OAD: Wyndham Championship

JT Poston is back to defend.

He’ll try and break a streak that dates back to 2008.

Heck, nobody has won this event at Sedgefield more than once!

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
RBC Heritage Patrick Reed MC 0
Travelers Championship Bryson DeChambeau T6 233,470
Rocket Mortgage Classic Tyrrell Hatton T4 300,000
Workday Charity Open Justin Rose MC 0
Memorial Patrick Cantlay T32 51,925
3M Open Will Gordon MC 0
WGC-FESJ Invitational Brooks Koepka T2 695,000
Barracuda Brendan Steele T53 8,277
PGA Championship Jon Rahm T13 192,207
       
Total Events: 32 Top 10: 13 MC: 10 6,793,149

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 – 102nd PGA Championship

Well, that was something!

Any questions, and I had plenty, about how Collin Morikawa would play in a major championship were answered and then some. His pitch in at 14 and driver/eagle on 16. I mean, put the plaque in the ground already!

Seven players were tied on Sunday at one point and you’ll find plenty of them below. Sadly, the winner wasn’t one of them.

I usually don’t back first or second time players but Morikawa and Wolff might make me change my ways in majors. Now, if I can get the governing bodies to set it up easy on every Sunday finish that will help too!

Not major golf when the field is under par ON SUNDAY but that’s an argument for another day.

THE PICK – Jon Rahm

Four rounds of par or better didn’t get you a top 10 this week (T13). The Spaniard spun his wheels to stay within touching distance (six back) but his 66 on Sunday felt like one-under instead of four. It hasn’t been my year so why I expected that to change this week is a ME problem.

Safety Dance:

This will obviously depend on who you have left but here are some suggestions:

Justin Thomas – T37, Brooks Koepka – T29, Dustin Johnson – T2, Gary Woodland  – T58

Save the big boys for the big events. If they don’t fire, they don’t fire. I was loaded on DJ this week, biggest win ticket, biggest top 10 ticket so yeah.

Spicy:

Xander Schauffele – T10, Patrick Cantlay – T43, Jason Day – T4, Shane Lowry – T66, Matthew Fitzpatrick – MC

That’s four in a row for Day so something is definitely brewing there. Schauffele is just a quiet assassin as he adds another top 10 to his majors record. That’s six top 10s in 12 majors. Also 8 top 25s.

3 AM at the Blackjack Table:

Tiger Woods – T37, Louis Oosthuizen – T33, Chez Reavie -T75, Scottie Scheffler – T4, Cameron Champ –  T10

Hope you read all the way to the end!

Remaining Events:

FedEx Cup I – THE NORTHERN TRUST (TPC Boston) — Not even a pandemic can turn off the CAPS LOCK button, sadly. Back to TPC Boston after they were removed from the FedExCup Playoffs schedule last year when the number of events was reduced from four to three. Past winners include Bryson DeChambeau (2018), Justin Thomas (2017), Rory McIlroy (2016, 2012), Rickie Fowler (2015), Webb Simpson (2011) and Phil and Tiger in the “old” days.

I’ll have McIlroy, Morikawa (and anyone else I haven’t blown yet) and Day to choose from.

FedEx Cup II – BMW Championship (Olympia Fields – North Course, Chicago) — Jim Furyk won the 2003 U.S. Open here.

FedEx Cup III – The TOUR Championship (East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta) — Rory McIlroy will defend his playoff crown. Nobody has successfully defended this event. Make sure you know how your league is handling the FedExCup Playoffs!

 

This Week – 81st Wyndham Championship

Get Horsed for Coursed HERE.

Interesting win patterns the last four years as two have been first-timers and the other two grizzled veterans. One guy seems to be in the top three annually though…

The winning score is LOW AF so find someone you can trust to make plenty of birdies and to hang on over four rounds.

Last year, all it took to beat Webb Simpson was four rounds of bogey-free golf!

THE PICK – Webb Simpson

He named his daughter after the event. I know I say this every year but that’s commitment. His results have followed (check course horses). This was my plan from Day 1 in OAD so here we are.

Safety Dance:

Patrick Reed

Paul Casey

Billy Horschel

Harris English

Spicy:

JT Poston (see Wolff at 3M), Si Woo Kim, Ryan Moore, Tommy Fleetwood,

3 AM at the Blackjack Table:

Doc Redman, Maverick McNealy, Brian Harman, Brendon Todd

 

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

History Channeled:

2018-19

My contributions for the major championships 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

 

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).

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)

Thanks for reading!

 

 

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