Who Is Your Winner - And Why?
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/11/14
Oobers, we want to know more than just who you feel will win the 114th United States Open Championship at Pinehurst this week...

...tell us WHY. Have fun!


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[ comments ]
GolfSmith7 says:
Rory, he's had a bunch of top ten and a huge victory in Europe. Now that the break up is behind him he can fully concentrate on his golf. The stage is his and he's ready for the challenge!
6/11/14
 
bkuehn1952 says:
Ian Poulter - not because of his ability or current form but because it would be interesting to have such an edgy major winner. I might just begin to follow him on Twitter ... nah, that would go too far.
6/11/14
 
joe jones says:
?????? Read my review in Open Forum
6/11/14
 
jasonfish11 says:
Due to the usgas stupid concept of "protecting par" by adding windmills and a clowns mouth, this has become my least favorite major to watch.

I don't care who wins. I just wonder if the 18th hole returns the ball directly to the clubhouse or if the players are expected to return it on good faith.
6/11/14
 
Matt McGee says:
Jimmy Walker. I like cheering for the underdog, I think he has a shot at it, and, of course, he's "Dy-no-mite!"

Sorry. Couldn't help myself.
6/11/14
 
jasonfish11 says:
But like every year I'll be rooting for the amateurs. I want to see an amateur win sometime in my life.
6/11/14
 
dottomm says:
Patrick Reed obviously. He's one of the top 5 players in the world and he's ready to break through. /s
6/11/14
 
MeatheadNC says:
This is Phil's week! He exorcises those US Open ghosts with some ELECTRIC short game work around greens that will be dry and won't hold approach shots, and the spirit of Payne Stewart will use his foot wedge to keep Phil's ball from resting under the bushes!
6/11/14
 
slimpks1850 says:
I got an inside tip on who's going to win. Martha. Isn't that his purple wizard hat up above?

(6 wedges!!!!!!)
6/11/14
 
jrbizzle says:
Bubba Watson. He'll be the most creative from those waste areas.
6/11/14
 
falcon50driver says:
Wiz, since I'm set up to get the same payday as him. I hope he at least makes the cut. I only get $17,000 if he misses the weekend. I'm thinking it will be one of the young guns though, like Chris Stroud.
6/11/14
 
joe jones says:
Jason. This course has no windmills or clowns mouths. It's just a raw, difficult course that if you were around when the game was conceived would be cherished by those that have a sense of history. Unlike many of the recent Open events this one will identify who the great players really are and will expose the pretenders.I know you have strong feelings about great ball striking and on the value of approach shots ala Ben Hogan as do I . For the first time in a long time those that have a great short game will survive. Those that don't won't make the cut. Golf is not a game of fair it's a matter of who can get the ball in the hole with the fewest strokes.Listen to the players comments. Some hate the setup, others love it. Hating anything in life is a losing proposition. I'm sorry you can't see that.
6/11/14
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
@Matt McGee and @dottomm: 1,000 points to each of you. :)
6/11/14
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
And while I'm at it, I'll go out on a limb: Hideki Matsuyama will win; Mickelson will make the cut but finish back in the pack.
6/11/14
 
jasonfish11 says:
I don't hate the us open. Its my 4th favorite tournament.

But turning par 5s into insane par 4s just so you can "protect par" is stupid. Just call them all par 1s and be done with it if that is your goal.
6/11/14
 
jasonfish11 says:
Im not insulting the courses by saying the usga bastardizes great courses just to protect par.

They are insulting the original designer by telling them they didn't set up the course properly.
6/11/14
 
SpaceMaNy0 says:
I think we'll all win this week with Eldrick out.

I'm taking Nick Watney, because I like the guy. He's been slumpish so nothing to lose, right?
6/11/14
 
joe jones says:
Jason. How can returning the course to it's original design be "bastardizing" a great course.That just plain doesn't make sense.
6/11/14
 
MikeyPingJ says:
Jason Dufner
6/11/14
 
jasonfish11 says:
Crenshaw and core did that. The usga turned 2 par 5s into par 4s and will push the limits of the course.

Play it how the original designers intended, not how it needs to be changed to make the winning score E.

We are saying the same thing. We both want to see the course through Donald Ross's eyes. Im just adding that im tired of seeing great courses that could stand on their own through the usga's distorted vision of their designers.
6/11/14
 
Matt F says:
@spacemanyo - 2000 points to you.

I'd like to see Scotty put an exclamation point on his #1 OWGR. Failing that, my man JDay...he's been denied too long.
6/12/14
 
srogers13 says:
Rickie Fowler out of nowhere. Also, I guess the Best Ball Majors contest is not running again.
6/12/14
 
GBogey says:
@JAsonfish - I'm the opposite. I like the US Open best because they make the course such that it can't be bombed awayed. Admittedly, the USGA has at times gotten carried away, especially if the greens can't hold shots. But if you hit it in the rough or sandy areas this year, it shouldn't be an easy recovery.
6/12/14
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
IMHO, Jason is exactly right. If necessary, look at what they did to Shinnecock Hills on Sunday of the 2004 U.S. Open — it was both a bloodbath and a travesty.
6/12/14
 
SpaceMaNy0 says:
@srogers, I still play it, we could make a group for fun...

but speaking of contests and such, has there even been an addict giveaway lately? or are we paying for more nothing than we used to?
6/15/14
 
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