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So, 2019 was a memorable year for men’s golf, if not for one reason only, Tiger roared back!
The major championships, in particular, brought about some other great moments for the game.
We had some moments which truly upset the bookmakers’ predictions for what was going to happen like Gary Woodland’s success in the US Open. The American hadn’t finished in the top 5 of any prior major.
However, as the record books show, Golf is typically unpredictable these days.
Here are the schedule and dates, with a hint to who may be in the running based in the latest odds and see whether we can expect some more of the same…
As always, the Masters will kick off this year of men’s majors.
The 2019 Masters saw one of the unlikeliest comeback stories in the sport’s history.
Tiger Woods – the 14-time major winner – secured his first victory in one of the big four since 2008.
It was perhaps the greatest sporting moment of 2019 as Woods overcame crippling injuries and a loss of form to secure his first green jacket in 14 years.
It would be a surprise to see Woods lift the trophy at Augusta again in 2020 but after his remarkable win in 2019, who’s to say?
Rory McIlroy is also in the running with the Northern Irishman eager to win his first green jacket and secure the career grand slam.
In the middle of May, we’ll turn our attention to TPC Harding Park in California for the 2020 PGA Championship.
The Irishman Shane Lowry came out on top of the leaderboard in 2019 for this, the most unpredictable of men’s majors.
12 different men have lifted the Wanamaker Trophy in the last 13 years with McIlroy being the only player to win two titles in that time.
This year’s tournament promises to be just as unpredictable.
The 2020 US Open is being held on more familiar ground this time.
Winged Foot Golf Club will host this year’s edition of the tournament in the middle of June with all eyes of the golfing world directing their focus toward the New York course.
The tournament has been held at this course before, way back in 2006 when the Australian Geoff Ogilvy came out on top.
Brooks Koepka is the man to beat here.
The American has won two of the last three US Open titles and will be looking to make it three out of four in June. He’s the standout candidate to do just that.
As is tradition, the majors conclude with the trip across the Atlantic to contest the Claret Jug.
The Open Championship is the oldest of the four majors and it is heading to the Royal St George’s for the first time since 2011.
That edition of the tournament saw an unlikely win for Northern Irishman Darren Clarke but you won’t find many people expecting a similar result this time.
So, a dozen different players can win a major on any given day so punters have their work cut out when it comes to picking a favourite.
However, that could play into your hands. When the field is open, the betting odds are often in your favour.
Punters can pick winners for certain events and many bookies will payout for anything above a top-five finish.
But that can go even further, picking one or a couple of unlikely candidates across the various majors will lead to some huge odds and bigger wins.
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