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Honda Classic

February 27 – March 2, 2014

PGA National Champion Course

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Par: 70 / Yardage: 7,100

Purse: $6 Million

with $1,080,000 to the winner

Defending Champion:
Michael Thompson

by Sal Johnson

Founder, Chief Data Officer, GOLFstats

E-mail me at:
sal@golfstats.com

This week’s field includes:

The field includes 26 of the top 50 in the latest Official World Rankings, with only eight players form the top-ten: #1 Tiger Woods, #2 Adam Scott, #3 Henrik Stenson, #5 Phil Mickelson, #6 Justin Rose, #7 Zach Johnson, #8 Rory McIlroy and #9 Sergio Garcia. The other top 50 players are #15 Graeme McDowell, #16 Charl Schwartzel, #22 Hideki Matsuyama, #24 Luke Donald, #26 Keegan Bradley, # #27 Thomas Bjorn, #30 Jamie Donaldson, #33 Louis Oosthuizen, #35 Lee Westwood, #37 Nick Watney #38 RIckie Fowler, #39 Stephen Gallacher, #40 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano, #43 Billy Horschel, #44 Patrick Reed, #49 Matteo Manassero and #50 Martin Kaymer.

The field includes 10 of the top 25 on the FedEx point standings for 2014.  Those players are #5 Chris Kirk, #8 Zach Johnson, #10 Patrick Reed, #13 Brian Stuard, #16 Charles Howell III, #18 Jason Bohn, #21 Ryan Palmer, #22 Hideki Matsuyama, #23 Ryo Ishikawa and #25 Brendon Todd.

The field includes 11 players in the top 25 on this year’s PGA Tour money list.  Those players are #8 Chris Kirk, #9 Zach Johnson, #12 Patrick Reed, #14 Brian Stuard, #17 Charles Howell III, #19 Graeme McDowell, #20 Ian Poulter, #21 Jason Bohn, #23 Ryo Ishikawa, #24 Chris Stroud and #25 Hideki Matsuyama.

The field includes 14 past champions: Michael Thompson (2013), Rory McIlroy (2012), Rory Sabbatini (2011), Camilo Villegas (2010), Y.E. Yang (2009), Mark Wilson (2007), Luke Donald (2006), Padraig Harrington (2005), Jesper Parnevik (2001), Dudley Hart (200), Vijay Singh (1999), Mark Calcavecchia (1998 & ’87),  Stuart Appleby (1997) and Tim Herron (1996).

A perfect way for fantasy golfers to check on the past performance of all the players in the Honda field is our performance chart listed by average finish.  Another way to check who is the best is through a special formula worked out in Golfstats that gives us the best average performances at the Honda in the last five years or check out our sortable 8-year glance at the Honda.

A good cheat sheet is this list of odds from the top bookmakers in England.

Another cheat sheet is this list of odds from the top bookmaker in Las Vegas.

Be sure to join us on Saturday evening for our new feature, Who will win on Sunday.  We will look at the first three rounds and see why the leaders are playing well and what it will take to win on Sunday.  That’s Saturday night a couple of hours after play is completed.

Here is a look at Jason Day’s win in the Accenture Match Play which was a tough affair thanks to some clutch playing by Victor Dubuisson. We then preview the Honda Classic  along with who is hot and who to pick this week in our video preview:

Time to look at our who’s hot and who isn’t:

