Australian golf experts predict the 2012 US PGA Championship winner

We’ve consulted the experts again to see who will win 2012 US PGA Championship.

Barring the final four holes, most of Australia’s golf experts did pretty well in predicting the winner of last  month’s Open Championship. We’ve asked them again to predict the winner, and Best Aussie finisher for the final major of the year, the US PGA Championship to be held at Kiawah Island in South Carolina this week.
Interesting to note that the favourite to win among our experts last month, Tiger Woods, is nowhere to be seen this week. Somewhat surprisingly, favouritism falls to Jason Dufner (4) closely followed by Louis Oosthuizen (3).
As far as the best Australian is concerned, Adam Scott is obviously the favourite: Scott (5) with a fair bit of love for Geoff Ogilvy (3), and John Senden (2).
Here are the picks from each of Australia’s of experts starting off with Network Ten’s face of golf, Luke Elvy.

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 –

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 MaherChannel 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.

Brenton SpeedFoxSports

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.

Martin Blake – The Age

Winner: Rory McIlroy Best Aussie: Geoff Ogilvy.

Richard HindsSydney 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.

One thought on “Australian golf experts predict the 2012 US PGA Championship winner

  • Very tough to pick up winner in the final major of the season. So many players have a good shot at victory. I’m thinking another 1st time winner of a major as such has been the trend in recent years.

    I’ll go for Dustin Johnson, Jason Dufner, Bill Haas or Adam Scott.


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