What a wild and wet week at THE RIV, but alas it’s finally over. J.B. Holmes came away with the win, pulling one away from Justin Thomas. Last week Rob made the big splash with Rory’s big finish and jumped into 3rd place. Bubba and Kevin both had Cam Smith who didn’t make much, but Bubba stayed in the lead while Kevin fell to 4th. Chet and Jesse both had solid finishes with DJ and Xander and both stayed in their respective positions of 2nd and 5th. This week the PGA Tour has one of the wonderful WGC events with only 72 golfers and no cut….so a guaranteed payday for all. This week is a big one with the winner taking home $1.7M which is one of the larger pots of the season. Let’s see who the guys like this week in the 2019 WGC Mexico PGA OAD Picks.
|Last Week $||$177,600||$18,944||$325,600||$100,788||$18,944|
|Last Week PK||DJ||Cam||Rory||Xander||Cam|
|This Week PK||Sergio||Casey||Fleetwood||Rory||Rory|
Jesse (@DFSGolfGods) – Rory McIlroy
This week I will be using Rory McIlroy for my OAD. This event pays $1.7 million to first and $1 million to second place, so it is a huge week for OAD contests. I suspect the best golfers in the world will show up, so Rory is my guy. He is coming off a 4th last week on a similar type of course with some improved putting. Mix that with his 7th place finish here in 2017 and I think it is Rory’s to lose.
Bubba (@bdentrek) – Rory McIlroy
First, I really wish I had Rahm this week, but I don’t. But I will go with another big dog here. In years past the winners of almost all WGC events are some of the better players in the world. Rory comes in with some great form with a 4th place finish at the Genesis and there are a lot of correlations between Riviera and this course. Rory has mentioned how much he likes this course and most euros perform well here. He’s gone T4-T5-T4 in the last 3 tournaments he’s played in and had a T7 in his lone appearance here 2 years ago. Here’s to hoping Rory brings home my second win of the season.
Kevin (@KevinsDelight) – Paul Casey
The West Coast swing has been ok. Weather has been crummy but I’ve hit 2 outright and a Fowler W at Phoenix OAD. I’ve burned Leishman, Rahm, CH III, Fowler, Spieth, and Cam Smith and feel ok being in 473rd place with so many big guns left. With only WGC and Honda left in the first segment of Gup’s OAD I’ll look to avoid using DJ, JT, and Rory as I’ll try to stay competitive and fire bullets later. I really like Rahm this week but used him in the desert. So I gravitated to RCB, Casey, and Fleetwood. I can’t go wrong here as long as I don’t pick a guy who WD’s. I feel all 3 have great weeks. I’ll go Casey this week and hope for a Top 10 at worst. A Top 5 is very attainable and a W possible but not sure he’s the closer I’d like him to be. Casey for me this week!!!!
Chet (@AtomicBets) – Sergio Garcia
I have been going chalk pretty much the entire way so far and it hasn’t really paid off. So now I’m going completely contrarian. I expect a ton of DJ, JT, Rory etc. entries this week. I’ll give El Niño a pass for his transgressions against the greens in Saudi Arabia. He played extremely well in Singapore and Dubai. He even played great tee to green last week at Riviera but putter like a broke dick. He has played the Mexico event twice and finished top 15 both times. He’s not my favorite to win but I think Sergio is a nice pivot and it wouldn’t shock me if he took home the trophy.
Rob (@AllDayEvery365) – Tommy Fleetwood
Rory’s comeback after a dismal first round got us some cash and we’re on-to the no-cut event in Mexico. I’m going with Tommy Fleets this week because I think he’s right around the corner and with four guaranteed rounds, his approach game allows him more opportunities. Length isn’t a big deal here with the elevation so focusing more on wedges and scoring irons. He’s been terrible from 150-175 in his two appearances here, but comes into this event gaining that stat in 6-of-7 tournaments.