Golf: 5 Bold Predictions for 2022

Published 01/02/2022, 9:30 AM EST
NAPLES, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 20: Nelly Korda reacts to her tee shot on the third tee during the third round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf on November 20, 2021 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)


The Golf of 2021 was full of unpredictable events, from Phil’s winning the PGA Championship to Xander Schaufele’s Olympic gold. As the new season is just around the corner, golfers are ready to make this year count.

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The DP World Tour season starts from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. As a result, an enthralling golf season awaits us.

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Top 5 Golf prediction for 2022

Rory McIlroy will win the Master’s tournament:

Oct 17, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Rory McIlroy celebrates after winning the CJ Cup golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Rory, who had just won 2 tournaments in 2021, looked to gather momentum at the end of the year after the horror of a Ryder cup in Wisconsin. He won the CJ Cup in October last year, which helped him to gain his confidence. Rory, with his immaculate long and short game, is the favorite to win the Masters 2022.

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Nelly Korda will win another major:

Nelly Korda won her first major championship, PGA Championship in 2021 along with the Olympic Gold in the Tokyo Olympics. She won four titles on the LPGA Tour and had the best year of her life. As a result, she achieved the feat of becoming world number one.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Women’s Individual – Medal Ceremony – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 7, 2021. Gold medalist Nelly Korda of the United States bites her medal. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Nelly is the favorite female golfer to win a major championship in the 2022 season.

Tigers will play again:

Tiger Woods presumably made one of the most miraculous comebacks in professional golf after meeting an accident in February 2021. He damaged his left leg and was out for approximately 10 months. He played the 2021 PNC Championship with his son Charlie Woods.

Dec 17, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Tiger Woods walks off the fourth tee during a pro-am round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger played exceptional golf and looked better than ever. We can expect to make a strong comeback to the golf circuit in 2022.

Brooks Koepka will win another major:

Brooks Koepka won just once in the year 2021 in the form of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Koepka suffered a wrist injury, which eventually ended up him withdrawing from the Tour Championship. He played well in the Ryder Cup as well as in the Hero World Challenge. Brooks is a four-time major championship winner. He’s been a long hitter and is one of the players to look out for and favorite to win a major in 2022.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Team USA’s Brooks Koepka reacts after holing his putt on the 10th green to win the hole during the Four-balls REUTERS/Mike Segar

Lydia KO will win big in 2022:

Lydia Ko had a somewhat subdued 2021. She won just once in 2021, which was the LOTTE Championship. However, she had 11 top 10’s in the year and also won the Olympic bronze at Tokyo Olympics.

Lydia Ko drives during the fourth round at Vancouver Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Ko is one of the favorites to win big in 2022. She holds the record for becoming the youngest player to win two major championships.

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Will Tiger resume full-time?

Tiger Woods played the 2021 PNC Championship with his son, Charlie Woods. Tiger showed no signs of being away from the game as he birdied the first two holes of his starting round. The father-son duo came agonizingly close to winning the championship but had to settle for the second position.

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Tiger Woods suffered an injury to his right leg after his accident. Although, Tiger’s game looks to be good, can he play 18 holes for 4 rounds?

What will 2022 hold for Tiger Woods?

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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