114730738 retiefThis week before the U.S. Open tees off, we'll be sizing up the chances of many of golf's top players. Our last choice will be a sleeper, and that's what we have here with the smooth South African.
Current world ranking: 26
So far this year: It's been a strange few years for Goosen, but his tie for third at the St. Jude Classic last week on the back of a third round 64 sure made it seem like the Goose is rounding into shape. He's also only missed one cut this season, but the bad news is, that was at the Masters.
Record at the U.S. Open: Umm, not too shabby? Goosen infamously won-nearly lost-then won the 2001 U.S. Open out of nowhere, after three-putting the final green to find himself in a playoff with Mark Brooks. He solidified his place in Open lore with another win at the '04 U.S. Open when he defeated Phil Mickelson by two shots.
Why he could win: Because like distance off the tee, nothing can compensate for experience in a major championship. Goosen has won two ofRead More »from U.S. Open chances: Can Retief Goosen get the turkey leg?