2015 U.S. Open: Five Struggling Golfers Who Could Win

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Apr 9, 2015; Augusta, GA, USA; Victor Dubuisson hits out of a bunker on the 7th hole during the first round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Where has Victor Dubuisson gone? Victor Dubuisson played well in 2013, but he really broke onto the scene last year with his epic performance at the WGC-Match Play Championship.

Dubuisson didn’t win the Match Play versus Jason Day, but he won the event. When you think of that match, you think of Dubuisson pulling a Houdini time and time again with Day just shaking his head smiling.

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That really propelled Dubuisson into a big name in golf circles and he was great all year long. He was my sleeper pick at the U.S. Open, The Open, and PGA Championship and he didn’t disappoint.

Dubuisson finished T-28, T-9, and T-7 at those respective events. He just played extremely well for that whole year all around the world and it looked as though Dubuisson was on the verge of a breakthrough, but things have gone awry.

The Dubuisson train to fame has come to a screeching halt as Dubuisson hasn’t had a top ten since the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

If Dubuisson was in the same form as he was last year, he would be a slam dunk pick. Dubuisson had the length, enough accuracy, and an absolutely superb short game that could bail him out if he got into any trouble.

His game was perfect for Chambers Bay last year, but this year, eh, I don’t know.

When you look at the stats the only difference in his game is distance off the tee. Dubuisson, for some reason, is averaging 20 yards less off of the tee compared to last year.

It looks as though if Dubuisson can just get the distance back on his driver, he should be okay. Easier said than done. However, maybe a big event is just what he needs. Maybe Dubuisson just needs a little bit of adrenaline and he’ll be good to go.

I can’t stress enough that Dubuisson has the kind of game that should have success here at Chambers Bay, but his form just isn’t there. However, don’t count him out.

The phrase “any given Sunday” is said a lot about football, but it really applies to golf. Just look at the last three winners on the PGA Tour. If Dubuisson can find his game this week, he’ll be right in contention.

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