Who’s Hot in the field for the Honda Classic

Player Accenture Match Play Northern Trust AT&T Pebble Joburg Open Phoenix Open Dubai Desert Farmers Insurance Qatar Masters Humana Abu Dhabi Sony Open Volvo Golf Hyundai T of C
Patrick Reed
(206.5 pts)
T17
(49.5)
DNP T13
(37)
DNP T19
(20.67)
DNP DNP DNP Win
(88)
DNP DNP DNP T16
(11.33)
Sergio Garcia
(176.17 pts)
T9
(67.5)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Win
(88)
DNP T19
(20.67)
DNP DNP DNP
Stephen Gallacher
(168.5 pts)
T33
(25.5)
DNP DNP DNP DNP Win
(88)
DNP T28
(14.67)
DNP T8
(33.33)
DNP T29
(7)
DNP
Graeme McDowell
(160 pts)
T5
(105)
DNP T7
(55)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Hideki Matsuyama
(152.5 pts)
T17
(49.5)
T23
(27)
DNP DNP T4
(53.33)
DNP T16
(22.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Rory McIlroy
(146.17 pts)
T17
(49.5)
DNP DNP DNP DNP T9
(30)
DNP DNP DNP T2
(66.67)
DNP DNP DNP
Zach Johnson
(146.17 pts)
T33
(25.5)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T3
(60)
DNP T8
(16.67)
DNP Win
(44)
Louis Oosthuizen
(139 pts)
T5
(105)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Win
(44)
DNP
Charl Schwartzel
(131.17 pts)
T17
(49.5)
5
(70)
DNP T59
(0)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T15
(11.67)
DNP
Rickie Fowler
(123 pts)
3
(135)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T33
(11.33)
DNP DNP DNP DNP
Thorbjorn Olesen
(122.17 pts)
T33
(25.5)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP DNP T5
(46.67)
DNP T3
(60)
DNP T56
(0)
DNP DNP DNP
Thomas Bjorn
(107.5 pts)
T17
(49.5)
DNP DNP DNP DNP T13
(24.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T10
(26.67)
DNP T10
(13.33)
DNP
Cameron Tringale
(105 pts)
DNP T12
(38)
T13
(37)
DNP T12
(25.33)
DNP T66
(0)
DNP T38
(8)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP
Ryan Palmer
(102.67 pts)
DNP DNP T32
(18)
DNP T48
(1.33)
DNP DNP DNP 2
(66.67)
DNP T8
(16.67)
DNP DNP
Matt Every
(100 pts)
DNP T6
(60)
CUT
(-10)
DNP T37
(8.67)
DNP DNP DNP T13
(24.67)
DNP T8
(16.67)
DNP DNP
Phil Mickelson
(99.67 pts)
DNP DNP T19
(31)
DNP T42
(5.33)
DNP WD
(-3.33)
DNP DNP T2
(66.67)
DNP DNP DNP
Billy Horschel
(97.5 pts)
T17
(49.5)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T23
(18)
DNP T25
(16.67)
DNP DNP DNP T6
(20)
Will MacKenzie
(95 pts)
DNP T52
(0)
T13
(37)
DNP DNP DNP T7
(36.67)
DNP T13
(24.67)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP
Keegan Bradley
(92.83 pts)
T33
(25.5)
T20
(30)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T16
(22.67)
DNP T18
(21.33)
DNP DNP DNP DNP
Jason Allred
(90 pts)
DNP T3
(90)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Peter Hanson
(88.17 pts)
T17
(49.5)
DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T22
(18.67)
DNP T10
(26.67)
DNP DNP DNP
Jim Renner
(85 pts)
DNP WD
(-5)
T2
(100)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP
Brian Harman
(79.33 pts)
DNP T3
(90)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP T82
(0)
DNP T32
(6)
DNP DNP
Brendon Todd
(78.67 pts)
DNP T35
(15)
T45
(5)
DNP DNP DNP T37
(8.67)
DNP T6
(40)
DNP T20
(10)
DNP DNP
Brendan Steele
(78 pts)
DNP T10
(40)
CUT
(-10)
DNP T6
(40)
DNP T28
(14.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP

How Player Rankings are Computed

Who’s Not Hot in the field for the Honda Classic

Player Accenture Match Play Northern Trust AT&T Pebble Joburg Open Phoenix Open Dubai Desert Farmers Insurance Qatar Masters Humana Abu Dhabi Sony Open Volvo Golf Hyundai T of C
Lucas Glover
(-40 pts)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tommy Gainey
(-40 pts)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T70
(0)
DNP DNP
Mike Weir
(-40 pts)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP WD
(-3.33)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP
Ted Potter, Jr.
(-36.67 pts)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP
Jeff Maggert
(-36.67 pts)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP
D.H. Lee
(-30 pts)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T59
(0)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP
Nicholas Thompson
(-30 pts)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T71
(0)
DNP T69
(0)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP
Bo Van Pelt
(-28.67 pts)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP T48
(1.33)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP
Carl Pettersson
(-26.67 pts)
DNP CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP
Josh Teater
(-25.33 pts)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T33
(11.33)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP

How Player Rankings are Computed

The Buzz:

