The PGA Tour season was wrapped up at the Tour Championship and what an incredible climax it was at East Lake.
Golf betting fans had everything this season — from Scottie Scheffler’s early-year dominance to LIV Tour drama. There were plenty of headline-grabbing moments, culminating in Rory McIlroy winning the FedEx Cup.
We look back at some of the biggest moments on and off the course.
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No. 3 for McIlroy
Northern Ireland’s McIlroy scored his third FedEx Cup title on Sunday, coming from behind to beat +240 sportsbook favorite Scheffler on the back nine.
The face of the PGA Tour started the tournament at East Lake with a triple-bogey, putting him nine shots behind the leader. However, we suggested to bettors that McIlroy likes chasing as opposed to leading and he didn’t let us down.
We felt a little sorry for Scheffler, who had the most consistent season of any golfer. However, the best player since Tiger Woods showed his class as he pocketed millions.
“What a week, what a day,” McIlroy told BBC.com. “I feel like Scottie deserves at least half of this. He’s a hell of a competitor. It was an honor to battle with him. This is an incredibly proud moment for me, but it should also be an incredibly proud moment for the PGA Tour. They have had some hard times this year but we are getting through it and that was a spectacle out there today.
“Two of the best players in the world going head-to-head for the biggest prize on the PGA Tour and I hope everyone at home enjoyed that.”
Bettors are still waiting for McIlroy to win his first major since 2014, but 2023 could be the year he breaks the drought.
It feels like yesterday that we were tipping Scheffler to win his first PGA Tour victory. Fast forward to late August and he’s the best player in the world.
The young American was nothing short of brilliant in his breakout year, which included wins in the WM Phoenix Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational, WGC Match Play, and the Masters.
He also finished second in the Tour Championship, which came with a nice payday. Life is good for Scheffler, who should go from strength to strength with the year under his belt.
Despite not winning since the Masters in April, Scheffler was rarely too far away and his golf odds were always respected by bookmakers. Scheffler was typically at the top of the market and that should be the case going forward.
The PGA Tour award for most improved has to go to Scheffler.
LIV Tour Causes Havoc
When Phil Mickelson left the PGA Tour to join the rebel league LIV, he wanted to use it as leverage against the PGA.
Most of us thought Mickelson was crazy, but it turns out he was right. The PGA Tour had more money to give and Mickelson’s decision has boosted the purses for upcoming tournaments.
Regardless of his actual intentions, the emergence of the LIV Tour has divided the golfing world, and the comments section of any article involving golf is always a battle between PGA and LIV golf lovers.
With big-name signings such as Cameron Smith, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, and many more, the LIV Tour has now earned the attention of the other golf jurisdictions. It’s a new concept, and despite the absurd money being thrown around, it could benefit the game as a whole.
We wished the PGA Tour would have worked alongside the rebel league, instead of showing it no respect. However, it made for great viewing and it’s now an ongoing battle.