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post #253 of 369
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Originally Posted by theworldengine View Post

Dufnahhhhh is the favorite imo. his driver is so dialed in rite now, hes the man to find fairways on Sunday.  Outside of Dufnahhhhhh its pretty wide open because they are all in striking distance and are all shaky with the putter.

 

I really like Stenson tomorrow. I just feel like all these top-3 finishes the last couple months have him ready for tomorrow and he can handle it. Played well down the stretch at Muirfield...just got outplayed by Phil. Let's not forget four years ago this guys was on top of some people's list as "Best Player not to have a major." He was ranked 3rd or 4th in the world before falling off the map.

post #254 of 369

Might be bad news for Furyk and Dufner tomorrow.....

 

In the last 12 major championships, only 3 times has the winner come from the final group.......and in two of those instances it was Rory McIlroy who was lapping the field. The other instance was Darren Clarke at the 2011 Open Championship.

 

In fact, 3 of the last 4 major champions came from guys at least 3 groups deep. Mickelson was in the 6th to last pairing, Els in the third to last and Rose in the third to last.

 

Guys can't handle the pressure anymore in golf. That's why when a guy like Westwood wins one (rather if he wins one), it will be the backdoor way of finishing early and holding on.
 

post #255 of 369
I agree with Chris P and Chilli Dipper - my money is on Stenson, he's been in the mix and is a strong contender.
post #256 of 369
I still like Scott.
post #257 of 369

Scott has the best shot since Stevie seems to know those greens really well.  He gave him a perfect read on 18. 

 

Stenson is a wildcard in my opinion, we'll see how he handles pressure tomorrow.  Would like to see Rory give it a run and if Furyk can hold on I'll be rooting for him.   

post #258 of 369
Please........anyone but Furyk.
If ever there was a player to make young people think golf is uncool it's him.
If he was the face of golf we'd be doomed.
post #259 of 369
No one mentioning Blixt I see. Wait, I already did in the prediction thread - called him at -8.

*pats self on back*
post #260 of 369

Matt Kucher hurt me.  He was my pick.  You cut me deep Kuch.

 

 

post #261 of 369
Rory or Westwood hopefully!
Edited by saturday - 8/11/13 at 7:59am
post #262 of 369
So is -9 the winning number today?
post #263 of 369
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Originally Posted by Infamous 273 View Post

No one mentioning Blixt I see. Wait, I already did in the prediction thread - called him at -8.

*pats self on back*

 

Good job. Blixt is the Shaun MIcheel of this PGA. I'd rather see a guy like Dufner break through or Furyk get his 2nd major, but you never know. Depends how he handles the pressure. Sometimes these guys with nothing to lose play a little looser than the others.

 

As for the winning number, I'll go with -8. I think Rory needs at least a 65. Greens should firm up a little more and pars will be tough to come by from the 7th hole on.

post #264 of 369
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Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

Please........anyone but Furyk.
If ever there was a player to make young people think golf is uncool it's him.
If he was the face of golf we'd be doomed.

hahaha. I get what you're saying...he kind of gives off the uncool vibe, but as a fairly young person myself I don't mind Furyk at all. In all honesty though I don't really enjoy watching his swing, I'd rather see Duff, Adam Scott, or Rory get the win today.

 

I'm still sticking with Adam.  

post #265 of 369
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Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post

 

Good job. Blixt is the Shaun MIcheel of this PGA. I'd rather see a guy like Dufner break through or Furyk get his 2nd major, but you never know. Depends how he handles the pressure. Sometimes these guys with nothing to lose play a little looser than the others.

 

As for the winning number, I'll go with -8. I think Rory needs at least a 65. Greens should firm up a little more and pars will be tough to come by from the 7th hole on.

 

Jonas Blixt has two tour wins to his credit, and is ranked inside the world's top 50. He's a bit better off now than Micheel was before the 2003 PGA, although still the spoiler in comparison to the names around him on the leaderboard.

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post #267 of 369

no love for Stricker? with the way he putts and his short game, i think he's got as good a shot as Scott, Blixt, or Rory.

 

picked Dufner at 33/1 on Wednesday, so that's my guy for the afternoon.

post #268 of 369
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Originally Posted by Elrey Desol View Post

no love for Stricker? with the way he putts and his short game, i think he's got as good a shot as Scott, Blixt, or Rory.

 

picked Dufner at 33/1 on Wednesday, so that's my guy for the afternoon.

 

I got Stenson at 22-1 and put 10 bucks on him earlier this week. Sad thing is I kinda would rather see Duf win because I like the guy.

 

As for Stricker, that second hole at Merion still sticks out in the back of my mind. Just don't know if he can handle major pressure. One of those things where I'll believe it when I see it. I said the same thing about Rose at the Open and he finally came through.

post #269 of 369

Course not playing too hard today. Lots of good scores. A really low score is out there for sure. GMac already -4 through 8.

post #270 of 369

Did anyone see Chris Kirk get hosed on #5?  I really like how the course has played- with it being long, soft with thick rough (that has 3 different cuts), it seems to have given a chance for the players striking the ball well and putting well a chance to score, while making it hard for those who are off line.  The one thing I am not a big fan off most of the time is shaved banks where a ball can go from being on a green to rolling into the water.

 

For those that missed it on TNT- Kirk's second shot landed over the water near the front of the green, but rolled back into the water.  After dropping back in the fairway, his fourth one hopped into the flag stick and again rolled back in the water.  His 6th then missed the flag stick by a few inches, ending up about a foot from the hole.  So a 7 with a single mediocre shot, two great ones and two penalty strokes

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