January 17, 2022

Four golfers to watch in the 2022 major championships

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With 2022 just around the corner, excitement is starting to build among golf fans for the four major championships that are on the horizon in the coming year. It all kicks off with the Masters at Augusta in April, followed by the PGA Championship in May, the US Open in June and the British Open in July. 

These are the tournaments that every golfer wants to win, and we’ve put together a list of four men who will be desperate to get their hands on a major title next year. 

Dustin Johnson

Having won the delayed 2020 Masters by such a comfortable margin, many expected Dustin Johnson to dominate in the 2021 majors, but things didn’t quite work out that way. Indeed, the American endured a torrid time in most of the big four events, missing the cut in both his defence of the Masters and the PGA Championship, before finishing tied for 19th in the US Open. A T8 result in The Open salvaged some credibility, but it was a season to forget for Johnson as far as the majors are concerned.

Having lost his position as golf’s world number one, the 37-year-old will be desperate to right a few wrongs and re-establish himself as a consistent favourite on the Betdaq bet exchange. Nothing comes easy on the professional golf circuit, but Johnson is too talented a player to not challenge for the biggest events. 

Bryson DeChambeau

As one of the most divisive figures in modern golf, Bryson DeChambeau’s total of just one major championship title continues to count against him in many people’s estimations. In similar situation to Johnson, most thought that DeChambeau’s 2020 US Open triumph would be the catalyst needed to help him win many more majors, but he also posted some shocking results in 2021, failing to break the top 25 of any of the big four tournaments.

The 28-year-old’s long-running feud with Brooks Koepka is often boiled down to the far superior major championship record Koepka has over DeChambeau, and you can bet that golf’s ‘Scientist’ will be seeking to discover a winning formula in 2022.

Patrick Cantlay

Towards the tail-end of last season, there were few golfers playing as well as Patrick Cantlay. The American won four tournaments on the PGA Tour in the 2020-21 season and also claimed victory in the FedEx Cup. Those achievements earned him a place at the Ryder Cup for the first time, where he claimed 3.5 points, the joint second-highest among the USA’s ranks. 

The next logical career step for Cantlay is to get his hands on a major title, and he’ll feel confident of doing so in 2022. He is another who didn’t have a great time of things in the majors last year, and he’ll be desperate to put that right next year. 

Rory McIlroy

Sooner or later, Rory McIlroy is going to get his hands on that elusive fifth major — the Northern Irishman is simply too good not to. The pressure of securing another major title has hung on McIlroy like a millstone in recent years, and it’s clear that he’s not produced his best in the biggest events. 

2022 offers a clean slate, and having won the CJ Cup back in October, McIlroy will feel confident that he can bring his A-game to the major championships. The first test is the Masters, where McIlroy will have another opportunity to become just the sixth man to have won all four majors. 

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