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Most Important Golf Tournaments in PGA Tour

Most Important Golf Tournaments

As any pro golf fan will tell you, there’s nothing better than when the four golf major championships roll around.

Each year, at least non pandemic years, the world’s top golfers gather to play in the four most important golf tournaments in the PGA tour calendar. With The Masters Tournament, The Open Championship, the US Open and the PGA Championship taking all the headlines as the best golfing summits in the world of golf, the  online sports betting websites offer up some very attractive odds for golfing aficionados looking to rake in big bucks thanks to their favorite golfer’s performances. So PGA fans, get your clubs ready and let’s dive into what the 2021 PGA Championship might have in store.

When, Where and How of the PGA Championship

The 2021 PGA Championship will be played in the beautiful Kiawah Island Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The Major tournament is slated to be played between May 17th to May 23th, 2021 while respecting all of the health and safety protocols put in hand by the respected authorities. While because of the global pandemic hitting the world in 2020, that year’s PGA Championship was the first major in the PGA tour to be played without any fans in attendance for 2021 and with the advances in the fight to contain and eliminate the COVID-19 virus hopes of there being fans in attendance are becoming more and more realistic as the initial tee time comes closer.

Expectations are that by the time the PGA Championship begins there will be at least 50% of fans in attendance during all the days of the event especially with predictions of the COVID-19 vaccine being available in a wider scale by the second quarter of the year which is when golf’s Major Championships are slated to happen.

Favorites For The Crown

Right off the bat, the top favorite for sports betting fans seems to be the South Carolina native Dustin Johnson, and with this year’s PGA Championship set to be played in SC you know the hometown hero will be in everyone’s picks. It doesn’t hurt Johnson’s chances that he was named the 2020 PGA Tour Player of the Year as well. Right next to Johnson in the list of favorites to take the PGA Championship trophy is California native Bryson DeChambeau. His 6 stroke win at last year’s US Open and his swing speed and power automatically put him up there with the top candidates to go big in May.

Two time PGA Championship Winner Brooks Koepka will be looking to make his way back to the top of the golfing mountain after struggling with injuries that ended up seeing him withdrawing from last year’s US Open. Last but not least, the last golfer to take the PGA Championship played in Kiawah Island, Rory McIlroy. While the Northern Ireland golfer won his last Major in 2014 his seven top-10 placings in 17 events last year, including the US Open and Masters automatically put him up there with the favorites.

Dark Horse Candidates

Jon Rahm, for many considered to be the best golfer in the world without a Major tournament win, could be getting ready to surprise fans all around with his first Major win in the PGA Championship. As of now 26-year-old Rahm stands as the odds on favorite Major title less player to take the Wanamaker Trophy.

While last year’s PGA Championship saw American golfer Collin Morikawa take the trophy home he wasn’t able to turn that Major win into a more successful run in 2020 with three missed cuts in his eight final PGA Tournaments. One could still argue that a champion will always have a repeat prerogative but with golfers like Johnson, DeChambeau and Koepka all in the running the panorama might not be the brightest for Morikawa.

It’s odd to not have Tiger Woods amongst the top favorites to take the PGA Championship crown, considering he’s Tiger Woods, aka the Tom Brady of golf but as time goes on new, stronger competitors to Woods’ reign are arising and they cannot be ignored. Still, you should never count out Tiger, never, not once.

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