Fantasy Golf: 5 Predictions For 2014 U.S. Open

5 Fantasy Predictions For 2014 U.S. Open

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The entire Tour will be heading down to Pinehurst and there will be plenty of fantasy stars to chose from this week. To help you pick your fantasy foursome, here are five fantasy golf predictions for the 2014 U.S. Open.

5. Hideki Matsuyama Won’t Crack The Top-20

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5. Hideki Matsuyama Won’t Crack The Top-20

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Fresh off a win at Memorial, Matsuyama will naturally be a popular fantasy selection this week. He has also cracked the top-25 in three straight tournament appearances. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old hasn’t played in too many fields this stacked. He will be a little nervous and will likely fall into the middle of the pack as the tournament moves forward.

4. Jason Day Will Seriously Struggle This Week

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4. Jason Day Will Seriously Struggle This Week

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Everyone is picking Day to be a sleeper this week or even win it all. However, I am one person that is not convinced. After missing months with a thumb injury, Day finished 37th at Memorial and 20th at the Masters. He hasn’t recorded a top-30 finish in stroke play since recording a T2 at the Farmers Insurance Open in February, so it stands to say he will be somewhat rusty.

3. Phil Mickelson Will Easily Crack The Top-10

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3. Phil Mickelson Will Easily Crack The Top-10

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Despite his best efforts, Mickelson has never won the U.S. Open. He has seven career top-10 finishes here, though, including an impressive second place finish in 2013. He has struggled at times this year, but he has racked up five top-20 finishes in the last 10 tournaments and has started to turn things around. Don’t bank on Lefty winning that prestigious career Grand Slam this week, but he will do enough to crack the top-10 one more time.

2. Bubba Watson Won’t Win It All

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2. Bubba Watson Won’t Win It All

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Watson is a heavy favorite to win the Open. He won the Masters is dominating fashion and is consistently crushing the ball over 300 of the tees. However, Watson hasn’t done much practicing lately. He has been simply enjoying the ride and going through the motions, evident by his 48th place finish at the PLAYERS. Watson will have a couple solid rounds and will certainly make some noise, but don’t expect Bubba to be hoisting the trophy on Sunday.

1. Adam Scott Will Win It All

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1. Adam Scott Will Win It All

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Scott has played outstanding in every tournament that he has turned in a card this year He has seven top-14 finishes in nine events, including a win last month at Colonial. Scott is the hottest golfer on the tour right now and he is my pick to win it all this week in Pinehurst.


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