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Golf Betting - PGA Championship August 12-15

Golf betting handicappers will have one last shot at wagering on a major tournament with the golf odds as the PGA Championship begins August 12.

Golf betting fans will have the biggest names in the sport competing at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin with plenty of parity in the field with the golf odds.

The PGA Championship will feature a total purse of $7.5 million and a total of 600 FedEx Cup points on the line.  YE Yang is the defending champion of this event that rotates around the United States to the finest golf courses in the world.

One big name that will not be on the board is Lee Westwood, who has had to withdraw due to a calf injury.  Westwood was in striking distance of becoming the top ranked player in the world and was the runner up in the Masters and British Open this year.

One of the local favorites for the tournament will be Wisconsin native Steve Stricker.  Stricker is a legitimate threat to win the event as he was ranked 4th in the Official World Golf Ranking and has two wins this year in the Northern Trust Open and the John Deere Classic.  He has made the cut in all 13 events he has entered this year.

Among the other big names scheduled for Whistling Straits are 2010 US Open champion Graeme McDowell, 2010 Masters champion Phil Mickelson, 2004 PGA Champion at Whistling Straits Vijay Singh, 4-time PGA champion Tiger Woods, British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, and Rory McIlroy.

Woods and Yang will be paired in the first two rounds of the PGA Championship to make for an outstanding matchup with the odds on golf.  Yang had to fight off Woods last year to win the event.  Singh will join the two to make for a threesome that is loaded with past PGA Championship success.  Yang is the first Asian born golfer to win a major.

In an equally phenomenal golf betting threesome, Mickelson, McDowell, and Oosthuizen will play together in the first two rounds.

FedEx Cup points leader Ernie Els will play with Dustin Johnson and Kevin Sutherland, who will replace Westwood.

McIlroy is also in a strong threesome with Steve Stricker and Adam Scott.

Whistling Straits is a links style course on the cliffs of Lake Michigan with over 900 bunkers that will offer a phenomenal challenge to the world’s best golfers.