What a fun week at Pebble. After DJ withdrew, it seemed the field and tournament were left for dead, but it rose from the ashes and gave us a very entertaining week. Berger came through it all victorious with a great eagle on 18. The guys had all five of their golfers get through to the weekend to continue a strong start to the season for the crew. Now the Tour heads to Riviera for the Genesis Open. It has a major type feel with the best of the best playing. The field is only 120 golfers with T65 and ties making it to the weekend, so making the cut “should” be more manageable. Let’s see who the guys like this week with the 2021 Genesis Open PGA OAD Picks.
|Last Week Money||$301,275.00||$460,200.00||$301,275.00||$146,250.00||$59,280.00|
|Last Week Pick||Paul Casey||Jordan Spieth||Paul Casey||Cameron Davis||Henrik Norlander|
|This Week Pick||Patrick Cantlay||Joaquin Niemann||Patrick Cantlay||Justin Thomas||Jordan Spieth|
Jesse (@DFSGolfGods) – Jordan Spieth
Another week and another terrible weekend for the OAD pick. Norlander got off to a great start but wasn’t able to put four solid rounds together. We bank the cash and move on. This week the tour heads to Riviera for one of the best tournaments of the year. This week I am going to use Jordan Spieth. I’m old enough to remember when he was consistently playing great golf. During the stretch, I was a constant fader, but I’ve learned my lesson. Jordan is coming off two straight weeks of solid finishes and has good course history here. Best of luck this week!
Kevin (@KevinsDelight) – Patrick Cantlay
It one of my favorite events of the year. Typically a fantastic field, one course in play (a fantastic one at that), and our final week of West Coast times for awhile. DJ, Rory, JT, Rahmbo, DeChambeau are all in the field, and it’ll help ownership disperse amongst the top. I’m going just below these guys to a California kid who is in GREAT form. P Cantlay to get me a W!!!
Bubba (@bdentrek) – Patrick Cantlay
Talk about a golfer playing exceptional golf and in a field of this level may get overlooked. That golfer could be Patrick Cantlay. Cantlay is a Southern California guy and has played well at most So Cal events. In his last three seasons at The Riv, he has finished 17, 15, and 4. Not too shabby, but it gets better. His current form has been outstanding. Since October 2020, he has finished T8, T38, WIN (Zozo), T17 (Masters), T13, 2, and T3. His last five events have been T17 or better with T3 or better in three events. He won the Zozo at another So Cal course in a field loaded with some of the best talents on tour. Look for Cantlay to stay hot and give us another made cut and strong finish this week.
Ruvy (@MichaelRuvolo) – Joaquin Niemann
So we capped out consecutive 2nd place finishes with a 3rd place finish. We seem to be good at 54 hole leaders, though. But Spieth gave it a good run and just got run down by a guy who had a better Sunday than him. Berger was flat out just better. I will take the 3rd place finish still, but it would have been fun to get the W. This week, I know, is a tournament usually won by the big dogs. I’m going to go with a young gun that might not be considered a big dog just yet, but he is well on his way. I’m riding with the ball striking machine Joaquin Niemann. Niemann has been on an absolute tear as of late with back-to-back 2nd place finishes. HE hasn’t played since Hawaii, so he should be well-rested. Niemann could surprise and win this thing. He has the talent, but I believe he will give himself a chance heading into Sunday.
Rob (@AllDayEvery365) – Justin Thomas
Cam Davis got the weekend going after a rough start, and we are happy with the late top 15 finish. He played Pebble very well the three days, but his one day at Spyglass cost us bigger money. Onto this week, with easily one of the best tracks on tour, the Genesis at Riviera is an all-around treat. JT is the pick this week as he sits fourth in odds with Xander (why?) and continues his hot ball-striking streak. He goes to poa greens, which are his best-putting surfaces, and faces a loaded field. I’d use him in a major if the courses fit, but I don’t see it this year outside of Augusta.