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

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May 10, 2015; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Adam Scott putts on the 11th green during the final round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Did you think Tiger Woods would occupy this last slide? I can’t blame you for thinking that way, but alas no.

It’s that old saying, I think Woods’ chances of winning are slim to none and slim left town awhile ago.

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It’s kind of funny to say Adam Scott is struggling considering 98% of the golfers on Tour would love to play like him, but expectations are such that we expect more from someone like Scott.

Having said that, Scott isn’t that far off from having a breakthrough. The only chink in Scott’s game is his putter. Granted, it is a huge chink, but it may not be as magnified this week at Chambers Bay.

It is a blank canvas this week at Chambers Bay. Great putters should struggle this week because everybody is on an even playing field. Everybody doesn’t know exactly how soft or hard to hit it, how much break or lack of break there will be, etc.

It’s all about surviving and limited mistakes around the green.

Also, Scott has Steve Williams back in the saddle again which should help his putter. Williams, obviously, won’t be putting for Scott, but what he will do is read the greens and give him a line that Scott can be confident in.

It’s kind of funny and weird how there really is no buzz on Scott. Have you heard anybody really talk about Scott this week? Anywhere? I know I haven’t.

Even when Scott did bring back Williams, the news kind of came and went. I don’t know, maybe I just don’t get out enough.

I speculated how that might effect Scott, so that’s something to check out if interested, but if you want a big name golfer that it seems as though nobody is taking, I recommend Scott.

Scott is everything you are looking for this week. He hits it high, hits it long, hits it straight, and is a superb iron player. He has just about everything except for the putter. If he can just sink a couple of putts, he’ll be right up there and definitely be in contention Sunday afternoon.

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