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The Golfers on The Shot Scope Team With Their U.S. Open Predictions:

US Open predictions post

David Hunter
Winner – Jason Day
He knows how to win majors and in recent press conferences has said that he realishs the challenge of Oakmont. He has played in 22 majors in his career and finished in the top 10 eleven times. With 1 major already under his belt has only made him hungry for more.

Wildcard – Paul Casey
Casey is coming back into form has shot up the rankings. He showed form at The Masters finishing T-4 and has played well at Oakmont before. He is 22nd in greens in regulation and can hold putts when is counts.

Gavin Dear
Winner – Brooks Koepka
He is long, straight and is currently ranked 37th in stokes gained: Putting. With his distance, accuracy and if the putters hot, it should be a very good week for Kopeka. He is the best golfer I have played with as a pro and I think he will be the next big thing in golf.

Wildcard – Russell Knox
He is currently 4th in the FedEx Cup Rankings, is very straight and great from tee to green. He sits 4th in greens in regulation on the PGA tour and has already proved he can be a winner after his win at the WGC-HSBC Champions

Lewis Allison
Winner – Dustin Johnson
Dustin is currently ranked 6th in the OWGR. The last two years he has finished T-4th (2014) and T-2nd (2015) in the U.S. Open. He also hasn’t missed a cut yet this PGA tour season. If he can keep the mental game tight he is a definite contender.

Wildcard – Bryson DeChambeau
DeChambeau has got off to a flying start in his short pro career. He lost his U.S. Amateur Champion exemption to the U.S. Open, due to turning professional early. He responded by stamping his place at Oakmont at the U.S. Open qualifying in Ohio. His eccentric style and fearlessness is something to watch out for this week.

Rachael McQueen
Winner – Henrik Stenson
I’d love to see him win a major this year. Henrik has finished in the top ten 9 times in the majors, his best finish in the U.S Open was T-4 in 2014. He is currently ranked 9th in driving accuracy and 7th in greens in regulation, which could be a very dangerous combination, especially since Oakmont is all about accuracy.

Wildcard – Paul Casey
Casey has been showing recent form and is ranked 24th on the OWGR. He finished T4th at The Masters this year and had a top 10 finish in the US Open at Oakmont in 2007. He knows the course and has shown he can perform there too.

Jamie Binning
Winner – Jason Day
The world no. 1 has made the cut at the majors 86% of the time and even more impressively 50% of the time he has finished in the top 10. His US Open record is as follows: 2nd/59th/2nd/4th/9th. I think it is a safe bet that he will be up there on Sunday and in my opinion he has the best mental game out of the “big 3”.

Wildcard – Branden Grace
Has made the cut 83% on the PGA tour since 2015 and he finished 4th at last year’s US Open. South Africans have historically done well at the US Open including Ernie Els who won at Oakmont in 1994. Ernie is a close friend and mentor to Branden and will have been a fountain of knowledge over the past few weeks for him.

 

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