US Open Favorites 2013: Stock Watch for the Top Golfers at Merion

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US Open Favorites 2013: Stock Watch for the Top Golfers at Merion
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Is Rory's stock rising or falling?

Playing the stock market is bound to make you crazy, perhaps a bit richer and maybe a lot poorer unless you do the proper research and understand when to buy, sell or hold.

We invest our time, and thus our money, into watching sports and with the U.S. Open approaching this weekend, it is a good time to gauge the value of top golfers in the field.

Is there a rising star that is worth following?  How about a solid, stable Blue Chip player or a guy whose stock skyrocketed last year only to dip in value in 2013?

Then, of course, there is the Apple of the bunch, Tiger Woods.  What sort of innovations he will make in order to win his 15th major?

Let’s take a look at some of the top players going into Merion and see how their individual stocks line up. In evaluating these players, we will look at their recent history, earning capacity, efficiency, return on investment, even their emotional make-up.

And, when thinking of placing an investment, remember what British investment guru John Templeton said, ”The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘This time it’s different.’” 

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