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Old 02-02-2017, 02:58 PM
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Default Top Pros This Year

I went looking for the Is Will Washed Up thread and couldn't find it. Instead, I decided to ask who people think will be the top pros this year?

Will Will come back?
Ricky looks on already, he's so good it's a yawn moment.
Can Paul get his mojo back? He's still great, but he needs that touch of magic IMO.
Eagle looks powerful, can he challenge, and will his game survive De La and more technical courses?
Is Simon back?

What about other players

Nate Sexton, most unrecognized great player ever.
Nate Doss, does he continue his resurgence?
Dave Feldberg, best old man player, can he come back from surgery?
Peter McBride, is he ready?
And everyone else...

Then there's the women's side.

Paige
Cat
Sarah
Val

That pool makes for an exciting race without thinking about the up and comers.

This year has the potential to be one of the most exciting yet!

BTB - I've been seeking out Will video, he's better, but his putting is still not right. I feel for the guy.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:06 PM
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Will won't ever come back until mind wipe potions are a thing and he can relearn putting all together. Ricky and Eagle will be the main two competitors, with Paul and maybe Simon occasionally giving them a hassle.

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Old 02-02-2017, 03:11 PM
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How much does eagle struggle on technical courses?
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:17 PM
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It would be nice to see Simon get back to the form that has him in contention most weeks (i think he will) and it would be nice to see Eagle maintain his Australia form and become a consistent contender (not sure if this is true or not).

I also think its a mistake to leave Jerm out of the discussion. Along with USDGC he played really well the second half of last season.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:17 PM
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How much does eagle struggle on technical courses?
I don't know that he does. He is known for his big arm, not technical play. I'd be curious to know what those who watch him more than I do say about it.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:18 PM
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It would be nice to see Simon get back to the form that has him in contention most weeks (i think he will) and it would be nice to see Eagle maintain his Australia form and become a consistent contender (not sure if this is true or not).

I also think its a mistake to leave Jerm out of the discussion. Along with USDGC he played really well the second half of last season.
Totally forgot about Jerm. Doh! He was crankin' it up all year long last year.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:20 PM
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BTW, Cat nor Val is going to have a cakewalk this year. Paige was scary at the AO.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:21 PM
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I don't know that he does. He is known for his big arm, not technical play. I'd be curious to know what those who watch him more than I do say about it.
He was impressive to watch at the Aussie open.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:21 PM
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Doss and Shusterick seem to have the same issue as they are both monsters off the tee and then lose too many strokes on the green. I with that Shusterick would just start over... go to a spin putt or something.

On the women's side it would be nice to see a few more names enter the competitive discussion. Maybe Madison Walker will continue to climb and have a breakout year touring with Paige.
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Will won't ever come back until mind wipe potions are a thing and he can relearn putting all together. Ricky and Eagle will be the main two competitors, with Paul and maybe Simon occasionally giving them a hassle.
This seems the most logical position to take. I hope it will be more exciting, though. I'd like to see one or the other win POY based on a slight margin. While Paul wasn't bad last year, you'd be hard pressed to say that Ricky didn't run away with it. I'd also not count Paul out. If he can figure out a way to get it into top gear earlier, Ricky and Eagle won't have an easy time of it.

Eagle is interesting. He starts hot and fades. Ricky seems to hit his stride in the middle. Paul starts cold and finishes hot. Interesting dynamic.

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