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Rory Mcilroy -4

Jimmy Walker -2

Charl Schwartzel -2

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Zach Johnson      -2

Webb Simpson     E

Jimmy Walker     +1

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People not reading the rules completely are making it easy for the eventual winner, I'm not worried cause they wont bother reading this either.:-P

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People not reading the rules completely are making it easy for the eventual winner, I'm not worried cause they wont bother reading this either.:-P

been thinking the same thing lol

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People not reading the rules completely are making it easy for the eventual winner, I'm not worried cause they wont bother reading this either.:-P

 

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been thinking the same thing lol

 

I'm thinking next time I will wait and enter just before the start so I can cherry pick the number 2 and 3 spots.

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People not reading the rules completely are making it easy for the eventual winner, I'm not worried cause they wont bother reading this either.b2_tongue.gif
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been thinking the same thing lol

I'm thinking next time I will wait and enter just before the start so I can cherry pick the number 2 and 3 spots.

Possibly the best tactic. Of course you would have to spend a little time making a spreadsheet. I might be to lazy for that.
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Possibly the best tactic. Of course you would have to spend a little time making a spreadsheet. I might be to lazy for that.


I'm even more "lazy" than you are because I barely looked back to see who had been picked at all and barely read the rules.

 

I assume the first person that picks the correct winner and the correct score (or closest to it) wins. If that is correct the odds are that the winner is going to come from somebody's first pick.

 

If the optimum scores are already taken by the time the guy that waits until the last minute picks then he is probably less likely to win than the guy that picked first, who had his choice of both the winner and the score.

 

If a dark horse wins then the waiting strategy would pay off...But that's not worth the gamble.

post #80 of 213

Jason Dufner even

Rory Mcilroy even

Phil Mickelson even

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I'm thinking next time I will wait and enter just before the start so I can cherry pick the number 2 and 3 spots.

 

I don't think we've ever had to rely on a second pick, let alone a third.

 

So… good luck with that strategy. It's bound to happen eventually, I suppose. But if you're relying on that to happen, you should just pick a no-name guy with your first pick.

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I assume the first person that picks the correct winner and the correct score (or closest to it) wins. If that is correct the odds are that the winner is going to come from somebody's first pick.

 

 

Yes that is correct. Every winner (this is our 10th prediction contest) has come from someone's first pick.

post #83 of 213
Matt Kuchar -2
Bill Haas -1
Padraig Harrington +1
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bubby watson  - 8

matt kuchar -6

webb simpson -4

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Matt Kuchar -2
Bill Haas -1
Padraig Harrington +1

:( 

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Why the sad face?
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Why the sad face?

Paddy did not qualify for the US Open for the first time in 15 years. 

post #88 of 213
Damn, I had no idea. I never would have even thought to check for him not being qualified for it.
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Damn, I had no idea. I never would have even thought to check for him not being qualified for it.

 

Since it's your 3rd pick, it's not a big deal

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Damn, I had no idea. I never would have even thought to check for him not being qualified for it.

That's alright, like the website owners said, there has never been a 2nd or 3rd choice winner out of 10 contests. So cross your fingers for Matt Kuchar ;-)

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