I knew Matt Kuchar was going to win “The Players” before he knew…

May 14, 2012 | Drew Forrester

File this one under “Put that in your pipe and smoke it”.

Last Tuesday, May 8, I welcomed Rex Hoggard of The Golf Channel to The Morning Reaction and we discussed the 2012 edition of The Players at TPC Sawgrass.

As I like to do prior to any “big” golf tournament, I gave Hoggard the name of the winner two days in advance of the tournament actually starting.

Keep in mind 156 of the world’s best golfers teed it up at Sawgrass, minus a couple of studs like Dustin Johnson (injured) and Bubba Watson (post-Masters hangover).

So…will someone please explain to me how on earth a dummy in Baltimore who doesn’t know anything (that’s me) could have possibly picked the WINNER of the event last Tuesday…

Don’t believe that I picked the winner?

Well — you should go ahead and listen RIGHT HERE and, well, get your pipe filled up.  The winning prediction comes right around the 3:30 mark of the interview.

I’m also the guy who picked Louis Oosthuizen to win this year’s Masters a few days in advance of the tournament starting.  But he didn’t win.  He lost in a playoff.

Matt Kuchar won yesterday though.

I knew he was going to win about five days before he knew.