One of my favorite events of the year is this week as I love watching The RIV (Hogan’s Alley). An iconic course for sure and one of us know so well have watched this event for many years. We’re lucky to have an incredible field this week with DJ, Rory, Rahm, Bryson, JT, and many other top players in the world teeing it up at Riviera. Let’s hope our picks stay HOT as we cap off the West Coast swing…
Daniel Berger helped us win $335 last week at Pebble. Let’s hope to keep up the hot streak this week in So Cal. Our 2021 total is now +$3,033….I hope you’ve been able to win some cash with me. Harris English outright at TOC, KOKRAK FRL chop at SONY, SI WOO KIM outright at AMEX, KOEPKA win at WMPO, and Berger outright last week….Am I doing this right? Let’s hope the DEGUNITY stays hot….
Patrick Cantlay ($25 to win $450): Cantlay is in GREAT form as we head to Pacific Palisades. Can the California KID bag a victory before we head East? I think so!!!
Tony Finau ($25 to win $625): Call if a FOMO bet if you must, but he’s going to win before too long! I’m not a fan of betting guys who can’t close, BUT I expect him to be in contention late Sunday…
Viktor Hovland ($25 to win $750): Love his game for Riviera. Ball strikers paradise….His around the green game could hurt him, but if you don’t miss many greens….YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT CHIPPING.
Bubba Watson ($25 to win $1,000): Bubba and Finau?!?! Yes, I’m an idiot. I hope I’m an idiot with an outright come Sunday.
Marc Leishman ($25 to win $1,625): Checks all the boxes….Ball striker, Aussie, doesn’t putt great! I kid, I kid. But I don’t kid when I say I bet Marc to win this week. I’m on him and love his chances this week.
Hideki Matsuyama ($25 to win $81): Fits the mold to compete here….Just don’t think he wins! Top 10 FO SHO
Max Homa ($25 to win $125): His game suits Riviera; I just can’t bet him to win here against the field. The books expect a Top 10 here as his number is similar to Leish, Sergio, Ancer, etc.
Sergio Garcia ($25 to win $138): I wanted to play him to win but couldn’t pull the trigger. So a Top 10 it is….If he’s in the mix come the weekend, maybe I’ll add him to win! Stay tuned.
Carlos Ortiz ($25 to win $138): It sounds like many in the community are pegging Ortiz to WIN again….Here in the DEGUNITY, we’ve got him to finish in the Top 10. He just can’t close it out this week against or other picks to win.
Cam Smith ($25 to win $163): If his haircut is any indication of his chances this week, we’ll see him in the mix late Sunday. He won’t win but will compete on the back 9 Sunday afternoon.
Head 2 Head:
MARC LEISHMAN +1.5 ($42 to win $40) vs. Joaquin Niemann: Gladly take the 1.5 strokes from Joaquin this week. Leishman loves the RIV, and his CH is right up my alley! I hope he takes down Niemann in Hogan’s Alley…
MAX HOMA ($40 to win $40) vs. Will Zalatoris: Been playing Max a lot lately, and he’s in good form. I can’t bet him to win in this field, so I’ll pick on the COMMUNITIES, darling. Love Will Z’s game but a newbie around the RIV; no thanks!
RORY MCILROY -1.5 ($40 to win $48) vs. Xander Schauffele: I love RORY this week and mentioned in our Slack Chat that I may die on this hill. Giving 1.5 strokes to X seems absurd, but again I’m an idiot.
RORY MCILROY ($40 to win $42) vs. Jon Rahm: I just can’t click on Rory to win at his price, so I play him in a few H2H this week.
To Make The Cut:
RICKIE FOWLER ($25 to win $30) To MISS the Cut: He hasn’t played here in years….His game isn’t great. Probably an unpopular opinion, but Fowler isn’t good right now.
First Round Leader (FRL): My book still hasn’t loaded FRL plays. I Will post to TWITTER later, or I’ll need to find a new book!
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