Tiger, Phil, Poulter (!?) Your predictions for the Open Championship
As of Monday, the oddsmakers
have Tiger as the Open favorite at 8/1, followed by Rory McIlroy (10/1) and Lee Westwood (12/1). In the Open Championship forum
on our sister site, GolfWRX.com, those names are getting a lot of attention, but so are some other, longer shots: Phil Mickelson (25/1), for one.
I really think Phil will either win or have another t-10 this year. I think he has found a new found love for playing links courses the last couple of years. I really want to see him pull off the career major slam b/f he retires
But he's hedging his bets on a 30/1 Rickie Fowler (left).
If the weather is going to horrible (like it is expected), I think Rickie might have a great chance. His third round at St. George's last year was arguably one of the best bad weather rounds in a major in recent years.
Surprisingly, Ian Poulter (40/1) and Ben Curtis (80/1), are also getting some attention. Most clairvoyant post:
I will say Ian Poulter wins in a driving rain storm and 30 mph winds
(Though Rustynuts says, "If Poulter wins I will be annoyed. I wasted 4 days watching! Can't stand him.")
"You heard it here first, Ben Curtis will contend," says zack175. "But I like Tiger or [Martin] Kaymer for the win."
Hear, hear, says tw18majors: "Picked Martin Kaymer to win at the start of the year and I'm sticking to it. Rounding into form nicely these last couple of weeks..."
Given all the talk of high rough and brutal weather, some like a straight shooter:
I see a straight hitter lifting the claret jug come Sunday. Garcia, Kaymer, Molinari, Z. Johnson, Furyk and Westwood come to mind...
And speaking for many of his fellow posters, rustyputterguy
mentions the not-oft-mentioned World No. 1 (15/1).
I would love to see Luke actually show up and contend this week.
Can we get an "Amen" ?
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