The US Open is a real grinding golf tournament and foreign-born players tend to perform better in events in the United States when scoring is low. With this in mind the majority of the dark horses to win the US Open are from outside the US.
Here is a guy that knows how to win a grind. Getting up and down on slick greens was this man’s forte. With plenty of experience and a third place finish last week, Goosen may surprise us all this week.
Noren has three top-5 finishes in his last four starts on the European Tour including his great win at the Wales Open two weeks ago. Hits the ball long but needs to straighten up to win. Cheers to Blackers1212 for the Noren tip here.
It is extremely hard to pick what Snedeker is going to do next. Two top-5’s, then two missed cuts and then two top-20’s is his record over the last six tournaments. He battles hard when he needs to and the tough US Open layout may suit him.
Karlsson should have won last week but it secured him a second Top-5 in three weeks. Like his fellow Swede Noren, he needs to tighten up his driving accuracy around Congressional.
Nice to see Karlsson is playing some great golf again. It’s been a while!
Quiros came out firing at the US Masters but it all slowly fell away soon after. His finish was respectable though and he has played some good rounds recently – along with some poor finishes. Kiwi Golf Update likes his chances.