Anyone interested in an ongoing discussion of this weekend’s festivities? (Wasn’t too much interest in my previous “Will Tiger do it?” thread.)
Predictions for a winner/winning score?
What do you think about holding it at Torrey Pines? Personally, I don’t think they should hold the Open at a course that the pros already play every year. I know they’ll tweak the rough and push the tees back, and conditions will be different in June than they are in Jan/Feb, but the guys still know every inch of these greens.
Moreover, TP is a NIGHTMARE for huge crowds. I’m waiting to hear of someone toppling into a canyon trying to follow Tiger/Mick/Scott.
The one fun thing is the proposals to switch up at least 3 holes throughout the weekend.
Here’s my bold prediction - whoever is leading at the end of today, is not going to win it!
I love the way they have set up the pairings. It will make for great viewing on TV and on the course Friday and Saturday (not that I will get to watch much). I also like that it is set to be in Prime Time on the East Coast over the weekend.
Sergio Garcia is going to win this year. Guaranteed. Why? Because I was in Vegas last week and wanted to put $100 on Garcia to win. This would have yielded a $2,200 profit if he won…and if I remembered to put in the bet prior to leaving. But I forgot. So he’ll win.
Well yeah, but the cut allows in everyone within 10 strokes.
If the 2d round leader stays at -3, then everyone up to +7 is in - right now some 110 players.
But if one of the guys who is 1, 2, 3 under goes down to -5 or -6, it drops the number of weekend warriors to 72 or 55 respectively.
Not impressed. Neil Lancaster shot 29 not once, but twice in the US Open. Hell, even Vijay Singh has done it.
I think the wayward drive at 1, which was going to result in a second straight blow up on that hole gave him the needed kick in the pants. Tiger when he’s focused is not someone you want to see on the golf course if you are a competitor, and that’s who was playing holes 2 - 9. :eek: