Ruby #1 Aaron Wise ($6700)– He lost 10 strokes putting his last tournament and still made the cut. That is hard to do. That was his worst putting performance I could find in a long time. Otherwise, he has been playing very well. He has gained over two strokes on approach each of last two weeks and ranks top 30 in my model each of previous 24 rounds and in. He has found the irons again and could compete this week. I like him if the wind picks up as well.
Ruby #2: Matthew Nesmith ($6900)- He is underpriced for this field, and the way he has been playing, there is no questioning that. HE will be pretty popular this week as an under $7k play, but it’s hard to find anyone better than him in this range. He gains on Bermuda and plays well in the wind historically. He has played well at coastal courses and is coming off four straight-made cuts and three straight top 20 finishes. He looks like an excellent play this week.
Ruby #3 Keegan Bradley ($7000)– this is a plug your nose, don’t look at shot tracker and come back Friday after the round to look type of play. This guy will make you lose all your hair watching him on the shot tracker as he will likely be missing five footers for birdie. He can make a lot of birdies, but he can’t putt at all. He has finished very high here in the past with a couple of top 5 finishes and has only missed the cut one time in 9 tries, which was in 2011. He has been playing pretty well as well, so I like Keegan this week like I usually do.
Good Luck this week