At first glance, I didn’t think much of this event. However, there’s lots of dudes with a great chance to win this week. I won’t cry about Tiger not being here. Watney, Mahan, O’Hair, Fowler, Rose, Moore and many more are enough for me.
The big key last year was who was hot. This year, we have a bunch of guys with Top 25’s last year who are playing well now. Such names who made the cut last year and playing well now are; Carl Pettersson, Ryan Moore, Bo Van Pelt, Webb Simpson, Nick Watney, J.B. Holmes and maybe some others.
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AK’s last 3 rounds; 70-69-69. AK hasn’t shot 2 back to back rounds in the 60’s since the end of March when he was T13 at the Shell Houston Open. AK has a good history at this event, but didn’t play this course last year because of his thumb injury. I’m looking for big things from AK this week. The stars are aligning. Even though he’s a 111:1 favourite to win.
T25 here last year. Missed the cut last week after a 70-71. Hasn’t really shown up since his win at Wells Fargo.
6th here last year. T24 last week, T8 at St. Jude. He’s a contender this week. You’ll see similar trends below with BVP, Watney and Moore.
Vegas has put up T33 and T32 in his last two event. Last time he was better than that was T31 at WGC Cadillac with the best in the world. Vegas has shot a 66 in each of his last 2 tournaments. All 4 rounds in the 60’s last week. Watch out, Vegas is juicin.
other Nike athletes to choose from :: Stephen Ames, Justin Leonard and Joseph Bramlett
2 of these guys stay on the list this week.
recent finishes – T13 Travelers, T14 US Open, T7 Memorial, T21 Wells Fargo, 2nd Zurich Classic
Maybe one of the hottest guys in the field this week. T41 here last year.
Bo Van Pelt
recent finishes – T13 Travelers, T14 US Open, T13 Memorial, 3rd Crowne Plaza
T11 here last year. He could definitely pull out the win this week.
recent finishes – T13 Travelers, CUT US Open, T8 HPBNC, T4 Players
Great bounce back for Watney. He had all 4 rounds in the 60’s and picked up another great finish. Sitting 5th on the FedEx Cup standings. Also finished T7 here last year.
recent finishes – T2 Travelers
He finished with a 63. That’s hot. Aside from MC at the US Open, he hasn’t missed a cut all year and is playing very consistently Moore actually has a history at this event..which just means that he plays well this time of year. Coming off of a T2 last week, he’s my pick to win this week. . Let’s not forget his T5 at the World Match Play. Best finishes here – 2nd in ’10, T11 in ’09, T25 in ’07
The kid’s on back to back Top 25’s. Boom!
only last year counts as history in my books. This is year 2 at Aronimink. Thanks, Congressional.
I believe last year, looking back, everyone who finished well, was playing well. None of the Top 3 were surprising giving their recent finishes. I think that will mostly be true this year.
Best finishes here – 1st in ’10
When Justin won here last year, he was coming off of a win and a T9. He had the hot hand and that got him the win. His 2nd round was a 64 – lowest in the tournament. Think it will happen again this year?
Best finishes here – 3rd in ’10
Ovi was the hottest last year, but his finish here came after a missed cut. This year, he’s finding his groove. He’s had some flashes of brilliance. He had his second Top 10 of the year at Byron Nelson and is coming off a made cut at the US Open. That’s always a good confidence boost.
Best finishes here -4th in ’10
Just like the Top 3, Wi was coming off of a Top 25 before his 4th place finish here.
It’s his home course. T11 here last year. I think I remember he was the favourite to win last year, too (other than Tiger).
Others in the Top 10 last year (and in the field this week) :: J.B. Holmes, Marc Leishman, Nick Watney, Vijay Singh, Carl Pettersson
Alan :: J.B. Holmes, Jason Dufner, Adam Scott and Carl Pettersson
Bob :: Ryan Moore, Nick Watney, Webb Simpson and Carl Pettersson
Damian :: Ryan Moore, Nick Watney, Webb Simpson and Anthony Kim
Other big names in the field: Hunter Mahan, Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler, K.J. Choi, Robert Allenby, Ricky Barnes, Jim Furyk, Bill Haas, Ryuji Imada, Webb Simpson, Steve Marino, Camilo Villegas, Peter Uihlein
This is always a fun event. Sure, Watney, Moore and Mahan will be the favourites..but maybe Sean O’Hair will reach the level that Mahan and Watney have. Maybe Rickie Fowler comes up big. Choi has been a beast and it’s just a fun event!
Every golfer in the “FOUR ON FIRE” Category is hot and has decent history at this event. One of them may win, too!
I think the most popular 4 this week will be; Mahan/Fowler/Simpson, Watney, Moore and Pettersson.
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