At the onset of the 2020 season, the multitude of great futures odds is out. There is plenty to mull and chew over with the arrival of the New Year. Starting with Rory McIlroy opening as the favorite to finish atop the Official Money List for 2020. What is surprising is how gamblers are still not over the Tiger Woods bug. Woods ranks in the top five for Golf betting futures to finish first in the money list. Also, in the conversation are Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, and Dustin Johnson.
Once upon a time, golf consisted of Tiger Woods and a rivalry with Phil Mickelson. Much has changed since that fateful night when Woods made the news for all of the wrong reasons. Additionally, Woods’ body has broken down to the point where he can’t effectively last through the grueling PGA Tour schedule. Instead, he is selective about the events that he competes in. In like manner, Mickelson is a shell of his former self. His days of dominance are over. As a result of this, a new generation of top golfers is fighting for the top.
Futures Odds to Finish on Top of the Official Money List
Now Rory McIlroy is a 2/1 choice to finish as the leader of the Official Money List. Second is Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas as 5/1 sports betting choices. The following are John Rahm 11/1, Tigers Woods 12/1, Patrick Cantlay, 16/1, Xander Schauffele 16/1, and Dustin Johnson 20/1. Also, in the mix are Hideki Matsuyama 28/1, Justin Rose 33/1, Bryson DeChambeau 50/1, and Jordan Spieth 50/1.
In addition, McIlroy has other Golf Betting futures to consider. McIlroy is a 2/1 choice to win a major tournament and at 14/1 to win at least two majors. Concurrently, there is a fascinating matchup with Tiger Woods as to who will win the first major in 2020. McIlroy is at 5/2 with Woods at 4/1. And then there is the ultimate question which is will McIlroy win a major in 2020? Yes is 2/1 with no on 4/11.
McIlroy’s Current Form and Prospects
Consider that McIlroy has won a total of four major tournaments for his career. He last won majors in 2014 at the PGA Championship and The Open Championship. Commencing for 2020 McIlroy ranked second on the Official World Golf Ranking. He ended 2019 strong with five top-ten finishes in his final six starts with wins at the HSBC Champions and TOUR Championship. Further wins in 2019 included the RBC Canadian Open and PLAYERS Championship. For all that the one thing that McIlroy lacks is the coveted Green Jacket of the Masters.
Above all, this could be a very big year for Brooks Koepka. In view of his leading the Official World Golf Ranking, Koepka commands attention. Koepka posted a major tournament win at the PGA Championship last year. Additionally, he finished second at the Masters. In sum, Koepka has won four major tournaments in his career with two apiece at the PGA Championship and US Open.
In spite of all of his injuries, Woods ranks an incredible seventh on the Official World Golf Ranking. Correspondingly his win at the Masters last year will go down in golf lore.