Welcome to what many consider the start of the 2022 Golf Season.  Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen, as we embark on a 30+ straight week adventure into what we hope is as fruitful as our 2021 season.  A quick recap for new followers: We hit nine outrights, 7 FRL, and many Top-10 and H2H plays last year.  All plays were free, and those who tailed were extremely pleased.  The write-ups had a TOTAL profit of + $4,722.75…Let’s get to work!!!

Our 2021 Season kicked off with a BANG last year as we had Harris English to win the TOC…After the dust settled from the playoff with Niemann, we left Kapalua up $650.  I’m not on Harry to win this week as I feel a BIG name wins to start the Hawaii swing.  Here are the TOC plays:

Outright Bets:   

Justin Thomas ($25 to win $225):  The Plantation Course is quickly becoming JT’s playground to start the year.  Good chance he leaves HAWAII with a W this week or next.

Xander Schauffele ($25 to win $350):  No cut event (check), limited field (check), great course history (check).  Look for X to be at or near the top come Sunday.

Sam Burns ($25 to win $375):  This could be a BREAKOUT season for Sam….Yes, he won last year, but 2022 could bring multiple wins….Why not start here?!?!

Marc Leishman ($25 to win $1,125):  I think a big name wins this week, but if not, I look to LEISH to bring it home.  He checks many boxes for me here, including good form and playing some in December.  I love to start the season with a LEISHMAN win!

Top 10:    

Marc Leishman ($25 to win $42):  Love me some Leish around the plantation course.

Talor Gooch ($25 to win $56):  My final outright came down to Leish and Gooch.  Went to ML because of past success here.  Love Gooch on Draft Kings.

Tournament H2H:

JUSTIN THOMAS V Rahm ($37 to win $33):  In a coin flip, I’ll take the guy who has won twice here.

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU V Cantlay ($40 to win $33):  Who knows how much golf Cantlay has played…BAD could go LOW this week….

JORDAN SPIETH V Matsuyama ($35 to win $33): I just feel like Spieth could contend this week…I just can’t pull the trigger…So I’ll play an H2H

MAX HOMA -1.5 V Kim ($33 to win $39):  Always feel like Si Woo can pack it in at any time.  Homa beats him by multiple strokes this week.

First Round Leader:   

Justin Thomas ($25 to win $300):  Look for JT to fire 66 or lower Thursday.  Great pairing with his buddy Spieth.

Bryson DeChambeau ($25 to win $350):  Hope for an EAGLE or two on the Par 5’s to cement an FRL play for us.

Patrick Reed ($25 to win $500):  I bet him to win here last year….This year, it seems that ALL the Twitter world has bet him to hoist the trophy this week.  I’ll just hope for an FRL before someone beats him on Sunday.

As always, feel free to fire any questions at me on Twitter @kevinsdelight