And the winners of golf's four majors in 2020 will be...
Alex Myers makes his annual way, WAY too early predictions for golf's four major championships.
Released on 1/14/2020
So the time has come for me
to make my way, way too early picks
to win all four men's majors.
Let's light some money on fire together.
We start at the Masters, where Tiger Woods will choose
the champion's dinner menu on Tuesday,
but on Sunday, he'll slip the green jacket
on a first time major champ, Jon Rahm.
Yes, I picked Rahm to win in Augusta last year,
and yes, I plan on picking him every year until he wins,
so one of these years, I could wind up looking pretty smart.
Besides, green looks good on him.
Next, the PGA Championship heads
to TPC Harding Park in San Francisco,
marking the first time this major's been played
in the western half of the country since 1998.
Glad to see the Professional Golfers' Association
of America is going back to its roots, as in America,
you know, the whole thing.
In any event, I like Rory McIlroy
because he won the World Match Play
when it was played there in 2015
then stayed in the media center
to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
with us lowly scribes.
What a guy.
I won't have to travel nearly as far
to get to the U.S. Open, which is coming back to Winged Foot
for the first time since Phil Mickelson
out-Phil Mickelsoned even Phil Mickelson
with that disastrous double bogey on the final hole in 2006.
I was standing behind the green when that happened
and I haven't seen the air
sucked out of a sporting event like that
since Reggie Miller daggered my Knicks at MSG in Game 1
of the 1995 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Speaking of that Knicks team, I recently played Winged Foot
with my idol growing up, John Starks.
Talk about worlds colliding.
But seriously, damn you, Reggie.
I was just a kid and I cried my eyes out that night,
just like Phil cried his eyes out in 2006.
Tough to watch.
Although Phil winning this year just days after turning 50
would be one of the greatest redemption stories
in sports history.
Too bad it's not happening.
My money is on Dustin Johnson.
His knee looks like it's back to 100%.
And finally, there's The Open Championship
at Royal St. George's, which has produced huge upset winners
the last two times it hosted the game's oldest major
in Ben Curtis and Darren Clarke.
For that reason,
I'm picking another surprise winner this time.
I'm taking Tiger Woods.
Did you really think I'd leave
the reigning Masters champ out?
Shame on you.
So there you have it, Rahm, Rory, D.J., Tiger.
A $5 parlay on that wins nearly 200 grand.
Hmm, what connects those four players?
Oh, right, the onesies.
Here's hoping there was something in the water,
well, eggnog, at that Christmas party.