Early Thoughts on Round 1

With Round 1 under way there are a few things that are really exciting.  The first story line has to be Duffner.  The guy pretty much needs a win to get into the Masters and he is doing his part early.  Obviously, there is a ton of golf left, but you have to love the fact that he knows he needs a win and is out there going low.

Am I the only one who wants to see Fowler bag his first win?  The kid is downright fearless on the course and eventually that has to work to his advantage.  He hasn’t been in serious contention since the Memorial last year and I would love to see him in the mix on the weekend.  There is a lot of talk about young American talent in Golf right now and Fowler is always mentioned but still remains winless.  The kid has more swagger than any player out there and a win would only embolden him more.  I for one am ready to see that happen.

Lastly, take a second and look at the names on the leaderboard behind the leaders.  Again, it is super early in the day and it is only round 1, but there are some serious names up there already.  If this is any indication of the way the tourney is going to go I will be glued to the TV all weekend.  It helps that it snowed last night here in Chicago so I doubt I will be missing any tee times this weekend.  Perfect recipe for watching a great golf tournament.

P.S. my pick to win (Graeme McDowell) is not doing too hot.  Looks like a bad start to my season of predictions!

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