The last stop in Texas for 2016 comes at Ben Hogan’s old stomping grounds, Colonial Country Club. With the Hawk fondly remembered around the grounds, look for his type of players (ie. accurate) to populate the leaderboard.
Jordan Spieth is making another start in his home state after a rough Sunday at the AT&T Byron Nelson. He is joined by big names such as Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson. Not exactly murderer’s row, but a solid cast of characters as we get ready to countdown the days until the U.S. Open.
What The Experts Are Saying
Jeff Sherman of GolfOdds.com and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has set Jordan Spieth as the favorite at 6/1. Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar are the next shortest price at 12/1. Zach Johnson is 20/1 and the threesome of Kevin Chappell, Charley Hoffman and Patrick Reed are 25/1.
Rob Bolton at PGATour.com set his Power Rankings as follows: 1. Spieth, 2. Kuchar, 3. Chris Kirk, 4. Zach Johnson, 5. Charley Hoffman, 6. Kevin Na, 7. Adam Scott, 8. Brandt Snedeker, 9. Chappell, 10. Colt Knost, 11. Ryan Palmer, 12. Danny Lee, 13. Patrick Reed, 14. Boo Weekley, 15. Ian Poulter.
Pat Mayo at RotoExperts.com is playing Adam Scott, Chris Kirk, Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chappell, Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar and Ian Poulter.
Lastly, Steve Bamford at Golf Betting System is backing Matt Kuchar, Bill Haas and Boo Weekley.
Horses For Courses
Here’s how guys have fared recently in this tournament, via Golf Betting System:
One and Done
Used: Jimmy Walker, T10 (Hyundai); Brandt Snedeker, P2 (Sony); Patrick Reed, T56 (CB Challenge); Jamie Lovemark, T31 (Farmers); Bubba Watson, T14 (Phoenix); Phil Mickelson, 2 (Pebble); Charl Schwartzel, T45 (NTO); Sergio Garcia, 2 (Honda); Justin Rose, T17 (Cadillac); Ryan Moore, 3 (Valspar); Henrik Stenson, T3 (Bay Hill); Scott Brown, T5 (Puerto Rico); Paul Casey (Match Play); Louis Oosthuizen, MC (Shell); Rory McIlroy, T10 (Masters); Matt Kuchar, T48 (Heritage); Billy Horschel, T36 (Zurich); Hideki Matsuyama, T11 (Wells Fargo); Branden Grace, T57 (PLAYERS); Matt Kuchar, 3 (Byron Nelson)