Think about it this way...

Jaden

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If you had to pick one player, and they had to win the US open at least once in the next five years... Who would you Pick???? given that the US open continues for another five years.

Jaden
 

nobcitypool

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The odds of SVB winning again in the next 5 years is much higher than the players getting paid in full, on time, once in the next five years. That's a rather sad statement but true.
 

JCIN

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If I had to bet my life on the proposition its pretty easy to figure out who my horse would be.

But one guy who I think is due in a big way is Dechaine. He's getting to the point in his career where he has the seasoning. If he can keep building on the momentum and get mentally tough enough to finish in the big events I see him getting an Open.

If I could wish one person to win a US Open it would be Donnie Mills. Because that would be awesome.
 

De420MadHatter

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I'll take Shane for 2 wins in the next five yrs :). Hell he might just win em all. I can't imagine the pressure you would have to fade knowing you drew Shane.
 

Nick B

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Taking SVB out I would bet that at least 2 of these 3 get one. Maybe even all 3. In no particular order: Dechaine, Shaw, Morra and I'm real close to putting Justin Hall on the list.

Nick
 

Kid Dynomite

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If I had to bet my life on the proposition its pretty easy to figure out who my horse would be.

But one guy who I think is due in a big way is Dechaine. He's getting to the point in his career where he has the seasoning. If he can keep building on the momentum and get mentally tough enough to finish in the big events I see him getting an Open.

If I could wish one person to win a US Open it would be Donnie Mills. Because that would be awesome.

Very "Nice" Post!

I agree and would add a couple names!

Robb Saez, Max Eberle, Mike Davis, Brandon Shuff, Skylar Woodward, Justin Bergman

The young guns "will" get their day in the sun. IMO

KD
 

Cornerman

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If you had to pick one player, and they had to win the US open at least once in the next five years... Who would you Pick???? given that the US open continues for another five years.

Jaden

I keep reading the responses and then your question. Did I misread?

Freddie <~~~ how is Orcullo not the first name mentioned aside from Shane?
 

BeiberLvr

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Very "Nice" Post!

I agree and would add a couple names!

Robb Saez, Max Eberle, Mike Davis, Brandon Shuff, Skylar Woodward, Justin Bergman

The young guns "will" get their day in the sun. IMO

KD

Sorry, even though they're great players, all of the above with maybe the exception of Woodward and Bergman are NEVER going to win the US Open.
 

JB Cases

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I would bet on Shane because his confidence level and comfort level are higher at an event he has won four times.
 

JB Cases

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Sorry, even though they're great players, all of the above with maybe the exception of Woodward and Bergman are NEVER going to win the US Open.

I disagree. The US Open has a tradition of dark horses having a great week and coming through for the win. I think any second tier player can have that week and win a major.
 

sjm

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Shane would be my first choice and Darren Appleton my second.
 

BeiberLvr

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I disagree. The US Open has a tradition of dark horses having a great week and coming through for the win. I think any second tier player can have that week and win a major.

Sorry, but you're wrong.

While it may be possible an unknown can come out of nowhere and win, guys like Saez and Mike Davis will never win. Their speeds have been clocked, and they simply don't run fast enough to win this event.

Not with the level of play being what is today.
 

JB Cases

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Sorry, but you're wrong.

While it may be possible an unknown can come out of nowhere and win, guys like Saez and Mike Davis will never win. Their speeds have been clocked, and they simply don't run fast enough to win this event.

Not with the level of play being what is today.
Keith Thompson. Tommy Kennedy. Reed Pierce. All good second tier pros who were known but who had a good week and won the US Open.

And lots of great players have never won it.

Ann before you say never....54 year old Mike Lebron won the US Open. You're very mistaken if you think Robb or Mike don't have the skills to win it.
 

7forlife

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I keep reading the responses and then your question. Did I misread?

Freddie <~~~ how is Orcullo not the first name mentioned aside from Shane?

I was thinking the same thing. How Orcullo, Darren and Mika not make the first list is beyond me.

It feels like the question is "who would "You" like to win" and not who do you "think" is going to win.
 

Jaden

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I agree Justin...

If I had to bet my life on the proposition its pretty easy to figure out who my horse would be.

But one guy who I think is due in a big way is Dechaine. He's getting to the point in his career where he has the seasoning. If he can keep building on the momentum and get mentally tough enough to finish in the big events I see him getting an Open.

If I could wish one person to win a US Open it would be Donnie Mills. Because that would be awesome.

With one caveat. Even in this open I was noticing that when he gets pressure put on him, he pulls up and tightens up on shots still and when he does, he misses.

It's not all that often, but as we saw with the Shane-Orcullo match, it doesn't take very many mistakes to lose the match...

Jaden
 

Jaden

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you're right there...

I keep reading the responses and then your question. Did I misread?

Freddie <~~~ how is Orcullo not the first name mentioned aside from Shane?

Yeah, you would have to think Orcullo would be right at the top of the list aside from Shane.

Jaden
 
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