PGA Championship Predictions: Day One Three-Ball Parlay
At the 2020 PGA Championship I landed a monster 77/1 three-ball parlay, so it would be pretty rude not to chase the dream this time round!
Day one will be an intriguing day at the PGA Championship, with the wind expected to pick up in the afternoon, the already tricky course could play pretty hard for some of the afternoon wave. When building the day one three-ball parlay, I’ve took into account a few statistics needed for this course, plus players who play well on longer course, which normally play a bit tricky than others found on the PGA Tour.
Anyway, enough chat about my PGA Championship Day One predictions, let’s dive into the parlay…
PGA Championship Picks: 84/1 Day One Three-Ball Parlay
I’m not going to pretend I know too much about Patrick Rada, but one thing I do know is that he doesn’t have as good credentials as Cameron Tringale to compete at this course.
If you read my first round leader PGA Championship predictions coloumn, you’d know that I’m pretty keen on Cameron Tringale mastering this course on day one of the Major.
Before missing the cut at the Wells Fargo, he has post three impressive performances on the PGA Tour, and has been scoring well off the tee, in approach and importantly with the putter. He should have the quality to beat these two.
Again, I don’t know too much about Rob Labritz, but this is a course which should suit Brendon Steele. Everyone who follows golf, knows that Steele can shoot very low on the opening day, and he’s always got that round in him.
Harold Varner’s game has been very inconsistent with two miss cuts and a 2nd in the last three PGA Tour events. To be successful on this course you need your irons to be hot, and Varner has lost shots four of the last six events he’s played in approach.
This is probably a shoot out between Scheffler and Molinari, with Scheffler getting the nod for me. Scheffler is plenty of peoples main PGA Championship prediction this week, with his skills potentially suiting this longer course.
Molinari has missed three of the last four cuts, and has really struggled with the putter of late. Scheffler has been gaining plenty of shots off the tee in recent events, but has slipped up a few times with normally reliable approach game.
Jason Kokrak is another i’ve tipped in the first round leader odds market. His game is in great shape heading into the PGA Championship, and has every opportunity to post yet another top twenty finish.
Kevin Na’s been in pretty good form himself, but he’s struggling off the tee and in approach, I can’t see him making the cut on this course.
Tom Lewis’ form has fell away a little, with two missed cuts in a row, and there’s not much to suggest he’s going to do well this week.
I do believe Aaron Rai is a qualify golfer, but I also think Joaquin Niemann is one of the most underrated golfers on the PGA Tour.
Niemann’s game should be perfect for this course, and we all know that the Chilean can get hot on the opening day.
I have no real concerns about JT Poston winning this three ball, despite gaining shots at the Wells Fargo, his approach play isn’t in a good place.
Matt Kucher is hitting a bit of form, and there’s a few predicting big things from him this week, however, I’d much rather take Cantlay in a match bet.
Thomas Pieters is a bit of a first round expert on the European Tour, but this is a completely different field. This course could suit his game, but again I’d be favoring Cantlay