It’s getting to that exciting time of year when we writers pretend we know what we are talking about and try predict the future. That’s right, major championship season is almost upon us!
With The Masters only 3 weeks away, I figured this would be a good time to humiliate myself again with some moderately premature predictions for the majors this year. I have nothing to lose after going 0 for 4 in 2014, so it can only get better from here.
Winner: Jordan Spieth
The kid seems poised and determined for a big year. His short game display at the Valspar showed us he can get it done even when he isn’t hitting it great. It won’t be Rory’s year to complete the career grand slam. Augusta National is still in his head, so he’ll need to wait at least another year.
Winner: Rory McIlroy
For the second time in his career, Rory will follow up Masters disappointment with a win at the U.S. Open. Nobody will have any local knowledge out at Chambers Bay, which plays into the hands of a player like Rory.
Winner: Sergio Garcia
Many will think this sounds crazy, but a win at the home of golf for Sergio will change the landscape of his bittersweet career. If he’s ever going to win a major, this is the one. He’s shown on several occasions he can play links golf well and get into contention, but this is the year he gets over the mental hurdle to clinch the win.
Winner: Dustin Johnson
What a story it will be when DJ gets sweet redemption at Whistling Straights after an innocent penalty in a “bunker” cost him his chance at the championship back in 2010.
There you have it, I just spoiled all of the majors for 2015 with my very accurate and scientific predictions.
What are your major predictions for 2015?