Well, this again is why we play the tournament before awarding the trophy – there is no such thing as a guaranteed pick, even in the days of Tiger Woods (he may have won 14 majors, but 14 out of 46 means he wasn’t guaranteed to win a major between ’97 and ’08).
I was betting on Dustin Johnson continuing his insane run, but he’s apparently come back to earth (as will always happen) and won’t be playing this weekend.
So, with Rory McIlory missing the cut (and looking more and more these days as though he’d rather be auditioning for a Marvel role or kicking the old fùtbol around with his buddies than showcasing his talents), we’re left with the three remaining big names – World #1 Jason Day and #2 Jordan Spieth, to go with #5 Henrik Stenson.
No Play This Weekend…
Take A Break, DJ…
Spieth made a good move yesterday in the soft conditions – and that’s exactly what you should expect. When conditions are soft and the greens are soft, the world’s best long distance putter will make up some strokes on the other players if he can keep it out of the spinach.
“Someone Watching That?!?”
I don’t highly rate his chances of winning however, as he starts Moving Day 6 strokes back and with 12 other guys ahead of him on the scoreboard. An outside chance if conditions stay soft and he has a couple of good driving days.
Jason Day on the other hand was looking a little shaky the past few weeks, but has put together a solid two days to sit T3 at -7, just 2 strokes back of the leader Robert Streb.
Repeat Win For Day?
Henrik Stenson follows closely in 5th at -6, just three off the pace.
No offense to Streb, but I don’t look for non-major winners holding a 3rd day lead to actually win it – I’ve seen too many of these to know that the major winners within a few strokes of the lead are far likelier to put in a good 36 holes to take it.
2 Majors In A Row?
So, I’m naturally looking at Day and Stenson as most likely right now to come out on top by Sunday, barring a scoring barrage from the players behind them in this weekend’s course conditions.
That would make it a two-fer of sorts – Day would have 2 PGA titles in a row, or Stenson would have taken 2 Majors in a row.
Like I always say however, we’ll just have to wait ’til tomorrow night to find out!
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