OAD: The American Express 2020

Big, if true.

2019-2020 One and Done

Event Golfer Place $$
       
The Greenbrier Scottie Scheffler T7 235,625
Sanderson Farms Sungjae Im P2 719,400
Safeway Open Byeong-Hun An MC 0
Shriners Hospitals for Children Scott Piercy MC 0
Houston Open Henrik Stenson MC 0
CJ CUP AT NINE BRIDGES Marc Leishman T43 31,785
ZOZO Championship Hideki Matsuyama 2nd 1,053,000
WGC-HSBC Champions Xander Schauffele 2nd 1,095,000
Bermuda Championship Denny McCarthy T15 51,750
OHL Mayakoba Classic Russell Knox T33 36,810
The RSM Classic Harris English MC 0
Sentry TOC Rickie Fowler T5 285,000
Sony Open Charles Howell III T12 116,500
       
Total Events: 13 Top 10: 5 MC: 4 3,624,870

Welcome aboard!

If you need more explanations, please go back and read last week or the week of Sentry. I’m trying to streamline this for the degenerates who want the pick NOW NOW NOW.

 

LAST WEEKSony Open

Well, I didn’t expect to follow up my results at the Sentry but only one in the top 10 is bothersome. Sure, had a couple miss by a shot but so did Brendan Steele!

We’ll have to mark this weather down for next year and not overreact to the scoring. Grinding out 11-under tied the highest winning score this century.

THE PICK

Marc Leishman (Gino’s game) – T28 as he couldn’t crack the code in the middle two rounds. Sure, he’s now 11-11 at Sony but only one of those has gone for a top 10. I’ve used Leishman twice (two different games) and have cashed less than 60k for BOTH. I obviously have no clue when to play him. See you next year, Marc!

 

Safety Dance:

Charles Howell III (A340 Spotter’s Game): He was my big play of the week to hit the top 20 and he did so with T12. Could have used one more birdie but he essentially did his job.

Justin Thomas: MC as he never got it started. I doubt the forecast helped either. Those of you who didn’t overreact were rewarded.

Matt Kuchar: MC as his streak here ends. Interesting note for gamers on Kuchar, re: MC. He’s missed four cuts in his last nine TOUR starts. Four of those tournaments didn’t have a cut (BMW-T52, TOUR CHAMP- T20, Hero – T14 and Sentry TOC T-14). Check the numbers of players in those fields as well. Gulp.

 

Spicy:

Hideki Matsuyama: T12 as he posted his best payday here in seven tries. Not surprisingly in these conditions.

Brian Stuard: T53 reinforces he prefers the usually premium conditions at Waialae.

Webb Simpson: 3rd after 66-66-67 close. He’s absolutely on fire.

 

3AM at the Blackjack Table:

Hudson Swafford – T57, Rory Sabbatini – T21, Corey Conners – T12, Daniel Berger – T38.

 

This Week – The American Express

Get Horsed for Coursed HERE.

The column above goes into greater detail on what I believe it’s going to take to win this week and obviously that influences what I write below:

THE PICK

Phil Mickelson

Sure, he’s won five times at Pebble Beach but that field will have some more ammo than this week. With the lack of trees, rough and wind I’d hope if he starts spraying it, he’ll still be ok, like last year.

The other angle with Mickelson is I’m not using him anywhere else. He’s not playing Scottsdale (Saudi Arabia instead) and that would have been my other immediate choice. The romance of him winning at Augusta or the career grand slam at Winged Foot has soured for me as he approaches 50. This is the field, courses and birdie-fest that I’m willing to take a chance. I can’t do that in majors or WGCs.

You can do you, though.

 

Safety Dance:

Rickie Fowler: I never know why or why not guys pick up new events besides THEY HAVE TO. Fowler can win anywhere but there are few different courses where he’s excelled and this isn’t one of them.

Tony Finau: The Hong Kong form will grab the eye but I’m not sure he makes enough putts to get to 20-something under. His class and ball-striking might suggest otherwise.

Sungjae Im: I tried to swoop in during the fall portion and lost with him in a playoff. He’ll have no problem trying to birdie every hole.

 

Spicy:

Kevin Kisner: I’d probably lean on him in Florida or the Carolinas first but he’s on a bit of heater.

Ben An: He’ll probably be in this section in fields such as this until he wins.

Jason Kokrak/Paul Casey: If you using one here, save the other for Valspar. THAT’S A CLUE OK?

 

3AM at the Blackjack Table:

Bud Cauley, Dominic Bozzelli, Brendan Steele, D.J. Trahan

 

Check out my previous results below if you need a history lesson:

History Channeled:

2018-19

My majors contributions and PLAYERS selection were worse than bad so to still break the $10 million mark with those awful results was encouraging.

Another valuable lesson learned is that the Playoffs are for the big boys. Now, WHICH big boys make this more and more difficult and that’s why it’s enjoyable and maddening all at the same time. Only McIlroy and Woods have won the FedExCup twice so start there.

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 Patrick Cantlay MC 0
WMPO Hideki Matsuyama T15 113,600
AT&T Pebble Beach Jason Day T4 334,400
Genesis Open Justin Thomas 2nd 799,200
WGC-Mexico Champ Xander Schauffele T14 128,000
Puerto Rico Open Graeme McDowell T42 10,500
The Honda Classic Adam Scott MC 0
Arnold Palmer Invitational Rickie Fowler T40 35,490
THE PLAYERS Championship Sergio Garcia T22 125,000
Valspar Championship Patrick Reed MC 0
Corales Punta Cana Trey Mullinax T61 6,450
WGC-Match Play Paul Casey T9 167,000
Valero Texas Open Billy Horschel MC 0
Masters Rory McIlroy T21 107,956
RBC Heritage Matt Kuchar 2nd 745,200
Zurich Classic Ryan Palmer WIN 1,051,200
Wells Fargo Championship Phil Mickelson MC 0
AT&T Byron Nelson Keith Mitchell T59 17,301
PGA Championship Brooks Koepka WIN 1,980,000
Charles Schwab Challenge Jordan Spieth T8 197,100
Memorial Tony Finau MC 0
RBC Canadian Open Jim Furyk T27 55,100
U.S. Open Tiger Woods T21 117,598
Travelers Championship Bubba Watson T54 16,560
Rocket Mortgage Classic Sungjae Im T21 68,528
3M Open Bryson DeChambeau T2 563,200
John Deere Classic Collin Morikawa T4 264,000
The Open Championship Rafa Cabrera Bello MC 0
Barbasol Championship Denny McCarthy T11 77,000
WGC-FESJI Dustin Johnson T20 113,500
Barracuda Championship Martin Laird T7 105,437
Wyndham Championship Webb Simpson 2nd 669,600
THE NORTHERN TRUST Tommy Fleetwood T43 27,565
BMW Championship Brandt Snedeker T5 351,500
       
Total Events: 45 Top 10s: 14 MC: 10 $10,024,685
       

 

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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