Shipnuck: It's a weird time in golf. I can't find 10 guys playing great right now, so I'll take the default position and go with Luke Donald. He can get it up and down from anywhere. If he hits fairways, he'll be formidable. My dark-horse pick is Y.E. Yang. He has played well in spots this year and already won a major.
Anonymous Pro: I like Donald, too, for the reasons I mentioned earlier. I've picked him before, and I'm sticking with him. I hope he straightens out his driving, which used to be one of his strengths. Nick Watney probably doesn't qualify as a dark-horse pick, but I'll take him. He can iron the daylights out of it, and maybe he won't have a final-round meltdown like at Whistling Straits.
Hack: Lee Westwood hits the ball on a string. He's over his heel injury, and he won in Asia. I think he's finally going to get his major. My dark-horse is Anthony Kim. He hasn't played well, but he can get hot. Plus he has good vibes at Congressional from his win at the AT&T in 2008.
Van Sickle: It's funny how no one is talking about defending champ Graeme McDowell. I like his game, and he seems to have come out of his funk. Dustin Johnson may not be a legit dark horse, but now that he has a real pro on the bag, Joe LaCava, DJ may go on a serious tear.
Bamberger: I like K.J. Choi. He's a classic Open player, he has great distance control with his irons and drives it in play. He's not flashy, almost a modern-day Curtis Strange.
Garrity: Robert Karlsson is 41, and a lot of people think he has exceeded his shelf life. But he's finished no worse than 27th in the last four majors. He's still ranked 23rd in the world, and did you know that he leads the Tour in approach shots from 150 to 175 yards? That's a telling stat if you want to win a major. So Karlsson is my pick again. My dark horse is Tiger. You can't rule him out of a major as long as he's semi-ambulatory.
Anonymous Pro: What if Tiger withdraws and doesn't play?
Garrity: Well, that would significantly decrease his chances, in my opinion.
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