Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters, Phil Mickelson captured the PGA Championship, Jon Rahm claimed victory at the U.S. Open, and Collin Morikawa won The Open Championship last season.
2022 PGA has started and here are some of our predictions on some of the main golfing tournaments throughout the year.
Golf’s Super Bowl is the first major of the year (or the second if you’re a person who thinks of The Players as a major). Anyway, I have been talking myself into “Justin Thomas Masters Champion” for years now. This is the year I am putting pen to paper. JT has slowly gotten better at Augusta over the years (outside of last year), finishing T22, T17, T12, solo 4th and last year T21st in his last five years. With Jim “Bones” Mackay full time on Thomas’s bag, I think it might be the straw on the camel’s back to get JT in the winner’s circle. Thomas is +1400, the 5th best odds. I would watch this, and if JT misses a cut before then and his odds fall a little, that’s when I would jump on it.
The PGA heads down to Oklahoma and Southern Hills Country Club. Southern Hills will host its 5th PGA Championship. The last one happened in 2007, and, of course, the Big Cat Tiger Woods himself won with a score of -8.
I am a sucker for the home game. Viktor Hovland +2500 is the play. The Norwegian has a house in Stillwater, Okla., which is a 66-mile drive to Southern Hills. The Oklahoma State University product has the best advantage in the field in my opinion.
The U.S. Open heads to The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. The highly imaginatively named Club hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup, in which the USA had one of the biggest comebacks the sport has ever seen. It also hosted the 2013 U.S. Amateur, won by Matt Fitzpatrick (+4900 to win this year). Other notables in the field are Corey Conners (+7900), Scottie Scheffler (+3900), Bryson Dechambeau (+1500) and Xander Schauffele (+1750).
Give me Scottie Scheffler +3900. The big Texan finished top 20 in all majors last year and was part of the winning Ryder Cup team. Seems like a good time to have a breakout.
The last major of the year heads to the Old Course for the first time since 2015 when Zach Johnson won at -15 in a three-hole playoff with Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen. Jordan Spieth finished T4 with Jason Day, Sergio Garcia T6 and Brooks Koepka T10.
This one is for pure chaos. Rory McIlory +1400 gets it done. His first major win since 2014. Scotland implodes.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.