operator of the PGA Tour. FanDuel and the PGA Tour now collaborate on offering betting odds-based content for fans through the Tour’s official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.   

PGA Championship Betting Odds In Ohio FAQ

How are Las Vegas betting odds for the PGA Championship calculated?

Oddsmakers look at a player’s current form (recent results) and past performance at the PGA Championship’s host course to start. These are the two most important factors in setting the odds for the PGA Championship. Injuries can be another factor that is considered. 

How popular is betting on the PGA Championship?

It’s very popular. As one of golf’s four major tournaments, the PGA Championship attracts a lot of interest and money from sports bettors. There is also a massive menu of prop bets for the PGA Championship that you won’t find for standard PGA Tour events.   

Where can I bet on the PGA Championship?

BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel are our top three recommended sportsbooks for betting on the PGA Championship. Each company’s sports betting app delivers a highly enjoyable golf wagering experience. The speed of these apps also makes live betting incredibly fun and easy.

Who has the best odds on the PGA Championship?

It really depends on the player or outcome you’re interested in betting on. As a rule, we encourage sports bettors to open more than one account with at least two different sportsbooks.

Why? It’s not just to secure another sign-up bonus as a new user, but it is to also have the ability to compare odds before placing your bet. It always pays to shop around for the best number and value on your plays. 

Will Ohio’s legal sportsbooks offer bets on the PGA Championship?

Yes. Betting on the PGA Championship will be available at BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and other licensed operators once Ohio’s market is up and running later this year or early next year. 

Is DraftKings legal in Ohio?

It will be very soon. DraftKings and other major sportsbooks such as BetMGM and FanDuel are currently going through the licensing process required by the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC).

The OCCC will regulate the legal sports betting market in Ohio. Once in place, Ohio sports bettors will have several high-quality sports betting apps to consider using as options. DraftKings is certainly among that group of elite sportsbooks.  

About the Author

Kris Johnson

Kris Johnson is a freelance contributor for Ohio Sharp. With more than 15 years as a journalist, his work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and more. Kris also wrote a sports-betting novel entitled, The Endgame.