WE HAVE MADE IT!!!!! It’s time for the MASTERS. After an awesome Jordan Spieth win at the Valero, which we could just not mention, we turn our attention to Augusta. The field of 89 will have top 50 and ties head into the weekend. This finding someone to make the usually is not the hard part; it’s finding the winner. Experience is enormous at Augusta, and that should help with a lot of the picks made this week. Let’s hope for a great week, and let’s see if the guys have some winners in the weekly PGA OAD Picks.
|Last Week Money||$171,325.00||$0.00||$140,525.00||$65,285.00||$140,525.00|
|Last Week Pick||Matt Kuchar||Harry Higgs||Corey Conners||Si Woo Kim||Corey Conners|
|This Week Pick||Jordan Spieth||Bryson DeChambeau||Justin Thomas||Xander Schauffele||Justin Thomas|
Jesse (@DFSGolfGods) – Justin Thomas
We have arrived at the best week of the year. Not only do we get to watch the best players at the most prestigious course, but most of the country is coming out of winter, which was a terrible one for many for a lot of reasons. The Masters is the best tradition in sports, in my opinion. No other event brings out the excitement and anticipation like this week. For my OAD this week, I will be using Justin Thomas for a couple of different reasons. Number 1 is I have a head-to-head bet with a buddy against Jordan Spieth. I have Spieth, so this is a bit of a hedge on that. Second, he is playing very well right now, coming off his win at The Players. Last, he has a good track record around ANGC, in which he has improved his finishing position every year, culminating with a 4th place finish at the Fall 2020 Masters. If I had Jordan Spieth (used him at Genesis, like an idiot), I would be using him this week, but so will many others. Best of luck!
Ruvy (@MichaelRuvolo) – Bryson DeChambeau
Well, The Harry Higgs call didn’t go over so well. MC doesn’t hurt, but I’m onto this week. I need to make up some ground, that’s for sure! I’m going to go big gun this week. I want to preface this pick with a little bit of info. I have a large large spieth ticket from February, so I thought about him here, but I have him covered in other spots. I would typically go to Rahm, as you all know, but he’s going to be popular, and I’m trying to make up ground. I’m going with Bryson Dechambeau. I know he didn’t play great last year, but there was a lot of pressure on him last year. This year back in April, I think it helps him. The last time it was in April, he was the FRL with Koepka. His irons have been outstanding in the previous two tournaments. If he can keep that up and have a hot putter, I think he will be in contention at the end. I like him as an OAD pick more than a DK play.
Rob (@AllDayEvery365) – Xander Schauffele
Si Woo did an ok job, getting thru the cut and making some cash after pretty much putting with a shovel all week. However, we’re right back at Augusta, and I’m going with Xander Schauffele as the OAD. Not only displaying some quality numbers here but also this season, Xander seems to fly low with the big names playing well. He MC’d the Players, a play he struggles with but didn’t lose at the Match Play, bowing out to eventual finalist Scottie Scheffler. Xander seems to shine with more challenging conditions, and I expect him to do quite well this week.
Bubba (@bdentrek) – Justin Thomas
I really, really want to play Jordan Spieth this week. I saved him for this week while he kept putting up performances that made me regret not playing him, you know, like winning at the Valero. Well, with the win at the Valero, I will be pivoting. We all know how hard it is to win period on the PGA Tour, let alone back to back on the Tour, so I will pivot off Spieth and likely will regret everything about that. I will move to another golfer I do love this week, and that is Justin Thomas. Thomas did not have the most dominant Match Play, but whatever. Previous to that, he won THE PLAYERS (no small feat) and had a 15th place finish at the Concession. Thomas has also been trending nicely at Augusta, a course where experience is vital, and that shows for Thomas. Over the last four years, his finishes, in order, are 22-17-12-4. His approach game and greens in regulation are usually one of the best on tour and have been one of the best at Augusta over the last four to five years. It is all about knowing the greens at that point, and the finishing results let us know Justin is slowly doing just that. Give me JT this week, and please make Spieth finish a few spots behind him.
Kevin (@KevinsDelight) – Jordan Spieth
Love seeing Spieth BACK!!! I bet him in February to win here. Maybe he goes back two back. His game is good enough to contend through the weekend. Let’s GO!!!