Our Writer’s U.S. Open Predictions

Our Writer’s U.S. Open Predictions

The U.S Open starts today at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, a course that is considered “short.” Now, anybody who tells you that they have a good idea who will win a professional golf tournament is either out of their minds or full of you know what. But it’s still fun to guess. Here are some of my predictions.

WINNER
Dustin Johnson. He has been a model of consistency and it’s his time to win a major.

DARK HORSE
Ricky Fowler. Not only do I love his getups but he’s got the talent and it’s just a matter of time before he takes a major.

VERY DARK HORSE
KJ Choi. Current odds have him at 150 to 1. Keep an eye on him and if you have $10 to burn…

MODERATELY OVERRATED
Bubba Watson. He is not a good short game player which does not bode well on this course.

VERY OVERRATED
Graeme McDowell. He’s missed the cut in two out of his last three tournaments including The Masters. Can’t see him straightening himself out in this spot.

WHERE WILL TIGER WOODS FINISH?
In the top five. He played poorly in the Memorial Tournament so look for him to bounce back—big time.

WHAT ABOUT ALL THE OTHER FAVORITES LIKE MATT KUCHAR, RORY MCILROY, ADAM SCOTT AND PHIL MICKELSON?
Somebody has to win and being that all of these “favorites” are great golfers, it shouldn’t surprise anybody if they play well.

WILL THE WINNER BE UNDER PAR?
Way under. Perhaps record-breaking. The course appears that soft.

THE FORECAST IS CALLING FOR RAIN. WILL THAT MATTER?
Nope. This is the U.S. Open—not the Kentucky Derby.

Marc Roberts is a golf aficionado and was an all-county golfer in high school.

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