Hey, thanks Rory. Looked like I was going to have a nice $800 payday last week before Rory threw up all over himself… again. I think long term this is a good thing for Rory, but for my bank account, not so much.
Last week: $220 on the line
Total: -$250 (Season -$220)
ADAM SCOTT – Win (12-1) $100 to win $1200
I’m sure Scott will be a popular pick this week but I’m rolling with him because he has a perfect trifecta of ingredients that I think are important that week.
1) He has great course history at Doral. He’s finished T-6 or better twice in his last three starts. I know it is not the same course, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
2) Not every hole has change and he has the best, most experienced caddie in the game.
3) He’s playing really well. Had 4 rounds under par last week at a tough PGA National. He is right on schedule.
JORDAN SPEITH – Win (25-1) $100 to win $2500
There’s no question he is a huge risk this week, but with no cut at Doral I love him in a one-and-done type of league. There are a ton of reasons why I like him this week. First, nobody has a tournament history on this course, so any advantage the veterans may have on him this week is basically gone. If anything, Jordan may have an advantage because he skipped the Honda to play practice rounds over the weekend in Miami. I LOVE how he played in his best finish of the year, a T-4 at the AT&T, after shooting a 78 on Saturday. He battled back with a 67 on Sunday. I know he had a mini-mental breakdown at the match play, but I’m not worried about it. This kid is going to win a big one soon.
STEVE STRICKER – Top 10 (4-1) $100 to win $400
I just love the value. Steve crushes top 10s. Crushes them. He played 13 events last year and was top 10 in 8 of them. Invest.
MATTEO MANASSERO – Top 10 (10-1) $50 to win $500
Certainly a gamble, but I’m going to bet on his recent form. He played well at the match play before getting bounced in a close match with Jason Dufner and was T-13 last week at the Honda after a final round 67 (tied for best of the day).
DARREN FICHARDT- Top 10 (21-1) $50 to win $1050 I have an unhealthy love for South African golfers in big events so it’s really a natural fit for me. Darren has been a on a nice little run recently on the Euro tour with two top 10’s in his last two events. The Euros seems to do well in WGC events, and at this price, a worth investment.