Tiger’s the Best Bet

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.

Finally, The Open Championship is under way today.  Turnberry looks ready to offer a strong test to the world’s best golfers.  The British press is not much different from the US press when it comes to covering Tiger Woods.  There are plenty of stories on how Tiger is the favorite and how he can win this Open using driver or not using driver.  Personally, I think the putter will determine this Open’s champion.  If Tiger’s putter is on, he’ll be kissing the jug, if not he’ll be counting the days to the PGA Championship.  Woods is the favorite according to the British betting parlors at 5-2 with his closest challengers at 33-1.  The Telegraph takes Woods to task for stumbling when he was asked to name a Brit that could win The Open.  As they say, they can dream of a home grown winner.  Here are some players that will give us some interesting moments this week.  They may not win, but these guys all will be worth following over the next four rounds.
David Duval continues his comeback, as does Adam Scott…..Greg Norman and Tom Watson are the cream of the Senior circuit…..Monty and Sandy Lyle, two Scotsmen ready to go at it after a week of going at each other….Westwood, Casey, Donald, Poulter and Ross Fischer, if an Englishmen wins, it will be one of these guys….Camillo, Anthony Kim and Rory McIlroy are young studs that could threaten but need a little more seasoning….Steve Stricker can win here….Will Sergio win here?…..We always overlook Angel Cabrera…..Nick Watney,  Sean O’Hair, Hunter Mahan are the crop of young, American studs that can get it done…If a Scotsman is going to win watch Gary Orr, highest ranked Scot at 124 or Martin Laird, a  home town Scot that is playing in the US….Paddy will need a miracle to three-peat…Can Lucas Glover keep it going, he is still playing well…Mr. Reliable, Jim Furyk should be around the lead…Ernie Els  and Retief Goosen  just might have something left…Can John Daly really contend?….the coolest guy in golf, Miguel Angel Jimenez will be chillin on the links….Oh yea, Tiger will be there too, looking for number fifteen.


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