OAD: 2020 RBC Heritage

Where is the wind so I can throw caution to it?

With only 12 events remaining and massive fields queuing, this is some high-stakes dice rollin!

Those of you who built your deserved leads have an embarrassment of riches at your disposal.

Use them wisely!

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
The Honda Classic Daniel Berger T4 280,000
Arnold Palmer Invitational Tommy Fleetwood MC 0
THE PLAYERS Championship Abandoned No Result 0
Charles Schwab Challenge Jordan Spieth T10 181,875
       
Total Events: 23 Top 10: 10 MC: 8 5,312,270

Welcome aboard!

 

Last Time — Charles Schwab Challenge

Jordan Spieth – T10

He had a chance to win it and a chance to fall out of the top 20. Kinda sums up his year. Other than the Masters, this is his comfort zone of comfort zones. He had a great week doing everything except putting 18 holes together all four days. I had already used Berger (see above) so that wasn’t even possible. Now, about Morikawa, Rose and DeChambeau…

Safety Dance:

Jon Rahm: Glad I didn’t pull the trigger. MC for the second consecutive year at Colonial.

Ryan Palmer: Hit the first tee shot of the week and that was the only highlight for this Colonial member. MC.

Kevin Na: Missed a putt at the last to make the weekend but his back was flaring up anyhow. Pre-tourney WD this week on Hilton Head. Sigh.

Sergio Garcia: Hit it great for two days but missed by one because of a cold putter. I’m glad I was Spieth-washed last week!

Spicy:

Harris English: Crashed, burned, MC.

Rory Sabbatini: T14 and closed expertly with 65.

Andrew Putnam: Not even a trip to the friendly confines (T3, T20) could break him out of his funk, which now extends to four straight MC.

Scottie Scheffler: T55 underwhelmed and he also was a pre-tourney WD at Harbour Town. Careful.

3 AM at the Blackjack Table:

Joel Dahmen – T19, fourth straight top 20;

Emiliano Grillo – hit on 17, bust;

Kevin Tway – streak of three straight top 20s at CCC is dead;

Tom Hoge lost four strokes putting- MC.

 

This Week – RBC Heritage

Get Horsed for Coursed HERE.

Of the OWGR top 10, only Patrick Cantlay and Adam Scott are absent this week. We also add Hideki, Tyrrell and Sneds.

The chill vibes of HHI will still be there off the course but on it, woof, this ain’t no hit-and-giggle this week. Last week the leaderboard was loaded after a 91-day layoff so I can only imagine what it will be with a rust-buster played.

The beauty over the last few years at this even was trying to corral the rank underdog that would come-from-behind and pull the upset. Heck, CT Pan didn’t have a top 10 to his season last year before he picked up his first win on TOUR.

With the big field I can still see a first-time TOUR winner but the pedigree might be a bit more robust than the last three victors.

THE PICK – Patrick Reed

He’s piping hot so I’m going to saddle him up as he tries to break into the OWGR top five. I’m not concerned that he hasn’t broke 70 on this track in three events as that was a lifetime ago. His past attempts at Colonial were irrelevant (T7) last week.

Safety Dance:

Bryson DeChambeau: I’m still going to have a nibble on him in the markets but I’m going to unleash him where he can unleash his full power down the road. Made his professional debut here T4 in 2016.

Matt Kuchar: No-brainer for those in the lead just looking to cash a decent check. Used to be my automatic choice here after the Masters!

Branden Grace: Was in the fight at CCC before a quiet Sunday. First non-major top 10 on TOUR was here the year before he won it.

Ian Poulter: Last three trips tell the story and if that’s not enough, he’s 9-9 lifetime.

Spicy:

Jason Kokrak: Gave it a sniff last week and has had plenty of almost on HHI.

JT Poston: Broke out of his funk at Colonial with T10. T6 on debut last year.

Kevin Kisner: His preferred surface and length of track.

3 AM at the Blackjack Table:

Joel Dahmen, Jim Furyk, Si Woo Kim, Bud Cauley

 

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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