The US OPEN has countless memories and a history that would rival that of our founding fathers!! Commencing on Fathers Day weekend it has a special place in the hearts of families across the country with eyes glued to the TV in anticipation of what might happen Sunday afternoon. Is it our greatest major? The debate rages on with competition from the Masters but one things for sure, there will be drama and an intriguing story that you wouldn’t believe real life could produce. (cue Casey Martin)
Since 1860 Olympic Club has been giving golfers fits with its narrow fairways and equally tough par 3’s. Watson & Whiting must have had some demonic tendencies to create such a behemoth of a course. Each green is well guarded with an abundance of bunkers if you are luck enough to get past the tree lined fairways even after eliminating m ore then 600 of then in renovations.
Will this year be the charm for Phil? He has 5 runner-ups (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009) which are the most in history of the US OPEN. Will we have a run away winner like Rory pulled last year? We here at Golfmoolah believe it will be a tight race with a lot of chalk at the top come Sunday afternoon…. possible playoff as guys will come back to the field rather then pull away.
-6 will win you the trophy, the Par 3 third hole at 247 yards & par 5 hole at 498 yards we feel will be a difference maker to set the tone of each round…..train wrecks will be common place here so keep your eyes peeled.
Below are our picks to hoist it high !!
Lee Westwood - This guy has been on fire and is due to break through in a major… he has gone back to the fade which is when he has been the most successful
Phil – With 5 runner ups, you would be crazy to think he didn’t have a chance this time around.. not to mention he plays his best when paired with Tiger…last time putting up a 64 at pebble on woods
Tiger – Rounding back into form, he is poised and angry which equals wins is his book.. if he can get past the first two days within 5 shots of the lead watch out cause he will blow past the leaders on Sunday as it would only be storybook in his saga
Dufner – his game fits the course nicely with a lot of fades on the first 7 holes not to mention his unflappable emotions down the stretch
Luke Donald – Playing well, number one in the world, hits a strait ball and has been in contention all year long
Stricker – With a short game that every tour player goes to for help, he will be a beast around the greens which is what Olympic demands
We would encourage anyone to comment on who they think will win & why…winner could get a gift in the mail !! Down the road people
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