What a fantastic finish at the RIV on Sunday. Tony Finau was very close to capturing that first win in years, but Max Homa was slightly better and won on the second playoff hole. Some of the big names missed the weekend; there was wind carnage on Saturday and some fantastic golf on Sunday. It will be hard to top the quality of this past weekend, but we will try with TWO events this week. The best head to Florida for the WGC Workday Championship for a field of 72 golfers no-cut event, while many more head to Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Open. There is more money to be made in Florida, but every bit counts. After this past week, all the guys are over $1 million now and will look to improve with their weekly OAD picks. 

Total Money$1,412,575.00$1,632,413.00$1,013,434.00$1,255,300.00$1,036,008.00
Last Week Money$151,125.00$28,179.00$151,125.00$0.00$151,125.00
Last Week PickPatrick CantlayJoaquin NiemannPatrick CantlayJustin ThomasJordan Spieth
This Week PickBrooks KoepkaTyrell HattonViktor HovlandTyrell HattonXander Schaufelle
Alternate Event PickBenny AnThomas PietersAndrew PutnamThomas PietersEmiliano Grillo

Bubba (@bdentrek) – Viktor Hovland & Andrew Putnam

What a week we have on our hands. The WGC heads to Florida to a course with no track record and sounds like a very tough grind. With limited course history, it is all about current form for me. Hovland is one of the hottest players in golf right now and has never seemed scared by the type of field or course in play. His around the green game used to be a primary concern, but he has improved a ton of late. He played great at Genesis, especially on Sunday as he finished T5. He has now finished 5, 6, 31, 3, and 1 over his last five events. His ball-striking has been elite over that stretch, and that will be very critical this week with a lot of water in play, and all around, and the elevated greens. Let’s go BIG DIK VIK!!!!!

For Puerto Rico, the chalk will be many of the Euro Tour players coming over or Benny An. So I will pivot and roll with Andrew Putnam. Putnam is coming off a nice T32 at Genesis, where he finished with a nice 68 on Sunday. He is coming off of four straight-made cuts, including a T7 in Phoenix. If this turns into a birdie fest, Putnam can hang around. So let’s give it a whirl with Andrew Putnam. 

Jesse (@DFSGolfGods) – Patrick Cantlay Xander Schaufelle & Emiliano Grillo

Another week and another great start and terrible weekend from the pick.  Spieth looked great heading into Saturday but ended up losing ground.  Nevertheless, I banked more cash and am moving on.  The Workday WGC at Concession or whatever paragraph they call this thing will be a brand new course for the tour.  For that reason, we can only lean on recent forms.  Patrick Cantlay is my pick this week.  About half the field in the contest I am in has used him, and he is coming off a very blah weekend.  However, arguably the only DJ has played better over the last couple of months.  Cantlay withdrew on Wednesday night, switching to Xander.

I am not in a contest using the Puerto Rico Open, but I would go with Grillo if I were.  Best of luck this week!

Rob (@AllDayEvery365) – Patrick Cantlay Tyrell Hatton & Thomas Pieters

To say last week was a disappointment is an understatement. JT didn’t have it on Thursday and was virtually out of it after the first nine. You could see he’s not the same and had his second-worst measured tournament for SG: Putting in his career. Alas, we move to the no-cut special at Concession, and we look to rebound with Patrick Cantlay. A Jack Nicklaus designed course that requires shot-making and an in-form player? Sign me up. Cantlay withdrew on Wednesday night, switching to Hatton.

Not going to use him at another spot, and the talent is severely lacking (11 sponsor exemptions for a tourney with no sponsor!), so c’mon down, Thomas!

Ruvy (@MichaelRuvolo) – Tyrell Hatton & Thomas Pieters

So Niemann gave us a bad tease being in 2nd after 36 holes. He faltered, and min cashed nearly. We move on to this week. This week I’m going with hot form and a good history of playing well in Florida. None of us know the course, so there is no course history. I’m going with Tyrell Hatton this week. Got a win in Europe at Abu Dhabi and now making his stateside appearance again. 

For Puerto Rico, I’m going with another Euro. I’m just going to go with the favorite in Thomas Pieters. He has been playing better, and he’s playing PRO to get the PGA Tour win. Double your trouble with double Euro this week!

Kevin (@KevinsDelight) – Brooks Koepka & Benny An

Ahh, sunny Florida!  I’m pumped for the upcoming stretch of golf.  Great field, a great course that is new to the schedule, and not having to wait until noon est. Watching golf all makes me happy.  I said on the Always Pressing PODCAST that Brooks winning would signal he’s back!!!  I’ll be on Koepka this week. 

For the Puerto Rico Open, Benny An for the win!!!