Is there anyone that can dethrone the US in its own Open? Here are 5 non-American golfers that can be the next champions of this prestigious competition.
Here are 5 non-American golfers that can be the next champions of this prestigious competition. Photo: Unsplash
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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Since 2015, the United States has dominated the US Open. The last non-American that won the Open was the german Martin Keymer in 2014 with a superb score of 271.
Jon Rahm- Spain
The Spaniard is playing some of the best golf of his life, and if he hadn't been held back by COVID-19 during the Memorial Tournament he could have easily won that event too. Ranked number 3 in the world, Rahm hungers for a win. He finished T5 in the Masters Tournament and T8 in the PGA Championship. If anyone can beat Bryson DeChambeau, it’s John Rahm.
Hideki Matsuyama- Japan
The actual champion of the Masters, Matsuyama is Japan’s most talented representative in the Open. Even if he failed to get a top ten in the last three events in which he participated, Matsuyama is still number 15 in the world. Most likely, he will get a good result, but he has proven that he can surprise us.
Hole-outs. Hole-outs everywhere.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 12, 2021
Hideki Matsuyama's career highlights are absurd. pic.twitter.com/9fup90FVij
Louis Oosthuizen- South Africa
Oosthuizen has a long list of second-place finishes. This year he was runner-up in the PGA Championship. With this result, he has 5 second-place finishes at major championships. His best result was in 2010 when he won (narrowly) the British Open. This could be King Louis’s chance to get his second major win. Will he seize it?
Garrick Higgo- South Africa
Fresh off his win at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, Higgo is one of the most underrated golfers participating in the Open. At the end of 2020 he was number 90 in the world, and he has managed to get several impactful wins to stand at number 39 today. His biggest opponent is inexperience, as this Open is only his second major championship appearance.
Tyrell Hatton- Britain
This English Golfer is not among the top ten favorites to win it all, but he easily makes the top 20. Hatton has had inconsistent results in the past months, but his T2 finish at Palmetto proves that he is still worthy of being among the ten best golfers in the world. His biggest problem is staying in the zone. Will he stay focused for the win?