In Gee Chun Is Our Best Bet For The KPMG Women's PGA Championship
- 07 Jun 2016
2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship
The second major of the LPGA Tour season takes place from Thursday night as the KPMG Women's PGA Championship takes centre stage on Sky Sports. The 62nd edition of this tournament will be held at on the North and South Nines at the Sahelee Country Club in Washington and it is Lydia Ko who is the bookmakers' favourite for a third major title in a row...
|10th June - 12th June||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
KPMG Women's PGA Championship
Read our Betting Preview
| In-Gee Chun (each way)
|@ 20 / 1|
|Suzann Pettersen (each way)||@ 28 / 1|
|Sadena Parks (each way)||@ 750 / 1|
Ko has won two tournaments already this year as she picked up a second major win in succession at the ANA Inspiration. That success came after she had won the Evian Championship at the back end of last season and the New Zealander is now 11/2 favourite to make it three in a row in major tournaments.
Ko faces some stiff opposition but there is no doubt that her task is made easier by the woes of Inbee Park, who will bid to make history herself by winning the PGA Championship for a fourth year in succession. Park has won the last three editions of this event on the bounce but the world number two hasn't completed a tournament since the Lotte Championship in April and she has withdrawn from her last two appearances with a thumb injury.
Park's recent woes ensure she is a massive 40/1 for glory.
The Leading Fancies
Ariya Jutanugarn is as short as 10/1 (Paddy Power) following a quite sensational run of form and she has risen to number ten in the world rankings recently. A tie for 4th at the ANA Inspiration was her best effort in majors at the eleventh attempt and she is joined by another rising star towards the head of the market as Lexi Thompson can be backed at 14/1 (Bet 365). The 21-year-old has gone on to win seven career titles since becoming the youngest ever winning on the LPGA as a 16-year-old and the world number three obviously warrants respect.
Our preferred pick of the week is In-Gee Chun at a tempting 20/1 with Bet 365 though as the Women's US Open champion has been consistently excellent this season. The South Korean starlet has finished no worse than tied 27th in eight starts this year and fourth of those have yielded top-three finishes, including a tie for 2nd at the ANA Inspiration. Chun clearly has an appetite for the big occasion and she looks to be the pick of the prices here.
Tip #1: In-Gee Chun (each way) @ 20/1 with Bet 365.
Meanwhile, Suzann Pettersen has continually shown that she thrives on the big stages too as she has finished in the top-ten in eleven of her last fifteen major appearances. The 2013 Evian Championship winner has been a model of consistency with five top-20s this season and the 2007 PGA Championship winner has finished in the top-seven in each of the last five editions of this major, with a trip to Washington unlikely to hold any fears for the Norwegian.
Tip #2: Suzann Pettersen (each way) @ 28/1 with Sky Bet.
The Sahelee Country Club will be an unknown quantity for many of the players in the field but a couple of long shots do have experience of playing the course and Sadena Parks could be worth a small each-way punt at 750/1.The American grew up in Tacoma, Washington, and went to the University of Washington, during which she played more than 20 rounds at Sahelee. Parks, who finished tied 22nd at the PGA Championship last year, can use that experience to her advantage and she should be confident following her tie for 11th at the Volvik Championship last time out.
Tip #3: Sadena Parks (each way) @ 750/1 with SkyBet.com.
Elsewhere, Soo Bin Kim is another alumni of Washington University who was part of the Huskies women's golf program to play at Sahelee and is a 1500/1 chance this week.