He has a 4 shot lead but there is a huge number of quality players on and Mad to be trading at that price. George gonna get it done maybe tomorrow though now. Sharma for a double place. Dustin for the win. Seems a preview will be put out once a month with no effort from the selection. Only interested in the valspar this week not that abomination of a course in india. Looking to bolster the coffers for Cheltenham next week with this lot.
Simon hope all ok and I guess tough to find time to research and run the site against everyday life…. Inadvertally forgot i also had a flutter on the tour champions event this weekend. Chasing three winners in three weeks.
Go hard or go home: The yard, par 71 course was designed by two Scottish brothers, Willie and Alex Smith from Carnoustie, around the time when Scots were very much the talking point of US golf in the early s. Donald Ross was at the fore front of that and he himself had links to Carnoustie with the first 3 club professionals at his East Lake design all hailing from the Angus town.
Indeed the first of those was Alex Smith himself. So perhaps it was surprising to see so many big hitters on the leaderboard and only 2 of the top 10 ranked inside the top 10 for driving accuracy. In turn four of the five longest hitters of the week finished inside the top This is an increasing trend that we are seeing on the PGA Tour, especially at championship courses where you expect there to be penalties for missing the fairway.
The big hitters like DJ, Jason Day and Rahm are often letting rip across completely different driving lines in order to get the ball as close to the hole as possible.
Their logic being that they can get the ball as close to the flag from yards away in the rough as most of the shorter hitters can from yards in the fairway. The bulk of those on the leaderboard all have towering ball flights and that looks worth considering this week. All of the top 10 ranked inside the top 33 for putting 75 in the field with DJ himself ranking 5th. Ability to putt on fast poa annua greens will be crucial this week so those who put up good short stick numbers on the California swing may be worth looking at Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach and Riviera all have poa annua greens.
DJ had previously won at both Pebble and Riviera while his U. Open win was on the lightening quick poa annua greens of Oakmont. I have no idea why he is not favored in the odds. In , he has a win, a second and a fourth. He finished eighth at The Memorial. Spieth has struggled this year, comparatively speaking. He was third in the Masters, and had a t3 at the Houston Open.
Other than that, however, his performance has been largely pedestrian: He missed the cut at the Memorial.