April 5-8, 2018
Did you put money on defending champ, Sergio Garcia? With his first-round play, you have no chance to win money, and that’s a shame that he shot an 81 in the first round. No one could have guessed Garcia would have made a 13 on a single hole.
If you didn’t take our advice before the start of the tournament don’t fret, we have some second-round match-up picks that are guaranteed to make you some money.
Jordan Spieth 1.66 – Alex Noren 4.50 – Louis Oosthuizen 3.75
Spieth = -6, Leader
Noren = +2, T42
Oosthuizen = -1, T16
Pick: Wow! Spieth looked very impressive, but he won’t go that low again, so mark him off. Alex Noren played okay at times, but it seems the lack of course history tends to bite him. That leaves Oosthuizen that knows the course and knows what it takes to make a run for Sunday. Take Louis Oosthuizen.
Adam Scott 5.25 – Rory McIlroy 1.70 – Jon Rahm 3.20
Scott = +3, T55
McIlroy = -3, T4
Rahm = +3, T55
Pick: Buckle up golf fans. If McIlroy is rocking the rock like he was today, we could be in for a shootout on Sunday. Rahm gets into his own head too much. Just calm down kid, and you’ll be fine. Scott just hasn’t looked the same since his long putter got taken away. So, that leaves Rory and Rory is playing good. Take McIlroy. No question.
Phil Mickelson 2.37 – Rickie Fowler 3.00 – Matt Kuchar 3.00
Mickelson = -2, T11
Fowler = -2, T11
Kuchar = -4, T2
Pick: Might have been the best group on the course. No worse than a T11 and how can you pick the winner of the group for the second round. I think Kuchar will stay steady, so I don’t see another -4 round out of him tomorrow. Now the tough part, Rickie or Phil? Give me the guy that has done it already. I’m going Phil all the way.
Justin Rose 2.50 – Dustin Johnson 2.50 – Rafa Cabrera-Bello 3.50
Rose = E, T21
Johnson = +1, T29
Cabrera-Bello = -3, T4
Pick: Don’t over think this pick. Cabrera-Bello played well, but Rose and Johnson could find the putter. I like both of them to start sinking some putts and have good days tomorrow. Give me world number one.
Tiger Woods 2.25 – Marc Leishman 3.10 – Tommy Fleetwood 3.11
Woods = +1, T29
Leishman = -2, T11
Fleetwood = E, T21
Pick: Leishman started out on fire, and Fleetwood had an up and down back nine. Both golfers played well, but we have to take Tiger, right? He was just getting started on his masterful run to win the tournament. Today he just gave the field some strokes so he wouldn’t win so bad.