Dark Horses

The Star Early Edition - - GOLF -

JA­SON DAY the Aus­tralian can never be writ­ten off, but he has not hit the same heights he reached a few years ago when he won the PGA Cham­pi­onship in 2015 and fin­ished sec­ond a year later. He’s not in the best form right now.

SER­GIO GAR­CIA the vet­eran Spa­niard, pic­tured here, was a pop­u­lar win­ner at the year’s first Ma­jor, the Mas­ters, and wouldn’t it be great if he could go back-to-back? He’s got the game and the tem­per­a­ment, it’s just about putting it all to­gether over four days. RICKY FOWLER the like­able, for­mer Play­ers cham­pion, will be des­per­ate to bag a Ma­jor and he’s got as good a chance as any­one this week. His form has been a bit up and down though and like so many of the favourites, he’ll want con­sis­tency in his game over the com­ing days.

HEN­DRIK STEN­SON the Open Cham­pi­onship win­ner from a year ago hasn’t been in the best form this year, strug­gling with his irons and putting, but if he finds his game at Erin Hills, look out! The Swede has ev­ery­thing go­ing for him to be a US Open win­ner, too.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.