OAD: Farmers Insurance Open 2019

Whose house?

Yeah, probably this guy.

One and Done

Each week I’ll throw in my thoughts on the field and those to back and avoid in this wonderful format.

This Year:

Event Golfer Place $$
Safeway Open Brendan Steele T53 14,610
CIMB Classic Ryan Moore T66 12,740
CJ CUP @ 9 BRIDGES Gary Woodland 2nd 1,026,000
WGC-HSBC Champions Ian Poulter 21st 93,500
Sanderson Farms Cameron Davis MC 0
Shriners Aaron Wise T15 101,675
Mayakoba Golf Classic Charles Howell III MC 0
The RSM Classic J.J. Spaun MC 0
Sentry TOC Jon Rahm T8 191,000
Sony Open Marc Leishman T3 307,200
60th Desert Classic Andrew Putnam T34 29,975
Farmers Insurance      
-AT&T Pebble Beach      
Genesis Open      
Honda Classic      
Valspar Championship      
Arnold Palmer      
WGC-Match Play      
Corales Puntacana      
Houston Open      
RBC Heritage      
Valero Texas Open      
Zurich Classic      
Wells Fargo Championship      
Ft. Worth Invitational      
AT&T Byron Nelson      
US Open      
Quicken Loans National      
A Military Tribute      
John Deere Classic      
British Open      
RBC Canadian Open      
WGC-Bridgestone Invite      
PGA Championship      
Dell Technologies      
BMW Championship      
TOUR Championship      
Total Events: 11


Top 10s: 3 MC: 3 $1,776,700

Last Time: 60th Desert Classic

Ok, I give. I will play Adam Hadwin here from this point forward.


I tried to get cute and paid $482,000 and change for it. I don’t feel as bad as the folks who DID take him though. The lost out even more as he couldn’t close out Adam Long of all people.

Wrong Adam, wrong pick, wrong everything! Not even six beers will take this pain away!

My Choice: Andrew Putnam – T34

He was T3 in birdies. That’s the killer part of his T34 finish. Can’t make doubles or worse here and this is the evidence as to why.

Safety Dance: Jon Rahm – 6th, Patrick Cantlay – T9, Charles Howell III – T34

Spicy: Adam Hadwin – T2, Brian Harman – MC, Ryan Palmer – MC

Picks for Dreamers: Abraham Ancer – T18, Bud Cauley – MC, Luke List – MC

Picks for Noses: Justin Rose – can I see ONE tournament with the new 10-club set up first?  T34

 Six Beers In: Bill Haas – MC, Peter Uihlein – MC


This Week

Read about all the details in The Confidence Factor.

Don’t get caught up in Ben Crane or Scott Stallings winning here. There are always exceptions to the rules. The other winners are no-brainers and those with multiple victories suggest it wasn’t fluky.

I can’t load up on the “NEW” Tiger Woods in his first effort of the season because this is uncharted territory. Thankfully, there will be another 15 or so events to try my hand including Bay Hill, Augusta, Pebble Beach and Memorial where he’s played well over the years.

The site of the 2008 and 2022 U.S. Opens should answer any questions about who needs to be on your short list this week

The South Course plays almost 7,700 yards basically at sea level so every ounce of power will help during the three rounds.

My Choice: Patrick Cantlay

I’ve pointed out that he doesn’t naturally slot in anywhere so I’ll rely on his SoCal roots for comfort this week. And he’s on fire.

Safety Dance: Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Charles Howell III

Spicy: Tony Finau, Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley

Picks for Dreamers: Kyle Stanley and Gary Woodland both have serious scar tissue to overcome. Jimmy Walker was mint before Lyme disease.

Picks for Noses: Rickie Fowler (new ball in play), Jordan Spieth (Augusta), Justin Rose (week two with new sticks)

 Six Beers In: Luke List, Jason Kokrak, J.J. Spaun


History Channeled:

2017-18 Thermometer: FINAL

Event Golfer Place $$
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
Shriners Patrick Cantlay WIN 1,224,000
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
WMPO Alex Noren T21 80,040
-AT&T Pebble Beach Phil Mickelson T2 488,400
Genesis Open Dustin Johnson T16 111,600
Honda Classic Graeme McDowell MC 0
WGC-Mexico Tommy Fleetwood T14 126,500
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
Masters Jordan Spieth 3rd 748,000
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
Ft. Worth Invitational Adam Scott T52 16,472
AT&T Byron Nelson Jimmy Walker T6 257,950
Memorial Tiger Woods T23 76,985
FESJC Henrik Stenson T26 50,820
US Open Justin Rose T10 270,151
FESJC Xander Schauffele MC 0
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
Barracuda Martin Laird T15 51,000
WGC-Bridgestone Invite Rickie Fowler T17 104,250
PGA Championship Brooks Koepka WIN 1,980,000
Wyndham Brandt Snedeker WIN 1,080,000
THE NORTHERN TRUST Jason Day T20 101,160
Dell Technologies Marc Leishman T21 100,800
BMW Championship Gary Woodland T12 189,000
TOUR Championship Justin Thomas T7 279,900
Total Events: 47


Top 10s: 15 MC: 7 $10,967,909


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!







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