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Top 10 Decade-Defining Moments in Golf

Dec 18, 2019

Since the year 2010, a lot has happened in the golfing world. There has been no lack of controversies, we have lost golf legends, major upsets have been caused, and other stories to tell. But what have been the most decade-defining moments in the sport? For lovers of Betway golf betting, it has been a decade of surprises.

#10. Medina Miracle

Golf enthusiasts are well aware of what took place in Medina. History was made as the biggest comeback in the history of golf was witnessed. Who in their right senses would have imagined team Europe would win the trophy after trailing 10-4 with only 2 fourball matches remaining? How the European team schemed the win remains a mystery.

#9. Seve Ballesteros passed away

The golf world lost a legend in the former Ryder Cup and European Cup maestro; Seve Ballesteros. The Spaniard died in May 2011 aged 54, having won 5 Majors and 50 European tour titles.

#8. Rory Mcllroy won his first Major

At only 21, Rory won the US Open held at Congressional. This was after coming so close to winning the 2011 Masters before capitulating even after taking a big lead. The Northern Irishman went on to win 3 more Majors in 2012 (USPGA), 2014 (USPGA and Open).

#7. Dustin Johnson finally broke the jinx

The standout player of the decade finally got his hands on his first Major after losing agonizingly in previous editions. He won the US Open at Oakmont after near misses in the 2015 US Open and the 2010 USPGA.

#6. The King Palmer died

The golf world lost another legend. Arnold Palmer will be remembered for his contribution in the sport, where he had won 7 Majors and had 62 PGA Tour titles to his belt. Alongside Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, Arnold formed the “Big Three”.

#5. Tiger Woods Shock Press Conference

What a way to begin the decade! Tiger Woods admitted to a series of extra marital affairs in a press conference watched by millions of people around the world. There was no stopping ‘The Tiger’ as he has gone on to find his way back into the golf top pages.

#.4 Sergio Garcia won the Masters

The Spaniard unleashed the ghosts of Seve Ballesteros by winning the Masters in 2017, after beating Justin Rose in Seve’s 60th birthday. He continues to be one of Betway top picks for major golf events.

#3. Suzann Pettersen win at Gleneagles

Straight off maternity leave, Suzann was selected by Catriona Matthew for the 2019 Solheim Cup. She won the winning point where she would proceed to do with a putt on the very last. That was how she retired a happy golfer.

#2. Shane Lowry won a Championship for Ireland

The Open Championship was held at the Royal Portrush in 2019 since the last edition took place in 1951. All eyes were on Rory Mcllroy but it was Shane Lowry who stole the show to win by 6 strokes on the final day.

#1. Tiger Woods won The Masters 

Tiger Woods started the decade on a sour note following stories of drug addiction, infidelity, and injuries. He would end it on a high after winning the coveted Masters in 2019. What a turn-around it was for the veteran!