Course: TPC Twin Cities
Location: Blaine, Minnesota, a suburb north of Minneapolis
Length: 7481 yards
Par: 71
Field: 156 Players
Cut:  Top-70 and ties after 36 holes
Top-10 Ranked Players: Brooks Koepka (1st), Bryson DeChambeau (8th)
Defending Champion: None
Other: Formerly a top-tier event on the Champions Tour, TPC Twin Cities has proved worthy of the big leagues and will return to the PGA Tour for the first time since 1969. Although it yielded one of, if not the highest percentage of birdies amongst the Champions Tour stops, the course has undergone some changes to increase its difficulty for the big boys. Despite that we should expect a similar week scoring-wise to last week. Typically when the PGA Tour gets its first shot at a new course they lean towards setting things up easier rather than harder; for various reasons. One, its just simpler logistically to set things up a little more open, and gives the PGA Tour a multitude of options in future years for spots they would like to make more difficult. And two, players enjoy making birdies and they also talk to each other. If there is a player on the fence about coming next year and they hear it’s a fun event, rather than a total grind, they may be more likely to check it out for themselves the next time around. I guess time will tell, but I’m expecting some low scores this week. I hope I’m wrong though; tough golf is much more fun to watch (at least to me).

My Rankings
(No Tourney History or Simulator this week due to it being a new event)

This Week
My-Five:
1) Hideki Matsuyama 2) Brooks Koepka 3) Bryson DeChambeau 4) Kevin Streelman 5) Rory Sabbatini

Matchups:
Mackenzie Hughes def. Martin Laird (-105)
Viktor Hovland def. Tony Finau (+115)
Joaquin Niemann def. Bryson DeChambeau (+140)

Last Week
My-Five: 13th, 46th, MC, MC, MC (Worst week of the year so far)
Matchups: 3-1

Year-to-Date
My-Five: 8 Wins, 20 Top-threes, 32 Top-Tens (Of 110 Picks)
Matchups: 46-16-7 (67% Winning Percentage)

Next week: John Deere Classic

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