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

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Jun 15, 2015; University Place, WA, USA; Jason Day at left and Tiger Woods line up their putts on the 17th green during practice rounds on Monday at Chambers Bay. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid]-USA TODAY Sports

After Jason Day won at the Farmers Insurance Open, it looked as though Day was on the verge of becoming the next superstar in golf. After his win I speculated his chances of winning a major this year.

Day has all the talent in the world and when he brings his A-game he is extremely tough to beat. Unfortunately, Day hasn’t put that talent altogether in a consistent matter. But, Day has the talent to win just about anywhere and at any time, including this week.

Once we knew the U.S. Open would be held at Chambers Bay, I thought Day’s chances hinged on just what kind of weather we would get.

As we mentioned atop the article, we finally have an idea of what kind of weather we will be getting and conditions should be great. It looks like there won’t be any rain in the forecast and not much wind. This is a huge benefit for Day.

A reason for that is Day isn’t much of a wind player. When you look at the one major he has yet to find success at it as at The Open Championship. That is mostly due to the windy conditions on the links-style courses.

Now, while Chambers Bay is a links-style course, the minimal amount of wind is the important part.

Day has played well at links-style courses. In 2010, Day finished T-10 at the PGA Championship, but at The Open he finished T-60. That kind of sums up Day’s game.

With the wind being a non-factor this week I like Day’s chances of being right in contention. Das has a chance to finish inside the top four at a U.S. Open for the fourth time in five years.

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