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Who will be the low amateur.
My money would be on Fowler, but i think Nick Taylor and Kevin Tway will have strong showings as well.
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  • beachgrovejuniorbeachgrovejunior Members  1456WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,456
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    cheering for Nick Taylor, seeing as he plays about an hour from where i live
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  • golftitleistgolftitleist Jr. Boomers  858WRX Points: 0Posts: 858
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    Definitley gonna be my boy Fowler, he definitley knows how to go low.
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  • Carolina Golfer 2Carolina Golfer 2 Members  9376WRX Points: 447Posts: 9,376 Titanium Tees
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    I'd say Michael Thompson. He has played in 2 opens, and just played in the Masters and everyone knows the story that happened there, I think it will make him mentally stronger than the others. He and Michael Gilmore probably have the strongest resumes, Gilmore is the only other one to play in an open. None of the other young guys have played in an open and I think they'll get a case of nerves.



    All that said, I'm rooting for Sean English, he's a local club pro from my area, gotta hope the local boy does well.
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    I hope Nick Taylor does well.
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    RICKIE FOWLER !
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    We followed Fowler around on the back nine last week at the NCAA Championship (Purdue - Kampen). He was real solid but his coach followed him the entire time and I'm talking tee to green to tee. He was playing well w/ a definite advantage from the coach's almost constant input. Please don't construe this to take anything away from Fowler. Just an observation.

    Also, his coach was up on the green getting a read while Fowlers competitors were ready to approach. A kid from Stanford went ahead and lobbed over the coach's head, over the green, and into some 4' tall grass. Felt bad for the kid - wanted to strangle the OS coach.

    I would not bet against Fowler.
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    Rickie Fowler
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    Jeff Wilson.


    mikeweirfan wrote on Jun 6 2008, 10:03 AM:
    My money would be on Fowler, but i think Nick Taylor and Kevin Tway will have strong showings as well.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Fowler (or Thompson) made it. I checked the website and here are the amateurs who did make it:

    Jeff Wilson

    Jordan Cox

    Derek Fathauer

    Kevin Tway

    Kyle Stanley

    Nick Taylor

    Kevin Henderson
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  • golftitleistgolftitleist Jr. Boomers  858WRX Points: 0Posts: 858
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    Fowler most definitley made it into the US Open.
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  • beachgrovejuniorbeachgrovejunior Members  1456WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,456
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    Fowler was first alternate, then Micheel WD'ed so Fowler got in



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    jordan cox!
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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13837WRX Points: 1,379Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,837 Titanium Tees
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    my money says none will make the cut
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    I'm really pulling for Jordan Cox, but I think Rickie Fowler will have the best turnout of the bunch.
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    UNC Golf wrote on Jun 6 2008, 05:03 PM:
    I'd say Michael Thompson. He has played in 2 opens, and just played in the Masters and everyone knows the story that happened there, I think it will make him mentally stronger than the others. He and Michael Gilmore probably have the strongest resumes, Gilmore is the only other one to play in an open. None of the other young guys have played in an open and I think they'll get a case of nerves.



    All that said, I'm rooting for Sean English, he's a local club pro from my area, gotta hope the local boy does well.






    agree with you on Thompson. Should be able to draw on his experience, especially the recent Masters.



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    Pinhy wrote on Jun 8 2008, 07:12 PM:
    UNC Golf wrote on Jun 6 2008, 05:03 PM:
    I'd say Michael Thompson. He has played in 2 opens, and just played in the Masters and everyone knows the story that happened there, I think it will make him mentally stronger than the others. He and Michael Gilmore probably have the strongest resumes, Gilmore is the only other one to play in an open. None of the other young guys have played in an open and I think they'll get a case of nerves.



    All that said, I'm rooting for Sean English, he's a local club pro from my area, gotta hope the local boy does well.






    agree with you on Thompson. Should be able to draw on his experience, especially the recent Masters.



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    Bingo..we were right (not a hard pick i dont think).
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  • GehenHerzogGehenHerzog Members  779WRX Points: 0Posts: 779
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    I'd say it was a pretty hard pick, considering Fowler is the best amateur in the country.
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  • Carolina Golfer 2Carolina Golfer 2 Members  9376WRX Points: 447Posts: 9,376 Titanium Tees
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    Pinhy wrote on Jun 15 2008, 05:31 PM:
    Pinhy wrote on Jun 8 2008, 07:12 PM:
    UNC Golf wrote on Jun 6 2008, 05:03 PM:
    I'd say Michael Thompson. He has played in 2 opens, and just played in the Masters and everyone knows the story that happened there, I think it will make him mentally stronger than the others. He and Michael Gilmore probably have the strongest resumes, Gilmore is the only other one to play in an open. None of the other young guys have played in an open and I think they'll get a case of nerves.



    All that said, I'm rooting for Sean English, he's a local club pro from my area, gotta hope the local boy does well.






    agree with you on Thompson. Should be able to draw on his experience, especially the recent Masters.



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    Bingo..we were right (not a hard pick i dont think).


    Too bad this wasn't an official contest, I might have won a nice prize!!
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  • Carolina Golfer 2Carolina Golfer 2 Members  9376WRX Points: 447Posts: 9,376 Titanium Tees
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    GehenHerzog wrote on Jun 15 2008, 06:17 PM:
    I'd say it was a pretty hard pick, considering Fowler is the best amateur in the country.


    Maybe the hottest right now, but certainly doesn't have the playing experience of Thompson, which is why Thompson did so well. He's been there done it. I look for him to have a better pro career than Fowler. Too many of the young hot shots, come out thinking they can hit it 350 yards and not have to work on anything else. Thompson is a very good all around player, that now has performed strongly in two majors.
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  • GehenHerzogGehenHerzog Members  779WRX Points: 0Posts: 779
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    UNC Golf wrote on Jun 16 2008, 12:02 AM:
    GehenHerzog wrote on Jun 15 2008, 06:17 PM:
    I'd say it was a pretty hard pick, considering Fowler is the best amateur in the country.


    Maybe the hottest right now, but certainly doesn't have the playing experience of Thompson, which is why Thompson did so well. He's been there done it. I look for him to have a better pro career than Fowler. Too many of the young hot shots, come out thinking they can hit it 350 yards and not have to work on anything else. Thompson is a very good all around player, that now has performed strongly in two majors.






    I guess you haven't watched Fowler much have you?



    Fowler is one of the best ball strikers I have ever seen (especially with irons). His short game is pretty **** solid also.



    I have seen Thompson quite a bit this year and shoots a lot more high scores than Fowler and Fowler shoots more low scores than Thompson. I think there is no question Fowler will have a better professional career.
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  • Cameron Circle TCameron Circle T The Doc Junior Mod Squad  2218WRX Points: 64Posts: 2,218 Platinum Tees
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    Who knows amateur career doesn't always equate to pro career.
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