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I don’t think Tiger Woods pretty ordinary performance at The Memorial Tournament last week will have boosted his vote numbers on our current ‘who’s going to win the US Open’ poll.

I don’t think Tiger Woods pretty ordinary performance at The Memorial Tournament last week will have boosted his vote numbers on our current ‘who’s going to win the US Open’ poll.
And you might say the same thing for most of the other big names.
World No 2 Phil Mickelson had to pull out of the Memorial with a wrist injury and right now must be considered something of a dicey starter.
South Africa’s two-time US Open winners Ernie Els and Retief Goosen could hardly be said to have covered themselves in glory, either.
The Goose missed the cut at the Celtic Manor Wales Open while the Big Easy again struggled with his putting at the Muirfield Village golf course Jack (Nicklaus) built to finishing in a 14th place tie with Woods and yet another World Top Tenner, Vijay Singh.
Jim Furyk, the world No 3 and another former US Open winner, finished well behind them in a group that included Sergio Garcia, with other highly-ranked Europeans like Luke Donald, Paul Casey and Jose Maria Olazabal even further back
Ironically the only members of the World top 10 who will have enhanced the hopes of their supporters coming away from Muirfield Village are both Australians.
World No 4 Adam Scott finished joint 4th after contending for top honours throughout the four days of The Memorial and World No 8 Geoff Ogilvy, who’ll be this year’s defending champion at Oakmont, in a tie for 9th with yet another Australian, Aaron Baddeley.
A fourth Australian, Rod Pampling, topped them all by finishing joint third after heading up the leaderboard for most of the week.
Is the Australian connection going to be as significant at the US Open, do you think, as it was at a Memorial tournament boasting a field close to being as good as it gets?
You can let us know how you feel by voting on our poll, or by dropping us a line.
Cheers for now
Neville Leck, Editor

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