Course- TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Par 70 – 7,167 yards
Steven Bowditch is back to the site of his 2nd PGA tour victory and the location he celebrated his wedding in 2011 TPC. This week we have over 100 players priced at or below $6900. So we need to find some guys that stand out in one or two key stats.
Weighted Stats : SGT2G, SGP, 150-175 yds , Driving Distance, BoB%
Dustin Johnson, $11,900- DJ will look to continue his streak of winning at least 1 tournament in every season since 2008 this week. He owns the longest active cut made steak on tour at 18. Shockingly as it may seem, he is 37th on the tour with .380 SGP. Last year he posted a SGP 1.340 here at TPC Four Seasons. Also ranks 3rd in BoB% and not suprisingly 4th in Driving distance.
Matt Kuchar , $10,500- Kuuuuch is 7 for 7 here. Owns 2 top 10’s in his last 3 PGA starts . He is 19th on the tour in SGT2G, and 39th in BoB%. He needs to putt better than he has this year to make him worth the investment. I believe that he will.
Ryan Palmer $8,900 – The Texas native has made his last 5 cuts here including 3 top 10’s. He ranks 19th in BoB%, and 11th in Driving Distance. When he gets his putter going he is not afraid to go low, something that you have to do to win here. 10 of the last 16 tournament winners have broken 7 all 4 rounds.
Gary Woodland $8,500– Last year he had a hole in one on a Par 4, well it was initially a par 4 until the PGA had to change the hole to a Par 3 due to half the fairway being under water. This made 2015’s edition the first PGA Tour event to play to a listed par of under 70 (69). Woodland is 18th in SGT2G , 3rd in Driving distance and 3rd in proximity from 150-175 yds. Just needs to have the putter co-operate and he could be in line for a big week.
Jonas Blixt $7,700- Yeah I know, this guy is a lineup killer. I think it’s a good week to use that fact to your advantage. He is 31st in BoB% and is 12th in SGP. He posted a 3rd here in 2012 to go along with a 30 last year. Has made 5 of his last 6 cuts with 3 top 30’s.
Tim Wilkinson $6,800- Has made 4 straight cuts heading into Irvine TX with a season best T11 2 weeks ago at Quail Hollow. 9th in SGP and 1st in scrambling and 6th on the tour on Par 4’s . All 5’8” and 155 lbs of him are in line to make the cut and secure a Top 25 finish.
Under $6K flyers to consider
Rod Pampling $5,700- T22 here last year and 4oth in BoB%
Brice Garnett $5,700- 25th in SGP 49th in BoB%
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