2018 Honda Classic PGA OAD Picks
The West Coast swing has come to an end with a very challenging weekend at the Genesis Open. Riveria shut down many, but the likes of Phil, Cantlay and most importantly the winner Bubba Watson found success. This week the PGA Tour heads east for the Florida Swing. If the players thought Riveria was tough, they haven’t seen tough yet. This week the tour stops at PGA National for the Honda Classic. One of the toughest courses on tour which includes the infamous “Bear Trap”. Let’s see who the guys like this week with the 2018 Honda Classic PGA OAD Picks.
|Last Week’s Earnings||$241,200||$111,600||$14,400||$17,964|
|Last Week’s Player||Phil Mickelson||Dustin Johnson||Thomas Pieters||Paul Casey|
|This Week’s Pick||Justin Thomas||Ryan Palmer||Martin Kaymer||Gary Woodland|
@KevinsDelight- Finally a top 10 for me. Phil came through with a nice week at The Riv. finishing T6 and bringing home a nice payday of $241,200. This makes me feel great after fading DJ who was overwhelmingly the favorite pick of OAD’ers…
Let’s see if we can continue on the recent success. Immediately I gravitate to Rickie, JT, Woodland, Sergio, and Henley. Unfortunately I’ve already used Russell at Sony, my one missed cut on the year. Feel free to use him as I think his return to the East Coast bodes well for him. I’ll pass on Rickie this week as he could be the highest owned. Sergio is in decent form but I think I’ll wait. Gary has already won this year and is appealing but I’m more likely to fire a bullet this week. I’ve been all about some JT since Bubba holes out on the 72nd hole at Genesis. So why deviate from my initial gut pick. Hogan said trust your gut so I will. I’ve already had one of my 3 coffees for the day and visited Ted Potter twice this morning. So my gut still says bring sexy back and pick Justin Thomas.
Best of luck this week. As always feel free to ask any questions.
@DFSGolfGods- This week is interesting because you have a bunch of euro guys coming to the states for the first time mixed in the regular PGA Tour pros with a mix of form. Add in a tough golf course and I expect some missed cuts from guys who people think are safe. For that reason I’m going to zig a little again from my pick the best player strategy and go with Martin Kaymer. He finished 4th here last year and got his feet wet on the PGA Tour last week with a less than stellar finish. He did have 2 good rounds last week, which gives me some hope that he is figuring some stuff out.
@AllDayEvery365- The Florida swing kicks in with a difficult challenge at the Honda Classic and this week I’m going with Ryan Palmer. Name of the game here is pretty simple: can you avoid the big number and get to the green with a chance of scoring. Palmer’s putting surely scares people off, but like I said, I’ll take my chance because he’s going to get to the green fine. With windy conditions on the way, I don’t expect scoring to be high. Palmer is 6-for-6 in his last six starts here including a second place finish back in 2014. He ranks fifth in bogey avoidance in this field during difficult and windy conditions and second in SG: T2G. It’s clear he’s back to being healthy, physically and mentally as show in his second place finish at the Farmers so this is the perfect opportunity before he gets chalky in the Texas events.
@bdentrek- Another disappointing week for me when it comes to my OAD picks. After Phil put me in 2nd place after Pebble, Paul Casey brought me back to the bottom with a bad weekend (at least he made the cut). As we head to Florida we face one of the toughest challenges in golf. You’ll need a golfer that can play well without the driver and avoid the water/big numbers. I’ll be going with a golfer who missed the cut at Pebble, but took last week off, which may have been much needed. He won in Phoenix and went T12/T7 prior to that. When it comes to the Honda Classic he is 5 for 5 on made cuts, with 2 top 10’s including a T2 last year. I will be going with Gary Woodland and hope the skills he has shown with the 3 wood flourish at PGA National. (As I said on the Always Pressing PGA DFS POD this week, I really like Jason Dufner as well.)