Betting on the top-ranked golfers paid off in 2022, with two of the four majors resulting in a top-five golfer winning.
Betting on Rory McIlroy and Will Zalatoris at any of the majors next season seems like a logical bet considering how unlucky they were this year.AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 2022 golf season has yet to finish, but legal
sports betting sites are already offering odds on next year’s majors.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 2022 golf season has yet to finish, but legal sports betting sites are already offering odds on next year’s majors.
The Masters(4/6-4/9) at Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta Georgia
PGA Championship(5/18-5/21) at Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York
U.S. Open(6/15-6/18) at Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles, California
The Open(7/20-7/23) at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Merseyside, England
Betting On The Top Golfers In The World
Few, if anyone, would have predicted the top five of the World Golf Rankings at this time last year. Of the top five, only Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm are holdovers from last year’s top grouping.
This past major season saw two of the four champions come from the current top five players in the world, and it could have been three if McIlroy held onto his lead at The Open.
Betting on the top-ranked golfers clearly paid off this season, with the 2022 Master’s specifically showcasing the value of betting on the highly rated golfers. The top three finishers at the Master’s were the current top three players in the world.
Odds For The Top Five Players To Win Each Major In 2023
1. Scottie Scheffler
2. Cameron Smith
3. Rory McIlroy
4. Patrick Cantlay
5. Jon Rahm
Betting On Unlucky Golfers In 2023
Comparing the average score of the golfers that played in all four majors in 2022 highlights just how seemingly unlucky the top two golfers were.
Rory McIlroy averaged a top-five finish in 2022, and he was still unable to take home a major. The same can be said for Will Zalatoris about averaging a top-10 finish.
Sports betting on either golfer to win a major in 2023 seems to be a logical bet, if only because of the law of averages.
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Brett is a passionate sports writer who majored in Sport Management at Florida State University. He combines his knowledge of stats with his understanding of game theory to find the best values when sports betting. Brett enjoys golfing, playing cornhole, and hanging out by the pool when he’s not locked in watching games.