Jason Dufner defends but the weather might be taking center stage.
Oh, and Phil Mickelson announced he’s going to play.
Will any of them make the cut?
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An unmitigated disaster.
Back to the mainland this week with a chance for redemption.
Usually the desert gets everyone healthy as bright sunshine and a lack of wind allows the best in the world to make birdies and feel good.
Not this year.
The forecast is nothing short of dire, relatively speaking, for this part of the country.
Wind. Rain. Gusting winds. Temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s.
Oh, and amateurs. Lots of amateurs.
The courses are easy. No point making them difficult setups when the rounds are already 5.5 hours.
Wet conditions make fairways wider yet longer and the greens larger. The greens were already designed to run slowly so it’s hardly a surprise plenty of putts will be given a run.
I’m going to load up on guys who bomb it, eat up par fives and get low.
Find the answers to most of your questions here.
My lineup this week: CB Challenge
Bill Haas ($10,500): Twice champion inspires even more after T-13 last week to open the season.
Jamie Lovemark ($9,600): Lost in a playoff on a rain-soaked Dye design in New Orleans last spring.
Webb Simpson ($8,200): One good day of putting will go a long way on this week. Now, which day will that be…
Hudson Swafford ($7,900): I’m going to be there when he finally breaks into the top 10. He’s made 18 cuts in a row.
Sean O’Hair ($7,300): Texas resident won’t mind a bit of wind and is in wonderful nick with T-10 and T-11 in his last two.
Brian Gay ($6,500): T-13 last week at Sony on a scoring track will buoy his return to an event he won in 2013. Wet fairways will help him.
You’re welcome to mix-n-match if the guys above don’t float the boat.
Loading up with Patrick Reed and Brendan Steele isn’t the worst idea at the top either.
There are plenty of guys who could easily slide in this week that include Luke List and Martin Laird.
Digging deeper Cameron Smith, Cameron Tringale and Michael Thompson shouldn’t have too many supporters this week.
Tyrone van Aswegen or Bud Cauley make for tidy final selections.
One ping. One ping only.
Mark Hubbard ($5,900): T-20 and T-28 the last two years.
Kyle Reifers ($6,200): Absolutely no form to speak of but a bit of golf in the elements might wake his ball-striking prowess.
For more details or “why” and “why not” click here for my preview.