Hey I could use a little help on British Open picks. I'm playing in a tournament Saturday where you get two picks for Friday's round in the Open. You use the best one and add it to your score for a final score. So who would you pick? And please give me a reason, not just Jason Day. Help a brother out.
John Rahm is playing well and notoriously comes out hot, he would be on my radar, he usually shits the bed for the weekend, similar to Fowler, Fleetwood.. all guys id look to be in reasonable position on Friday.
I'd stick with Euros. American players used to ideal conditions tend not to flourish in Europe. No one can see the future, so pick some hot euros. Molinari has been great over a long period of recent history, Fleetwood is a great pick recommended above. Rose is great. All guys unlikely to post a big number even if they don't light it up. Rahm is a little more risky, I think.
Justin Thomas. Looks like he's finally feeling better with the good play he showed in the Scottish Open this past week.
Yea. I got burned by Fleetwood last year. He shot 6 under and my guy was -1. So I started 5 shots behind 4 guys before we even teed off. I finished 5th and would have won if it were a straight up tournament based just on our scores. I really don't like the format, but it is what it is. There was one earlier in the year where you pick a player from the 3 tours and add 3 scores to yours. That's really ridiculous guys are 10 or more shots behind before they tee off. I won't play in that one.
I took Fleetwood and Stenson. A lot of the guys mentioned were bunched in the same groupings. I wanted a guy from the morning and afternoon rounds in case the weather is bad in one or the other.
garyt1957 in retrospect, not bad picks! Both under par. I'm sure a lot of guys picked Rory, too. Yikes.
garyt1957 I took Fleetwood and Stenson.
Good picks. We've done a similar event at our club. Can be fun, but it is hard to
make up for a delinquent pro. 😞
Yea my scores are only for tomorrow. I need one of them to at least go 2 under then I'm not likely to behind by more than a couple at worst.
Looks like you are in good shape!
DC300 yep, can't get hurt too much now ,even if somebody shoots 5 or 6 under the most I'm likely to be behind is a couple shots and I'll be ahead of a lot of guys. Now I have to go do my part tomorrow