Sergio Garcia Finally Gets His Major…Who Will Be Next?
Finally, Sergio Garcia won a major.
The ever elusive major, no more.
So now that the famous choke artist has got one, who will be the new Sergio?
Five names come to mind when golfers without majors comes up.
These five are my picks to win a major sooner than the rest.
Five PGA Golfers Who Might Win The Next Major
- Rickie Fowler: He does have The Players under his belt, but not a major. Fowler, 28, has been close many times. Including this years Masters, Fowler has seemed to come up just short at so many of the majors. The good news? There are three majors left this season that will give him a chance to win the title. I wouldn’t be surprised if he knocks a major off his bucket list soon
- Lee Westwood: Another top 10 at Augusta and he may be the closest thing we have to Sergio on tour today. Always seems to be there but can never get over the hill. The 43-year-old has 20 top 10 finishes in majors in his career. The door may be closing, but for the next couple of years, he has a great chance of capturing a major.
- Jon Rahm: One of the most surprising young golfers, only 22, on tour is lighting it up early in 2017. With a win already and a great performance at Augusta, many argue he is a top 10 golfer in the world right now. This young stud is great at putting and around the green, which is an obvious advantage at all tournaments, not just majors. If he can keep this play up, he may have a mantle full of majors before he is done.
- Hideki Matsuyama: Matsuyama is one of the best golfers on tour (minus his putting). He has been playing well lately, including a few great performances in recent majors. If he can pair his elite ball striking with a mediocre putting performance, he may claim a major before he is done.
- Thomas Pieters: The European not many people knew about stormed onto the scene last year at the Ryder Cup. He followed up that Ryder Cup performance with a T4 effort at Augusta and was turning heads all week. The 6’5” young stud is sure to dominate for years to come and I’m sure he will add one, if not multiple major trophies (or jackets) to his office.
One golfer I did not mention is Justin Thomas. It was a toss up between him and Pieters. I thought his dominating performance early this year made him a favorite for Augusta, but he didn’t have the best performance. You cant deny his golf talent though. If he strings it together for four straight rounds, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind he could get it done at a major.
Some may be sad that the Sergio scape goat is gone, but you got these guys now. Although, these guys might not be major-less for as long as Sergio.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?