Who’s Going To Make The Cut?
Now that the U.S. Open is over, the next tournament on the docket is in our backyard – The Travelers Championship.
This year’s field is loaded with studs, which means it’s time for my predictions.
Like last weeks U.S. Open, I’m making three picks:
My “Well Duh” pick, my “Dark horse” pick, and last, but certainly not least, my “Wilfore have you ever watched golf before?” pick.
1. Well Duh = Bubba Watson
- He is at TPC River Highlands almost every year. He knows the course like the back of his hand and probably enjoys it if he keeps coming back. Watson hasn’t exactly had the best start to 2017, having missed the cut the same amount of times he has finished in the top 10. I like Watson for the sole reason that he knows the layout of the course well. If he can string some birdies together and stay away from bogeys, he may be lifting the trophy in Hartford.
2. Dark horse = Si Woo Kim
- Riding the win at The Players and a strong performance at the U.S. Open, Kim could be someone to watch out for. He went 69, 70, 68 and then a disappointing 75 at the U.S. Open last weekend. He doesn’t hit the ball very far, but if he uses his ball striking skills he should score well at TPC River Highlands. Last year the winner came in -14, Kim shot a -7.
3. Wilfore have you ever watched golf before? = Bryson DeChambeau
- Yup. I don’t know what it is, but I like DeChambeau. Maybe it’s the cool hat or maybe it’s because I was there at the Travelers last year when he played a good stretch of holes. Being there in person made it seem like he was the world no. 1 golfer after a few birdies. DeChambeau is due for a decent showing. Last year he actually made the cut, so there’s a positive.
Look for one of these few in the winners circle, but more realistically, just look for them to make the cut.