Monday Musings: 13 Bold Predictions for 2016

Tiger & Rory

Without a doubt, 2016 will be one of the most important years in the history of golf: a solid slate of major championship venues, the Ryder Cup and golf returning to the Olympics for the first time in more than 100 years.

So with the new year just around the corner, we’ve made some bold predictions for 2016.  Enjoy this baker’s dozen of what we think the top story lines will be next year:

  • Rickie Fowler will win a major championship, probably The Masters
  • Jordan Spieth will spend the entirety of 2016 as the World No. 1
  • Rory McIlroy will stay off the soccer pitch
  • Golf in the Olympics will draw a higher rating than the decathlon
  • U.S.A. wins the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National GC
  • Tiger Woods goes back to Butch Harmon and tees it up at Augusta National
  • The 12th hole at TPC Sawgrass will be more exciting than the stadium hole
  • Younger golfers will dominate the scene
  • Adam Scott and Bernhard Langer will lament the loss of their long putters as their careers may come to a close
  • Tony Finau bombs his way to a Tour title, seriously, the guy hits it a country mile
  • Someone gets hit by a flying beer at TPC Scottsdale
  • Under Armour becomes the second biggest name in golf
  • Phil Mickelson goes winless

What’s your bold prediction for the New Year?  Message us @BillyCasperGolf on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think!