Everyone will have Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm in the cross hairs this week, and rightfully so.
There might be some other angles to embrace at the new venue, Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C.
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The wind blew at TPC San Antonio and so did some of my selections, sadly.
I’ll never complain when I have the winner but it was annoying to see historical course horses sent to the glue factory on the windy weekend.
Brendan Steele ($9,900): T-62 on the back of 78-76 weekend was tough to stomach for a guy with plenty of history at this event.
Kevin Chappell ($9,400): WIN
Billy Horschel ($8,900): MC; No nappy factor, no weekend, no nothing. In his last five events here he’s hit the top four three times and MC twice. #Volatile.
Ryan Palmer ($8,600): T-6 makes it three consecutive years in the top 10 in San Antonio with nothing worse than T-6. He found something at Hilton Head and it carried over.
Daniel Summerhays ($7,000): T-58 after four years in a row of T-13 or better. I killed some serious trends in course form this week!
Martin Flores ($6,200): MC; 70 on Thursday gave me false hope as his 76 on Friday brought me back to Earth. He’s the least of my worries on this list, though.
One ping. One ping only.
David Hearn($6,500): MC; He now has three top 25’s and three MC’s in six trips. I’ll blame the hockey playoffs and his Maple Leafs almost upsetting the Capitals as the distraction.
Live and learn folks.
The Tour adds a brand-new track to the festivities as Eagle Point hosts for the first time. Tom Fazio tracks usually are difficult by design and this week looks to be similar. Rough, tree-lined fairways, large, undulating greens and strategic bunkering will test a less-than-deep field.
The course, from all accounts on social media, is in pristine condition, or “pure” as the pros would say. With four par fives and almost 7,400 yards it should reward those who can shorten it.
My lineup this week:
Webb Simpson ($9,700): Going a bit sideways here as the general public should be all over Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. I’ll play the guy who has seen the course more than anybody.
Bill Haas ($9,500): Another regional player and ball-striker who enjoys not being the center of attention and loves a bit of Tom Fazio over the years.
Kevin Kisner ($8,400): Knock. Knock. Knock. He’ll be right back in here next week at TPC Sawgrass.
Daniel Berger ($8,300): Last two times he’s played his own ball he hit the top five at SHO and had a very solid showing at Augusta.
William McGirt ($7,900): Memorial isn’t a pitch and putt and he won there, another Augusta-like layout with Bentgrass greens.
Patrick Rodgers ($6,100): Taking a flyer down here on a kid who can bomb it and rack up GIR.
Be sure to check my preview to see who does or does not fit this week.
One ping. One ping only.
J.T. Poston ($7,700): His price should scare off the novices but his form and Carolina roots shouldn’t.
Tom Hoge ($6,300): He hit the top 10 and a long and strong TPC San Antonio and played well last week at Zurich with TCU buddy J.J. Henry. He’s another Carolina native and hasn’t MC in four tries on Tour.
Good luck you chops!