"Flood gates to open for Lydia Ko"
Liam’s prediction, “MAJOR EXCITEMENT FOR NEW ZEALAND,” is preceded by his thoughts about Lydia and he writes, “New Zealand teenager and world No.1 Ko broke through for her first major title in 2015 and she’ll add at least a couple more in 2016. At just 18, it’s scary to think what she could go on to achieve.”
Must agree that Liam’s got it right about Lydia as to Danny? He’s obviously got the will to win and skills to do big things providing he can eliminate that one bad round.
“Jason Day to win the Masters
Even though major wins are so hard to come by, it’s not really going out on a limb to suggest Day will jag at least one more big one in 2016. The Australian was simply phenomenal during the back end of 2015 and breaking his duck at the PGA Championship should open the flood gates. Day finished tied second at the 2011 Masters and a triumph at Augusta will be his primary target in 2016.”
“Rory McIlroy to get hitched…for real
After a false start with Caroline Wozniacki, McIlroy will go through with it this time and tie the knot with new love Erica Stoll. Happiness off the course will translate to more success on it, with the Northern Irishman to find more consistency after an up-and-down 2015.”
"Golf to make underwhelming Olympic debut
With complaints over eligibility rules and the decision go with stroke play over a more exciting format, it’s hard to see golf’s Olympic debut being a smash hit in Rio. While we’ll probably still end up with a worthy winner, this will probably be looked back on as a learning curve for future Games, if it stays in Games."
Don’t think so
“Americans to strike back in Ryder Cup
Europe have won six of the past seven Ryder Cups but the Americans can hit back with their first win since 2008. With the event back in the States, the Speith-led Americans will turn the tables, with rising stars Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed providing the x-factor.”
The Task Force set up to hopefully show the way ahead reminds me of the saying, "A camel is a horse designed by a committee."
“Tiger Woods to make a solid return to the tour
Tiger won’t retire, nor win a major, in 2016 but with a bit of luck with his fitness, he’ll get back to a level where he can put himself in the mix at PGA Tour events. It will take time, but look for the 14-time major winner to be making headlines for the right reasons in late 2016.”
Sad to say it but way too soon to suggest as a prediction.
“Dustin Johnson to finally win a major
While Day’s main competition throughout the year will come from world No.1 Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy, Johnson’s painful wait for a major title will end in 2016. A string of near misses have raised doubts about his ability to close out a win but he’s simply too talented not to put that experience to good use.
Since when was “too talented” guaranteed to win a major?
Link to Liam at Fox
Quote of the Day
“Big-hitting Bubba has caused a stir by claiming he will retire if he becomes world No.1. He said it with believable conviction, but the world No.4 won’t have to worry about being a man of his word because he won’t be catching the likes of Spieth and Day, at least in 2016.” – Liam FitzGibbon