Monday, 14 July 2008

2008 - Week 35 Predictions Now Online

We have published the predictions for week 35 - the British Open (both tours) and the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee (US). Apologies for the slight delay, which was due to the unavailability of some necessary data and thus outside our control. It's the third major of the year and the first Tigerless one, so it will be interesting to see who takes full advantage of his absence. It is hard to believe that it is a year since Padraig Harrington sent Irish fans (yours truly definitely included!) into raptures with our first major in 60 years. Bar Mayo winning an All-Ireland*, I can't see it ever being topped for me! Let's hope he can defend the title and not cause as many chomped fingernails in the closing stages this year!!

Competitors who were winners of the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee before 2003 (when Golf Predictor records commence) include Billy Mayfair (1993), Carlos Franco (1999) and Shigeki Maruyama (2001). The corresponding list for the British Open is too long to list with practically every champion since the 1970s back for another go!

* Gaelic football reference. The 32 counties in Ireland play a championship every year. Mayo, despite being a large county with a proud football tradition, haven't won since 1951. It looks like their long suffering fans will have to wait at least another year for Nirvana!

1 comment:

Golf Predictor Guru! said...

Eagle eyed Irish members will have noticed the Mayo county colours (green and red) used prominently throughout Golf Predictor.

This is not entirely a co-incidence! Come on Mayo!!