What a weekend. The Masters never seems to disappoint, does it?
This one has to have been the very best in recent memory. Everyone seems to have love Tiger Woods.
My social media was blowing up.
Yes, it was the day before the long-awaited Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere but in my opinion, Mr Woods stole a big chunk of Khaleesi and Jon Snow’s thunder!
It wasn’t just Tiger, though. Several major stars of golf were there in the end including major dominator Brooks Koepka, X-Man Schauffele, and Francesco Molinari whoany believed should have had it.
Should is a bad word, though. We could all do without it in my opinion.
One might think that this week’s RBC Heritage would be lacking star power after the biggest tournament of the year but think again.
Several of the world’s best will be in action including the aforementioned Schauffele and Molinari as well as former world number one Dustin Johnson and the Kangol captain and putting professional Bryson Dechambeau.
RBC Heritage is a coastal course, quite coastal in fact.
The Harbour Town Golf Links is located on Hilton Head Island and some nasty weather, in fact, is expected.
Friday, in particular, looks like rain for sure.
Thunderstorms and high winds are expected and on Saturday the rain looks like it will cease but the branches on the tight treeline will continue to sway.
What does this mean for our picks?
Well, last week at the Masters we called for the long and high ball hitters to fair quite well and they, in fact, did so.
Tiger Woods, of course, won the thing and Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson both finished tied for 2nd place.
DJ is the favorite this week as he has shown throughout his terrific career that he can play anywhere but at (-300) to finish in the top twenty, I feel like there are several other golfers whose odds carry much more value.
Jordan Spieth is one of those guys. If you remember my picks last week, I took him to finish outside of the top twenty and we got by the hair on our chinny chin chin as he finished tied for 21 just behind Adam Scott at 5 under par.
Conversely, I took Justin Thomas to place inside of the top twenty and he wrapped up a T-12 at 8 under.
My other pick was a yes for a playoff which, of course, didn’t come through but at around 3-1 odds, I hope you didn’t empty the proverbial piggy bank on that one.
Without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s picks as I foresee another winning week for us.
The 33-year-old Wake Forest Demon Deacon won’t be too far from his home of Raleigh, North Carolina and he has played this course well in the past as he lost out in a playoff with Northern Ireland’s Graham McDowell six years ago in 2013.
Webb is certainly in good form as he was in contention at last week’s Masters when he finished two strokes back of Tiger at 11 under par for a T-5 placing.
Take Webb to catch a top twenty with quite valuable plus money odds at (+125).
I know. I said it last week that this guy was struggling mightily for quite some time and he was but I think he needed a solid outing on a big stage like the Masters to get some of his confidence back.
He is one of the most talented golfers on the PGA Tour still and, in my opinion; I know I have a lot of those, he can still prove himself to be one of the best golfers in the world.
He has been putting the ball exceptionally well this year and has absolutely thrived in bad conditions.
As I gaze into my crystal Titleist, I envision the 2015 FedEx Cup Champion to now to be on the proverbial upswing, if you will for at least several months to come.
Si Woo Kim
The South Korean superstar from Seoul is another youngster at just 23 years of age, yes, but he was well on his way to a victory at last year’s Heritage event before he collapsed late in the weekend eventually losing out in a playoff with Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira.
Kim finished up last week at Augusta with a 5 under performance which was good enough for a T-21 alongside the above-mentioned Jordan Spieth.
This week’s Harbour Town Golf Links suits both of these men’s games much better than famous Augusta National.
I think Jordan Spieth finally woke up. I mean, I’m glad he tapped the 5-minute snooze at least once during last week’s Masters or else we would have lost our bet.
Let’s take him to find his way along the treelines this week, continue his superb play in adverse conditions he has shown throughout his short but highly successful career.
The other two guys, Kim and Simpson games are both suited for Hilton Head and each hold a runner-up finish at the Harbour Town Golf Links on the South Carolina Island.
Let’s keep this winning streak going and hopefully, we go 3 for 3 this week at the Heritage.
I highly doubt there will be as much drama and theatrics as we witnessed when the world’s most popular golfer of all time showed he’s still got it and won the Masters where he had his coming out party some 23 years ago when he shot 18 under sporting his Sunday red.
Get those bets in early guys!