The Final Four of our Best American Golfer bracket is here, and there are no Cinderella stories to speak of.
In the second round, all of the top four seeds advanced, setting up a 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3 matchup. A full rundown of last round’s results are below. It’s up to you to determine who is America’s best golfer.
Check out the full breakdown of round 2 here.
1) Bubba Watson (89%) vs. 8) Brandt Snedeker (11%)
2) Jordan Spieth (70%) vs. 7) Phil Mickelson (30%)
3) Dustin Johnson (64%) vs. 6) Rickie Fowler (36%)
4) Patrick Reed (60%) vs. 12) Matt Kuchar (40%)
1) Bubba Watson vs. 4) Patrick Reed
We could sell out a venue just to watch these two duke it out for 18 holes. Both players have unwittingly cultivated a ‘love them or hate them’ persona, and each have passionate members on both sides of the equation. Bubba has dominated the first two rounds of this bracket, garnering 89% and 91% percent of the votes to get to the Final Four, and as the No. 1 overall seed, he’s the favorite to take the title. But Reed rises to the occasion in match play with the pressure on, and this situation surely fits the bill. The amount of improbable escape shots and clutch putts holed would make this match extraordinary. We should televise this.
2) Jordan Spieth vs. 3) Dustin Johnson
Jordan Spieth should get used to hitting his approach shot first in this match because he’ll consistently be 30 yards behind Dustin Johnson the entire match. Spieth makes up whatever he loses off the tee once he reaches the green. So far this season, Spieth ranks fifth in strokes gained putting and sixth in birdie average. Not a surprise, Johnson leads the field in driving distance and strokes gained tee-to-green. This is a toss-up.