With the winter holidays around us, the 2022 PGA TOUR will officially resume next week with this season’s edition of the Tournament of Champions. Until then, golf fans have been occupying themselves with future markets on different online betting sites, including BetOnline.
In fact, one of BetOnline’s more interesting markets takes a look at which golfers have the top odds to win a major tournament in 2022. At +240, world No. 1 Jon Rahm has the best odds to pull off this accomplishment next year.
When it came to last season’s majors, Rahm was as consistent as can be. The 27-year-old began things by finishing tied for fifth at the 2021 Masters Tournament. He followed that performance up with a respectable T-8th showing at the PGA Championship. He then made personal history by winning his first major tournament at the 2021 U.S. Open, shooting six-under-par. Finally, he finished things off by placing T-3rd at the Open Championship.
Considering how Rahm placed inside of the top-5 in three of four majors last year, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s the first to win one on the 2022 PGA TOUR. He’s yet to win an event this season, so only time will tell if he can carry this year’s momentum into 2022.
Morikawa, Thomas Have Second-Best Odds
While Rahm is the clear-cut favorite to win a major PGA tournament in 2022, Collin Morikawa isn’t too far behind him at +325 odds. Morikawa performed better at each passing major in 2021, placing T-18th at the Masters, T-8th at the PGA Championship and T-4th at the U.S. Open. Eventually, he won the Open Championship back in July.
Meanwhile, Thomas isn’t too far behind Morikawa at +350 odds. The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky native had his fair share of ups and downs on the 2021 PGA TOUR. Considering he didn’t come close to winning any of the majors that he competed in, it’s kind of strange that his odds are as favorable. After all, he placed T-21st, CUT, T-19th and T-40th at the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and Open Championship, respectively.
Phil Mickelson Has Worst PGA Major Odds
Clocking in at +2500 odds, BetOnline has given Phil Mickelson the worst odds to win a major PGA tournament in 2022.
Ahead of the 2021 season, the last time Mickelson won a major was when he was victorious at the Open Championship in 2013. Nevertheless, ‘Lefty’ shocked the world this year, shooting six-under-par to win the PGA Championship for the first time since 2005.
Nevertheless, Mickelson didn’t perform too well at the other 2021 majors. While tied for 21st at the Masters Tournament, he placed T-62nd at the U.S. Open and failed to make the cut at the Open Championship. At 51 years old, Mickelson’s best years are behind him, however, his PGA Championship win showed that he still has gas in the tank when needed. Only time will tell if he busts that out again in 2022.
PGA Majors FAQ
Can the major odds change?
Yes! This season’s first major tournament isn’t until the Masters in April, so a lot can happen before the. Hot/cold streaks and injuries can shape the odds, so always stay up to date as best as possible.
Can I wager on other golf markets?
Yes! Major sportsbooks usually offer odds on all of golf’s biggest events, regardless of the league. From head-to-head matchups to other future markets, you shouldn’t have any issue finding something for you.
How can I get started on betting on golf?
It’s simple. All you need to do is create an account on an online sportsbook of your preference, fill out your information and deposit funds. All of that should only take a few minutes and then you’ll be on your way.