Pete Alonso and the greatest rookie seasons in sports history

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso burst onto the major league scene with a record rookie season in 2019. Not only did the “Polar Bear” set the Mets single-season home run record with his 42nd homer on August 27, but he went on to break the MLB rookie record, as well, with his 53rd long ball on September 28. In honor of Alonso’s exceptional performance in his first season as a pro, here’s a look at five other athletes who achieved some of the best rookie seasons in sports history.

BMW Championship preview: Webb Simpson a longshot pick at Medinah

One of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour right now is Charlotte, North Carolina native and 2012 U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson, who has juicy odds of +2200 this week.

PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship preview

The PGA Tour regular season will conclude Sunday when a winner is crowned at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Originally named the Greater Greensboro Open, the tournament will afford the winner one last chance to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begins Aug. 8. Following last weekend’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, many of the top names in golf have chosen to sit out Wyndham, which leaves the door open for a newcomer to [...]

Why Jordan Spieth will win the U.S. Open

When it comes to the upcoming U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy dominate the conversation. But one man who has been making slow but steady moves during the 2019 PGA season is the best bet to win golf’s third major. Jordan Spieth has accomplished quite the turnaround in 2019. He has gone from a top-30 finish at best from January through April 7 to landing in the top 10 in his last [...]

Golf: Top 10 betting favorites at the U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson is the early favorite to win the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach this week. Here is a look at the updated top 10 betting favorites for the final round of the tournament. Justin Rose +175 Gary Woodland +200 Brooks Koepka +500 Rory McIlroy +1000 Louis Oosthuizen +1200 Chez Reavie +2500 Matt Kuchar +6600 Henrik Stenson +10000 Jon Rahm +10000 Chesson Hadley +10000

Best Prop Bets for the 2019 Masters

Players tee off in Round 1 at the 2019 Masters Tournament on Thursday. BetAmerica oddsmakers are offering wagering options for more than just head-to-head matchups and the Masters winner. Check out analysis and picks for four of the top prop bets you can find on BetAmerica. First-Round Leader Only four golfers offer odds of +2000 or less to lead after the first round: Rory McIlroy +1150, Dustin Johnson +1550, Justin Rose +1750, and Tiger Woods +2000. Of the four favorites, [...]

2018 PGA Championship Is Still About Tiger

by Alastair Bull For the final golf major of the year, the question for most punters is the same as it was for the previous two: what chance does Tiger Woods have? Well according to the oddsmakers, Woods has +1600 odds win the 2018 PGA Championship, making him one of the top-5 choices on the market. A win by Woods would be a fitting end given that this is the final time that this tournament will run at this point [...]