After watching Justin Rose dominate the Farmers Insurance Open, the PGA Tour heads to Phoenix for the biggest party on the tour, the Waste Management Open. Heading into the week Kevin holds his league after an ok week from Chuckie 3 Sticks. But watch out as Chet is right on his heals and Rob is moving on up as both had huge weeks from Jon Rahm and Jason Day. Jesse is sitting in 4th place after an ok week from Tony Finau. And Bubba sits in the back of the pack with a rough finish from Marc Leishman. Let’s see who the guys like this week in the 2019 Waste Management Open PGA OAD Picks.
|Last Week Money||$79,804||$259,150||$259,150||$121,740||$21,158|
|Last Week Pick||CH3||Rahm||Day||Finau||Leishman|
|This Week Pick||Hideki||Wood||Rahm||Hideki||Rahm|
Kevin (@KevinsDelight) – Hideki Matsuyama
Golf’s version of a raver takes place this week in the desert. The Waste Management is always one of my favorite events! Birdies, Eagles, a drivable par 4 down the stretch, and of course the stadium hole #16. Booing is typically frowned upon in the gentleman’s game except at the Phoenix Open. Where if you don’t hit a crowd pleasing shot, you might get laughed at, booed at, or even sung to. Remember Phil vs Kevin Na a few years ago? Na hit a poor shot at 16 and the fans erupted with, NA, NA, NA, NA NA NA, NA good-bye?!?! Oh it was spectacular. What better appetizer for the Super Bowl than exciting Golf? Skip all the bullshit pre-game mambo jumbo and watch what annually is an exciting finish!
I’m looking at Hideki, X, Phil, and a few others. I likely won’t roster Hideki much on DK so I’ll hedge with him in OAD
I’ll place daily H2H via twitter @kevinsdelight Hit me up with any questions. Best of luck, hit ‘em well.
Chet (@AtomicBets) – Gary Woodland
Last week was a little disappointing even though Rahm still finished T5. That is to see he didn’t royally f*ck me. But I was hoping for a W out of him after his opening round 62 on the North Course. Putter continued to let him down after that.
Onwards to the Farmer’s Insurance Open! This is undoubtedly one of my favorite events on the PGA Tour. How can you not enjoy Ryan Palmer giving out free beers to fans on the 16th? How fitting would it be for @KevinsDelight to get one of those free beer coupons someday after the amount of “broke dick” comments on Twitter directed at Palmer? This tournament, and specifically hole 16, has the passion that rivals college football game in the south.
And the pick for me is simple. I’m going with Gary Woodland because he’s taken home the hardware in this event before (2018) and gains a tremendous amount of strokes off the tee. Compared to other events, SG: off the tee seems to stick out. Another way I’m looking at this event is by favoring guys who crush the ball off the tee. TPC Scottsdale seems to setup well for bombers. Throw in that Woodland is in good form with 3 Top 10 finishes in his last 4 starts, and there you have it. Good luck!
Rob (@AllDayEvery365) – Jon Rahm
The talented ASU alum returns home, fresh off another week where he was in contention. Following his Farmers weekend in ’18, Rahm struggled when the weekend hit and wasn’t able to catch the leaders. He took that into the next week and lead the tournament SG: OTT by over a stroke! Rahm, however, lost four in his approach and cost him the tournament with a 73 on Sunday. He’s arguably in the best form of his career with four straight top 8’s and seven straight top 25’s, gaining strokes in each category in his last five tournaments, and comes into this tournament as the favorite.
Jesse (@DFSGolfGods) – Hideki Matsuyama
My Waste Management OAD will be Hideki Matsuyama. He is coming off a good finish last week and returns to a place where he would no doubt be the 3 time defending champ had I not OAD’d him here last year and cursed him into an injury.
Bubba (@bdentrek) – Jon Rahm
I should of went with Rahm last week and I am hoping I am not jumping on Rahm too late after his awesome start to the season. He comes in with some of the best form on tour. Another great finish last week at the Farmers Insurance Open and now heads to his stomping grounds in Phoenix. The former ASU alum will return to his people and look to build on his previous great form at the Waste Management Open. Looking for another T5 or better from Rahmbo.