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US Open at Torrey Pines-Picks and Predictions

This weekend the US Open is back at Torrey Pines, which is arguably one of the hardest courses on the Tour. The rough is absolutely ridiculous.

This is the third out of the four Majors this year, and it is my second favorite following the Masters. Who doesn't love the Masters? I heard Colin Morikawa on a podcast today saying he spoke to a player who was gauging his iron distance from the rough, hit his wedges and 9 through 5 irons, all carrying the same distance. This is perplexing if you have ever played a round of golf, since this is rarely the case. Good luck finding your ball at Torrey Pines. This may be a tournament that makes you feel like the pros play like us.

The Picks

John Rahm +900

Rahm is the favorite to win the Open, coming off a historic appearance at the Memorial as he was forced to withdraw from a positive covid test while sitting atop the leaderboard with a 6 stroke lead. Cantlay won in a playoff over Morikawa, who said it would’ve taken a miracle for him to catch Rahm. Rahm missed out on a $1.67 million purse so he will be coming into this weekend highly motivated.

Dustin Johnson +1500

As the second favorite, DJ is ranked #1 in the world for a reason. After winning the Saudi Invitational, he has had some rough weekends. The man knows this course and his long drive will help him this weekend. DJ is due for a big win.

Bryson DeChambeau +1800

We all know Bryson has the longest drive on Tour. Courses have been elongated to accommodate his long drives. He is hard to leave off your card considering he is the reigning US Open Champion.

Collin Morikawa +2200

Morikawa is on a heater and is young and hungry. He is coming off of 5 straight Top 20 finishes and currently ranks 4th in the world. As mentioned earlier, he lost the playoff at the Memorial and has said himself that he is playing the best golf of his young career.

Phil Mickelson +5000

After winning the PGA Championship, Lefty missed the cut at Charles Schwab. Phil still knows how to play the game, and if he makes the cut, it always feels like he will be within reach of contention. The temptation of a large payout doesn’t hurt. This is also the only Major Phil has yet to win in his historic career. Not to mention he has the best short game of all time. Short game wins golf tournaments. Just ask Morikawa.

Chirp me if you're down or send love if I made you money this weekend. My Twitter is @JoeyCannoli77

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