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10 Bold Predictions For Golf In 2013

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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

After a look back at the great golf season we had in 2012 that saw Tiger Woods take a giant step in resurrecting his game, winning three tournaments and getting back near the top of the world rankings, to the domination of Rory McIlroy on both the PGA and European Tours, we can only hope 2013 provides the excitement of the previous twelve months.

And who could forget the excitement the 2012 Ryder Cup brought to golf fans throughout the world. Team USA dominated Thursday and Friday play, only to see a total collapse during the Sunday Singles letting Team Europe celebrate at Medinah before taking the cup back to Europe for the next two years.

The 2012 golf season will be a tough act to follow in 2013. Professional golf has turned the corner once again, and becoming more of a world sport instead of just individual tours languishing in mediocrity, has fans throughout the world following events around the globe.

The best thing about being a sports fan, is we are allowed to make predictions that suffer no consequences if they don't come to fruition. We can pick a Super Bowl winner, predict the National Championship game before it's played, and pick when LeBron James will win his second ring.

Now that the ball has dropped in Times Square, and we get ready for the New Year, it's time to turn our attention to the the upcoming golf season which kicks off Friday at the Kapalua Plantation Course on Maui. With the golf season getting underway , it's time to break out the crystal ball and go on record with some Bold Predictions for Professional Golf in the 2013 season.

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Number 10

Number 10

The USGA and R&A will correct a 30 year mistake and ban anchored putting strokes.

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Number 9

Number 9

Adam Scott's frustration will continue in 2013, and he will not get that first major championship.

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Number 8

Number 8

Camilo Vigellas will continue to fight his golf game, and not earn his tour card back in 2013.

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Number 7

Number 7

Sergio Garcia will play well since he has found salvation in his putting stroke, but will not win a major in 2013.

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Number 6

Number 6

Tiger Woods will enjoy some time in an old familiar spot, World's Number One.

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Number 5

Number 5

Jason Dufner will win his first major in 2013. He's knocking on the door, and competes well at the US Open. I have him winning our national title in 2013.

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Number 4

Number 4

Nicolas Colsaerts will take the PGA by storm in 2013, and win at least one tournament in 2013, maybe two.

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Number 3

Number 3

The US Presidents Cup team will win at Muirfield Village in October, and keep the Cup in the good old USA.

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Number 2

Number 2

Tiger Woods will win some golf tournaments in 2013, but not his 15th major. Jack's record is safe for another year.

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Number 1

Number 1

Rory McIlroy will not win a major in 2013, and will not dominate the World Rankings throughout the year. He will share time again with other great players.