My buddy Tony at http://www.thegolfspace.com asks us to pick winners, a dark horse to contend, someone to flame out, and the top three.
For me, that works out to be:
WINNER – Lee Westwood
DARK HORSE – Matteo Mannesaro
FLAMEOUT – Kaymer
TOP 3 – Westwood, Day, Stricker
Westwood has two wins and nothing worse than T14 in his last eight starts. The guy is smoking hot.
For my dark horse I made myself pick someone outside the top 10 in the world ranking. Mannasero has one win and two other Top 10 finishes in his last eight.
For my flameout I decided to pick someone in the top 10. Mickelson is too easy a pick to flame out, his game is in tatters right now. Kaymer is struggling as well.
Look, I picked an American!
Jason Day has seven top nine finishes in his last 14 starts, including runner ups at the Masters and the US Open. He’s primed for a big win.
Strick has two wins and nothing worse than T19 in his last eight starts.