The winners and losers of 2009

Published 06/01/2009 19:24:45

Who will be the winners and losers of 2009? Golf is never an easy game to predict but we thought we'd get off the fence and take a light-hearted look at what's in store for 09.


Winner: Sergio Garcia will finally break his major duck...

Loser: ...whilst Padraig Harrington will remain on three


Winner: European golfers (such as Karlsson and Stenson) will dominate major tournaments

Loser: American golfers will continue to lose their dominance (if you discount Woods)


Winner: Tiger Woods' comeback will grab more column inches and air-time than the entire rest of the pack combined...

Loser: ...but Woods won't win a major in 2009


Winner: Natalie Gulbis will continue to be the object of many a golfer's desire...

Loser: ...whilst Michelle Wie will continue to underachieve


Winner: Ian Poulter will start putting his money where his mouth is...

Loser: ...but still look like a total moron in the process.


Winner: IntoTheRough favourite John Daly's lawyer will be kept busy in 2009...

Loser: ...but Daly won't make the cut in a single event worth competing in


Winner: prices on equipment wil tumble as manufacturers struggle to keep afloat

Loser: tournaments will suffer as sponsors pull out due to the economic crisis


Winner: expect your local course to be less crowded as players feel the pinch and can't afford green fees...

Loser: ...but don't bank on the course staying in business all year



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