The current state of the PGA Tour has been deemed the golden age of golf by many, and it’s hard to argue with that statement with the influx of young talent in recent seasons.
The last few years has seen three men rise to the top of the ranks, as Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day have jumped towards the top of the World Golf Rankings. But after the 2016 U.S. Open, Dustin Johnson deserves to be in that category as well.
Always the bridesmaid but never the bride, Johnson finally got the major monkey off his back at Oakmont Country Club. DJ battled the nasty course and even USGA officials en route to claiming the hardware – his first major championship. It’s only fitting BetOnline has included him in their props on how many majors the big four will collect in 2016.
With only the British Open and PGA Championship left, it’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out. Where do you think the value lies? Let us know in the comments.
With two major tournaments in the rear-view mirror, the attention of the golfing world now shifts to the British Open and PGA Championship.
Sportsbook BetOnline is back with its major odds, with prices available for how many wins Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson will collect.
Johnson finally captured the first major championship of his career at the U.S. Open, but it wasn’t easy. DJ was the subject of controversy after a United States Golf Association official told him there was a chance he would be given a penalty stroke for touching his ball while lining up for a putt on the green. The American was not charged a stroke, but he was forced to play the rest of his final round with the potential notion in his head.
Johnson’s odds of winning just the one major are -400, with two majors at +300 and three majors at +2500.
Day, who won the 2015 PGA Championship, is a -300 fave to not win a major. One major is at +260 and two majors is priced at +2000.
Spieth was excruciatingly close to winning the Masters but melted down on the back nine on Sunday at Augusta. One major (+260), two majors (+2500) and no majors (-350) are on the board for the 22-year-old.
McIlroy is a former British Open and PGA Championship winner, but he’s +260 to garner one title, +2500 to win both and -350 to miss out altogether.
The British Open takes place on July 14-17, while the PGA Championship is set for July 28-31.
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