Professional golf is entering a fascinating chapter of its history, and we’re all lucky to be a part of it. The fact that Rory is out this week is a major blow to the championship, but there are certainly plenty of other wonderful storylines to look forward to this weekend. The weather looks awfully Scottish-esque and that should make for some really interesting golf. Hope you’re ready for some early mornings. Good luck!


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How it works:

  • My Guy: If I’m picking in a one-golfer league, and had to just pick one…he’s the guy.
  • Stripes: “Man, I was striping it today” as the big guy (TW) likes to say. Call these guys my “favorites” each week.
  • Wildcard: All in the name. Enough said.
  • Shank: I hate to even say this word, especially on a golf course, so as you can imagine these are guys to avoid.


My Guy:

Rickie Fowler

  • History has showed us that winners of the Scottish Open are quite capable of carrying that momentum over into The Open. Rickie should have no problem doing that on a course he loves.
  • He has a great links track record, is in the middle of a career year, and would be a bigger story this year if it wasn’t for Spieth’s performance the past few months. He can steal back the spotlight with a win this week.
  • Two top 5 finishes at the Open and already two marquee victories this season


Jordan Spieth

  • The weather and the fact that he’s going for his 3rd straight major are the only factors playing against Spieth this weekend. But add in that he can get to #1 in the world with a win, and I’d say it’s a wash. The guy is built to win.
  • And in case you forgot:
    • Scoring Average (1st), Putting Average (1st), Rough Proximity (1st), Strokes Gained: Total (1st), Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green (3rd), Scrambling (6th) – any more questions?
  • Absolutely on fire – four wins in his past twelve tournaments

Adam Scott

  • Due to the likes of Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and the fact that he hasn’t made a lot of noise this year – he comes into this week severely overlooked.
  • He thrives in Open Championships (top 5 finishes in the last three editions), is coming off a Top 5 finish at the US Open, and has his man Stevie back on the bag – he’ll be in the mix on Sunday.

Tiger Woods

  • Was bogey free in his last round at the Greenbrier and led the field in proximity to the hole – a stat that in the previous 5 times he led in his career, he won the tournament. Not to mention, it was the best average proximity of his career. Only the putter held him back, which to date this year has generally been a positive. If he puts it together….who knows.
  • It’s really, really hard to think of a better place (maybe Augusta?) for Tiger to win his next tournament, which could add even more pressure to his mental state….but…I truly believe Tiger will surprise this weekend.



Louis Oosthuizen

  • The defending Open champion (at St. Andrews) has been on-and-off this year due to some injuries, but when he’s been on he’s been really good.
  • The course history and veteran play will help carry him this week through the rain.


Webb Simpson                  

  • Missed two cuts in his last four starts
  • Only really strong showing in 2015 was at his home course (Quail Hallow) for the Wells Fargo Championship
  • Atrocious putting – 173rd on Tour in strokes gained putting