Golf stat that proves why Tiger Woods will win his 15th major in 2019!

Tiger Woods has his best chance in ages for a major in 2019 - here's why...

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Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Golf stat that proves why Tiger Woods will win his 15th major in 2019!


How golfers perform at the US PGA Championship - which has historically been the final major of the season until 2019 - is a serious indicator of  what you can expect in the majors the following year. It therefore makes great reading for Tiger Woods fans.

Woods went so close to bagging his 15th major title in 2018, none more so than when leading The Open with eight holes to play at Carnoustie only to finish tied sixth, and then chasing Brooks Koepka's tail en route to a runner-up spot at the US PGA following a superb 64.

Looking back at the past three US PGA Championships of 2015, 2016 and 2017, and all contenders for the Wanamaker Trophy ended up picking up a major the following season.

In 2017, Justin Thomas won the tournament, but both Patrick Reed and Francesco Molinari finished in second - and as you know, the American went on to win The Masters, and the Italian lifted the Claret Jug at The Open.

In 2016, Jimmy Walker surprised many to win the event, but Brooks Koepka finished fourth. He then went on to land his first major title at the US Open the following season.

In 2015, Jason Day prevailed for his first major title, but Dustin Johnson was one of the players to chase him home - and he went on to win his first major at the US Open in 2016.

Throw in Woods' miraculous Tour Championship victory to end the season, and it's easy to see why people are more excited than ever to see how Woods contends in the majors in 2019. 

The bookies aren't giving much away, either - Woods is a best priced 5/2 to win a major in 2019, and 2/7 not to. 

Woods is 25/1 to win two majors in 2019, 250/1 to win three and a whopping 1000/1 to scoop all four for the Grand Slam! 

Looking ahead to 2019's first major at The Masters in April, and Woods is installed as the 10/1 favourite for a fifth green jacket.

Woods battles Phil Mickelson in their $9 million pay-per-view 'Match' in Las Vegas this Friday, before he then hosts his Hero World Challenge tournament the following week.