Canadian Graham DeLaet One Of Top Golfers To Watch In 2014 PGA Season

delaetThe golf betting community is putting a lot of faith, and potentially a lot of money behind Saskatchewan’s star golfer, Graham DeLaet. The Canadian is quickly becoming one of the breakout stars of the PGA, and experts predict the 2014 season will continue DeLaet’s strong finish to the 2013 season.

When DeLaet began the 2013 season, he was ranked 178th in the world, and few golf pros expected much of a breakthrough. But as the season went on, it became more apparent that 2013 would be a strong comeback year for the Canadian.

Sure enough, those predictions proved accurate. DeLaet finished in the top 10 within 7 professional tournaments throughout the year, including runner-up on one of the golf courses. He was invited to this season’s Masters Tournament, one of golf’s four biggest events, and also earned over $2.8 million by the end of the season.

As a result of the strong 2013, there were significant expectations riding on DeLaet heading into this season. Many golf bettors expect DeLaet will become a bigger Canadian golf sensation than Mike Weir, which based off the start to his 2014 season is not an exaggeration.

The Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego last weekend was the first event of the year for DeLaet, an event where he repeated his runner-up career high performance – though this time, he shared second place with four other players.

Despite falling short of a win by only one stroke, DeLaet played an incredible tournament of golf. He finished the final round with a 68 at 8 under par, falling short of only Scott Stallings, who played an incredible short game on the 18th hole to finish the day one stroke ahead of the pack.

DeLaet will be teeing off in Scottsdale Arizona today for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. While he trails the leaders by a wide margin before teeing off, DeLaet has proven himself as a safe contender for golf bettors to wager on winning any professional tournament. The PGA also acknowledged his abilities, citing the Canadian as one of the Top 30 golfers to watch in 2014.