There’s just one week left of European Tour action before we head into a whole new decade. Our tipster has put together his Australian PGA Championship betting tips and is hoping to finish the year on a high.
Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Queensland, Australia
Date: December 19-22, 2019
Course stats: Par-72, 7,380 yards
Defending champion: Cameron Smith (-16)
Australian PGA Championship betting tips: Who will win?
Cameron Smith (6/1 with bet365) is teeing it up looking for his third straight victory here and, based on his previous course form, he has a strong chance.
The Australian has an astonishing record over this layout and, in his last five appearances, he has won twice and finished inside the top 10 on two other occasions.
He has fellow countryman Adam Scott to get past but the field isn’t too strong, which will also play into his hands.
The only real question mark is the effect the Presidents Cup may have had on him. He was part of the International side narrowly beaten on Sunday and the emotion of that could have taken its toll.
Matthew Millar (40/1) is another interesting selection at a bigger price. He has performed well here on a few occasions in the past, with top 10s in 2018 and 2015, but these were the bookends to two sub-70 finishes.
Encouragingly, he comes into the week having finished tied 15th and tied 6th in his last two worldwide starts so – at this price – he should attract each-way punters.
Australian PGA Championship betting tips: Outside bet
Ben Eccles (125/1) could be a good each-way selection for outsider backers. The Australian has been a consistent performer here over the past four years, making the cut each time and recording his first top 10 last time out.
He’ll be looking forward to returning to the Queensland venue and arrives in decent form. A top-10 finish in his second last start was backed up with a midfield finish in his most recent outing.