10 Golfers We Want to See Win Again in 2022
Professional golf is an unforgiving environment that continues to evolve and progress, where new threats are presented to the established names each season, making winning an increasingly difficult challenge.
While great riches are available to those who finish high consistently in events, crossing that line and etching your name on a trophy is the ultimate for any golfer; it's how they become remembered, it's the most meaningful mark of success.
Ultimately, with so many impressive players on tour, not everyone can win, but there are several notable figures who really could do with a victory in 2022.
We take a closer look at stars who didn't win last year - but who we'd love to see triumph once again.
The man for the grandest stages, the former Open champion had the opportunity to claim three majors in 2021, with the South African contending in the PGA, the US Open and the 149th championship at Royal St George's. Incredibly, the 39-year-old hasn't won since he triumphed on home soil in late 2018.
It's about time that changed - and don't be shocked if it happens in the 150th Open at St Andrews.
Losing in two playoffs last season, the young Chilean came close to winning again in 2021, but his success in the 2019 Greenbrier remains his solitary title on the PGA Tour. That saw him represent the International side in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne, but he is presently well outside the automatic qualifiers for the 2022 edition.
The 23-year-old possesses immense ability, with surely more celebratory moments to come.
The former college star made instant headlines on the PGA Tour when he denied Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa at the 3M Open, before finishing runner-up in the US Open at Winged Foot. However, since then it has been a struggle, with the 22-year-old describing the mental health battles that he has faced. Exciting to watch and hugely talented, there is more than enough time for Wolff to achieve what his early promise suggested.
Not winning since the 2019 Nedbank Challenge, the popular Englishman has seen his world ranking plummet to 43rd. However, there is no question that the 31-year-old remains capable of recapturing those past glories, with the former runner-up especially looking towards the 150th Open at the Old Course, his favourite layout on the planet.
Two victories on home soil to end 2020 suggested that great things were ahead for the South African, but that didn't materialise as he sought a breakthrough in the United States. Nonetheless, he remains a contender, with a potential Presidents Cup debut on the cards later this year.
The 25-year-old almost secured the Women's Open for a second time last August, finishing second at Carnoustie, but the English star hasn't tasted an individual victory since the Portland Classic in September 2020. That needs to be corrected - and there is a strong chance it could happen in the coming months.
Also, count on her to contend again in the Women's Open at Muirfield later this summer.
The likeable Scot is a fierce competitor and doesn't believe there are boundaries to what he can achieve in the game, but turning impressive performances into winning ones would be the first step to fulfilling his rich potential. His November 2020 triumph at Aphrodite Hills was the start, and lucrative finishes at both the Masters and Open underline the possibilities ahead for the left-hander.
To call the Frenchman enigmatic would be an understatement, but this intriguing player continues to fascinate the golf fans who were captivated by his Ryder Cup heroics in 2014. Still only 31, the best days of his career may yet be to come. There is no doubt that the ability is there - it's just whether that can be translated into winning form. But it would be quite a story.
It's scarcely believable that the German hasn't won since he ran away with the US Open at Pinehurst eight years ago, but that's the reality, despite several squandered opportunities since. Still only 37, Kaymer has shown flashes of impressive form since the pandemic began and it's certainly not too late for him to recapture what made him a two-time major champion.
The German's remarkable Women's Open victory at Royal Troon in 2020 was one of the most fairytale triumphs in recent memory, but she hasn't managed to replicate that achievement elsewhere, albeit being part of Europe's successful Solheim Cup team last September.
It would be further validation should the 29-year-old claim an LPGA or LET win in 2022.
So, there you have it, ten golfers we would love to see win again this year. Let us know who you're most backing to triumph on tour!
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