Course: TPC Harding Park
Location: San Francisco, CA
Yardage: 7234 Yards
Cut: Top 65 & Ties after 36 Holes
Field: 156 Players
Defending Champ: Brooks Koepka
It’s officially been over a calendar year since we’ve seen Major Championship golf (Open Championship – July 21st, 2019 to be exact) so I think I speak for everyone when I say we’re long overdue for the crowning of a major winner.
So here we go. The Tour has headed out to the West Coast this week where they’ll tee it up at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. There are a bevy of story lines in play this week, but none larger than Brooks (aka Blake) Koepka going for an absurd third-straight PGA Championship. Aside from that: Jordan Spieth will be looking to complete the Career Grand Slam, Tiger will look to get one major closer to Jack Nicklaus and tie him for most PGA Championship career titles (5), and players on the FedEx Cup bubble will be under even more pressure this week to get into the playoffs with only one event left in the regular season after Sunday’s final round.
As for TPC Harding Park, we’ve certainly seen our fair share of it over the years in different PGA Tour events, but with the fairways being narrowed and the rough at peak length, it should play differently than we’ve seen in the past. The setup will favor those who can hit fairways (regardless of length) and as usual, those that putt it better than nearly everyone else. In the past this course has also favoured top-ranked golfers (Rory and Tiger both winning as #1 ranked players in the world here) so hopefully that trend continues and we get some quality golf down the stretch on Sunday evening.
(A collection of data used to predict the most likely outcomes for each weeks event)
My Top 5 This Week (+ Odds to Win)
1 – Justin Thomas (+1000)
2 – Jon Rahm (+1400)
3 – Patrick Cantlay (+2500)
4 – Jason Day (+3300)
5 – Hideki Matsuyama (+4000)
** Justin Thomas stands out as a HUGE favourite in my spreadsheet (averaging an unprecedented 3rd in all categories). I haven’t had this big of a standout favourite since Brooks won a few years back, so I’m going to load up on JT this week.
Top-5 Last Week
1st, 35th, 47th, 52nd, 59th
FIVE outright wins in 14 events
Matchups This Week
|Rickie Fowler||vs||Patrick Reed|
|Luke List||vs||Si Woo Kim|
|Matthew Fitzpatrick||vs||Adam Scott|
Last Week: 2-1
Matchups Year-to-Date: 32-19 (63% Win Rate)
Other Bets This Week
To Finish Top 20
– Chez Reavie (+500)
– Russell Henley (+900)
Fantasy Golf Sheet
(Trimmed down roster of players I would recommend rostering at each price point)
Good luck out there this week(end)!