OAD: The Honda Classic 2020

Last year Keith Mitchell came from out of nowhere to beat Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka by a shot. Only Jack Nicklaus has defended here so yeah.

Cool with sunshine this week but there’s always wind! And water. And sand. And The Bear Trap.

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
The American Express Phil Mickelson MC 0
Farmers Insurance Open Tony Finau T6 253,125
Waste Management Phoenix Bubba Watson T3 386,900
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Brandt Snedeker MC 0
Genesis Invitational Justin Thomas MC 0
Puerto Rico Open Viktor Hovland WIN 540,000
WGC-Mexico Championship Dustin Johnson T48 45,500
       
Total Events: 20 Top 10: 8 MC: 7 4,850,395

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 Week – WGC-Mexico Championship & Puerto Rico Open

Sad to end the OAD season in FEBRUARY because the landlord in Mexico City played like a steaming pile of CACA. Blowing JT and DJ in back-to-back weeks for a combined 45,500 is not the stuff that dreams are made of, kids!

Hooray for Viktor Hovland. This will feel even WORSE when he wins the Memorial or some $1.65 million first place later in the year.

I hate fantasy golf some weeks.

 

THE PICKS – Last Week

Dustin Johnson – T48

A fun bet to make with your degenerate friends would be: Will he cash WORSE than this again before the FEC Playoffs? Not MC, but CASH. This is the only way I could get some of my entry back I think.

I’m not #Happy today.

Please respect my privacy at this time.

 

Safety Dance:

Rory McIlroy – Fifth: Nothing stings more than taking him and he doesn’t win. I’ve made a LIVING off doing that. BEWARE MASTERS BEWARE!

Justin Thomas – T6: In a vacuum, that’s just fine. He had the worst Sunday score in the top 45. Woof. This shit ain’t easy, folks.

Tommy Fleetwood – T18: Bit of rust caught up with him as he never had a low one to get into contention.

 

Spicy:

Adam Scott – T26: After a smooth 74 to open…

Louis Oosthuizen – T51: I’m not missing the rust/altitude/jetlag angle next time around.

Tyrrell Hatton – T6: He was rusty, jet lagged and this was his first event back after wrist surgery. You let me know when you get all of this figured out.

Paul Casey 11th: Current form sticks him in here.

 

3 AM at the Blackjack Table:

Rafa Cabrera Bello – T16, Kurt Kitayama – T53, Robert MacIntyre – T42,

3 AM in Puerto Rico:

Viktor Hovland (my pick) – GOLAZO, Will Gordon – T20, Scott Brown – T67

 

This Week – The Honda Classic

Get Horsed for Coursed HERE.

Are you ready for “The Bear Trap”?

What about “balls in the water”?

Wondering why it’s not the CHAMPIONS Course but rather the CHAMPION Course?

Yeah, me too. Let’s do this.

 

THE PICK

Folks, Wyndham Clark and KH Lee played in the final group before MC-MC-73-MC made a putt on the final hole to win last year.

I mean, is this the week to empty the chamber?

I’m going to suggest it is not.

The course is hard. There’s a ton of water = a ton of F*CK THIS I’M DONE.

You either go with the local studs or you abandon ship to fight another day.

Fowler and Koepka haven’t done anything to warrant a pick this week so I hope you enjoy their 4-hole playoff before the sun goes down.

After you get through the light chalk this week, where do you go?

If you read HFC there aren’t a ton of guys who just light it up here. Not surprising because the course is HARD.

With a prize pool of only $7 million and a winner’s check of $1.26, I’m going fishing.

THE PICK: Daniel Berger

 

Safety Dance:

Billy Horschel: Probably 1A this week but can also fire him at TPC Southwind (Berger might not qualify) or Valero (if he chooses to play).

Tommy Fleetwood: He’s never won on TOUR but he’s 14-clubs through the bag excellent. Solo fourth on debut in 2018.

Gary Woodland: Seems fit as a fiddle and relaxed for a home game.

Shane Lowry: T29 or better in everything recently and I’m not sure what you’re “saving” him for.

 

Spicy:

Erik van Rooyen: We’ve seen it on Poa now let’s see it on Bermuda!

Viktor Hovland: Ok, do it again! Some guys love heat and when they get hot, they go. He just might.

Ben An: Plays well here but you know the rest of this story…

Matt Wallace: Makes tons of cuts and was T20 on debut last year. You won’t use him anywhere else.

 

3 AM at the Blackjack Table:

Talor Gooch, J.T. Poston, Lucas Glover

 

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!

 

 

 

One thought on “OAD: The Honda Classic 2020

  1. “Viktor Hovland (my pick) – GOLAZO” XDD. Meanwhile, I was stuck with Scott Brown.

    Sucks to cash so little on JT and Dustin. But you never know what could happen further in the season.

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