Well, Ruby #1 with another top 10 last week. Luke List had a great Sunday to sneak into the top 10. Doug Ghim made the cut, but I did have the price wrong on him, but he still made his value. Rob Oppenheim was terrible and got worse. I knew that was a risk with him, but I just got to trust what is working and stick with it.
Ruby #1 Kyle Stanley ($6700)– Former winner at this event the week after he blew a three-stroke lead at the farmers. He is a good ball striker when he is on, and his form seems to be rounding into form. Has gained on approach going back to the RSM. He gained four-strokes on approach at the Farmers and 6.7 tee to green. Absolutely struck the ball beautifully. He lost 1.1 strokes putting, which wasn’t terrible but not great either. He hasn’t made the cut since 2017 here and finished 38th that week by lost 8.8 strokes putting that week. That’s extremely hard to do. His win here came back in 2012.
Ruby #2: Lucas Glover ($6700)– The Glove has been an excellent desert player over the years. He gained almost five strokes on approach at the Farmers. And he gained 3.9 tee to gree. He hit the ball pretty well and lost around the green and putting. Coming in at 42nd wasn’t great at the Farmers but wasn’t terrible coming into a week where he has played well before. He has made the cut multiple times here and can get birdies. I like his prospects here.
Ruby #3 Sam Ryder ($6500)– Could someone’s form have been any worse since the COVID restart than Sam Ryder? His tournament record looked like a misspelling of MC over and over again. He made the cut and finished 47th at the AMEX and followed that up with a 10th place finish at the Farmers. HE is rounding into some nice form. His stats also back it up as he gained 6.7 on approach at the Farmers and 7.8 tee to green. We know he’s not a great putter, but that’s what we do. He has never missed the cut here in 2 attempts. He is showing up well in my model.
Good Luck this week