PGA Championship 2013: Best Bets to Lift Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday

Alex KayCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2013

ROCHESTER, NY - AUGUST 10:  Adam Scott of Australia talks with Steve Williams on the 15th hole during the third round of the 95th PGA Championship on August 10, 2013 in Rochester, New York.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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The 2013 PGA Championship will be decided on Sunday at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., with a number of top golfers still waiting to leave the clubhouse and tee off this afternoon.

It’s already been one of the most exciting tournaments of the season, but there’s one guaranteed way to make Round 4 even more thrilling, and that’s by putting down a wager on a golfer to win it all.

Keep reading for a look at which players have the greatest chances of hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy at day’s end and some advice for bettors looking to wager on the action.

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Jim Furyk: 11-4

Furyk is the current leader of the 2013 PGA Championship, sitting at nine-under par after three rounds.

The 43-year-old star is seeking the second major championship of his career and first in over a decade.

He’s a huge favorite to win it all and for good reason. The longtime tour veteran has been consistent where others have been shaky and has the poise to maintain his victorious pace.

As long as Furyk can avoid a final-round meltdown—an event that would be uncharacteristic for the Pennsylvania native—and par a majority of the remaining 18 holes, he should be the winner of this major championship.


Adam Scott: 13-2

Scott is currently four strokes off the lead at minus-five, but has the potential to quickly gain ground in the fourth round.

Had he avoided a disastrous double-bogey on No. 16 on Saturday, the Australian would likely be close to Furyk in odds.

The 33-year-old won his first major earlier in 2013, when he took home victory at The Masters by outlasting Angel Cabrera in a two-hole playoff at Augusta.

Scott proved his resilience that weekend and should never be counted out if he’s in striking distance on a championship Sunday.

At 13-2, Scott is a decent bet that would pay well if he’s able to catch a few breaks and have a bit of luck on his side.


Rory McIlroy: 20-1

McIlroy is a long-shot bet to win this tournament, but he could come from behind to win his third major and first since last year’s version of this event.

The young Irish superstar has had a rough 2013 season, but finds himself at minus-three and six strokes off the lead with 18 holes still to play.

He’s capable of playing brilliant golf when it counts, as evidenced by his surge in Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2012 PGA Championship to capture the Wanamaker Trophy.

While it’s certainly not probable, those gamblers that like getting paid dividends while only making a small wager should definitely consider this 24-year-old phenom.