Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hills play host to the best players in the world this week….Err, I mean the PGA TOUR. A tough spot on the schedule for many as WMPO was last week, and we follow up Pebble with Riviera, WGC at Concession, API, then The Players. The field isn’t great, especially with DJ pulling out…Let’s see if we can stay hot despite the lack of great players to wager on at nice numbers!
Daniel Berger ($25 to win $425): Had Berger last week at Phoenix. He let me down, but I’ll go back to him this week in a fairly raw field!
Paul Casey ($25 to win $450): Could have got a better number before the DJ WD….I waited but preferred playing him without Johnson in the field.
Max Homa ($25 to win $1,000): A PGA TOUR winner but on a much different track at Quail Hollow Club. Max has been solid, and in this field, he’s got a solid chance.
Henrik Norlander ($25 to win $1,125): He’s in good form and loves this number versus the weaker field. He might be my favorite Henrik in the world come Sunday evening….Sorry, Stenson!
Kevin Streelman ($25 to win $1,250): Streels loves the West Coast. I love this number!
Cameron Tringale ($25 to win $63): Nothing sexy here….I just couldn’t pull the trigger on him to win! Kudos to you if you play him and he wins this week.
Russell Knox ($25 to win $125): Another guy I just can’t back to win. But can easily bet him to contend.
Harold Varner III ($25 to win $138): Played well at WMPO last week. I think he can post a Top 10 here easily.
Michael Thompson ($25 to win $150): If you aren’t excited about the previous three players to Top 10, well, MT isn’t going to make your trouser trout move either. Unless he finishes in the Top 10 Sunday.
Scott Stallings ($25 to win $188): JUST DO IT….
Head 2 Head:
SCOTT STALLINGS ($53 to win $50) vs. Doug Ghim: I was sold when I saw the -105 on Stallings. Ghim is in nice form and could be very popular on DK; his course history isn’t great. I love me some Scott Stallings this week.
PHIL MICKELSON ($50 to win $90) vs. Jason Day: Ok, hear me out. J Day has been terrible to start the year. Phil LOVES this event and has a much less WD factor involved. At +180, I’ll roll the dice; you should too.
First Round Leader (FRL): None for me this week….I prefer to play these when one course is in play….I will be back for Riviera next week.
Harris English started the year with a W at Tournament of Champions, Jason Kokrak got us a 3-way chop for FRL at SONY, Si Woo Kim brought us a nice payday of $1,375 at AmEx, a complete wash at Torrey Pines, and now a BROOKS KOEPKA win in the desert keeps us clean with no negative weeks and brings our total for the year to $2,698!!!
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