“Hang yourself with your own rope”. That is what you potentially do when you make predictions on any outcomes in sport especially if you are bold enough to make it public knowledge. In my local golf column here in Parksville, BC I made a few predictions, some came true, others were way off. With the parity in golf its really like shooting a shotgun off upward towards a passing flock of geese, sure one will drop but is it the one you aimed at?
Picking a European win in the Ryder Cup for me was based on loyalty to the motherland and the birthplace of golf and with only 2 choices, it’s not proof of a wise decision when it’s 50/50 but I’ll take it. Furthermore unless it was a world war I would never cheer for the US in anything unless it was maybe a soccer game against Afghanistan or Iraq and even then I might just not bother cheering for either actually.
Now to the 2013 golf season, mostly the big boys and lets just narrow it to the Majors, well lets just cut to the chase and test the strength of this limb I am climbing perilously onto. I am picking Ian Poulter to win the Masters and I am not brave enough or arrogant enough for that matter to make any Tiger predictions other than he will contend, he will again attract double the amount of viewing audience and he will get closer to his incredible form of the past but never come close to the heights once achieved.
I like names like Coalsaerts, Blixt and Grace to make considerable noise in the global sense and from our own beloved Canada I truly believe Graham DeLaet will win a PGA tour event this year.
Rory, the boy king for a major and player of the year and in my own insignificant little world out here on Paradise Island I will shoot par or better at least once this year on 18 holes of golf,. No windmills, clowns nose or wooden ramps involved.
In late November once again over a 140 male golfers, many sporting Movember mustaches, will grace the fairways of Eaglecrest Golf Club in Qualicum Beach and raise thousands of dollars for prostate cancer research in the annual Bull Moose classic and in exactly a year to this moment I will hopefully be grinning with at least one of the aforementioned predictions coming true and bite my tongue in saying to anyone ” I told you so”!
I wish I would predict I would get a hole in one and believe it would come true but alas another year goes by and still no ace!