The Confidence Factor: 118th U.S. Open

All of our favorite muses on a fantastic track.

Proper golf.

My picks will drop in here tomorrow around noon, as usual, but there is PLENTY of stuff in here to get you started:

ED: Preview added at 11:45 am

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The Confidence Factor: FESJC

TPC Southwind will host for the final time before the U.S. Open as the PGA TOUR calendar will see them pick up a WGC position next season. World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will debut during the 2018-19 PGA TOUR Season.

He sure is. Notice both of them listed!

Here’s Part I of The Confidence Factor to get you started.

My picks will show up here tomorrow at the normal time!

Ed: Picks posted 1:10 ET Wednesday

Ed: Changed from FedExCup Playoff to WGC event above.

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The Confidence Factor: Fort Worth Invitational

Look, it’s “Colonial”, ok?

This is one of those weeks where the venue > all and I’m old-skewl so that’s what I’m calling it, just like I call Riviera “Riviera”.

Funny how both of those tracks are “Hogan’s Alleys” as well…

As usual, I’ll be back just after lunch time with my selections for the week but this will more than get you started!

UPDATE: 2:11 pm — my selections added

UPDATE: 2:54 pm — Jimmy Walker added (thanks Mal)

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The Confidence Factor: AT&T Byron Nelson

New week and a new course creates a new set of challenges for gamers.

Quick note that Adam Scott, T11 at THE PLAYERS, should be included in the chart below. I screwed up and left him off (Thanks @TheDoughMeister) the list. Thanks to my man Ryan at PGATOUR.COM for fixing me up!

Trinity Forest will play Par-71 and 7,380 yards and will be a brand-new venue to just about everyone who doesn’t live in the Metroplex.

Edited 4: 30 pm to reflect the addition of Beau Hossler as I left him out originally. 


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The Confidence Factor: Wells Fargo Championship

This is the last chance to qualify for next week and THE PLAYERS Championship.

Time to get your ALL CAPS GAME in form next week as Quail Hollow Club chews ’em up and spits ’em out this week in Charlotte.

Cool snap:

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The Confidence Factor: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Year No. 2 of the partners event at the TPC Louisiana in Avondale.

Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt are back to defend their title but will have to navigate 10 of the top 15 players in the rankings and a benign forecast.

With walk-up music being introduced for the first time on TOUR, I’ve added a bit to the preview this week.

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The Confidence Factor: 50th RBC Heritage

Pete Dye is up to his old tricks again at one of his earliest designs, Harbour Town Golf Links. This will be the first of three Dye tracks (TPC Louisiana, TPC Sawgrass) that the pros will see in the next month.

The last three winners at HTGL have covered three completely different categories. The challenge is identifying which one will be in play this year.

Check the details here:

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