What an exciting tournament we've watched this past weekend! On Saturday, you had Phil recovering from everywhere and still shooting under par. Then, on Sunday, you had Rory, D.J. and Phil behind Justin Thomas. It could've been anyone's tournament! There were so many hole outs, so many rulings (courtesy of Phil on Saturday with those sprinkler heads), and at the end, it was D.J. who prevailed and takes his 4th WGC!
We are headed to Copperhead, the home of the dreaded, Snake Pit. The last three holes, also known as The Snake Pit, is one of the toughest stretch of holes that the pros will face all year. The course is 7,340 yards and a par 71. The course is so tight, not as tight as they played in Mexico, but very close. The stats that I'm looking at for this week are course history; recent form; and G.I.R.
Patrick Reed ($9,700) – At the top, I've decided to start with Reed and with good reason. His last 2 starts at Valspar, he finished inside the top 10 in both attempts. He hasn't missed a cut in his last 6 events played this season and he's been hitting his greens at a respectable 62%. I can see him being over looked this week being priced behind just a couple of popular names including Kuchar and Berger.
Charles Howell ($9,400) – Surprise, surprise! I'm going back to CH3 this week. I feel like this is a good price for him. In his last 3 attempts, he has 3 top 15 finishes including a 5th place finish last year. Just like Reed, he has zero missed cuts this season which includes a 2nd place finish at the farmers. He is still consistent with his greens percentage, hitting them at 67%.
Ryan Moore ($9,000) – Moore is probably your perfect gpp play this week. He finished 3rd here last year and 5th in 2015. He has only 1 top 10 in his last 6 starts this season and he's been hitting his greens at 62%. He could be my dark horse for this week.
Luke Donald ($7,800) – It's been awhile since we've seen Luke on top of the leaderboards. People forget that he used to be the #1 player in the world. He has really good course history, in his last 5 starts, he has a win back in 2012 and 2 top 10s. In his last 3 starts this season, he has 3 top 30s, including a 17th finish at the genesis open. He's been improving on his iron play as well, hitting his greens at 67%.
Since we are back to a regular event with 140 players and a cut on Friday. I'm going to use my core players anywhere between 40-60%. That way, if one or all 4 miss the cut, then I still have a good chance of having a good payday! Which, at the end of the day, is what we're all trying to achieve!
Good luck everyone!