Golf Betting Picks and Predictions 2020

Author: Mansi


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Good news for the golf lovers finally as the PGA Tour is going to be back after a three-month hiatus owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. The long-awaited return will be with the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge to be held at a Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth on June 11.

For the last three months, every major global golf tour had been closed. However, two primary events were played meanwhile; both of which were Charity Tournaments to collect money to fight the Coronavirus. These events were played by Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning who won against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady at Medalist Golf Club. The other one was played by Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson who teamed up and won against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at Seminole in Florida. 

Major Golf Schedule (June 2020 – Aug 2021)

Starting next week through the end of August 2021, here’s a look at the most likely look at the major schedule for the rest of 2020.

  1. June 11–14, 2020: Charles Schwab Challenge

  2. August 3-9: PGA Championship

  3. September 17-20: U.S. Open

  4. September 22-27: Ryder Cup 

  5. November 12-15: Masters

  6. The Open Championship: Stands Canceled 

  7. Two FedEx Cup Playoffs

However, with Coronavirus pandemic still around, there is a high chance that some of those might be postponed or canceled. 

Golf Betting Picks: Top Golfers to watch out in 2020

Tiger Woods –Tiger Woods seems like a good bet in winning a few tournaments this year. However, rest will depend upon his health which has been in bad shape. Standing at No. 11 in world golf ranking, to date, he has won 82 PGA Tour and is just one more victory away to set a new record. Last year, he won the Zozo, stood fourth at Hero, and gave a 3-0 Presidents Cup performance. Recently he gave a phenomenal performance against Mickelson and Brady in a fundraising match for Coronavirus; regardless, he is still likely to play a limited schedule owing to health issues.

Rory McIlroy – This World No.1 ranked golf player is another safe and strong bet and had a great performance last season. Last season he secured three wins - Players Championship, RBC Canadian Open and Tour Championship - and also secured early win at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. He is set to be the star of 2020. Noteworthy, with his win at the Players Championship last year, Rory McIlroy won his 15th PGA Tour victory and his 24th worldwide victory.

Jon Rahm – With his eyes set on becoming world No. 1 John Rahm is another player to watch for. Despite already being a 10-time worldwide winner, Rahm has yet to grab a major title. He continues to evolve as a player and last season notched up 12 top-10s with finishing inside the top 12 at the Players Championship, Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship. Also, to mention, he secured an unofficial win at the Hero World Challenge a year ago and bagged a number of European Tour wins.

Hideki Matsuyama – This Japanese Player has bright chances in winning Golf tournaments and makes a strong run at the titles. A consistent player, Matsuyama is a five-time winner on the PGA Tour and has 11 international victories in his bag. Starting this season, he stood second at the Zozo Championship while securing third and fifth positions in the CJ Cup and Genesis Invitational respectively. In 2019, he finished eighth in the Players Championship and seventh in 2016. Matsuyama's consistent and sharp game can definitely make him rise in the 2020 Golf Tournaments. 

Sungjae Im – He is considered as one of the brightest players in the world, and was in great form before golf was halted in March and bagged the Honda Classic while also almost winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Further, he stood second and third place at the Sanderson Farms Championship and Zozo championship respectively. Also, Sungjaye was named ‘Rookie of the Year’ after seven top10 and 16 top 25 finishes. He is really working hard as he badly wants to win major titles now. He has an outstanding short game and can create scoring opportunities.

Brooks Koepka - Regarded as one of the World's Best Golfer, Brooks has to date won eight or more majors. Through the 2019 season, Koepka has made the cut in 92% of the major championships he's entered (22 out of 24). He won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Aon Risk Reward Challenge. However, he is dealing with a knee injury.

Rickie Fowler: Though his ranking dropped last year to No. 27 in the world but has tremendous chances of securing golf titles this year as undeniably he is a great putter who could stand to hit more shots close, however closing is still an issue with him. He has had five career wins and 70 top 10 finishes. 


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