Jason Vinlove – USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tony Finau
Patrick Reed’s win at the Masters continued a run we’ve seen recently in majors. Players from outside the group of elite favorites have been breaking through to claim golf’s most prestigious titles.
Reed’s victory meant that six of the last seven major winners entered the week at +3000 or higher. Jordan Spieth’s win at the 2017 Open Championship was the lone exception over that span.
After a stretch of three U.S. Open winners in four years being shorter than +2500 with Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson claiming victories, Brooks Koepka brought it back to the mid-tier range by claiming the title last year at +4000.
During the majors, this range is a spot I like to target because you can find golfers who have the talent to win in a stacked field.