The Honda Classic was an overall boring weekend of golf, right? Not really, as there were over 220 water balls, carnage everywhere, and Matt Jones winning for the first time in years. Now that the catastrophic Florida Swing is in the books, the tour heads to Austin for the WGC Match Play. It is a 64 man field of match play action. Sixteen pods that eventually are cut down to 16 and so forth. There is a lot of event history, Pete Dye “experts,” and many other ways to approach it. Let’s see how the guys go at it with the weekly PGA OAD Picks.


KevinRuvyBubbaRobJesse
Total Money$2,727,071.00$2,197,153.00$1,942,427.00$1,955,628.00$1,194,045.00
Last Week Money$320,600.00$320,600.00$29,785.00$19,070.00$0.00
Last Week PickBrendan SteeleBrendan SteeleShane LowryTalor GoochLee Westwood
This Week PickCam SmithSergio GarciaAbraham AncerViktor HollandKevin Kisner

Jesse (@DSFGolfGods) – Kevin Kisner

Only I could break Westwood’s hot streak.  That’s two missed cuts in a row, and we are in big trouble to even min-cash.  For this week’s event, I will be using Kevin Kisner.  Will he be major chalk? Probably, but I don’t know where else I would use him.  He has finished 1st and 2nd last two years and has a stellar 14-5-2 record in match play.  He should also be a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup.  Best of luck!

Bubba (@bdentrek) – Abraham Ancer

Last week Lowry was looking great heading into the weekend at -7, then he imploded, finishing over par for the tournament and giving us a small payday. We head to Austin looking to add some serious cash and go with a mid-tier target, saving some big dogs for later. In recent years, many mid-tier golfers perform well here as the course isn’t just a bombers course; it suits all types. I’ll be going with Abe Ancer, who finished 17 here last year and is coming off a 22 at THE PLAYERS and an 18 at the WGC Workday. His approach game is one of the best in the game, and he has also played well at Pete Dye courses. Lastly, we have seen how well he plays in match play, which should be fair this week. His pod is good but not overly scary, and then it’s on once he reaches the final 16.

Rob (@AllDayEvery365) – Viktor Hovland

Gooch kept getting off to decent starts but couldn’t piece together the full round, but I can’t complain after he birdied 18 on Friday to make the cut (Would have complained immensely since he missed a three-footer for birdie on 15). We go to Austin for a fantastic event, and I’m leaning on the Nord in Viktor Hovland. His approach game hasn’t been what it usually is, but his group isn’t going to strike fear in anyone (he’s betting fav), and he has the chance to get into the final 8. Plus, the last time we saw Vik play Match Play, he won the US Am.

Ruvy (@MichaelRuvolo) – Sergio Garcia

Well, I have no idea and have never got this tournament right. Steele last week snaked out a top 3, so I’ll take that. This week I don’t have a clue. I’m going with a guy I’ve been on for a couple of weeks but hasn’t quite finished. I’m going to Sergio Garcia. Why not? He’s been playing decent. That’s all I have to how with, so I’ll take it.

Kevin (@KevinsDelight) – Cam Smith

WGC Match Play is a lot of fun. Picking a stud is a waste, in my opinion, unless you can find the Pony who will easily advance out of their POD. Cam Smith is intriguing to me and will be my OAD in Austin.  I love his chances at getting past his POD and then winning a match or two from there.