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Northwestern Mutual World Challenge

This is Tiger Woods tournament that has been a staple on the PGA Tour since January of 2000.  This is the 14th and unfortunately the last time it’s being played at Sherwood Country Club, next year it’s moving to Orlando.

The field is always good, this year the highest rank player in the world ranking is #30 Hunter Mahan.   With Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker and Jason Day there are five top-ten players in the field.  There are also 10 of the top-20 of last year’s FedEx Cup standings are in the field.

There is nothing really serious at stake this week, other than the fact that the winner gets a million dollars and for those that finish 18th that player will get $120,000, enough for a few Christmas presents.

Since this event is not official it’s not in our Golfstats database.

So here is a combination list of my picks along with the records of everyone that is in the field.

Happy Holidays for all as we bring a close to the 2013 season.

Check out our video picks of the Northwestern Mutual Preview

Our picks and performance chart for the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge

(in 2000 was played twice, once in January and then it moved to it’s December date)

BEST BETS

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Rory McIlroy                                 4

Has turned the corner with his first win since PGA Championship, look for him to go on a tear in 2014

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Tiger Woods               T4   Win      2                           Win    Win    T14    Win      2        2      Win      2      10

Five wins at Sherwood and four runner-ups, he will always contend.  The big question is if he is playing well right now which has been a issue since his Players victory six months ago

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Graeme McDowell    Win             Win      2

The man likes Sherwood, he is close to unbeatable on this course

BEST OF THE REST

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Zach Johnson             18      2       T9      T5                  2

Been a pleasant surprise in 2012, I think It’s just a touch of what he can do in 2014

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Hunter Mahan            T9    T4       5                  T3

A bit weird on how each year he seems to get worst, still think that the course is great for him and he can do very well this year.

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Jason Day                 T15    15

Remarkable win in Australia with all of the anguish of what happened to his family in the Philippines.  Not a very good record at Sherwood but all of that could change.

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Jason Dufner             T15

Think that he is a totally different person than he was last year and will have a great week

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Keegan Bradley           2      17

Last year showed how well he can do on this course, look for another great week out of him

SOLID CONTENDERS

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Jim Furyk                   T4    T6      11     Win     T5       3                  T9       6                   6        15

Has a knack of always in the running, this will help us guage how 2014 will be for him.

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Ian Poulter                  17               T6      T5

You never know when he will get motivated and play well, this could be a good week for him but still think he will probably finish in the middle of the pack

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Matt Kuchar             T11   T4      18

Strange that he has never played better in this event, time of year could be poor for him.

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Webb Simpson            7     T13

Finally won again in Vegas in October, look for him to continue his good play this week

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Bubba Watson            T9    T6     T14

You would think with his length he would do better, maybe Sherwood is not his kind of course.

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Jordan Speith

Only player in the field with no prior experience in this event, still look for him to play very well and contend this week.

 

LONGSHOTS AT BEST

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Steve Stricker               8      16      12       10       2       T5

All year has proven that less play is better for his overall performance, still think his mind is more on hunting and enjoying himself this time of year instead of playing in this event.

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Bill Haas                             T13

Just don’t think this week is in his wheelhouse.

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Lee Westwood                                         T3                  4                                                           T11

His 2013 year reminds me of a baseball player turning 38 and in the sunset years of his career

Year                          2012 2011  2010   2009  2008   2007  2006   2005  2004   2003  2002   2001  2000 2000

Dustin Johnson         T13             T16

Course is not his cup of tea, this could be one of those places he just can’t do well at