  • So golf found a new star in Victor Dubuisson who came within a whisker of winning his first World Golf Championship at the age of 23.  He was making his first start in a WGC event, he also has not played in any majors but that will change next month when he tees it up in the Masters.  Dubuisson, would of been the first Frenchman to win on the PGA Tour and could of been the 3rd youngest WGC champion behind Tiger Woods.  Dubuisson, won the European Amateur Championship in 2009 and was the top-ranked amateur the same year.  His growth in professional golf has gone up drastically in the last couple of months. At this time last year he was the 140th rank player in the world and won for the first time on the European Tour in November at the Turkish Airlines Open.  This opened up some doors as he got sponsor exemptions to play on the PGA Tour and had three events under his belt before the Accenture.  With his runner-up finish it now gives him playing privileges for not only the rest of the year but also next year on the PGA Tour.
  • Before we finish up on the Accenture, we have to talk about Jason Day.  He has been on our radar scope since he finished 5th on the Web.Com money list as a 19 year-old in 2007.  He won the Legend Financial Group that year and has made a drastic move up the ranks on the PGA Tour, winning the HP Byron Nelson Classic in 2010.  A lot is said on youngsters like Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler but Day has also shown to be one of the stars not of the future but a star now with three runner-ups in majors.  So it’s not surprising that he won at this high level, he may be closure to winning a major than any other player.
  • Last but not least many are wondering if we saw the last of Dove Mountain.  All the contract’s associated with this championship including sponsor (Accenture) and course are up, with many feeling that this could be the end.  We have talked about the championships future and Tim Finchem said on Sunday that he doesn’t really know what is ahead, other than they are still talking with Accenture and that he didn’t rule out the tournament staying in Tucson and possibly at Dove Mountain.  He did speculate that they will look at the format of the championship, with a possible change being either a stroke play qualification to get players to weekend match play.  There is also a chance that the tour could adopt a round-robin format, similar to what the European Tour does with the Volvo Match Play championship.  But people aren’t as keen on this, which gives high ranked players byes and could ruin the atmosphere of this championship because someone could lose a round-robin match but still win the overall championship.  I personally favor the concept of playing 36 holes of stroke play on Wednesday and Thursday, reducing the field to the top 32 scores and playing the first round on Friday, then a round of 16 Saturday morning, a quarter-finals on Saturday afternoon with a semi-final match Sunday morning along with the final on Sunday.  There is also some talk in which those that lose on Saturday morning would continue to play in order to place them in final positions (like the consolation match), a way of possibly keeping more marquee players around for the Sunday network telecast.  According to Finchem he hopes that all of the pieces will fall together by the early part of April.  One thing that should be on top on his list, finding a new venue.  He doesn’t want to do a big deal with some new sponsor, go through the trouble of doing a new format and then not having Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott  play because they don’t like the course.

Tour moves from west to east

So the 8 week west coast swing is finished and the tour moves east playing the next four weeks in Florida and Puerto Rico.  It’s like night and day, with the difference in weather and grasses we will see more folks with Florida roots win and those that grew up and learned to play on Bermuda grasses will shine.  Also those that play well in wind will have their day as it tends to be very windy in the Florida swing.  This is also the final stretch run toward the Masters which is six weeks away.  With that the only players that can qualify for the Masters are the winners of the next six events and those that fight there way into the top-50 by the end of the Valero Texas Open.  It may seem hard to believe but for the FedEx Cup series the year is a third finish, boy time flies fast.

Here is a look at those that flourished on the west coast swing

            Player                 Earnings          Best finish

  • Jimmy Walker           $2,455,180      Won Sony, Pebble
  • Bubba Watson          $1,953,890      Won Northern Trust
  • Jason Day                 $1,909,200      Won Match Play
  • Zach Johnson           $1,637,600      Won Hyundai
  • Dustin Johnson         $1,551,150      2nd Pebble, Northern Trust
  • Jordan Spieth            $1,439,225      2nd Hyundai

 

Things you need to know about the Honda Classic

This will be the 42nd Honda Classic.  The tournament got started in 1972 as the Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic and was played at Inverrary Golf & C.C. in Lauderhill, Florida.  In 1981 Jackie Gleason was dropped from the tournament and the following year Honda came aboard as the tournament sponsor, today they are the longest running sponsor on the PGA Tour. After playing at several courses over 15 years, the tournament switched courses again in 2007, this time to the Champion Course at PGA National, site of the 1987 PGA Championship.  It became an instant success and has upgraded the tournament with more marquee and higher ranked players. In 1976 the Players Championship, which back then moved around to different courses chose Inverrary Golf & C.C. and the Inverrary Classic wasn’t played that year.

