The PGA Tour season starts in 7 days folks! Pretty short break it seems.
So what is in store for 2006? I’m going to pose some questions and my opinions and we’ll see how close my answers were when we open up the time capsule at the end of the 2006 season. Comment your answers in and we’ll see who’s closest at the end of ’06.
Q: Will Tiger continue his domination? Will he win more majors? Will he have children?
A: Until Tiger shows some reason for us to think otherwise, he’ll continue winning at a high clip. He’ll win 1-2 majors. Kids? Not yet.
Q: Will Michelle Wie make a cut in a men’s tournament?
A: I don’t think so. I think she needs to focus on winning on the LPGA Tour. She will (or should) win on the LPGA Tour however.
Q: Will a woman (like Wie) get into the Masters?
A: No. Even if she qualifies.
Q: Who will be the big surprise positive story of the year?
A: Tough one. Let’s go with Ryan Moore.
Q: Will Sergio win a major?
A: No. In fact, he won’t win in 2006 unless he works out his putting and driving woes.
Q: Will DiMarco win a major?
A: Possibly the US Open.
Q: Will Mike Weir come out of his slump?
A: I doubt it.
Q: Will Duval come out of his slump?
A: I doubt it. He may have a flash in a tournament or two, like the Bob Hope.
Q: Will anyone challenge Annika?
A: She’ll get challenges from a few different players throughout the year, but no one player will be a constant threat.
Q: Who will be the meltdown player of the year?
A: Jesper Parnevik. Retief will drop out of the big 5.
Q: Who will lose their tour card after 2006?
A: Nick Price, Corey Pavin
Q: John Daly?
A: Mullets, ciggies, beer and a top 10 or two.
Q: What will be the biggest equipment stories of 2006?
A: Titleist will release a new ball. Taylormade will have the hottest new driver. Range finders will be a dime a dozen soon.
Q: Will the USGA and R&A do anything about the “distance problem?”
A: No. If anyone does anything, it will be Hootie.
Q: Will an LPGA player pose nude in a girlie magazine?
A: Yes. That seems to be the direction they’re going with the bikini calendars etc. popping up. Perhaps Christina Kim, Pat Hurst or Laura Davies?
Q: Will the U.S. win the Ryder Cup?