Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
Pick: Davis Love III
I think Davis Love III will win the U.S. Open. Actually, I have no idea. What I'm really saying is I'd be deeply pleased to see Davis Love III win the U.S. Open. He represents much that is good in the game. I can think of few golfers less likely to spit in a cup (a la Sergio) or use performance-enhancing meds (no names owing to U.S. libel law).
DL3 is one major victory shy of a Hall of Fame career. He won his PGA Championship at a manly course, Winged Foot, and it would be fitting to see him win another major at an equally manly course, Oakmont. By that logic, you should expect me to pick him for the British Open at Carnoustie. I may or may not do that, depending how decisive his win at Oakmont is.
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