US Open Pool!
It's time for our 2011 US Open Pool! Since the blog has been a bit light on content lately, I decided to put in a bit of extra effort into our pool. Also, I'm not feeling well and it's crappy outside, so I'm at home tonight instead of at the golf course. There are 10 categories. Pick one player from each. You can email your selections to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here we go!
Multiple Major Winners: Self explanatory. These guys have won more than one major.
Winners of One Major: These guys have each won only one major, some of them recently, others not so recently.
Canadian: Only three Canadians in the field this week. And none of the usual suspects.
Adam Hadwin- 23 years old, his first US Open. Plays on the Canadian Tour
Jon Mills- T-36 in 2008. This is his third US Open. Plays on Nationwide Tour. Twice a winner there.
Wes Heffernan- MC'd at Southern Hills in 2001. Plays on the Canadian Tour. Four times a winner there. Including the 2008 Players' Cup here in Winnipeg.
Asian (sort of): In keeping with the USGA grouping three "Asians" together for the first two rounds, I did the same. Like the USGA, I've lumped in Anthony Kim.
BPNTHWAM: This, of course, stands for Best Player Never To Have Won A Major.
American Hopefuls: These guys are from the U. S. of A. Most of America's hopes are pinned on these players.
2011 First Time Winners: These four players won for the first time on the PGA Tour this season.
Where Have You Been?: Players that were once the talk of the town and have been fairly absent in 2011, and in some cases haven't done much in a couple years.
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Pace of Play: Three very slow players, Crane, Johnson and Na. The fastest player on tour, Snedeker and one who was once ridiculed for slow play (Sergio at the 2002 US Open).
It's the Accent: This group of players all speak with an accent which likely helps them out with the ladies. Being a millionaire probably doesn't hurt either.
Adam Scott (Australia)
Geoff Ogilvy (Australia)
Jason Day (Australia)
Aaron Baddeley (Australia)
Alvaro Quiros (Spain)
Martin Laird (Scotland)
Matteo Manassero (Italy)
There it is. Send us your picks!
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