Yes, I missed the rubies for the Masters. There was so much content and so much to take in I just flat out ran out of time. I was building 150 lines as well, which should not be an excuse, but oh well. Hadley was decent at Valero, and Higgs missed the cut, and who knows what Sloan did, and I’m not going even to bother looking because it wasn’t good.
Ruby #1 Matthew Nesmith ($6900)– I assume he will be the chalk donkey this week from the early looks of it. I can see why. He sits on the top of most people’s models with the stats we should be looking at. He is hitting his irons very well. I think he has been a first-round leader here in the past as well. He made the cut at the Wyndham back in August, finishing 42, another Pete Dye-designed course. He has made back-to-back cuts while losing, putting each tourney. HE was playing well at the beginning of the year and might be regaining that form now.
Ruby #2 Doug Ghim ($6900)– Doug plays well at most all Pete Dye Courses. HE finished 5th at the Amex this year, 29th at the players as well. HE missed the cut at the Wyndham this year but has made it in the past, finishing 20th in 2018. He lost 7.5 strokes, putting at the Valero while still finishing 44th. Give me an average putting week, and Doug Ghim will compete this week.
Ruby #3 Patton Kizzire ($6500)– Not sure anyone hit it better with their irons at Valeria than Patton Kizzire. The guy gained over eight strokes on approach. Now he goes to a coastal course that is the type he has thrived on in the past. He has crushed his irons in 2 of the last 3 tournaments. I think that could continue here. His best putting service in Bermuda historically, so that is a good sign. At his price, I think he’s a very good play this week.
Good luck this week.