The tour continues in California, even more southerly this week, to beautiful San Diego and Torrey Pines for the Farmers Open, which I believe was the first tourney I covered last year.
Coming off a good week where I finished in the money (154th), I will look to keep the string going, and though California has been drenched the past weeks (all the water hazards that were dry during my first years back on the fairways are now flush with H2O!), this weekend promises to be a sunny, shiny one.
Here are this week's thoughts, and some rationale, and don't forget you can duke it out against me and cut your chops playing $3 DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA.
Phil Mickelson (10,000): OK, so he is my fave, but Mick is also really good, and last week he pounded it for 11 under. I feel pretty comfy Phil can make the cut, and that is the prime directive.
Brandt Snedeker ($9500): Last year's winner at Torrey had a rugged finish to SBS when his usually dependable putter went south (anyone relate?). I think the defending champ wil get his mastery of the greens back and be among the leaders in the end.
Daniel Berger ($8500): Third year at any sport suggests a chance for someone good to step into the "I belong here role" and that is Berger, who has averaged 83 points over his two tourneys thus far this season. I think he continues to improve and by the end of the season, he will indeed belong.
Marc Leishman ($8500): Leishman has twice finished second at Torrey, and has made the cut four of his past five tournaments, while averaging 79 points thus far over the first two contests of the new season.
Michael Kim ($6600): OK, so Kim is a Sophomore on the Tour, but he finished the season strong, is on two straight cuts made, and has averaged 88.3 points per week thus far in 2017.
Richy Werenski ($6500): Another hot youngin', Werenski is two-for-two making cuts this season, finishing 14 under at the Career Builder, and has averaged 87 points over his first two contests.
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Feel free to comment with your thoughts, and remember you can also hit me up @lawrmichaels