2024 is just a few days away. As always, every year comes with expectations, as every golfer wishes that their extensive training and dedication will finally pay off. The golf community knows the 2024 season may be the most competitive yet. Although we don’t have the power to predict the future accurately, we can read the signs from what we have witnessed this year and predict who we could see have a successful 2024.
Who to Watch Out For in 2024
LIV Golf’s Talor Gooch has had a solid 2023, scooping three titles on the cash-stacked tour and finishing the season as the highest earner. Gooch’s three wins were at Adelaide, Singapore, and Andalucia, and he also scooped the tour’s individual title. He earned around $36 million, and it will be interesting to witness his exploits come 2024.
Viktor Hovland has ended the year atop the PGA TOUR money list, grossing $37.1 million from tournament winnings, the FedExCup, and the Player Impact Program. Hovland’s 2023 victories include the Memorial Tournament, BMW Championship, and the Tour Championship, which saw him crowned the FedEx Champion. With such a successful 2023, he will be a player to watch out for in 2024.
Jon Rahm’s switch from the PGA TOUR to the LIV Golf League is currently one of the most talked about pieces of news in the world of sport. Whatever the Spaniard touches seems to turn to gold, and 2023 has been no different. Rahm has scooped four titles this year – the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The American Express, the Genesis Invitational, and the Masters. All eyes await what he will accomplish in the Saudi-backed league next year.
In women’s golf, Lilia Vu has experienced a spectacular 2023. She has won four titles out of 19 events, leading the LPGA official money list at $3.5 million. Vu notably scooped two major titles this year – the Chevron Championship and AIG Women’s Open. Other wins include the Honda LPGA Thailand and The Annika, and she will be seeking to keep up her form in 2024.
Cameron Smith will be another LIV Golf player to watch out for in 2024. The Australian golfer won two events on the tour this year – London and Bedminster, before finishing second in the individual race behind Talor Gooch. Smith was also runner-up in the money list, grossing $23.2 million, and he will undoubtedly be keen to defend his titles in the new year.