Golf has become one of the most popular sports in the world and its popularity continues to rise in popularity as more people get to watch it on TV and through social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. But what are the top 10 golfers going to be in 2022? Well, here’s my guess on who the top 10 golfers will be in 2022.
1. Jon Rahm (Spain)
This golfer is currently ranked number 1 in the world. In addition, he won the 2021 United States Open, becoming the very first person from Spain to do so. Having won the Ohio Memorial Tournament in 2020, he is at a pivotal age in his career. The World Golf Match Play may be the perfect occasion for him to continue on this path.
2. Collin Morikawa (USA)
Collin Morikawa is the number two ranked golfer in the world. He usually plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. His accomplishments on the PGA Tour include 5 victories, 22 consecutive cuts, and being the first American to win the Race to Dubai on the European Tour.
Being 25 years old, he still has a lot of potential in the coming years. He has been performing well so far this year.
3. Viktor Hovland (Norway)
In addition to winning the Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2020 and 2021, and the US Amateur in 2018, he was a pioneer in his country of Norwegian origin after he became the first to win the Puerto Rico Open in 2020. Another one who hopes to maintain his performance in 2022 is he.
4. Patrick Cantlay (USA)
William Cantlay has been number one in the World Amateur Golf Rankings for 55 weeks. He won 6 times on the PGA Tour, as well as the FedEx Cup. In addition, he won a place on the United States team for the 2011 Walker Cup, where he achieved a 2-1-1 record.
5. Scottie Scheffler (USA)
This American golfer is a currently active player on the PGA Tour. He made his mark in 2022, making him a revelation. Likewise, on his recent tour, he was victorious in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Phoenix Open, both of which were hosted in the United States. He is another player we must keep an eye on.
6. Cameron Smith (Australia)
Australian in origin, in 2022 he received his consecration at The Players, in a tournament where he was exposed to various changes in weather that did not affect his performance. Nonetheless, he was familiar with overcoming difficulties and achieved a historic victory. He has won the PGA Tour five times, and has been runner-up at the 2020 Masters Tournament. In addition, his current level allows him to have a great future.
7. Justin Thomas (USA)
He is a PGA Tour golfer who was number one in the world. He reached 5 of the PGA Tours in 2017, including the PGA Championship. Moreover, he won the FedEx Cup. This year, it will try to regain its glory, although it may not happen in the near future.
8. Rory Mcllroy (Northern Ireland)
In short, at the age of 32, he is one of the most experienced members on this list. He was #1 in the world rankings for 95 weeks, as well as being in the top 10 for 300 weeks. He has a great record. There are 4 wins in major tournaments: the United States Open (2011), the British Open (2014), and the PGA Championships of 2012 and 2014. There are 20 wins on the PGA Tour, something worth highlighting. It will be his aim to recapture the position he once held.
9. Xander Schauffele (USA)
Schauffele is a professional golfer from the US, who competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, winning the gold medal in the golf tournament. Like most newcomers, he was the first rookie to win the Tour Championship at the age of 28. Considering his progress so far, it can be said that he has found his sweet spot.
10. Sam Burns (USA)
Last but not least, Sam Burns recently won the Valspar Championship title. At 25 years old, Burns had only two titles as a professional, both in 2020. Currently, he isn’t one of the best golfers in the world, but he has the most potential among all the golfers on this list.