Saturday, May 8

The Brits Are Coming

Jerry Kelly had harsh words about the “spongy” condition of the greens at TPC Sawgrass. (nsaplayer/Flickr)

LEE WESTWOOD WILL WIN the Players Championship on Sunday. He’s leading, he’s playing well, he’s more due than the rent.

But here’s another theory. The Brits are on a roll. Englishman Ian Poulter won earlier this year at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Englishman Brian Davis very nearly won at the Verizon Heritage. Then, last week, Irishman Rory McIlroy broke through at the Quail Hollow Championship. Here we go. Tomorrow it’s Westwood’s turn. Next week at the Valero Texas Open, Englishman Greg Owen will win. The following week, Davis will return to win the Byron Nelson.

I don’t have a pick yet for the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Stay tuned.

−The Armchair Golfer


Mike said...

You got your countries mixed up again, Neil. It's the South Africans who are on the roll. Ernie Els, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, and now Tim Clark have 6 worldwide victories between them this year. (You can add Retief Goosen if you count the Tavistock Cup.)

Tim Clark appears to be the only South African set to play the Valero next week. You might want to pick him. ;-)

The Armchair Golfer said...

Yeah, I guess I got my geography mixed up.