It’s never too early to bet on the 2023 golf majors, kicking off with the Masters at Augusta in early April.
Golf betting markets are available now for all four majors, including the PGA Championship, U.S. Open and the Open Championship.
We have our eye on Rory McIlroy, who hasn’t won a major since 2014. The three-time FedEx Cup winner could reward loyal bettors on the links next year.
Let’s check the latest golf news, stats, injury reports, and golf odds. We’ve plenty of golf picks and predictions for you to consider.
The Masters – Rory McIlroy
McIlroy has never won the Masters, so it’s about time the Northern Irishman scored the breakthrough win.
His confidence should be through the roof following his season-ending Tour Championship victory over the weekend. He also finished second in the 2022 Masters, so he has been close on numerous occasions, including five consecutive top-10 finishes from 2014 to 2018.
Having not won a major since 2014 plays on the mind of McIlroy, who is long overdue the win. He has mentioned it many times with the media, but we have faith he’ll win in 2023 and he could shake the cobwebs in the opening major.
“I’ve been knocking on the door so much this year. St. Andrews was really hard for me,” McIlroy told APNews. “This softens the blow a little bit. It doesn’t make it that much easier to get over, but it’s great to end the season on a high note like this.
“The more times you just put yourself in the position, the law of averages suggests that you’re going to get it done at some point.”
McIlroy is +1000 with golf odds for The Masters and those odds are too good to pass up.
Pick: Rory McIlroy +1100
PGA Championship – Scottie Scheffler
The 2022 Masters champion won’t take long to win another major and we expect him to win at least one in 2023.
The American, who finished second behind McIlroy in the FedEx Cup despite having a six-shot lead in the final round, is only going to get better with the experience.
He experienced a whirlwind year, and although it didn’t end the way he wanted, he still secured his first major and we think there are many more to come.
It was a breakout year for the 26-year-old, who is on the third line of betting for the PGA Championship. It’s being held at Oak Hill Country Club in New York, which is a course that should suit Scheffler.
Like all the major markets with the sportsbook, McIlroy is favored at +1100, but Scheffler represents better value at +1400.
Pick: Scottie Scheffler +1400
U.S. Open – Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele is one of the more underperforming golfers at the major level, but he’s getting close to his first.
The five-time PGA Tour winner has played his best majors golf at the U.S. Open, including five consecutive top-10 finishes before finishing T14 this year.
He hasn’t finished worse than T14 in his six attempts at the U.S. Open, which is an amazing feat that doesn’t get talked about enough.
No one questions his consistency, but he needs to win more and 2023 could be his best season yet. We expect Schauffele to rise to another level as a 29-year-old.
Betting online markets have Schauffele at +2000 to win the U.S Open at the Los Angeles Country Club, which should be the perfect setting for the American to secure his first major victory.
Pick: Xander Schauffele +2000
Open Championship – Sam Burns
Sam Burns had a great year on the PGA Tour and he’s a young golfer who could win a major in 2023.
He is regularly near the top of the leaderboard in the big events and with four PGA Tour wins in two years under his belt, it’s only natural for him to contest the biggest events, including the Open Championship.
He made the cut in 2021 and 2022, so it’s a tournament he knows well. He has yet to post a top-15 finish in a major, but he’s improving and 2023 could be a huge year for the 26-year-old American.
Stick with Burns, who is paying a healthy +4000 to win the Open Championship.
Pick: Sam Burns +4500