There’s a lot of players in MPO who have a chance to win a world’s title. I’m going to look at the 10 players who I believe have the best chance of winning. The prestige of winning a world title is one of the highest honors in the sport of disc golf. At one point, for a single week only perhaps, you were the undisputed best player on the planet.
The tournament runs from Tuesday June 22nd to Saturday June 26th. It’s going to be held in Ogden, Utah. There will be 2 courses played, Mulligans Creekside DGC and The Fort. With Mulligans being played 2 times and the Fort played 3 times. The average temperature in Ogden in June is 82 degrees. Normally worlds are towards the end of the season, so this will be a hot one for players.
Mulligans is a wide open course that’s on a modified golf course. It’s long and has a lack of trees but lots of water. Like, lots of it. And there will be sand traps as well for the players to contend with.
The Fort is a newer course designed by Jade Sewell #64652 in 2018 and it’s wooded. It’s less than 7,000 feet on the PDGA website which makes it much shorter as well. There’s going to be lots of opportunities to score on both courses. The Fort will be where the big arms have to show their technical side.
I initially was skeptical of having the worlds in Utah. I remembered just Mulligans course. But with the addition of the Fort I think we’ll have an exciting world championship. I guess I’m biased but I love wooded courses.
So who do I think the 10 favorites to win are? In no particular order.
Who did I snub and not put on this list? There are plenty of players who will surprise us at worlds this year and be talked about and hyped the rest of the season. Was it Gavin Rathbun who has turned in 4 top 10 finishes, or maybe James Conrad who has 3 top 10 finishes, and finished 3rd in 2019, Simon Lizotte a well rested German who could shock the world?
Or did I get it right, are these gentlemen the top 10 favorites to win the world championship?
Let me know who you are picking to win the worlds.
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.