We’ve made it to the start of the new season of PGA OAD picks. Last year Kevin took it down with Jesse finishing in second. This year the five (Kevin, Jesse, Rob, Ruvy, and Bubba) will all be back to give their weekly picks for the PGA OAD contests they are partaking in, be it the Mayo contest or Carbon Contest. Like previous years there will also be a running log in future articles to let everyone keep track of how the competition is going.
This week the Tour heads to part 2 of the Hawaii swing with the Sony Open. It is a full, 144 golfer field, with T65 and ties making it to the weekend. The guys have all the golfers in play for the first event and there is plenty of course history to go off of for this week’s selections. There should be scoring aplenty this week and we can’t wait to see a full field cut event this weekend. Let’s see who the guys like this week with the 2021 Sony Open PGA OAD Picks.
Kevin (@KevinsDelight) – Marc Leishman
Not a bad start to the 2020 season for this Junkie as we cash Harris English 30/1, too bad it wasn’t an OAD winner…Now we’re on to making picks for Carbon Contest and Fantasy Golf Championships OAD. I’ll use this write up weekly to discuss my pick for both platforms. JUNKIES LEAGUE OWNERS Randy, Jesse, Bubba, and I have gone Kisner. Great course history and played last week to shake off the proverbial rust. Also on the radar, we’re Berger, English, Webb, Leishman, and Sungjae. For my personal pick, I’m going Leishman. It’ll be a long year and save Berger for Memphis, Webb for Phoenix or Harbor Town, Sungjae plays every week.
I’ll take the Aussie with excellent CH, and great made cut upside.
Jesse (@DFSGolfGods) – Sergio Garcia
It feels really good to be back to a normal golf schedule. I’m sure this excitement will be fleeting, but we don’t pay entry fees in hopes of getting them back. It’s all an entertainment expense. For the Sony Open, I will be using Sergio Garcia. Sergio has never played this tournament, but he did play last week and was actually around the lead for a short time early on. I’m just hoping for a solid finish to get the year going. Best of luck!
Rob (@AllDayEvery365) – Marc Leishman
Golf is back, and hopefully, we can have some semblance of a normal year (in the golf world, at least). Hawaii couldn’t come sooner, and the sweet, sensual vibes of Mark Rolfing hitting your TV screen is the antidote to the beginning of 2021. I’ll go off the board early as I never can seem to figure out when to play this guy in Mr. Leishman. He’s struggled for a while but has a great run at the Sony, going 11/11 in cuts made with his worst finish being 47th. His three top 10’s are nice to have in the hopes Leish can find some form in Hawaii.
Ruvy (@MichaelRuvolo) – Adam Scott
New Year, probably same scores for OAD. Not great last year, but I’m going to change up the strategy a little this time around. This week I’m not going with a small-time player. I’m going, Adam Scott. He even said he hit the ball the best he has in a long time. He once again was an atrocious putter. That’s not something new. Maybe he gets a lucky week with whatever putter he is using, and we start the year with a W.
Bubba (@bdentrek) – Ryan Palmer
Yes, I railed on his DK pricing on Always Pressing this week, but this isn’t DFS. When it comes to outright money and an OAD pick, we have a different story. Palmer has made 8 of 10 cuts at the Sony, including five T17 or better finishes, three Top 8 finishes, & a win. He was in contention till late Sunday last year but finished 4th. Palmer kicked off the Hawaii string with a strong 4th at the Sentry and will look to carry that over this week. He’s an excellent fit for this Par 70 birdie fest, and in reality, there aren’t many other tournaments I would use Palmer at when it comes to OAD. Let’s hope he stays hot, finishes high, and gets the money run started for 2021.