Patrick Cantlay will win first major this week
The U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club is heating up and everyone is placing their bets on who will come out on top. The Post’s Mark Cannizzaro gives his prediction for the winner, and it may come as a surprise to some.
Patrick Cantlay, an L.A. native, has played spectacular golf this year, placing in the top five in several PGA Tour events. It’s only a matter of time before he wins a major, and with Joe LaCava on the bag, it just might happen at the U.S. Open.
Tyrrell Hatton, the mercurial Englishman, has been in great form recently, with top 15 finishes in several events leading up to the U.S. Open. Although he hasn’t shown the maturity and patience needed for a major, his recent form makes him a contender.
Viktor Hovland has been on an incredible run lately, finishing as runner-up at the PGA Championship and winning the Memorial. His consistent play makes him a solid bet this week.
Jon Rahm, the No. 2-ranked player in the world, has four wins in California, including his first career victory and only major championship.
Who is Mark Cannizzaro?
Mark Cannizzaro is a writer for The New York Post and covers golf.
Who are the top contenders for the U.S. Open?
According to Cannizzaro, Patrick Cantlay, Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland, and Jon Rahm are among the top contenders for the U.S. Open.
Why is Patrick Cantlay a top contender?
Cantlay, an L.A. native, has played well this season and has finished in the top five in several PGA Tour events leading up to the U.S. Open. With experienced caddie Joe LaCava on his bag, he is a strong contender for the title.
Why is Tyrrell Hatton a contender?
Although Hatton has not yet shown the maturity and patience needed for a major, his recent form has been impressive. He has finished in the top 15 in several events leading up to the U.S. Open.
Why is Viktor Hovland a strong bet?
Hovland has been playing consistently well lately, finishing as runner-up at the PGA Championship and winning the Memorial. His recent form makes him a solid bet for the U.S. Open.
Why is Jon Rahm a top contender?
Rahm is the No. 2-ranked player in the world and has four wins in California, including his first career victory and only major championship. His experience and success in California make him a strong contender for the U.S. Open.
Patrick Cantlay predicted to secure first major victory this week.
The New York Post’s Mark Cannizzaro has made his predictions for this week’s U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club:
As a Los Angeles native, Cantlay is one to watch this year with several top-ten finishes this season. With Joe LaCava on the bag for him this week, Cannizzaro predicts that Cantlay will win his first-ever major.
Cantlay has already won two U.S. Opens and as the reigning PGA champion, Cannizzaro believes he will be in the running again this year.
Although Hatton hasn’t been known for his maturity and patience on the golf course, the Englishman has been in excellent form lately with several top-15 finishes, including a third-place finish in Canada last week.
Cannizzaro predicts that Hovland, who was runner-up at the PGA and won the Memorial, will continue his consistent form and be a strong contender at this year’s U.S. Open.
With four wins in California and as the current No. 2-ranked player in the world, it’s no surprise that Cannizzaro believes Rahm will perform well at this year’s U.S. Open.