For a guy who's missed only four cuts, there sure has been a lot of gloom-and-doom talk around him. Maybe it's because Bradley needs a couple of big weeks to make the Ryder Cup team. Maybe it's because we want that enthusiasm and quirky pre-shot routine to win. Either way, this week should be considered a success.
He'll be playing with a heavy heart but with an angel on his shoulder. McNeill's sister died as he was shooting 61 on the Sunday of the Greenbrier Classic. So the thought (and hope) of a very special week happening for this really good guy isn't a stretch.
For a guy who's ranked inside the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, he hasn't had a very good run at the Open, missing three of six cuts. So why is a top-20 in his future? Because that's what a top-50 player does: He figures out a way.
This ranking that will get uninformed people angry cause they'll say, "He's ranked fifth in the world and top-10s every major!" What they don't know is Day has never had a top-10 in the Open Championship and this will be his best finish in this event.