Australian PGA Championship Tips and Odds - Cameron Smith favourite to go back-to-back

Gary Emmerson 27 Nov 2018
Cameron Smith

Defending champion Cameron Smith is favourite to go back-to-back in the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines Resorts this week.

The 25-year-old Smith won the tournament in 2017 when defeating fellow Aussie Jordan Zunic in a play-off in Gold Coast.

Smith heads the betting with TAB to repeat that victory as he sits at $6.00 at the top of the market along with Marc Leishman.

It is Leishman who is edging favouritism with Ladbrokes, who make the PGA regular their $5.50 top pick with the duo the only players at single figure odds.

TAB's special market offers $5.00 for either Leishman or Smith to win the event.


American Harold Varner III won the event two years ago and is a $10 chance to do so again, while Lucas Herbert and Jason Scrivener are two others prominent in the markets.

TAB has revealed that Smith is responsible for 15 percent of the early money on the Australian PGA Championship winner, while Leishman is next best backed in front of Varner III. 

At $41, Jake McLeod has had some specking at the big price. McLeod finished third in the Australian Open a fortnight ago behind Mexico's Abraham Ancer and fellow local Dimitrios Papadatos, with the latter rated a $31 chance for this week's event.

“Cameron Smith is the most popular player heading into the tournament which is really no surprise considering he is the defending champion,” TAB’s Andrew Georgiou.

“Marc Leishman has had his fair share of early support too but Jack McLeod and Dimitrios Papadatos are the best tried outside the favourites. The pair are at double figure odds and definitely caught the eye with their efforts in the Australian Open recently.”

Australian PGA Championship

TAB Market

Marc Leishman $6
Cameron Smith $6
Harold Varner III $10
Lucas Herbert $15
Jason Scrivener $15
Adrian Otaegui $21
Cameron Davis $26
Ryan Fox $26
Others $31+

Ladbrokes Market

Marc Leishman $5.50
Cameron Smith $6.00
Harold Varner III $10.00
Jason Scrivener $17.00
Lucas Herbert $17.00
Adrian Otaegui $21.00
Cameron Davis $26.00
Ryan Fox $26.00
Wade Ormsby $29.00
Others $34+


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