Expect Romo, Timberlake to break 100 at Torrey Pines
Updated: June 5, 2008, 7:21 PM ETBy Jason Sobel
Prior to the U.S. Open each year, I put together a ranking of all 156 players in the field -- a list of both educated and not-so-educated guesses that at least gets readers talking about the upcoming event. (My ranking for this year's tourney will be posted Wednesday.) Once in a while, I'll get one right; maybe I'll pick, say, Dean Wilson in 51st place, and lo and behold, he'll actually finish No. 51 for the week. Those right answers, however, are few and far between. Fact is, it's nearly impossible to handicap a golf tournament, where so many factors can lead to so many unpredictable circumstances. But at least those guys are professionals. I can base their performance probability on past experience at the event and recent history.
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