Jon Rahm is the current world number 1, he is also the betting favourite in all four major championships in 2022, here we look at his chances in our golf futures picks.
Spain’s Jon Rahm is the number 1 ranked golfer in the world, just a few ranking points ahead of world number 2, Collin Morikawa of the USA.
The big-hitting Spaniard is the current favourite in all four of golf’s major championships in 2022.
Such are the odds available on Rahm, if we bet on him to win all four events, and he wins just one, we would be in profit.
|Jon Rahm 2022 Majors’ Betting Odds|
|To Win US Masters||9.00||8.50|
|To Win USPGA||13.00||12.00|
|To Win US Open||11.00||11.00|
|To Win Open Championship (British Open)||10.00||10.00|
But can he win just one though? It will be difficult, that’s for sure.
As we’ve seen in golf over the years, being world number one doesn’t guarantee you anything, not least a major championship victory.
Such is the level of competition, there’s always someone waiting to take over at the top if a player’s performance level drops off.
Rahm is no different. He has the likes of Collin Morikawa breathing down his neck.
Then there are the established stars like Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, etc, to contend with.
Being the world number one makes Rahm the hunted. And there is a pack of ruthless hunters on his tail looking to win this year’s majors, and take over as the top-ranked player.
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Now let’s take a look at this year’s major championships.
Rahm has finished in the top ten at Augusta in each of the last four seasons.
His 2018 fourth-place finish remains his best result in the five Masters he has played so far in his career.
- Where: Augusta National, Georgia, USA
- When: April 7th – 10th
- Defending champion: Hideki Matsuyama
Last season Rahm finished tied fifth on -6. The winner, Hideki Matsuyama, won with a score of -10.
In 2022, Rahm is 9.00 to win the event with Bet99. After the Spaniard comes Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth at 13.00. Defending champion, Matsuyama is 29.00 to go back-to-back.
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The 2022 USPGA Championship is to be held at Southern Hills in Oklahoma. The defending Champion is Phil Mickelson, who won with a score of -6. Rahm finished in tied eighth on -1, along with eight fellow players.
- Where: Southern Hills, Oklahoma, USA
- When: May 19th – 22nd
- Defending champion: Phil Mickelson
This year Rahm is 13.00 favorite, just ahead of Rory McIlroy on 15.00, and both Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas who are both 17.00.
Phil Mickelson is 101.00 to defend his title.
Rahm is the defending champion having shot a final round of 67 to pip Louis Oosthuizen to the title at Torrey Pines last year. Rahm finished on -6, just one shot ahead of the disappointed South African.
In truth, Oosthuizen was in pole position going into the final round, but could only shoot a level round of 71, leaving the door open for Rahm to claim his maiden major victory.
- Where: Brookline Country Club, Massachusetts, USA
- When: June 16th – 19th
- Defending champion: Jon Rahm
This year Rahm is 11.00 to defend his title. His closest betting rivals are Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, and Duston Johnson, all at 15.00.
The Open Championship
The final major of the year is the Open Championship, which is on the legendary Old Course at St Andrew’s. So far in his career, Rahm hasn’t enjoyed much success on the UK Links courses, but his record has improved of late.
- Where: St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
- When: July 14th – 17th
- Defending champion: Collin Morikawa
After failing to make the cut in 2018, Rahm managed to tie 11th in 2019, and then tied third in 2021. There was no Open Championship in 2020.
Of all four majors, I feel this is the one Rahm is least likely to win unless the conditions are benign in Scotland during the championship week.
Rahm is 10.00 to win his first Claret Jug, with Koepka, McIlroy, and Johnson all at 15.00. Defending champion, Collin Morikawa is 16.00.