Brooks Koepka can make successful defense of PGA Championship title at Bethpage Black Course
The PGA Championship 2019 takes place at the Bethpage Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. this week.
Brooks Koepka (+1000 at Betway to win the PGA Championship 2019) won the PGA Championship last year at Bellerive Country Club in the St. Louis after holding off a late charge from Tiger Woods (+1200 at bet365) and the challenging Bethpage course should prove very much to the liking of long-hitters such as Koepka and World No. 1 Dustin Johnson (+1100 at bet365).
Three-time major champion, the 2018 Player of the Year and defending PGA Champion, Brooks Koepka came so close to clinching victory at the Masters in Augusta last month. He’s also been hugely consistent at the PGA Championship, scoring a combined 47-under in his last five appearances.
Other leading contenders
For his part, Dustin Johnson has finished in the top-10 at five of the last six tournaments he has entered, winning the WGC-Mexico and sharing second place with Koepka at the Masters.
Tiger Woods will naturally be full of confidence too, after earning his fifth green jacket and 15th major last month at the Masters. Woods also has a previous major victory at Bethpage Black, having won the 2002 US Open there.