I love talking golf. I seriously love it. I could talk golf all day long… With The Masters teeing off yesterday morning, here are the picks from some of my friends. Disclaimer: almost all of these picks came in prior to DJ withdrawing…I’m giving my buddies a mulligan. I’ll update accordingly:
Greg Miller of Miller Brothers, LTD: It’s not an exciting pick, but I’m going to go with the odds on favorite DJ this weekend.
Ryan Switzer of Beau Outfitters: ‘I think most people are calling for DJ or Spieth, which makes perfect sense. I’ll go with Jason Day just to mix it up.
John McElrath of State Traditions: I think DJ is going to make some magic happen in Augusta this year.
Cooper Ray of Social Primer: Mama says Phil Mickleson is her fave, but feels Spieth will win. Seen here in 1994 – the only woman in the EAMC Tournament. She knows.
Nathan Guthrie of Matthias Kaupermann: I’m pulling for my friend and neighbor, Russell Henley! Hoping he can ride the high from his win at the Shell Open last weekend!
Jason Payne of Classic Georgia: Hudson Swafford, because ‘Duh’ spelled backwards is Hud.
Mark Bollman of Ball and Buck: Dustin. Period.
TJ Callaway of Onward Reserve: Oh lord. Who am I supposed to pick? I think I’ve picked Rory the last 5 years!
Steve DeWalle of JT Spencer: Justin Rose is prime to win a couple more majors. I think he is going to start with a green jacket this week.
Read Wall: I want to see Rory win, but his putting…screw it, I’m picking Rory, but watch out for Kisner.
Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean: DJ all the way. Obvious front runner, but he’s been hot.
Billy from Criquet Shirts: My pick for the Masters is definitely not an obvious one, but I like Aiken’s own, Kevin Kisner. He finished last years Masters strong after a rocky (and windy start), has played really good golf in 2017, and will definitely have some support from the “hometown” crowd.
Hobson from Criquet Shirts: I’ll go with Hideki Matsuyama because it would be cool to see the Japanese flag added to the winner’s list.
Grayson Dingman of Martin Dingman: Hard not to pick Dustin Johnson!
Rusty Estes of House of Fleming: Stenson
Jamie Davidson of Strong Suit: Dustin Johnson or Spieth…and Sneds as the dark horse.
Alex and John of Holderness & Bourne: Roberto Castro is the obvious choice, but if we had to add others it would be McIlroy and Mickelson.
Ryan Scates of Poor Man’s Game Notes: Dustin Johnson. Crazy long, computer accurate wedge game, does not miss putts, does not seem to even care if he’s playing well.
Mrs. RCS: Jordan Spieth or Matt Kuchar (Go Jackets!!)
Who’s your pick?