Ever since Tiger was was beaten by his wife, there has been an endless search for the “Newest Phenom” in golf. But I think this year is different. This year, we already have the next generation of golf.
Yes, I am going to miss watching Tiger. But I think we have something better coming. This year, we have Rory vs Jordan vs Jason. U.K. (sorry Ireland) vs U.S.A. vs Australia. This is what makes golf fun. When you have a team to root for. When you feel just as nervous as Rory does standing over a 4 foot putt. This year will be a battle between countries not individuals.
The course is said to be the most difficult U.S. Open course in recent memory (source: any instagram post on golf over the past 2 weeks). Which means we are going to get to see one of the greatest mental tests of golf. How will they respond?
Most oddsmakers have Jason Day favored to win followed by Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. I guess that makes sense. Jordan would be my bet, he has the clutch gene (Yes, I know what happened at the Masters) and has better odds right now. Truthfully, they should all be betting even.
If I had to pick a dark horse, I would choose either Justin Rose or Patrick Reed. Justin is the best player who hasn’t won a major yet, and Patrick has a U.S. Open game (Aka. he is a grinder).
So, when you are falling asleep listening to the broadcast on Sunday afternoon, just remember, this is the future and it is going to be great.
P.S. Sorry Danny Willet. I think you got lucky 😉