Early 2019 Golf Betting Predictions

Early 2019 Golf Betting Predictions

Written by on December 21, 2018

The first 2019 PGA Tournament of the year takes place from Jan. 3 through Jan. 6. Last year, Dustin Johnson won the Sentry Tournament of Champions. This year, DJ shows up on the early 2019 golf betting predictions, but not in a good way. Check out some other predictions on the eve of the 2019 PGA Tour!

Early 2019 Golf Betting Predictions

Tiger Woods Will Win a Major

Last January, Tiger changed his swing. It took a few months for the new swing to catch, but eventually it did. For the first time in 5 years, Tiger Woods won a PGA Tournament, the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Tiger was sensational in the tourney, shooting a 65 Round 1, a 68 Round 2, and a 65 Round 3. Even though he shot 71 on the final day, he had built such a nice lead that nobody could catch him.

This year, Tiger should take home a major championship. With the new swing, he was good enough to make the cut in 3-of-4. No doubt, with the swing better in 2019 than in 2018, Woods could turn one of the made cuts into a major tournament trophy.

So will Jordan Spieth

2018 was a down year for the 25-year-old Spieth. He failed to make the cut at the U.S. Open, and didn’t win a single tournament on the PGA Tour. 2019 could be a bounce back year, though.

Spieth made the cut in the other 3 majors. He finished 3rd at the Masters after a stunning 64 Round 4 that put him in contention for the victory. The 12th place finish at the PGA Championship wasn’t bad because he shot below 70 in every Round save for the first.

Like Tiger, Jordan Spieth should take home a major trophy in 2019. He’ll offer great odds in every major championship because he’s using the tournaments before to practice shots.

Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy will burn betting dollars…again

Both Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy show up as favorites in every tournament. Neither comes through for golf bettors. Johnson won 3 PGA Tournaments last year:  the Sentry Tournament of Champions, FedEx St. Jude Classic, and the RBC Canadian Open.

Rory McIlroy won a single tournament last year, the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Both will offer underlay odds in every tournament they enter in 2019. Both will fail to win most tournaments they play.

With Tiger playing well, golf ratings will rise

The PGA and broadcast stations that showcase tournaments love when Tiger plays. The 42-year-old Woods makes everyone more money. Expect broadcast television station ratings to rise if Tiger plays as well as he should in 2019.