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PGA Golf Betting: Ready Your Book for Major Summer Tournaments Plus Top 7 Under 30 Pros

Summer is the time for PGA golf betting. Check out what pay per head bookie software agents must do to ensure they profit from golf options. Also, see a list of the world’s seven best under 30 professional golfers. 

On Sunday, May 23, fifty-year-old Phil Mickelson became the oldest player to win a major golf championship. Mickelson’s PGA Championship is historic.

Now, Mickelson turns towards the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA. The U.S. Open is the only major title Lefty hasn’t won.

With a U.S. Open win, Mickelson can complete the career grand slam. Not bad for a half a century old golfer who missed the cut at the Valspar Championship in early May. 

Mickelson wasn’t the only older golfer who played well over the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Louis Oosthuizen shot a -4 to finish tied with Brooks Koepka in second place.

But although Mickelson won the PGA Championship, it’s challenging to see Lefty making major title victories an everyday thing. Golfers hit their peak at around thirty-five or thirty-six. 

They don’t rediscover their best swing at the age of fifty, which is why players won’t call bookie agents looking to score dollars on Mickelson to win the U.S. Open.

Even Lefty, who knows a thing or two about golf betting, wouldn’t back himself at low odds.  While handicapping the 2021 U.S. Open, make sure to familiarize yourself with the following seven players. 

All seven can win the next two major championships, the U.S. Open in June and The Open Championship in July. If you bet on golf like old Lefty, one of these golfers should offer decent enough odds to attract action in your sportsbook software book. 

Then, check out how to be a bookie that scores action on PGA betting. 

Eventually, these golfers will play for the world’s top-ranking

Collin Morikawa

The La Canada, California resident, won the 2020 PGA Championship after shooting a ridiculous 69-69-65-64 at TPC Harding Park. At just 24-years-old, Morikawa has a ton of room to improve. He had a tough second round and third round at this year’s PGA Championship. But the 68 he shot in Round 4 was good enough to land him in eighth place. 

Bryson DeChambeau

DeChambeau is one of the players involved in golf’s most intriguing personal rivalries. Who knows why, but Bryson and Brooks Koepka can’t stand each other. 

For now, know that DeChambeau is one of the best golfers in the world. He won the 2020 U.S. Open and finished fourth at the 2020 PGA Championship. 

“The Scientist,” as golf fans call him, had Cobra design all of his irons with a 35 ½ inch shaft so that no matter what iron he used, DeChambeau could produce the same posture and swing every time.

Hideki Matsuyama

At 29, Matsuyama barely makes the 30-year-old cut. Matsuyama won the 2021 Masters and has made the cut in the last four major events, including the PGA Championship, where he finished twenty-third. If he hadn’t shot a 76 Round 3, Matsuyama might have gotten into the top ten. 

Jordan Spieth

Spieth won the Masters, PGA Championship, and U.S. Open in 2015. That year, he finished a stroke off in The Open Championship. 

Spieth’s form fell off after dominating in 2015. 2021 has shown a return to form. He won the Valero Texas Open and finished third at the Masters. 

The Dallas, Texas native bounced back from a thirtieth at the PGA Championship to finish second at the Charles Schwab Challenge. At just 27-years-old, Spieth still has a lot of upside.  

Justin Thomas

In 2021, 28-year-old Justin Thomas ranks first on the money list. As of June 1, Thomas has banked $5,749,567. What’s remarkable is that he hasn’t won a single tournament.

Right now, JT is an oddsmaking sports betting agent’s dream. He’s like the racebook equivalent of a second-place lifetime maiden runner. 

No doubt, Thomas will grab a victory sometime this year. But for now, players backing JT, who always seems to offer low golf bet odds, are finding disappointment.   

Xander Schauffele

Schauffele made the cut even though he had an awful PGA Championship. Heading to Kiawah Island Golf Resort, sportsbook reddit blogs were abuzz about his chances. 

He disappointed with a 73 in Round 1 and a 77 in Round 2 to miss the cut. Schauffele had finished third at the Masters in April, which explains the buzz. 

What explains the missed cut? Like every golfer, a tweak in the swing on the PGA Tour can lead to bad shots. Xander may have overthought too many shots at the PGA Championship. 

“Swinging through the ball,” as the pros say, could lead to a better performance at the U.S. Open and The Open.

Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm went to Arizona State University, the same school that helped Phil Mickelson perfect his game. Although he hasn’t notched a victory this year, Rahm, like Justin Thomas, has banked dollars.

He ranks tenth on the money list. Rahm has played it safe, laying up, when required in major tournaments. It doesn’t always lead to wins, but it prevents “going Tin Cup” like what Sergio Garcia did in 2018.  

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How much do bookies make when players bet on golf? Not as much as the Big 3 sports, but it can lead to excellent revenue that pads your book. 

Also, we’re heading into the summer. The NBA Playoffs and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, along with MLB, will drive most of your revenue. Think of the PGA as extra revenue. 

Golfers like to talk, and they want to gamble. So if any of your players also golf, strike up a conversation about the week’s tournament.

Don’t forget that at PayPerHead, we’re always running a promotion. You get a $100 bonus for opening your sportsbook. 

Then, you can score $100 for every referred friend. With our referral program, you also make 15% per month for all referred agent deposits. 

If you don’t run your PPH sportsbook with our software, consider doing so. We’ve got plenty of premium platforms that allow you to offer free betting software. Sign-up and put together a price per head site that should lead to more action. 

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