Below were my thoughts going into the final day of the 2012 U.S. Open. In the end, neither of the two headliners I mention below won. It was Webb Simpson who bested them all and took home his first major!
Who will win the U.S. Open today?
Yesterday, before tee-off time, many pundits were already coronating Tiger Woods as the U.S. Open champion of 2012. Then, the unthinkable happened. Tiger faltered.
This leaves the field wide open. There are 17 people within 5 shots of the lead. If one of these early players can post a great score, you have to like their chances. You also have to think that if either Jim Furyk or Graham McDowell, both past U.S. Open champions, can post a score at even par or better, they will win.
If this does not happen, the tournament is clearly up for grabs. There are only 3 people at a score better than +2. If any of them falter, I would say anybody at +7 can shoot a great round and win.
Of course, it will probably be Jim Furyk or Graham McDowell. But, we won’t know until tonight…and that’s what makes sport the most interesting attraction on the planet!
Get your copy of his latest book entitled Obvious Conclusions, stories of a Midwestern emigrant influenced and corrupted by many years living in San Francisco and abroad. It just received its first outstanding review "...reminiscent of David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs" on Amazon UK.
Latest posts by Richard Cummings (see all)
- Stimulus Check for 2020:Latest Updates & FAQs - March 23, 2020
- When Will I Receive My Stimulus Check in 2020 [Coronavirus Updates]? - March 15, 2020
- Is There An Alarm Clock for Android and Where Is It? [2020 Edition] - March 6, 2020