Predictions – U.S. Open Style

Alright, I’ll make this quick and easy – it is SO hard to pick a winner of a golf tournament.   It’s especially hard to pick a Major winner.

But, here are my attempts:

  1. Rory: he’s got the length and accuracy – can hit his 3-wood where others are hitting drivers.  The question to me lies in that new putter – will he have the confidence with it to make the clutch putts throughout the week?
  2. Sergio: GREAT ball striker, phenomenal with long irons – which he should need a few of this week.  He now knows he can win a Major, so the self-doubt is gone.  Again, can he get that 2nd right away?  He’ll have to be clutch with the short game.
  3. DJ : He’s on fire in this tournament with a victory last year and a runner up in 2015.  He’s longer than anyone. And he’s cooler than the other side of the pillow.  He just had his second baby – maybe he’ll add his second major.
  4. Justin Rose: Coming off a great season last year and a strong performance at Augusta.  He’s long and accurate off the tee, and he’s got a stellar short game.  He’s typically very steady which will suit him well in this marathon of a tournament.
  5. Jason Day: It’s hard not to like this guy.  He’s got game.  He’s got length.  And he’s always in contention.

But!  The last 6 majors have been won by a first time winner.  So that list looks like this:

  1. Rickie Fowler
  2. Tomas Pieters
  3. Justin Thomas
  4. Hideki Matsuyama
  5. Patrick Reed

But, I don’t get to pick 10 guys.  I only get 1.  And that one guy is Rory.  The course suits him, he’s rested, and he’s ready.

Who’s your pick?

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