He’s fun on the golf course and sharp in the booth for Golf Channel/NBC Sports. We’re also lucky to have Peter Jacobsen as a Partner and the Spokesperson for Golf Life Navigators.
Here are Jake’s Takes on the Top 5 to Watch next month, at the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island, New York. By the way, Peter made the cut in both of the U.S. Opens he played at Shinnecock, in 1986 and 1995.
1. Paul Casey
He’s having a consistent year with a win in Tampa already. A European-style course will suit this Englishman.
Best Finish in a US Open: T10 (2010), 26 (2017)
2. Rickie Fowler
With his incredibly positive attitude, Rickie will be able to handle the emotional ups and downs of a U.S. Open.
Best Finishes in US Open: T2 (2014), T5 (2017)
3. Jordan Spieth
With his usually consistent and precise putting and course management, I expect Jordan to be in contention on Sunday.
Best Finish in US Open: Won in 2015
4. Sergio Garcia
The 2017 Masters Champion is a different man after his marriage and becoming a father. After winning at Augusta, he knows now he has the game to dominate.
Best Finish in US Open: T3 (2005), 4th (2002), T5 (2016)
5. Rory McIlroy
Despite some inconsistent play of late, I see Rory rising to the occasion at Shinnecock. It’s hard to argue against his overall talent and driving ability.