Some of the top news relates to an anti-gambling addiction program, the change of the PGA championship date, and winning games. PGA players must complete an Anti-gambling program, but for those who watch the games, they can definitely wager on the odds.
The PGA Championship is moving to May and Jack Nicklaus is accepting the change.
Francesco Molinari holds off Rory McIlroy. But perhaps, beyond all the highlights are the US and British Open PGA Championship Futures Roundup.
Major Championships Left
Three championship games are left to play in the 2018 PGA Tour season. We have the US Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship. It is difficult to predict the odds for who will win, so that is not the aim here.
The reason there is difficulty in predicting the outcome of these three games is down to the players. Patrick Reed, an American player, won the master’s back in April. He was the ninth first-time major winner.
The US Open will be June 14 through 17. It will be played at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York. The course is in Southampton. The US Open is often a question of whether Phil Mickelson will finally get the win that he has tried to obtain at this course, during this tournament since the start of his career. It is the only major that he has never won.
Lefty has finished in the runner-up spot six times. The last time the game was at the Shinnecock Hills location was in 2004, which is another time Lefty lost. Two golfers finished par during the game, with Mickelson at 2 under 278, and Retief Goosen. Reteif Goosen, from South Africa, was 4 under.
Mickelson is +3300 to win the US Open. Jordan is also favored at +900. Jordan Spieth was ten in 2004. Speith played in the 2015 US Open with the game at Chambers Bay, near Seattle. The course was completely different. Another favorite to win is Brooks Koepka at plus 3300. Koepka is the defending champ of the US Open.
For the British Open, which is July 19 through 22, players will need to travel to Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland. The most famous part about this location is the golf collapse that happened during a major tournament, which occurred in 1999.
Jean van de Velde, a Frenchman, went into the final round with a five-shot lead, but ended up getting a double bogey.