2023 PGA Championship - Preview Day Three
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Is there a better day in golf than Sunday at the Ryder Cup? Twelve head-to-head (H2H) matches take place between the United States and Europe. You can create your own epic match-play scenario this week at the 105th PGA Championship. All operators offer H2H matchups on a daily and tournament-long basis. For this feature article, each H2H below is listed on FanDuel, and meant to be contested over all four rounds.

Keegan Bradley over Tom Kim (-102)

Bradley won the PGA Championship in 2011 at age 25. The native New Englander is back close to home. The tour veteran has five career wins and three have come on bentgrass. He thrives on long damp courses with classic layouts. In 2018, Bradley won the BMW Championship on a Donald Ross design. Kim has two wins on the PGA TOUR in less than a year. Since then, he has struggled with the putter and has only one top-15 finish this year.

2023 PGA Championship - Preview Day Three
Jon Rahm of Spain plays his shot from the 17th tee during a practice round prior to the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club on May 17, 2023 in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Jon Rahm over Scottie Scheffler (-102)

The two favorites seem evenly matched. Scheffler is first in the field tee-to-green and second off-the-tee. Unfortunately, tee-to-green doesn’t cover the putter. In his last 10 starts, he has gained zero strokes on average against the field with his flatstick. In that same period, Rahm has four wins and two more top 5s. His career year comes from a careful balance of approach, off-the-tee and scoring. Look for these trends to continue on another difficult design.

READ: Rahm, Scheffler Eager to Continue Dominant Form

The options are endless in a field of 156 players at FanDuel. Look quickly at this list and imagine the match-play possibilities over 72 holes.

Jason Day vs. Dustin Johnson

Bryson DeChambeau vs. Gary Woodland

Xander Schauffele vs. Justin Thomas

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Matt Fitzpatrick during a practice round prior to the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club on May 15, 2023 in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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H2Hs are the ultimate entertainment bet. Here’s one more to tail for Oak Hill.

Matt Fitzpatrick over Cam Smith (-142)

Fitzpatrick’s U.S. Open winning skill set is better suited to a parkland-style scorecard like Oak Hill. Even though both are incredible short game artists, Smith’s inaccuracy off the tee will cost him over the entire tournament. Some of that driver inconsistency also seems to have leaked into the long irons as well. Fitzpatrick, on the other hand, has made his off-the-tee play a personal strength and won just two starts ago at the RBC Heritage.

Keith Stewart, PGA, covers the PGA TOUR and LPGA from a betting perspective. Published by Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, and PGA TOUR, Keith is also the founder of a golf betting media company called Read The Line.

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