I ASKED MIRANDA at Even Par Round if she had any predictions for 2009. Making predictions is a risky business, especially in golf. I’m terrible. I just pick Tiger, even when he’s not playing.
But Miranda … well … she picked Angel Cabrera to win the 2007 U.S. Open. Seriously.
(Who else had Angel? Let’s see a show of hands. That’s what I thought.)
So I think you understand why I will forever idolize Miranda. Here are a few of her 2009 predictions (abbreviated):
• Sergio Garcia will fade and not do nearly as well as in 2008
• Michelle Wie won’t win
• Greg Norman will miss the cut at the Masters
• Padraig Harrington will disappoint in the majors
• Lorena Ochoa will slow down in the win department
“Most of these are negative predictions,” she wrote at her blog.
“I think it's easier to say what won't happen as opposed to what will. And besides, if I'm wrong, then it's good for golf.”
But she might also be right.
−The Armchair Golfer