Update: Well, I got one thing right and a couple of things wrong – I didn’t think Molinari would lose the Masters with a two-stroke lead into the final round, I didn’t think Tiger Woods would win a 15th major… but what a weekend of golf watching!!! /update
It doesn’t matter who wins the Masters this year, it should be a great finish with the current Leaderboard.
So many stories abound, with the players just at -6 and if recent history holds, the group at -7 from which the winner is favored to come (Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen), and I’ll tell you my reasons why.
Believe it or not, I completely missed yesterday’s 1st round of the Northern Trust – while in my mind I knew it was Thursday, I suppose, I was working on the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video all afternoon and didn’t have the TV on at all.
Scores are high today on Day 1of the U.S. Open in its return to Shinnecock Hills, with notables Rory McIlroy shooting an 80 and Jordan Spieth a 78, which is currently good for T80.
Considering that T80 for a 78 is also not taking into account the vast number of players yet to tee off for the afternoon, if you assume half of those players will beat 78, Jordan and Roryface a steep uphill battle on Day 2 just to make the cut.
This is likely the best shot Rory McIlroy will have to complete his Grand Slam quest in some time, because how many times will he be 1 shot back of the lead through 2 holes of the Final Round of the Masters?
Not saying he won’t get it done if he falls short today, but you only get so many chances and he’s in prime position to do it.