And the Winners of Golf's Four Majors Will Be...

Alex Myers discusses his picks to win the four men's major championships in 2019 based on local knowledge, course history, and, well, guessing.

Released on 1/14/2019

Transcript

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So a new year is here, meaning it's time for
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a new wave of season long predictions
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at the four men's major championships.
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These are locks people.
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Guaranteed to make you big bucks.
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Let's start with the Master's.
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Where Patrick Reed plans to serve a bone in rib-eye
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at this year's champion's dinner.
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Good choice.
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But I'm sensing some paella will be back
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on the menu in 2020.
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That's because John Rahm will win his first major,
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taking Spain's green jacket tours from Sergio Garcia,
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who grabbed it from José María Olazábal
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and Seve Ballesteros before.
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I can just hear Jim Nance saying
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a Spanish bull gores Augusta.
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Or maybe just Rahmbo hunts down golf immortality.
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You can use that one for free Jim.
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Then there's the PGA Championship.
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Which is now in a May time slot.
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That's great news for Tiger Woods,
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who sweated through an entire wardrobe of shirts last August
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during his close call in Saint Louis.
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The spirited crowd at Bethpage Black will
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will Woods to that long awaited 15th major.
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And security will have its hands full
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on that winning walk down 18.
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Hang on.
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I'm getting emotional just thinkin' about it.
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Next up the US Open returns to Pebble Beach.
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And while I'm tempted to take Tiger again,
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I'm going with Dustin Johnson.
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DJ is a two time winner and two time runner up
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at the annual PGA Tour stop there.
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And he was the 54 hole leader by three shots the last time
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the US Open was there in 2010.
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What?
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He still finished in the top 10 that year.
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Barely.
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And finally for the first time in nearly seven decades,
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the Open Championship heads
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to Northern Island's Royal Portrush.
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AKA that place Rory McIlroy has held
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the course record since he was 16.
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Rory will still have a huge advantage
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over the rest of the field.
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And some will say he should win.
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Then again we say Rory should win every time
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he's in the final group on a Sunday
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and it hasn't been working out lately.
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Anyway I'm keeping Brooks Koepka instead.
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Why?
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Because a random reader of The Grind,
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who played Portrush over the summer,
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emailed to tell me that's who his caddy from that day likes.
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How about that local knowledge?
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Oh and I don't want to be on Brooks' bad list.
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So there you have it folks.
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Rahm, Woods, DJ, and Brooks.
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Not a bad foursome.
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Here's to an exciting season.
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And as the kids and Troy Aikman say,
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let's get this bread.
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[laughing]
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So fat.
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