2019 US Open – Moving Day

Is it Gary Woodlands tournament to lose or win. He seems to be on cruise control and heads into Sunday with a one stroke lead. He is definitely not someone I would have selected as a potential US Open winner. Regardless, there he is and the rest of the field will need to step up their game to surpass him.

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2019 US Open – Day 2

Well there were not many movers on day 2 at Pebble Beach; that is except to Gary Woodland. He played a solid 5 under par. The rest of the top of the leaderboard shot between 1 and 3 under. This was expected and I think the scores will be even higher on moving day as the course becomes drier and harder. I guess this what we should have expected from the second day of the US Open; tougher and windier conditions.

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2019 US Open – Day One

Today’s play at Pebble Beach was a surprise. There were many flash in the pan players and some solid performances. The soft greens was a blessing as most players were able to navigate out of the long rough to leave themselves with very reasonable par putts. With three players tied at minus five, it is still way too early to predict any winner. According to the forecast, the wind is not going to blow all weekend; this news softens the bite of Pebble Beach. I wonder what the USGA is going to do to account for softer conditions and favourable weather?

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2019 US Open: My Predictions

As with every Major, predicting the winner is challenging at best. The emergence of some old champions and the rise of new ones always muddies the waters. Like the PGA Championship, I believe that this weekends tournament will be dominated my the titans of golf. With one or two exceptions, Pebble Beach will be a beast to tame, but my predictions will be the ones at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday!

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