Even thou its all about the rings this is a MAJOR championship so im gonna give you my thoughts.
So the 111th playing of our nations Golf championships starts this week and our nation’s marquee player will not be in action. Tiger Woods injury is going to keep him from competing and that sucks for him, but what does it mean for the rest of us? Tiger has made the sport 10 times more popular over the last decade and a half, and while people may love watching Tiger, I personally have really enjoyed watching the younger tour members come up and play well. Guys like Rory McIlroy, Marten Kaymer, Luke Donald and Matt Kucher have played well and are interesting stories to watch this week.
Im sure Congressional Country Club will be a tough test for all and it will be very important to be accurate in the fairways, hitting greens in regulation will be crucial and you will likely see this reflected when looking at the leader board. This is the 3rd time this course will be home to the open, it also was held there in 64 and 97 but it has since been renovated and will likely play longer for the Major tournament.
Will a young guy get his 1st Major or maybe it’s a one of the old guard recapturing some magic. Maybe we will see a Roy Macavoy type effort from an amateur. The List of Good players yet to win a Major is long and while its hard to say they will all play well this week I expect a winner from this group. Will it be young Rickie Fowler or Dustin Johnson? Two of the top three golfers in the world are Majorless so maybe it time for Lee Westwood or Luke Donald. Can Rory bounce back from his choke job atAugusta? How about Steve Stricker or Anthony Kim actually putting it together for 72 complete holes?
Graeme Mcdowel won last year and Martin Kaymer won last years PGA and have been playing well so they could be favorites as well. Then there’s Phil, Is it his time to up his major totals and finally win the Open I don’t know. What I do know is no Tiger no worries it will be a great open for all Golf fans to enjoy!!!!!