Tomorrow, the golfing world will tune in to see some amazing golf. The Royal Birkdale is ready for the world’s best golfers and here at The Grateful Golfer, the pundits are split on who is going to win the third Major of 2017. I am confident with my choice, but I am a little surprised at the breakdown of where the pundits think the winner will hail from.
The weather forecast is poor of the next 5 days at the Royal Birkdale and this news will play havoc for most of the field. I would suggest that being from Europe, it will provide an intangible something that might help the Europeans navigate around the links with some degree of success. Having grown up in challenging windy and rainy conditions, Europeans should have a playing advantage.
I recently asked from which continent the winner of The Open will hail from and this is what you said:
The Europeans have garnered less than half of the vote and the only 12% of the vote was cast for players outside tje favorites, such as Australia and Asia. These numbers may seem a bit off, but who am I to contradict the masses. The winner of The Open, in my opinion, will come from Europe. Their ‘home-field’ advantage cannot be overlooked.
Of course, picking a winner for The Open is like finding a needle in a haystack. Yet, we all try to make that one in a million shot. This year, the respondents picked a North America or Europe player to win The Open. These are pretty safe bets, what do you think?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links.