These Are the Top 3 Young Golfers to Watch in 2018

Written by Kevin Oldroyd on 2017-09-20 at 11:12
young golfers to watch in 2018 Each of these men have a real shot at winning a major championship in 2018 (photo: businessinsider.com)
With the 2017 PGA Tour now complete, now is the perfect time to take a look at some of the best young golfers to watch in 2018.

The talent in professional golf nowadays is at a higher level than ever before. There are many players under the age of 30 that are finding tremendous success, and many more likely to make their way into big tournaments in the next couple of years.

In this article we’ll take a look at a few young golfers to watch in 2018, and discuss each of their odds to win upcoming tournaments scheduled for next year.

Jordan Spieth


24 year old Jordan Spieth is without a doubt one of the best golfers in the world right now. Since turning professional in 2012, he’s won 3 major championships including an incredible win at the Open Championship this year.

Spieth is one of the highest paid golfers playing right now. He's showing no signs of slowing down with 5 wins this year and will likely enter as one of the favorites for every single tournament taking place in 2018.

The 2018 US Masters is scheduled to take place on April 8th next year, and members of Paddy Power Sportsbook can already place their bet on the winner. At the moment, Spieth is listed as the betting favorite with odds of 7/1.

Rickie Fowler


Rickie Fowler might not be considered “young” compared to players like Jordan Spieth, but at just 28 years of age he’s still one of the younger players competing at a high level and is consistently rated as a betting favorite in tournaments by most online sportsbooks in the UK.


Fowler hasn’t won any major championships during his career, but he’s taken first place in a number of smaller tournaments and has placed high in a number of majors. 2014 was his most successful year, placing in the top five of each major championship.

With 7 top 5 major finishes now throughout his career, including one in 2017, Rickie seems to be entering into this playing prime. He’s without a doubt one of the best young golfers to watch in 2018 and holds odds of 21/1 to win the 2018 Masters.

Hideki Matsuyama


Japan’s top golfer is only 25 years of age and had one of the best years of his career in 2017. Hideki Matsuyama has recorded five PGA Tour wins throughout his four year career and is an eight-time Japan Golf Tour winner.

As we mentioned before, 2017 was one of the best years of Matsuyama’s career, which is a key reason why he’s considered by many golf betting experts to be one of the best young golfers to watch in 2018.

Hideki came extremely close to making UK gambling news by winning the US Open this year. Coming off the heels of that performance, he’s entering the 2018 Masters with odds of 18/1. Matsuyama seems to be improving every single year and is quickly becoming one of the most exciting golfers to watch.

These three players are without a doubt some of the best young golfers to watch in 2018, but a number of others have a great chance to steal the spotlight. To find a complete list of 2018 golf betting odds, make sure to head to Paddy Power Sportsbook and tell us who you think find the most success next year in the comment section below!
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