Wednesday, June 11

2008 U.S. Open: Who Won't Win

Defending champ Cabrera

FIRST OF ALL, AN APOLOGY. I'm not usually a negative guy, but it's just too hard to pick a major winner. Last year at Oakmont I picked Tiger and he lost by a shot. I was crushed. (OK, not really.)

Anyway, this year I thought I'd try something different. I'm picking the losers. I don't like it any more than you do, but I don't know what else to do.

As for Tiger, I'm just not seeing it. The knee, the layoff, Torrey on steroids, U.S. Open rough − I think it's too much to overcome, even for Tiger Woods.

Not Winning List

Tiger Woods
Angel Cabrera
Trevor Immelman
Sergio Garcia
Adam Scott
Ernie Els
Colin Montgomerie
Retief Goosen
Zach Johnson
Ian Poulter
Anyone Who Went Through
a Qualifier
Any Amateur
Gene Sarazen (Bobbio)

Might Win List

Phil Mickelson
Jim Furyk
Stephen Ames
Justin Leonard
Anthony Kim
Aaron Baddeley
Mike Weir
Padraig Harrington
Justin Rose
Andres Romero
Geoff Ogilvy
Vijay Singh
Random Guy

No heavy analysis or stats. All from my gut. Chime in. It's U.S. Open Eve, and I don't want to be wrong by myself.

−The Armchair Golfer


Average Golfer said...

Gene Sarazen won't win.

The Armchair Golfer said...

You've got your neck pretty far out on that one, Bobbio, but OK. :)

Anonymous said...

This is just a hunch and I'll probably live to eat my words but I think the winning score will be somewhere around -5. I also think that Luke Donald and Justin Rose are two players that bear watching. We shall see.

Tom Blogical said...

"I find your lack of faith disturbing."

Darth Vader is Tiger's new spokesman.

I'll go with Stricker, Furyk, Weekley, Flesch, Cink, Mickelson, Casey and Chad Campbell being the big names in contention.

I'll be pulling for Ben Curtis, since he grew up 10 miles from where I live now.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm, seems as if the nay sayers need to eat their 5 irons.... Tiger, though gimpy did it again.....

Keep hope alive...

Also noteworthy was Rocco Mediate whom no one thought was a contender. He almost took it to Tiger....awesome golf tournament

The Armchair Golfer said...

Yep, I was wrong. I can't think of anyone who is a tougher competitor (in any sport) than Tiger.