Conversation: U.S. Open Predictions

June 20, 2011

Wow…were we wrong. Actual answers in bold.

(originally published Jun 16, 2011)
It’s that time of the year again! Our National Open is being played in our nation’s capital at Congressional near Bethesda, MD.

Here’s how we think things will shake out:

LG:
Winner: Dustin Johnson Rory McIlroy
Winning Score: -2 -16
Runner Up: Phil Mickelson Way wrong. +7, T-54
Low Amateur: Peter Uihlein wrong, Patrick Cantlay
“Unknown” in the Top 10: Jason Day correct (T-2), although I question if Day is really an “unknown.” The real answer is Kevin Chappell
Most difficult hole vs. par: 18
Easiest hole vs. par: 16
Last Year’s Winner (GMac) Will … (Win, Top10, Make the Cut, or Miss the Cut): make the cut, but be outside of the Top 10. Correct, T-14
Fred Funk will: MC Correct
How many prior winners will be in the Top 10: 0 Correct
Will there be a hole in one: No
…Which hole: n/a
Will Rory blow the 54 hole lead?  Probably. Hell No
Will Obama present the trophy?: He should! but no. Correct
Who will be more embarrassed at the end of the tournament? Mickelson or McIlroy?  If Mickelson doesn’t win, he should be more embarrassed.  I expect Rory will just be forlorn. half correct…Mickelson definitely should be embarrassed with +7. Rory was definitely not forlorn
Will someone win it, or will everyone else lose it?  Everyone else will definitely lose. Wrong. 4 rounds in the 60s, Rory won it
Who is most likely to “Dustin Johnson” it?  I’m going to go with Phil on this one.  I’d prefer to call it “Phil at Winged foot-ing it” yea, no one really did this, so, Phil’s +7 is about the closest thing to it

JK:
Winner: Stewart Cink Wrong. Cut
Winning Score: +1 WRONG -16
Runner Up: Matt Kuchar and Jason Day Day T-2, Kuchar T-14
Low Amateur: Peter Uihlein wrong, Patrick Cantlay
“Unknown” in the Top 10: Andres Gonzales wrong, MC. Correct answer was Kevin Chappell
Most difficult hole vs. par: 18
Easiest hole vs. par: 16
Last Year’s Winner (GMac) Will … (Win, Top10, Make the Cut, or Miss the Cut): Miss the cut. Too much going on in that dome. wrong. T-14
Fred Funk will: Seriously? Is he even in the field? MC correct
How many prior winners will be in the Top 10: 4 When I read this question, for some reason I thought this said “how many prior major winners in the top 10.” There were 3, Schawrtzel, Oosthuizen, and YE Yang. DLIII was T-11, so I almost got it.
Will there be a hole in one: No
…Which hole: n/a
Will Obama present the trophy?: If he reads the PF, I’m sure there’ll be a presidential veto of the authority to award the trophy. conclusion: obama does not read the PF
Who will be more embarrassed at the end of the tournament? Mickelson or McIlroy? Mickelson. Just seems to do dumb stuff in majors. correct.
Will someone win it, or will everyone else lose it? It’s the Open. Regardless of McDowell winning it last year, the bigger story will be everyone else losing it. jees was i wrong here
Who is most likely to “Dustin Johnson” it? Dustin Johnson. Again. T-23…I’d say I was wrong

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2 Responses to “Conversation: U.S. Open Predictions”

  1. LG Says:

    you ALMOST got the number of previous winners right? dude. you and I both know there’s no partial credit for almost answering the wrong question correctly.


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