As I sit here and watch the ACM awards and try to recover from my volunteering at the Valero Texas Open the last four days, I can’t help but notice how bad my golf picks & predictions were last Wednesday before the tournament. Here’s how I fared:
Jimmy Walker will win the Valero Texas Open
Well, Jimmy didn’t win the tournament and he wasn’t really all that close either. He finished with a T31 finish and $35,960 in earnings. I really had a good feeling about Jimmy heading into the week but that just goes to show how much I don’t know.
Rory McIlroy will stuggle at TPC San Antonio
I thought his mind would be more on The Masters than on TPC San Antonio. I thought he would surely shoot so-so rounds and miss the cut. Boy was I wrong. A second place finish and another $669,600 in the bank later I look like a fool. He hit the ball awesome this week and I think the competitive rounds will leave him ready to go next week in Augusta.
Scores will be low this week
The outcome to this prediction is debatable. Martin Laird won the tournament 14-under, which is five shots better than last year. In 2012, the overall scoring average for the field was 73.98 and this year the scoring average was 72.74. Did the scores bet better this year? Yes. Did they get as low as I thought. No. I thought we would see close to 20-under but the wind actually did blow pretty hard on Thursday and also both days this weekend.
So we’re on to The Masters which starts on Thursday. I will be making my picks & predictions coming up in the next few days so stay tuned!