Jul 20, 2014

Predicting The Winner At The Open Championship

The Open Championship is one of my favorite majors to watch. I love the fact they switch the venue around every year (Royal Liverpool, at Hoylake this year). The unpredictability of the weather and the way it can affect a golfer both mentally and the golf ball. Links golf something we don't have much here in Canada but the fact it requires so much skill in and around the greens plus the mental stamina of a ninja warrior.

Predicting who's going to win the Open Championship is so intriguingly hard. With course knowledge and Open Championship experience going a long way, predicting the eventual winner can be a daunting task. This year the course played so different from 2006 when Tiger Woods won at a score of -18. Check out the photo comparison of #18 from the two years.

When I choose what Fantasy Golf Pools I'm going to dabble in for the Open Championship it's like picking the best casino games at your local casino, it's more about playing a hunch. So the players that I chose for my various games has been pretty good. I've got front runner Rory McIlroy in most of my matches but I've throw in a few other good picks like Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Shane Lowry. I was disappointed with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Mikko Ilonen but like I said earlier it's tough predicting.

So who's going to come out the winner today? No golfer has ever lost a lead of 6 shots going into the final round of the Open Championship so if you were a betting man Rory should be able to finish it off, right? I think he will but I'll predict a playoff win over Rickie Fowler. Enjoy your Sunday.


1 comment:

Mike Smith said...

A Rory vs Fowler playoff would have been amazing. Hopefully we will see that soon.