No one knows the answer to that question but what is definitely clear is that those that bet on golf will be watching and waiting in anticipation.
Golf betting could actually be better in 2010 than it was in 2009. Last year was simply not a very good year for those that bet on golf. Tiger didn’t even win a major. The best story was the one that almost happened when Tom Watson nearly won the British Open before losing to Stewart Cink. There was not a lot of drama when Angel Cabrera won the Masters or when Lucas Glover won the U.S. Open. Tiger losing to Y.E. Yang in the PGA was interesting but not very appealing to those that bet on golf. It is very unlikely any of last year’s four major winners will attract much golf betting interest this year. The PGA Tour needs Tiger to come back soon and they need other big names like Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia to start winning tournaments.
What should help golf betting interest is the addition of Rory McIroy to the PGA Tour. He has been playing in Europe and made some occasional appearances last year in the United States. In 2010 golf betting he will be playing on the PGA Tour on a regular basis. He is just one of many Europeans that are likely to get a lot of attention from those that bet on golf. In fact, six of the Top 10 players in the world, Padraig Harrington, McIlroy, Henrick Stenson, Lee Westwood, Paul Casey and Garcia are Europeans. While those players get action in golf betting they still don’t draw the big money or the attention that Tiger does.
Golf betting for 2010 begins with the SBS Open in Kapalua, Hawaii where Geoff Ogilvy is the defending champ. The PGA Tour continues in Hawaii for the first couple of golf betting weeks as the following week the Tour is in Honolulu, for the Sony Open. The first major of the year in golf betting will be the Masters in early April. The U.S. Open is the next major in June for golf betting gamblers followed by the British Open in July and the PGA Championship in August.