Predictions: 2017 U.S. Open

June 13, 2017

It’s nearly time for the most punishing week in the professional schedule: the United States Open.  This year, the tournament will be contested at the monstrously long (7812 yards from the tips on the scorecard) Pete Dye (vomit) design at Erin Hills.

Kevin Na provides a perfect preview of the conditions to be faced in the video below:

With that context in mind, here’s the PowerFade’s guide on how to lose your money gambling:

LG:
Winner: Rory Mcilroy
Winning Score: -4
Runner Up: Dustin Johnson (in a playoff)
“Unknown” in the Top 10: Stu Hagestad
Last Year’s Winner (DJ) will…: runner up
Masters Champion (Sergio) will …: Make cut
British Open Champion (Stenson) will …: Make cut
PGA Champion (Walker) will…: Miss cut
Last week’s winner, Daniel Berger, will…: Make cut
Rory will…: WIN
Rickie Fowler will…: Top 10
Jordan Speith will…: Make cut
Justin Rose will…: Make cut
Jason Day will…: Make cut
Will Mickelson play in the event?: Yes.
Will anyone break par for all 4 rounds?: No
What will be the highest score that misses the cut?: +35
What will be the highest single hole score?: 11
What will be the major storyline of the tournament: Mickelson’s daughter’s graduation gets pushed forward an hour so he can make his late tee time to miss the cut with no driver in the bag.
Bold Prediction?: Stu Hagestad isn’t bold enough????

JK:
Winner: Dustin Johnson
Winning Score: +2
Runner Up: Rory McIlroy
“Unknown” in the Top 10: Thomas Pieters
Last Year’s Winner (DJ) will…:  Back-to-back, assuming he doesn’t fall down the stairs again
Masters Champion (Sergio) will …: MC
British Open Champion (Stenson) will …: MC
PGA Champion (Walker) will…: MC
Last week’s winner, Daniel Berger, will…: Make the cut
Rory will…: Top 10
Rickie Fowler will…: Top 10
Jordan Speith will…: Top 10
Justin Rose will…: MC
Jason Day will…: Top 10
Will Mickelson play in the event?: No
Will anyone break par for all 4 rounds?: No chance
What will be the highest score that misses the cut?: +23
What will be the highest single hole score?: 9
What will be the major storyline of the tournament: The rough
Bold Prediction?: The big names do really well overall…not many unknowns making a play.

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