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#1 upnin

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:40 PM

Who will end up being World Number One by year's end?

 

1. Jason Day - will his body hold up and will the putter continue to run hot?

 

2. Rory McIlroy - Major distraction coming up. Does he have the desire?

 

3. Dustin Johnson - made major inroads last year. Putter? Snow cones?

 

4. Henrik Stenson - will he be a one major wonder?

 

5. Jordan Spieth - can the short game and unbelievable putting bail him out?

 

6. Hideki Matsuyama - the first Japanese to win a major?

 

7. Adam Scott - will he ditch Aim Point and actually hole something within 8 feet?

 

8. Others like Patrick Reed (hard to like actually), Alex Noren, Brooks Koepka (touted by some)......or dare I say it.....Tiger?

 

For mine, I'd like to see Jason, Rory and Dustin all have a great year, Tiger to be competitive, some new young talent come on (Thorbjorn Olesen perhaps), Adam to work out a way to make something on the greens (still the benchmark tee to green), any Aussie to do well.

 

Have a feeling Rory wants that Number One mantle back and may well do it.

 

   


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:43 PM

Who will end up being World Number One by year's end?

 

1. Jason Day - will his body hold up and will the putter continue to run hot?

 

2. Rory McIlroy - Major distraction coming up. Does he have the desire?

 

3. Dustin Johnson - made major inroads last year. Putter? Snow cones?

 

4. Henrik Stenson - will he be a one major wonder?

 

5. Jordan Spieth - can the short game and unbelievable putting bail him out?

 

6. Hideki Matsuyama - the first Japanese to win a major?

 

7. Adam Scott - will he ditch Aim Point and actually hole something within 8 feet?

 

8. Others like Patrick Reed (hard to like actually), Alex Noren, Brooks Koepka (touted by some)......or dare I say it.....Tiger?

 

For mine, I'd like to see Jason, Rory and Dustin all have a great year, Tiger to be competitive, some new young talent come on (Thorbjorn Olesen perhaps), Adam to work out a way to make something on the greens (still the benchmark tee to green), any Aussie to do well.

 

Have a feeling Rory wants that Number One mantle back and may well do it.

Tiger needs at least two years to even sniff #1. Ranking points are for past two years and he doesnt really have any from last year. Well a couple from Hero event and what else?


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:47 PM

True. I just said I would like him to be competitive....he has no chance to be numero uno anytime soon... or perhaps ever! 


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:13 PM

Really don't follow the tour closely enough to give an especially learned opinion, but I would love to see tight competition this year between Rory and Jordan. I think apart from their golf they're both absolute class acts, great role models for juniors, and great faces for the game. Can't say I've followed JD enough to understand whether he falls in that class or not, but he's Australian and drips quality, so I'll throw him in the mix anyway.

 

I feel like Adam Scott's best days may have passed, but even if not #1, I'd really love to see him bag another major and cement his place as a great player, rather than just a good one.

 

Tiger - pfft! Obviously he's had more of an impact on the game than most (maybe anyone?), and I do respect that, but with so many bad things happening to good people in the world, I find it hard to feel much pity when bad things happen to people who seem to be just a tad morally bankrupt. If it turns out his time has passed (from golf, I don't want him dead), then all the better.

 

Apart from that, would love to see some more youth rise towards the top, and hopefully some of the older crop can stand up and show them it won't happen without a fight. One of the things I really love about golf (would love it more if I had Foxtel) is that there's a broad range of people who can potentially play at the highest level. It's not a cookie-cutter, homogeneous affair, like so many other sports. I love Rugby (the real one) for similar reasons, though it's a little different in how it fits that description.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 07:05 PM

I think the Euro Tour might come up trumps this year. Plenty of guys like BEEF coming up and playing great golf.

The US seems to be just the aforementioned and no new blood threatening.
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:22 AM

Hideki Matsuyama for me.

The guy ia a freaking machine

If Jason Day actually gave back to Australia, i would support him.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:39 AM

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:21 AM

With lessons every 4-6 weeks now and a full understanding of his game, it's hard to go past R Mould being number 1.

We'll maybe not world number 1 because he'll be behind on the ranking points already and maybe not even number 1 on this site, so I think any of the other names mentioned above will be number 1.
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:47 AM

With lessons every 4-6 weeks now and a full understanding of his game, it's hard to go past R Mould being number 1.

We'll maybe not world number 1 because he'll be behind on the ranking points already and maybe not even number 1 on this site, so I think any of the other names mentioned above will be number 1.

 

He's certainly number 1 for entertainment value and using up brain-dead moments!


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:05 PM

Day vs McIlroy for #1.

 

Day just has the ability under pressure to keep there and take it on. Would back him in on any clutch putts any day of the week. He just needs to keep his body in check.

 

McIlroy with the equipment change (Callaway rumored to be in the bag from driver to irons + Putter. Vokey Wedges and ProV1 ball). No equipment deal for 2017 so can play what ever he wants and may find the bag to keep him in the top spot all year.

 

Outside of those two hard to see who can challenge legitimately. DJ has a chance but does his putting hold up this year? Scott can but has to be on every week and he may this year with being back to the tour as the family has grown up somewhat now.

 

Matsuyama a big chance and is probably the smokey.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:14 PM

True. I just said I would like him to be competitive....he has no chance to be numero uno anytime soon... or perhaps ever!

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:16 PM

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:54 PM

Madambo jumps the gun sometimes and quite doesn't read things properly...

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:01 PM

Day vs McIlroy for #1.
 
Day just has the ability under pressure to keep there and take it on. Would back him in on any clutch putts any day of the week. He just needs to keep his body in check.
 
McIlroy with the equipment change (Callaway rumored to be in the bag from driver to irons + Putter. Vokey Wedges and ProV1 ball). No equipment deal for 2017 so can play what ever he wants and may find the bag to keep him in the top spot all year.
 
Outside of those two hard to see who can challenge legitimately. DJ has a chance but does his putting hold up this year? Scott can but has to be on every week and he may this year with being back to the tour as the family has grown up somewhat now.
 
Matsuyama a big chance and is probably the smokey.


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