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Will Sergio Garcia Win the 2007 Open?


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  1. 1. Will Sergio Garcia win the 2007 Open Championship?

    • Yes - He'll be in or near the lead the entire weekend.
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    • Yes - But he's going to cut it close and have to get lucky.
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    • No - But he'll finish in the top 10.
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    • No - He's going to completely and utterly collapse.
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I vote no. He made everything he looked at today and hit a lot of shots close. Neither of those can continue at quite the same torrid pace. He's still mentally lacking.

I predicted -6 would WIN this year, but I'm still thinking the weather will not be so nice at least one of these days to balloon some scores. 55 degrees is nothing - I mean some real wind and a little rain.
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I also went with no, but top 10. Consistancy almost always wins the majors and Sergio is very streaky. I'd guess he'll shoot low-mid 70's Fri and Sat then and then around 67-68 on Sunday. If he can follow-up with another great round tomorrow then all bets are off.

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IF he can keep putting like he did today. hes not gonna lose. Hes gonna have problems being paired in the afternoon but i think he can hold everyone else off and keep playing good golf.
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I don't think he will. I don't have enough confidence in his putting. He's a great ball striker though.

Sergio + Tiger in the final pairing = great action...
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He's been known for how bad a putter he is. And, well, now he's putting great! If his putter stays hot, I think he's got a chance!
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I gave him the benefit of the doubt and said he would finish in the top 10. I actually believe that he will have a complete melt down finish out of the top 10.
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The Golf Channel gave a stat saying that only one first round leader in Open history has gone on to win; I find this hard to believe given how old the tournament is. If it is accurate (or I heard correctly) then the cards are stacked against him. I personally wouldn't mind seeing him get the monkey off his back.
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I've been on record as saying I think he'll win a British within the next several years. To me this is his best chance at a major, by far. I picked him as 4th best option this week so after today, I certainly think he can win. Will he? I kinda hope so... but I say he finishes 3rd after a final round where he makes absolutely nothing on the greens. Hard not to predict his putting to fall apart until he actually proves he can putt when it really matters.
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I knew right out of the gate he would play well opening round.. he's due for a decent showing and i dont think he will completely fade out. Granted, he's streaky.. and his putting comes and goes like a prostitute. No one knows if the putter just got hot for a day, and come saturday he'll go back to missing everything outside 4 feet.. or he's got it for the remainder of the week. we'll see.

Off topic, does anyone else think Bobby Clampets anouncing is incredibly annoying?
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Sergio Garcia is a media sweetheart for some reason that is completely beyond me. He may have flashes of great golf, but he will never be remember as one of the greats.

However I might be biased. The mere sight of him makes me want to vomit.
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