We have essentially reached the halfway point of the 2013 PGA Tour season, albeit only one Major Championship is in the books. There are still three Majors to be played, as well as the Players Championship, and the FedEx Cup playoffs. But January through all of April has provided golf fans with plenty of excitement.
Whether you like Tiger Woods or not, you have to understand that him winning again is good for the game of golf. Woods has won three times, and would have had a great chance at the Masters had it not been for that unfortunate penalty after hitting the flagstick and the subsequent drop.
Woods has retaken the No.1 ranking in the world, and looks ready to win his first Major Championship since 2008.
He is a logical choice for player of the year on the PGA Tour through the first half of 2013. But he is not our choice.
It comes down to the performances in Major Championships, and Adam Scott finally broke through with his first at the Masters earlier in April. After coming close on numerous occasions, Scott defeated Angel Cabrera in playoff to win his first. It was a great moment for him, and Australian Golf, as he became the first from his homeland to don the green jacket.
And while this is Scott’s only victory on the PGA Tour this year, it’s one that is significant enough to put him at the top of our list for the player of the year on the PGA Tour in 2013.
Of course, we here at PGABettingOdds.com do not for get about the women either. On the LPGA Tour, it’s Inbee Park who has been the runaway winner for the player of the year so far. Not only has she won three times this year, but one of those includes the first Major Championship of the year in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
And as we put a close on the first half of the year, we can take a look at the second half. like we said before, on the PGA tour we still have the U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship, Players Championship, and the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Needless to say, there are going to be plenty of opportunities for players to get big wins, and make a run at the player of the year. It should be fun to watch.