If you were one of the many spectators from around the world completely wowed by Tiger Woods' return to glory at the Masters back in April, chances are you’ve well and truly caught the golfing bug.
While to the novice golf might not seem like the most exciting of spectator sports, fans of the game will know that couldn’t be further from the truth. So, what major golf tournaments are coming up that you might like to place a bet or two with on great websites like Caesars Casino & Sports?
The majors are here
There are four men’s major golf championships, known as the majors, that take place over the course of the year. For professional golfers (and golf fans) these are the most prestigious, attracting the biggest names in the sport from Woods to Rory McIlroy. As we’re in June already, two majors have already been and gone – The Masters, which took place in Georgia in April, and the PGA Championship in May.
Next up we have the U.S. Open taking place on June 13-16 at California’s prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Links course. The tournament, which has a $12.5 million prize fund, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting fixtures on the golfing calendar. All eyes will be on Brooks Koepka – the 29-year-old superstar who currently stands as the two-time defending champion at both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. Winning four majors is the stuff that dream careers are made of, but Koepka has managed this feat in just two years. Can he keep up the pace? Tiger, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth and Francesco Molinari are all expected to do big things, too.
The Open Championship
In July, the sport’s best talent packs up their golf clubs and crosses the pond to tackle the greens and fairways of The Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This is the longest running of the four majors and the only one to take place outside the United States. Given it signifies the end of the majors golfing season, competition is particularly fierce. Italian player Francesco Molinari will be defending his title after he breezed to victory in last year's competition. Other firm favorites include McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm...and of course, Tiger and Brooks.
What about the rest of the year?
That can’t be it, I hear you cry! Just half way through the year and all the majors out of the way. Fear not, you also have the 2019 BMW PGA Championship to look forward to, which is taking place from September 19-22 at the Wentworth Club in London. While this is not a major, it’s the next best thing and is still widely-considered one of the biggest tournaments in the world.