It’s a FIFA World Cup week, which means that every other sporting action takes the back stage for one of the biggest – if not the biggest – sporting events on the calendar year.
But that does not stop us from talking about other sports, right?
The second golf major of the year is set to kick off in the Americas this week. The U.S Open is one of the major tournaments in the world of golf and it attracts the high and mighty in the game.
Over 150 players will be taking part in this one. Last year, the prize money of a little over $2m was given to the winner of the event. The 2018 edition of the tournament is upon us. And of course, what this means is that there’s plenty of money you can win just by getting involved in all the golfing action too.
One way to get involved is to make some correct predictions and you can earn yourself some cool cash while enjoying the show. And this blog post is all about helping you to recognize what you need to know to make the right predictions and win big.
As mentioned earlier, over 156 golf players will be taking part in this tournament. All of them have been grouped into groups of three players each. All golfers in the same group will have to slug it out against each other in a bid to be among those who will make the final rounds – or a play-off if the situation arises.
So how do you come in? Well, you can predict correctly which of the players you think will go farther than the rest in the group.
Out of the large amount of players available to bet on, you need to know their strengths and weaknesses; which golfer has been great over time and the ones that are not likely to make it far in the tournament.
Some of the players that will feature in the competition set to take centre-stage at Shinnecock Hills include:
- Tiger Woods, who has won the competition three times. Only Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus, the four who hold the record for the most U.S. Open victories, with four victories each, have won more times than Tiger.
- Dustin Johnson who is paired alongside Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas and won the 2016 edition of the U.S Open.
- Jordan Speith, a 2015 winner of the competition who share the same group with Rory Mcilroy (2011 winner) and Phil Mickelson.
- Justin Rose, the English golfer who won the competition in 2013.
These are just some of the names that have won the competition before and are strong contenders to win it again. But this is a golf competition that has produced over 15 different winners since the turn of the century.
Do you think any of the golfers listed above can win it? Leave us a comment and share your thoughts with us.