No cut this week, so we need to focus on consistency throughout the entire weekend. The course is LONG, so we’re looking for the 300+ yard hitters.
DJ – will be chalky and expensive. Averaged 69 last year and 68 in 2016 here. He does average a hair over 314 yards per drive. 2016 winner
Matsuyama – won this tournament last year with a 16 under. Averaged just over 68 a round. Not really a long hitter averaging under 300 yards per drive, but is consistent on the course.
Fowler – he’s averaged 69 or better each round in 2 out of the last 3 years. Averaging around 305 per drive.
Finau – 2nd in drive distance with 317 yards per drive but has yet to play in this tournament. He has finished in the top 3 in all of the majors this year, very consistent.
Rahm- just feels like a Rahm week. He’s been a little out of wack recently, but can put things together very quickly. 5 top 5’s since the masters.
Woods – 8 wins at this course, enough said.
Day – he does have 2 wins on the year so far, but still seems to be the forgotten man. Top 20 in his last 2 starts.
Watson – he was the runner up here in 2015, also has 2 top 20’s in the last 2 starts here.
Thomas – 6th in par 4 scoring and 2nd in fedex points. Finished 33rd and 28th in this tournament.
WINNER – RAHM