Luke Elvy – Network Ten
I like Jason Dufner, he’s had a watershed year, has played well in the majors & I think it would be appropriate he claims retribution for his heartbreaking playoff loss to Keegan Bradley last year. Top Aussie Adam Scott just from Badds and Sendo.
Ben Everill – Australian AP Golf Writer
Despite being in the group of death – the one ahead of Tiger Woods – i like Jason Dufner but I’m going to believe in the golf gods and go with Adam Scott to bounce back and win it all.
Robert Lusetich – FOXSports.com
King Louis to win, Scotty low Aussie from Jason Day
Rod Morri – TalkinGolf and Golf Australia magazine contributor
Tough one this time. Oosthuizen to win (especially if the wind blows) and Baddeley for top Australian because I like the way he’s been travelling lately (and Ben Everill says he has found something in his game this week).
Brendan James – Golf Australia magazine
Paddy Harrington will be juicy odds after less than impressive Open but has played well at Kiawah before in winning World Cup. However, I suspect he will need it to blow for at lest three of the four days to stamp his authority. Could win it with four or five over.
Best Aussie. My heart wants Adam Scott to bounce back but my wallet thinks Geoff Ogilvy. If the winning score is over par he’ll be right in the mix.
Andy Maher – Channel 10/FoxSports/SEN Radio
Jason Dufner. Best Aussie: Geoff Ogilvy.
Mark Allen – SEN Radio
Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen this week. The Ocean Course is made for Jason Day.
Richard Fellner – Inside Golf Magazine
I’ll go with Jason Dufner, as I think he is in great form at the moment, but keep an eye out for Dustin Johnson, as he will surely benefit from the USGA ruling that “all sandy areas are not bunkers”! For best Aussie, I’ll pick John Senden (I know, it sounds like a broken record) because I still think he is due for a great finish or a win.
We’ve seen some quick comebacks this year and hoping Adam Scott can do the same. Ball striking looks like being the key so I’ll take Scott again. Hopefully the week at Bridgestone helped clear the mind, and has him ready to go.
Winner: Rory McIlroy Best Aussie: Geoff Ogilvy.
Richard Hinds – Sydney Morning Herald
Tiger Woods and Adam Scott
Grant Dodd – Network Ten/ESPN Star
McIlroy to win, Chalmers top Aussie!
I can’t fault the form of Keegan Bradley. Defending champion, winner last week and an ok Open Championship. John Senden best Aussie for me.