This time of year some guys have two stellar picks left.
I’m in Column B.
DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE!
|Safeway Open||Tony Finau||2nd||669,600|
|CIMB Classic||Paul Casey||T7||218,166|
|CJ CUP @ 9 BRIDGES||Keegan Bradley||T47||23,759|
|WGC-HSBC Champions||Hideki Matsuyama||T50||51,875|
|Sanderson Farms||Chesson Hadley||T2||464,400|
|OHL Classic||Kevin Chappell||MC||0|
|The RSM Classic||Charles Howell III||MC||0|
|Sentry TOC||Kevin Kisner||T17||99,333|
|Sony Open||Brian Harman||T4||256,266|
|CareerBuilder Challenge||Jason Dufner||T36||27,189|
|Farmers Insurance||Jon Rahm||T29||43,872|
|-AT&T Pebble Beach||Phil Mickelson||T2||488,400|
|Genesis Open||Dustin Johnson||T16||111,600|
|Honda Classic||Graeme McDowell||MC||0|
|Valspar Championship||Ryan Moore||MC||0|
|Arnold Palmer||Tyrell Hatton||T69||18,067|
|WGC-Match Play||Patrick Reed||T9||163,000|
|Corales Puntacana||Patrick Rodgers||T22||27,850|
|Houston Open||Luke List||T24||54,162|
|RBC Heritage||Cameron Smith||T32||35,510|
|Valero Texas Open||Billy Horschel||T11||136,400|
|Zurich Classic||Bud Cauley||MC||0|
|Wells Fargo Championship||Bryson DeChambeau||4th||369,600
|THE PLAYERS||Francesco Molinari||MC||0|
|AT&T Byron Nelson||Jimmy Walker||T6||257,950|
|Fort Worth Invitational||Adam Scott||T52||16,472|
|US Open||Justin Rose||T10||270,151|
|Quicken Loans National||Kyle Stanley||T32||36,841|
|A Military Tribute||Bubba Watson||T13||121,632|
|John Deere Classic||Zach Johnson||T16||81,366|
|British Open||Rory McIlroy||T2||694,250|
|RBC Canadian Open||Charley Hoffman||T29||37,743|
|WGC-Bridgestone Invite||Rickie Fowler||T17||104,250|
|PGA Championship||Brooks Koepka||WIN||1,980,000|
|THE NORTHERN TRUST||Jason Day||T20||101,160|
|Dell Technologies||Marc Leishman||T21||100,800|
|Total Events: 46
|Top 10s: 14||MC: 7||$10,499,009|
He was hovering around the 36-hole lead but never fired on the weekend. Thankfully the event didn’t include more than 72 holes or T21 would have been a pipe dream. The best news is that I didn’t move down and I have two chances left to move up.
My Choice: Marc Leishman. He knows he should have closed this out last year and he showed his class by winning the next week at the BMW. He’s playing with Tiger Woods again so that should be familiar and hopefully he can build on his 67 to close last week at Ridgewood. — T21.
If he can’t make it to the first tee Plan B is Louis Oosthuizen — T31.
Anytime that Oosty is Plan B, I’ll need a Plan C so that’s Kevin Na — MC.
I hope I don’t regret leaving RCB off this week but I’m going with the guy making his 10th start here coming off his best result — T7.
REGRET REGRET REGRET!!!!
It cost my 150k so I can live with that.
Make sure to read The Confidence Factor and last week’s preview if you’re curious on guys you don’t see.
With NO CUT this week my decision becomes easier but is yet difficult.
Do I play the SNUBBED angle this week with Rafa Cabrera Bello or do I run like hell hoping his dreams and ego aren’t crushed like Rioja grapes?
Can Cam Continue to Cram Crazy Cash? With podiums in his first two why not his third??
Gary Woodland is driving me crazy.
Beau Hossler would be my pick if this was a 54-hole event.
Emiliano Grillo has perked back up but I can’t mortgage it on one round of 64.
Next Time Out:
Thomas — East Lake
I don’t believe any of the weapons I have left are going to cross the finish line first.
Guys who have been harboring the big names for the final two events will be looking to Rose, Koepka and DJ to do this business this week.
I am openly rooting for another DeChambeau victory and Finau solo second as those are the only two “winners” that will not make guys jump up the leaderboard because there’s no way ANYONE has them left, right??
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE CAM SMITH is the pick.
No, no he’s not. This is ONE and done and already burned him at the RBC Heritage.
What could possibly go wrong!
(This whole column just did. Gary Woodland is the pick)
If there is no column next week you’ll know that Woodland has won and I have entered a treatment facility.
The TOUR Championship (Donald Ross course): There has never been a repeat champion or anyone who has won multiple FedExCup titles so whoever is left! A rookie won for the first time last year (Schauffele) so it’s not impossible!
2015-16 Season total: $5,978,929; 47 events
- Wins: 2 (Matsuyama, Hoffman)
- Seconds: 0
- Thirds: 1
- Top 10s: 9
- Top 25s: 18
- MC: 8 (Mickelson, FIO; Oosthuizen, SHO; Chappell, Colonial; Casey, Memorial; Woodland, FESJC; Hearn, RBC Canadian; McGirt, Wyndham; Justin Thomas, DBC)
2016-17 Season total: $6,533,509 45 events
- Wins: 1
- Seconds: 1
- Thirds: 1
- Top 10s: 12
- Top 25s: 20
- MCs (10): Grayson Murray (Safeway Open); Patton Kizzire (SFC); Jamie Lovemark (CB Challenge); Jimmy Walker (FIO); Charl Schwartzel (Genesis); Russell Knox (Honda); Henrik Stenson (API); Thomas Pieters (Zurich); Kevin Kisner (WFC).
Thanks for reading!