We made it through the calendar year’s first cut event, and all five guys had golfers make the cut. Kevin and Rob led the way with Marc Leishman’s strong finish, but money is money, and we move onto Southern California. This week we have a full 156 golfer field with T65 and ties making it to the weekend. There is a lot of past event history for The American Express, which should come into play for the OAD Picks. It is one of the stronger AmEx fields in recent years, but the event is known for long shots lifting the trophy. Let’s see who the guys like this week with 2021 The American Express PGA OAD Picks.
|Last Week Money||$227,750.00||$24,090.00||$24,090.00||$16,903.00||$227,750.00|
|Last Week Pick||Marc Leishman||Adam Scott||Ryan Palmer||Sergio Garcia||Marc Leishman|
|This Week Pick||Sungjae Im||Adam Long||Patton Kizzire||Abraham Ancer||Abraham Ancer|
Jesse (@DFSGolfGods) – Abraham Ancer
I thought Sergio would bank some decent money at the Sony Open, but a terrible Sunday round cost him and me in the OAD. We did get some money, so it’s better than nothing, on to THE American Express presented by American Express. I am going to use Abraham Ancer this week. He finished second here last year but is coming off a missed cut at the Sony. He missed the cut last week on the number, so to me, it’s not that big of a deal. Before that, he had finished inside the top 20 in his last three starts. Yes, I know that 2 of the 3 weren’t full field; anyway, he’s my guy this week. Best of luck!
Ruvy (@MichaelRuvolo) – Adam Long
Well, Adam Scott was in serious contention through 45 holes. Too bad he had to play the back nine on Saturday and played it in +3. We get back at it this week. I’m going with a former winner here. A Guy who has been playing very well. This guy hasn’t missed a cut since the Sanderson Farms and is coming off a 3rd at the OHL. Give me Adam Long. This is where he burst onto the scene before, and I think he is primed to compete again this week. Noo Rahm, so the top end player is out. I think it’s anyone’s tournament again this week and why cant Adam Long win again here?
Bubba (@bdentrek) – Patton Kizzire
Ryan Palmer was the Ryan Palmer we have grown to love last week. Come off a strong week to be an average golfer yet again. To be fair, I’d love to be that average of a golfer, but you know what I mean, so let’s move on to THE AMEX. This week I will be going with Patton Kizzire, not a regular pick for me. He is coming off a strong 7th last week at the Sony and has finished 11th or better in three of his previous four events while making the cut in all four events. He has some rough event history with back-to-back missed cuts, but we will go current form over course history this week. Time to cross my fingers and hope the current Kizzire can overcome his AMEX woes for a strong OAD finish.
Kevin (@KevinsDelight) – Sungjae Im
Not a bad start in Hawaii with the big Aussie Marc Leishman. Now to the mainland for the West Coast Swing. Several good options this week, including big guns Reed, Koepka, Finau, and Cantlay. It’s still early in the year, and I’ll save some big names for later. I’m looking to Sam Burns, Sungjae Im, Brian Harman, to name a few. Since Im was so popular last week and had an iffy showing, I’ll take ‘IM….in two appearances here, he’s finished T10 and T12. I hope for a T5 or higher this week. Best of luck!
Rob (@AllDayEvery365) – Abraham Ancer
Mr. Leishman is back and came in with a solid third-place finish as the Tour gets back to the mainland. Hopefully, a missed cut in Hawaii will take ownership off Abe the babe this week, but his second-place finish last year should put him back in play. He’s gaining strokes again on his approach and missed the weekend last week even though he had two
rounds in the 60s. Birdies galore and a less than top half field opens the door for Ancer.