Two out of 3 making the cut and Hoffman making a run was a pretty decent week for the Rubies. This week is going to be tough for several reasons. First of all, this course is challenging and hard to predict. Then throw in some bad weather and a high chance of huge swings with water balls, and you usually have carnage. Let’s get straight into it.
Ruby #1 Bo Hoag ($6600)- Rates out extremely Well for a while in my model. Has gained T2G back to the Farmers Insurance Open. He has 3 MC this calendar year at the Players, one at Pebble and the other at the Sony. He does have a 9th place finish at the 2020 Sony open. That tournament was played with a lot of wind also and is a comp course for the Honda. Coming off a 26th at the API and a 32nd at the Genesis, I like his price a lot this week. He has never made the cut here in 2 tries, but he has played the course. His last attempt here was in 2020.
Ruby#2 Rob Oppenheim ($6600)– Oppenheim also rates out very highly. He has gained strokes on the field when it is windy historically as well. HE hasn’t lost strokes on approach since the OHL Mayakoba. He has never made the cut at the Honda in two attempts but here is to hoping that changes this week. HE does have a 21st place finish in the past at the Sony Open. Coming off a 7th place finish at the PRO, here is to hoping he continues his hot form.
Ruby #3 Kelly Kraft ($6000)– absolutely min priced for a guy who has a top 10 finish at this course in the past. He doesn’t rate out too poorly in my model either. He is top 40 in each of the last 12 rounds. For his price, it allows you to get more top-end guys if you choose at $6k, which seems like a reasonable risk to get some of the more elite players.
Good luck this week.