The third Major Championship of 2013 is set to kickoff this week. 156 of the world’s best golfers meet this time at Muirfield in Edinburgh, Scotland to duke it out for winning share of £945,000.00.
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Phil “Lefty” Mickelson
A recent Scottish Open win this past weekend after a devastating defeat at the US Open might just put Mickelson in the right mindset to take the grand prize this weekend though that really depends on which Mickelson shows us. In his past five PGA tournaments, he’s either finished in the top-3 (Wells Fargo, St. Jude, US Open) or missed the cut (Players, Greenbrier). He’s a bit of a wild card but we’re a gambling ‘gang of hooligans so we’ll include him. Safe bet on a man who’s currently leading the tour in putting average (1.703). At 20/1 odds, why not right??
English by blood, Donald is due a win this year. In 9 PGA events this year, he’s never missed a cut and has managed to finish within the top-25 all but one time. The former world #1 finished this year T-25th at the Masters and T-8th at the US Open. A 5th place finish at last year’s Open Championship is enough for me to include the hometown favorite in my top picks.
14 PGA events this year and no missed cuts. A better number to look at is how effective Day has been in Major’s this year. Finishing 3rd at the Masters and T-2nd at the US Open, it’s hard not to think Day will continue his move up to win his first Major Championship. And when he does, I suspect that he’ll dance around with his club between his legs to show all the Brits that the Aussies are better.
Snedeker is my wildcard and favorite at the same time. I think he’s fully recovered from his rib injury and is on the up with a recent 8th place finish at the AT&T National. Wildcard is that he’s so damn fragile! Sitting in the top-30 in Driving Accuracy (27th), Greens Hit in Regulation (14th), Scrambling (29th), and Putting Per Hole (15th), if Snedeker is healthy and doesn’t wear pink, I think he’ll win this tournament. FYI, he finished T-3rd at last year’s Open Championship!
It’s gonna be a great weekend!