As I was leaving the Erin Hills Golf Course, on Friday, after the second round of the 2017 US Open, I heard a guy in the parking lot shouting “Nobody’s going to win, Nobody’s going to win the US Open”.
I’m sure he didn’t mean it literally. He more than likely meant that whoever wins, will be a nobody.
8 of the top 10 golfers in the world missed the cut; including the top 3 golfers ; Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day. Based on the leader board, after the first two rounds, the Top Ten looks like the winner could be someone, we are not too familiar with.
The Top Ten are.
Paul Casey (-7) recognizable name.
Brian Hartman (-7) never heard of him.
Tommy Fleetwood (-7 ) if he plays with Fleetwood Mac.
Brooks Koepka (-7 ) recognizable name.
Jamie Lovemark (-6 ) Never heard of him.
Rickie Fowler (-6 ) Obviously one of the top golfers in the world.
J.B. Holmes (-6 ) A good regular tour player.
Si Woo Kim (-6 ) Never heard of him, unless he was on the LPGA
Xander Schauffele (-5 ) Maybe its a new PGA dance move.
Cameron Champ ( 5 ) Another no name for me.
I follow the PGA pretty closely, so If I haven’t heard of them, I’m sure that other than their parents. the general public hasn’t heard of them either. One thing for sure, is that if one of the no names wins, his name will be recognizable next year.