Only one U.S. Open has actually been held at Torrey Pines, the venue is 1-for-1 in providing a definitely legendary week of golf. 13 years earlier in 2008, Tiger Woods required 91 holes with a full playoff round and one sudden-death hole to leading Rocco Mediate– all while on a severely hurt knee. The concern is if Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and numerous others can deliver a likewise entertaining phenomenon for the 2021 U.S. Open.
While the U.S. Open and the exceptionally challenging challenge it typically provides is remarkable in its own right, one of the strongest stories heading into Torrey Pines this year is that nobody has separated themselves. Rahm mightve been in that category if he werent coming off a favorable COVID test that required him to withdraw from the Memorial, a tournament he will dominantly win. Rather, there are concerns as he returns to the course.
However taking a look at whatever we do understand, whats the fun if we dont get a little bit bold and dangerous with our choices and predictions for the U.S. Open? Thats what were doing with 5 bold forecasts for the action at Torrey Pines this week.
Keep in mind: All chances are through WynnBet and stats through PGATour.com unless otherwise kept in mind.
5. U.S. Open 2021 prediction: Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka miss out on the cut.
Much of the talk leading up to this trip to Torrey Pines has actually focused on the increasing bitterness between 2 of the greatest names in the golfing world, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. Now that the 2 golf enthusiasts wont be matched together for the very first 2 rounds, any rivalry will come down to head-to-head contrasts or the hope that theyll end up in the exact same group for a weekend round.
But what if neither makes it to the weekend? Honestly, that doesnt even feel extremely strong given what these players have actually looked like.
While DeChambeau is the safeguarding U.S. Open champion and hasnt been missing out on a lot of cuts, hes been far from sharp since late, especially with his irons and wedges. If hes playing for the rough at Torrey, that might injure him. For Koepka, individuals are weighing his T2 at the PGA Championship too greatly as hes truthfully been pedestrian otherwise. For this weekend, the rivalry fizzles out before even making it to Saturday.
Only one U.S. Open has actually been held at Torrey Pines, the venue is 1-for-1 in delivering an absolutely impressive week of golf. The concern is if Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and many others can deliver a similarly amusing spectacle for the 2021 U.S. Open.
While the U.S. Open and the extremely tough obstacle it often provides is interesting in its own right, one of the strongest narratives heading into Torrey Pines this year is that no one has separated themselves. While DeChambeau is the defending U.S. Open champion and hasnt been missing out on a lot of cuts, hes been far from sharp as of late, especially with his irons and wedges.
Five 2021 U.S. Open bold forecasts consist of the fate of wagering favorite Jon Rahm, a breakout for Viktor Hovland and more at Torrey Pines..
Bryson DeChambeau, U.S. Open. Compulsory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports