Golfweek roundtable: The winner Sunday will be . . .
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Our crew on the ground at Oak Hill has taken in three practice rounds and three tournament rounds, so they have plenty of knowledge on who will rise on Sunday to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy.
Here are their predictions for Sunday:
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Jeff Babineau, Editor
Adam Scott. Henrik Stenson and his great form will pose a threat, but nobody at the top of that board has more natural talent than Scott, who got his poor round out of the way on Saturday, shooting 72. He'll definitely have to get the putter going, but tee to green, he has the game to give himself enough chances.
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Jim McCabe, Senior Writer
Adam Scott. The round of 66 that knocked him out at the Open Championship? It will belong to him and 9-under will be enough to win.
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Jeff Rude, Senior Writer
Think the winner will either be Jim Furyk or Henrik Stenson. Though Stenson is the hottest player, having gone 3-2-2 in his last three starts worldwide, I'll give the nod to Furyk. A 16-time PGA Tour winner with a U.S. Open trophy in his case, Furyk is comfortable with his putting and routine again after working with sports psychologist Bob Rotella the past month. On top of that, though he had trouble closing tournaments last year, he's one of golf's tough guys and knows how to hit fairways and greens.
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David Dusek, Senior Writer
I predicted on Tuesday that Jason Dufner would win and I'm not backing down now. I'm not loving the way he's putting from close range, but The Duf trusts his driver, his irons look like they're guided by GPS and I just don't believe that Jim Furyk, Jonas Blixt and Henrik Stenson are going to win a major. A 67 from Dufner should do it, but a 68 might be good enough to get him into a playoff.