Course information:

  • PGA National (Champion Course)
  • Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.
  • 7,110 yards     Par 35-35–70
  • Course has a 75.3 rating and slope rating of 147 fron the championship tees. The course is part of a resort and is open to those that stay at the course.  It also sells local memberships.
  • In 2013 the Champion was the 5th hardest course on the PGA Tour playing to a 71.318 average making it the hardest non-major course on the PGA Tour last year.
  • Course has 78 bunkers and 26 water hazards in which 13 holes have water in play for the professionals.
  • Originally designed by George and Tom Fazio and opened in 1981, Jack Nicklaus redesigned the Champion in 1990, adding the feared “Bear Trap” grouping of holes 15, 16 and 17. In the summer of 2013, The Champion underwent an entire bunker renovation with Nicklaus Design.
  • The average size of the greens is 6,400 square feet.  The most famous part of the course is the “Bear Trap”, holes 15, 16 and 17, two par 3s and a par 4 that will bring a lot of drama and excitement to the finish of the tournament.  The 18th hole also creates a lot of drama, it’s a long par 5 that is close to impossible to hit in two, it’s a true par 5.
  • PGA National has a lot of experience holding golf tournaments.  Along with the last seven Honda Classic’s it’s held the 1983 Ryder Cup, the 1987 PGA Championship and was home to 18 Senior PGA Championships.  It also been the site of the 1982 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the PGA Junior Championships from 1980-1987, 1989-1992, and 1994-2000 and the PGA Club Professional Championships in 1980, 1982, 1983 and 1993

Here are some of the secrets of what it takes to play well at the Honda Classic:

Key stat for the winner:

The tour moves from the west coast to Florida for the next four weeks. Look for a lot of different things as the difference between playing in California/Arizona is like night and day compared to playing in Florida. There is a special breed of player that does better on Bermuda than bent, guys like Matt Kuchar, Mark Wilson, Michael Thompson, those players from South Africa that grew up with Bermuda and of course Tiger Woods who shine when they get to Florida. It’s always best to look at were a player was born and raised, if they are from Florida, South Africa and even Australia they are a step ahead of someone that was born and raised in the Northeast.

Here are some more key stats to look to for this week:

  • PGA National is a typical Florida course with lots of water and sand, look for scores to be a bit high especially if the win blows.  This will be the first time players see Bermuda fairways, rough and greens on the year, so it will take some getting use to.
  • Accuracy is going to play the key over distance.  The Champions course is lined with tight undulating fairways that is surrounded with water and sand not only along the fairways but in the middle of several of the fairways.  Also important to hit greens, of the seven champions at PGA National, six of the seven ranked in the top-ten in greens hit.
  • Very tough par 4s at PGA National, Mark Wilson was 4 under in ’07, Ernie Els was 2 under in ’08, Y.E. Yang was 6 under in ’09 while Camilo Villegas was 9 under par in ’10. Keeping trend going was Rory Sabbatini in 2011 playing them in 7 under, but showing that they are tough was Rory McIlroy who was only 3 under in 2012 and Michael Thompson who was only 2 under on them last year.
  • Good putting and scrambling.  The greens are very big and have lots of contours so the winner will be a very good lag putter.
  • Interesting to note that 12 of the last 20 winners of the Honda are those that are either born Floridians or now live in Florida (including 2012 winner Rory McIlroy, who bought a house down the road in Jupiter).  A perfect example is 2008 winner Ernie Els, he has now moved to the Jupiter area. Another is 2006 winner, Luke Donald.  Even though he was born in Great Britian and spent a good part of his time in Chicago, he has a house just a couple of miles away.  Look for that kind of a connection in the winner.  We don’t count last year’s winner Michael Thompson on our list but he lives in Birmingham, Alabama so he has to deal all the time with Bermuda when he is hom.
  • Good bunker player since there are a lot of strategically placed bunkers on the course.
  • Do we care about Tiger, Phil and Adam making an appearance this week?  Frankly no, I don’t think they have put there work in, yes Scott played well in the two events in Hawaii and I see him practicing a bit more than Phil and Tiger, but there is a good reason that Phil and Tiger aren’t playing well.  Golf is not number one on their radar scope and I just don’t think Phil and Tiger got ready for this event.  Think they are using it as a warm-up for the WGC-Cadillac, which is a warm-up for the Masters.  It’s too bad for the lack of interest by these three stars the last couple of weeks, it will be interesting how they play, expect Scott to be better than Woods and Mickelson.
  • Look for those that play good in wind, just look at 2005 champion Padraig Harrington, don’t think there is anybody better qualified after learning to play golf in Ireland.  It could be quite windy this time of year and the course is susceptible to winds so look for a good wind player.  The good news wind shouldn’t be a problem the first part of the tournament, but there is a 50% chance of rain. On Thursday, 30% chance on Friday, 20% on Saturday and it’s suppose to perfect on Sunday. But the bad news is that winds will blow 17 mph on Saturday and 14 mph on Sunday, that will play havoc.  So look at those that have a good reputation as wind players for the weekend.
  • This could be one of the toughest events to handicap all year.

