The US Open is one of the largest professional golf tournaments in the United States. We would like to offer our 2017 US Open Predictions.
2017 US Open
This week Erin Hills will play host to the second major of the season and it will be one of the toughest golf courses the PGA tour players will see all year. Erin Hills is located in Hartford, Wisconsin and this will be the first US open ever held in the state of Wisconsin. The players have already said multiple times during press conference, that this is the highest they have ever seen the rough at a major championship. The USGA, the committee that runs the US open, likes to keep the winning player’s score around even par.
US Open Favorite
Everyone’s favorite will be Dustin Johnson, who is heading into the major as the top ranked player in the world and defending champion. He also is coming into the week after witnessing the birth of his second son, Johnson should be able to come out worry free and swing away. Driving distance and accuracy is key and Dustin is number one in both. I love his chances to repeat.
Who To Watch Out For
My favorite this year is Brooks Keopka, he checks the boxes in driving distance and accuracy. Keopka also is a high ball hitter, which should help him hold on these hard fast greens. Brooks has said many times that he loves the US Open, so hopefully everything falls into place for Brooks. My sleeper pick this week is Bubba Watson, who hasn’t made much noise in majors other than the masters. Coming into this week Bubba has found some form with a sic place finish last week at the Memorial. The fairways are wide and generous, which play right into the left handed long hitter.
That’s just a little highlight of this years US open I hope you all can sit down and watch the world’s best, go at it, on one of the hardest golf courses of the year. Who do you think will win?