So that went exactly how you thought it was going to go, huh? Well look, I’m not going to hide behind excuses like it being a holiday week, that I didn’t actually get to watch one round of golf, or that the second round was delayed for four hours on Friday (due to 30mph winds), suspended for darkness, and picked up on Saturday after all of my guys were already off the course. I won’t do it. Man of honor, I stunk last week. Stunk so bad I called it quits and ate the losses without any action on Saturday or Sunday. Live to fight another day, and I obviously had a bad read from the start of the week. Let’s review the losers.
T10 – DJ
Should have won the tournament. Top 10 at -140 was stealing money. Guy has the lead going into Sunday and shoots 77 to fall out of the top 30. Honestly, don’t have much else to say. He is number one in the official world golf ranking, had the lead going into Sunday, and on holy easter Sunday decided to make a fuck out of me.
T10 – Furyk
RBC Heritage is played at Harbour Town Golf Links, a Pete Dye Design. As one of the shortest courses on tour, distance off the tee does not impact winning like it does every other week. Rather winners usually excel at ball sticking and strategic golf. For these reasons, I took Furyk to T10 at a juicy number. The last Pete Dye track we say on tour was the Players Championship, where Furyk lost the tournament by one shot to Rory McIlroy. As Furyk did not qualify for the Masters, which was played the week before, I figured the old horse would be extra motivated to perform against what appeared to be a fairly weak field. Weather, especially the wind, crushed the old man who did not even make the weekend cut. (Again, I didn’t watch, not an excuse, just FACTS).
T10 – Sungjae Im
I have a little love affair with Sungjae. The 21-year-old was the best player on golf’s minor league tour last year, and it was not even close. He has shown up to 19 events this year and finished top 25 in nine of them. This is his first year on the PGA Tour full time and has already risen to 60th in the world. This cat is going to win an event soon. I was on him early in the season for the Arnold Palmer Invitational where he finished third, and thought he had a chance at the win this week against a weak field immediately after The Masters…. Missed cut. Oh well.
Matchups were a disaster again. I only played round two, which happened to be the worst weather day of the week… should’ve seen that coming, the weather obviously impacts scoring, and there’s no way to truly predict that… I’ll be better.
This week’s tournament is the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. A team event where pros pair up with their buddies and beat a little ball around a golf Cours in the food and party capital of America. No card this week…. I love Kevin Kisner and am playing him in my One-and-Done pool this week. Him and his partner, Scott Brown, were the 54 hole leaders last year and lost in a playoff the year before. Another pair to look at is the Koepka team. Brooks and his brother Chase have teamed up for the week, and outside of a Major what more motivation could Brooks have than to try and get his younger brother PGA Tour status with a win this week. If I do see anything I like, I’ll tweet it out.
Long and Straight – JP