There are 70 women currently registered in the FPO division for the 2021 World Championships in Ogden Utah this year. I’m going to refine my list to 10 players whom I think stand a chance at winning the title. I want to say first of all how awesome a field of 70 is. This will be the largest FPO contingent in disc golf world’s history! The previous record was 49 at Smugglers Notch in 2018.
The World Championships will take place from Tuesday June 22nd until Saturday June 26th. A 5 round championship that’s going to take place on Mulligans and the Fort. The FPO division plays in the B pool and will be playing The Fort, Mulligans, The Fort, Mulligans, and the Fort as their schedule.
A little bit about the courses. Mulligans is one you might be familiar with, it’s previously been the host of the Utah open. A ball golf course that’s been converted for disc golfers. It’s got sand traps, lots of water hazards, and greens and sidewalks OB. This course is going to favor any FPO players who can throw 400 feet consistently. The elite arms will be out in full force at this course. The main concern for players at Mulligans will be to deal with hilly approach shots, and when to run the putts or lay up for par.
The Fort is a newer course, built in 2018 by TD Jade Sewell #64652. It’s a much tighter course, with lots of woods. I’ll admit I don’t usually think of Utah and woods, but I’m excited to see a modern course that will challenge players. I like that they play this course 3 times, it seems like throwing far won’t matter as much as keeping your lines tight in the woods.
So who are the 10 players I think have a chance to take home the 2021 world title? In no particular order.
Those are my predictions for who could win the 2021 FPO World Championships. Let me know if there’s anyone that you think I snubbed. Is it one of the Mandujano’s? Maybe Juliana Korver is poised to get a 5th of her own? Maybe Rebecca Cox who has taken time off from touring to work on her game?
Or maybe I got everything correct. Either way, let me know in the comments.
May your discs miss all the trees,
Andrew Streeter #70397
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We’re reaching an interesting time in disc golf. Where we’ve got a massive crop of talent at the top. Plenty of other touring pros cash frequently enough without scratching the top 25 in talent and can tour with their winnings and sponsorships.
So let’s take a step back from calling anything other than a win a failure. Improvements from year to year on a course could be a win for some of these players. Finishing top 10 should be considered good for young players. The days of players dominating and winning every single weekend are basically over. Competition is tight at the top, and it’s only getting better.