Which Golfers Top Our List?
Golf picks are as popular as ever, so it pays to know which golfers are the best to wager on.
With the biggest golfing events on the horizon, including The Players Championship and the Masters, we look at the top 10 golfers right now.
Online gambling has excellent odds available for these golfers every week, so they are worth following.
10. Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth might have choked with three bogeys in his last five holes at Bay Hill, but he’s still a top-10 player.
The American, who was once on top of the world, has regained his best form, and although it hasn’t resulted in a lot of wins, he has been right around the mark.
Spieth is currently outside the top 10 in the world golf rankings at 15th, but we firmly believe he is better than the likes of Sam Burns, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and Viktor Hovland, who are all above him.
We expect Spieth to be a major threat to win the Masters in April. He’s a past champion golf lines have him at generous odds.
9. Max Homa
Max Homa has rocketed up the rankings following three PGA Tour wins since May.
The 32-year-old is now a six-time winner, including the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open, so he deserves attention.
He would have been higher up the rankings, but his performances in majors haven’t been good enough. His best finish was a T13 at the 2022 PGA Championship, but he has missed the cut in eight of his 13 attempts.
If Homa wants to be respected as an elite golfer, he needs to show up at the majors in 2023.
Max Homa is mixing it at the top of the leaderboard once again after this chip in eagle. The cream is rising!
— Flushing It (@flushingitgolf) March 4, 2023
8. Collin Morikawa
At one time, we would have had Collin Morikawa around the top five. His form has tapered off recently, but the multiple major winners is still classy.
He’s going through a tough time with his putter, but he remains as one of the best ball strikers on the PGA Tour, which should see him win many more tournaments throughout his career.
We have faith that Morikawa will win soon, so his golf odds are worth taking.
7. Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas is a little bit of an enigma. He has 15 PGA Tour wins on his record, so he’s one of the best golfers in recent history. However, with only two wins since 2021, he needs to show up.
Thomas won The Players in 2021 and the PGA Championship in 2022. He hasn’t won a regular PGA Tour event since taking the Tournament of Champions in 2020 when beating Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele.
Thomas has been near the top of the leaderboard recently and he’s always going to feature in the top 10.
6. Xander Schauffele
Online gambling markets always respect Schauffele, who is usually near the top of the leaderboard.
The Olympics gold medal winner doesn’t win on the Tour as much as bettors would like, but you always get a good run for your money.
He likes to prepare for the big events, and although he has yet to win a major, he owns nine top-10 finishes, and that’s tough to overlook.
The American also won the TOUR Championship in 2017, so he has beaten the best the PGA Tour has to offer.
Xander Schauffele 🎯🎯pic.twitter.com/FMlfiSbBn8
— Hammer DAHN (@HammerDAHN) March 5, 2023
5. Cameron Smith
The young Australian is a contentious pick given his move to LIV. However, there’s no denying his ability.
He won The Players and the Open Championship in 2022 so that alone gets him firmly in the top 10.
His world ranking will continue to fall and eyes won’t be on him at LIV, but to say he’s not a top 10 golfer would be a mistake.
4. Patrick Cantlay
Patrick “Can Play” Cantlay isn’t the most exciting player on the list, but the former FedEx Cup champion is as steady as they come.
With eight wins on his record, including two BMW Championships, a TOUR Championship, and two Memorials, he demands attention.
Having Cantlay at number four, without a major on his record, shows how steady he is. He recently talked to golf news about his strategy when approaching the hole.
“I don’t ever think of laying up to a number. It’s ‘can I get the right angle to whatever hole location it is and can I get it up there as far as possible,” Cantlay explains. “I’m not necessarily trying to get it as close as I possibly can to the hole, but I’m trying to get up as far as I can, and leave myself the proper angle.”
3. Scottie Scheffler
The former world No. 1 has yet to win a tournament outside of February to April, but he won’t care too much.
It’s a good time to win tournaments, including the 2022 Masters. He also won in 2023, so he’s getting back to his best form.
He went close at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, so he’s a golfer who bettors should follow throughout March and April.
PGATOUR: Scottie Scheffler chips in and gets to -3 pic.twitter.com/daW48zenmb
— Mike Spolar (@SpolarMike) March 2, 2023
2. Rory McIlroy
It was tough to split Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm, but McIlroy is our second pick.
The Northern Irishman went within a shot of winning at Bay Hill, which would have given him an overdue win on the PGA Tour.
He hasn’t won on Tour since taking out the CJ Cup in October, but he has won on the DJ World Tour since.
McIlroy also hasn’t won a major since 2014, which is why we’re giving the edge to Rahm.
1. Jon Rahm
With three PGA Tour wins already this year, Rahm is the best player in the world.
The 28-year-old Spaniard won the U.S. Open in 2021 before adding the likes of the Tournament of Champions, American Express, and Genesis Invitational to his record.
He also won the 2022 DP World Tour Championship for the third time, so he has been winning all around the globe.
It’s hard to deny him the top spot.