Predictions: 2019 Open Championship

July 17, 2019

The game’s oldest major will be contested in Northern Ireland this year at Royal Portrush.  What has now become the year’s last major also brings easily the best title: Champion Golfer of the Year.

The pressure’s on for the big names, and the weather should be a factor.  Who’s got the minerals?

LG
Winner: Rory McIlroy
Winning Score: -14
Runner Up: Francesco Molinari
“Unknown” in the Top 10: Despite him being a winner last week – Dylan Frittelli
Last Year’s Winner (Molinari) Will … (Win, Top10, Make the Cut, or Miss the Cut): Top 10
The Master’s Winner (TIGER) Will: Make Cut
The US Open/PGA Champion (Koepka) Will: Top 10
Dustin Johnson will: Make Cut
Justin Rose will: Make Cut
Rory McIlroy will: WIN
Jon Rahm will: Make Cut
Jordan Spieth will: Make Cut
Rickie Fowler will: Make Cut
Jason Day will: Miss Cut
Phil the Thrill will: Miss Cut
How many prior major winners will be in the Top 10: 3
Will someone win it, or will everyone else lose it? Rory runs the tables
What will be the biggest story of the tournament? Rory overcomes massive pressure to win!

 

JK

Winner: Rickie Fowler
Winning Score: -9
Runner Up: Justin Rose
“Unknown” in the Top 10: Chez Reavie
Last Year’s Winner (Molinari) Will … (Win, Top10, Make the Cut, or Miss the Cut): Top 10
The Master’s Winner (TIGER) Will: Top 10
The US Open/PGA Champion (Koepka) Will: Top 10
Dustin Johnson will: MC
Justin Rose will: Top 10
Rory McIlroy will: Make Cut — too much pressure
Jon Rahm will: MC
Jordan Spieth will: MC
Rickie Fowler will: WIN!
Jason Day will: MC
Phil the Thrill will: Top 10
How many prior major winners will be in the Top 10: 4
Will someone win it, or will everyone else lose it? Rickie plays beautifully on the last 4 holes to outlast a struggling field
What will be the biggest story of the tournament? Rory didn’t shoot 61

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