 

Who to watch for at the Honda Classic

Best Bets:

Rory McIlroy

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
WD Win T70 T40 T13

Still think he is the best player right now, other than his win hasn’t played very well on this course but with a windy weekend I can see him with a big advantage.

Graeme McDowell

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
T9 T9 T6 T31 T65

Another of those players that do well on this course, played good in the clutch at the Match Play, look for that to carry over to this week.

Lee Westwood

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
T9 4 T29 T9 T55

Plays well on Champion course, I think that he is working out of his funk that has caused a lot of poor golf over the last year. Look for a bit of a comeback.

Best of the rest:

Justin Rose – late withdrawal

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
T4 T5 3 CUT T15 T14 T36 T57

Rose has withdrawn from the tournament due to some pain in his right shoulder which he has had since throwing a golf ball back in September at the BMW Championship.  The problem is tendinitis and he has been very careful with it, but it just didn’t feel right.  He is hoping to play next week at Doral in the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Charl Schwartzel

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
T9 T5 T14

In contention here the last two years, played good in final west coast events and has lot’s of Bermuda experience.

Sergio Garcia

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
T50 T13 T43

Not much playing time on this course, still think he will do OK and possibly be in contention.

Rickie Fowler

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
T13 T7 CUT CUT

Could be good, played a lot better at Accenture and has two good finishes the last two years in this event, could surprise a lot of folks.

Solid contenders

Hideki Matsuyama

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
First time playing in this event

Interesting to see how he plays in Florida, think he has experience on Bermuda and he could surprise us.

Freddie Jacobson

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
T25 T16 T29 T6 T5 CUT CUT T4

Seems to do well in this event, could be a surprise.

Adam Scott

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
CUT T65

He is a tough choice because he has played just once on this course and missed the cut. Think this week is just a step to get him in shape for Doral.

Tiger Woods

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
T37 T2

It’s hard to figure out what is up with him. I feel he won’t play that great this week, but I have been wrong before. We always have to talk about Woods with the thought that he may one day get it all together again.

Long shots that could come through:

Luke Guthrie

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
3

Been lukewarm this year, but was also lukewarm going into this event last year and finished 3rd so maybe lightning can hit twice.

Chris Stroud

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
T13 T9 T63 T31 T64 CUT

Two good finishes in last two years, could be a surprise this week.

Geoff Ogilvy

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
2 2 T6 T13 T14 T40

Lightning may of hit this one time superstar after finishing 2nd last year. Since then in 23 events around the world has only finished once in the top 25 in stroke play events, that being the great Talisker Masters were he finished 7th. Really needs some good things to happen to him, could good memories from last year help him?

Not this week:

Louis Oosthuizen

2013 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02
CUT WD WD

Lot’s of people will pick him, but he hasn’t played well here and had some back problems at Accenture so save him for another day.

Comments

  1. Jeff Aaron says:

    Everyone says Rory McElroy will play well this week – but no one is picking him to win- except me! The time is right to hear from him……..and gear up for a potential Green Jacket…or NOT! we’ll see………..

  2. Jeff,
    I am picking him, all of the bookmakers are picking him.
    For fantasy golf purposes people may be holding back on him till the Masters, he right now is the favorite but we still have six weeks to go.

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