KPMG Women's PGA Championship
June 24, 2021 7:10 am EDT
This week, the LPGA Tour returns to Georgia for the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Before I discuss my favorite golf bets for this week’s major championship let’s take a look at the golf course the field will play and a few key facts that I think are relevant to those placing bets on the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
The 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be played at the Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course) in Johns Creek, Georgia. The Highlands Course is a par 72 that measures 6,832 yards. This track is unique. Why? Well, the front nine offers generous wide fairways and the back nine offers a far different test. More specifically, the back nine offers very tight fairways that are penal if you are inaccurate off the tee.
The Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course) previously hosted the 2011 PGA Championship on the PGA Tour. Keegan Bradley won the 2011 PGA Championship with a cumulative four round score of eight under par.
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The Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course) was designed by Robert Trent Jones and Joe Finger in 1965. It should be noted that Rees Jones supervised a renovation of the Highlands Course in 2016.
The average cumulative four round winning score of the two previous winners of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship was 12 under par (2020 Sei Young Kim -15: 2019 Hannah Green -9).
Now let’s get to what I love doing the most! Here are my favorite golf bets for the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Here is a golfer to consider placing on your card to finish in the top ten.
So Yeon Ryu +300
The 30 year old arrives at this week’s major championship in outstanding form. Let me be more specific. Ryu has accumulated four top six finishes in her last six tournaments played on the LPGA Tour, including a third place result at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship two weeks ago.
So Yeon Ryu also checks the box for me when it comes to key player statistics. Ryu currently ranks fifth in scoring average (69.69), 19th in total birdies made (139), and fifth in putts per GIR (1.73) on the LPGA Tour.
It should also be noted that Ryu is a two time major champion. Ryu won the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2017 ANA Inspiration.
Here is a golfer to consider placing on your card to finish in top 20.
Madelene Sagstrom +550
Full transparency, I backed Madelene Sagstrom for a top 20 last week. Unfortunately, she fell out of the top 20 in the final round and settled for a 29th place result. However, I like the look of Sagstrom’s game and feel that the Atlantic Athletic Club’s Highland Course fits her game perfectly. Additionally, I like the odds I am getting for a top 20 bet here (+550).
At 6,832 yards, the Highlands Course is a very long track. Having stated that, I think driving distance is paramount to success this week. Madelene Sagstrom is ranked 12th on LPGA Tour in average driving distance (272.38). It should also be noted that Sagstrom has performed rather well in her last two major championships played on the LPGA Tour. Sagstrom finished 20th at the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open and 23rd at the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.