Posted on January 05 2012
With the new year in full swing we’ve been thinking about this year’s upcoming Majors, and who we think are going to win. So here we go, Druh’s predictions for the big winners of 2012.
US Masters: 2-8 April 2012
We fancy Tiger Woods for this one. The course at the Augusta National Golf Club is long, and so is Tiger’s game. But while he can drive the ball an incredible distance, he needs to find his short game again as it hasn’t been up to standard for the last couple of years. The long fairways here will suit his big swinging style, but this course is just as much about the short game with its tricky undulating greens.
US Open: 11-17 June 2012
The confidence Rory McIlroy gained from winning last year’s Open will give him the edge to win back-to-back titles even though it’s a feat very rarely achieved, with the last occasion being Curtis Strange winning for the second year in a row in 1989. We think Rory’s the best player in the world right now, his swing is incredible and he’s very skillful. He can hit that ball so far that even when it is a little off line, he’s so far down the fairway that it doesn’t really matter.
The Open Championship: 15-22 July 2012
We know we’re biased, but we’re backing our very own Druh brand ambassador, Lee Westwood, for this one. Lee’s the straightest driver of the ball you’ll ever see, and Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s is a very tight course, so it should suit his style. We feel he just has to get his first Major win, he’s just too good not to, and is in unstoppable form at the moment. People forget he’s only 38 so has got plenty of time to clinch that big title, but his first win must surely come soon.
PGA Championship: 9-12 August 2012
Luke Donald is great at hitting the ball low, and with the seaside course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina tends to be very windy, so his game is well suited to the conditions here as you certainly need to be in control of your golf ball to play well. Luke holes out better than anybody else in the world. From 5ft and under there’s nobody to touch him, and we think this, together with his low driving style, will be enough for him to clinch the title.