Jul 27th, 2022
Golf still on course in 2022
There is plenty of golf for fans after the majors
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Jennifer Kupcho topped the year's first major, the LPGA Tour's Chevron Championship in California, outscoring fellow American Jessica Korda by two strokes to claim her first major title. Kupcho's win kicked off a run of major American winners.
A week later, World number one Scottie Scheffler picked up his first major crown as he held off Rory McIlroy to win The Masters and the right to wear the famous Green Jacket.
The title was Scheffler's fourth in two months but missed the cut at the PGA Championship, where Justin Thomas overcame a seven-stroke deficit to win the Wanamaker Trophy for the second time.
The run of American major winners ended when Australia's Minjee Lee claimed the U.S. Women's Open with a dominant performance at the Pine Needles course in North Carolina. A few weeks later, another overseas player, Chun In-gee of South Korea, claimed the Women's PGA Championship.
At the U.S. Open, Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick claimed the limelight as the game's newest first-time major champion with a narrow one-shot victory. The big win came nine years after winning the U.S. Amateur at the same venue.
Not to be outdone, Cameron Smith of Australia added his name to the list of maiden major winners with a one-stroke clincher over Cameron Young at 150th Open Championship played at the home of golf, St Andrews.
The latest women's major, The Evian Championship, had the whole of Canada cheering when Brooke Henderson birdied the final hole for a one-shot victory. It was the Canadian's second major title. If you want a bit more fun, engage in Canadian sport betting, where you find everything you need to know about sports betting, including betting odds and insightful analyses.
The Ryder Cup was originally set for end of September; however, the biennial event has been rescheduled to next year at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome.
Even with the majors completing both the PGA Tour and The D.P. World Tour (previously the European Tour) still have big events to come. Both tours have their season's finales with big money on offer.
Upcoming events include:
- FedEx St. Jude Championship (8-14 Aug.) - TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN
- BMW Championship (15-21 Aug.) - Wilmington Country Club, DE
- TOUR Championship (22-28 Aug.) - East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA
- President's Cup (20-25 Sept.) - Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC
- BMW PGA Championship (8-11 Sept.) - Wentworth Club, Surrey, UK
- Open de France (22-25 Sept.) - Le Golf National, Paris, France
- Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (29 Sept. to 2 Oct.) - St Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns, Scotland, UK
- D.P. World Tour Season Finale 17-20 Nov. - Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai