After a break from the holidays, the 2016/17 PGA Tour is back again and for some, it’s do-or-die while others will look towards a brighter future. Apart from speculating about who will win major honors during the season, here are five golfers to watch out for this season.
The moment has come for Tiger Woods to show that he’s back to his best form and that he’s ready to take his spot back at the top of the league. There’s no time for excuses, and if he is to have a good season, he needs to remain healthy. He also has to regain the composure that allowed him to win 4 major championship titles in a row, the only golfer in history to accomplish this exploit.
If he can avoid injuries and build momentum, he can compete with the best of them, and has done so many times during the last few years, even though he struggled to remain consistent. At the moment, he’s ranked outside the top 650 golfers in the world and badly needs a win if he hopes to qualify for the World Golf Championship in Mexico City and the Match Play in Austin Texas. But his main focus remains the Masters tournament where he’s fiercely competitive. If you want a piece of the action, you can get US Golf Masters 2017 betting tips and odds right here.
Even though he’s won major honors, living legend Jack Nicklaus has told Rory McIlroy that he still needs to put in the effort if he wants his career to go to the next level. The World Number Two is at a pivotal point in his career. Even though he might insist that he’s already working hard to improve, the past two years haven’t gone down well for him. It’s a mark of his standing in the game that going an entire campaign without a major honour is seen as a disappointment.
Ian Poulter’s main aim this season is to rediscover the joy of playing golf, but he’s so competitive that many doubt whether he can remain happy if he’s not considered among the contenders to win major honours this season. If there’s one thing for sure, he loves proving his doubters wrong, and at 40, he’s not about to let his career falter and make him irrelevant as many people are predicting.
As she turns 21, Charley Hull looks ready to step up her game and claim her stake among golf’s leading ladies. And if she can continue to win major tournaments, she’s in contention to become the best female golfer to emerge from Britain. She recently tasted victory in an LPGA Tour Championship and has enough talent to see her continue her winning streak. The ANA Inspiration is one of the five major championships of professional women’s golf and in the last edition, she emerged second. This time round, she’s expected to surpass her previous effort, win the title, and start making major waves in women’s professional golf.
In early 2015, Keith Pelley assumed control of the European Tour. In his speech, he said that people should judge him from 2017 onwards. So, this is it then, and already we have an impressive schedule featuring seven tournaments and not less than £5.7?million at stake in terms of prize money. As a Canadian who enjoyed massive success on the ice rink, he would like to see young golfers enjoy the same success without having to move to the US.