2018 Fort Worth Invitational

2018 Fort Worth Invitational

 

THE OVERVIEW

Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas – This is the last stop on the Texas swing and it brings us to the legendary Colonial Country Club, which has been in the PGA Tour rotation since 1946. This week the course will play as a 7,209-yard, par 70. It is short(ish) and narrow with lots of sharp doglegs and small, quick, bentgrass greens. There’s a lot of bunkers in play off the tee and water to contend with on 6 of the holes. A lot of players will be looking to get in good position off the tee and get hot with their irons and/or putter. Bombers may enjoy a little advantage here, but not as much as at other tracks. Could be a week for those SG/APP guys. There will be a lot of opportunities for average-length hitters to go pin seeking. Winner gets a RED PLAID Jacket. How’s that for incentive?

 

PAST WINNERS

2017  -10   Kevin Kisner    (Runners Up:   -9   Sean O’Hair, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth)

2016  -17   Jordan Spieth   (Runner Up:   -14   Harris English)

2015  -12   Chris Kirk   (Runners Up:   -11   Jason Bohn, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth)

 

THE ODDS    (Bovada 5/21/2018)

Jordan Spieth  +900

Jon Rahm  +1400

Justin Rose  +1800

Webb Simpson  +1800

Rickie Fowler  +2000

Matt Kuchar  +2500

Aaron Wise  +2800

Adam Scott  +2800

Jimmy Walker  +2800

Patrick Cantlay  +3000

Brooks Koepka  +2800

Bryson DeChambeau  +3300

Charl Schwartzel  +3300

Jason Dufner  +3300

Zach Johnson  +3500

Xander Schauffele  +4000

Chesson Hadley  +4500

Kevin Kisner  +4500

Emiliano Grillo  +5000

Beau Hossler  +5500

Kevin Na  +5500

Adam Hadwin  +6000

Louis Oosthuizen  +6000

Brian Harman  +6600

Chris Kirk  +6600

Keith Mitchell  +6600

Ryan Palmer  +6600

Steve Stricker  +6600

 

WHO’S HOT

Aaron Wise

Webb Simpson

Jimmy Walker

Charl Schwartzel

Chesson Hadley

Bryson DeChambeau

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

Jon Rahm

Jordan Spieth

Zach Johnson

Kevin Kisner

 

LONGER SHOTS

Cameron Smith  +7000

Scott Piercy  +7000

Brandt Snedeker  +7500

Ollie Schniederjans  +7500

Russell Knox  +7500

Chez Reavie  +8000

Martin Laird  +8000

Nick Watney  +8000

Peter Uihlein  +8000

Russell Henley  +8000

Charley Hoffman  +8000

Danny Lee  +9000

Rory Sabbatini  +9000

Si Woo Kim  +9000

Andrew Landry  +10000

Grayson Murray  +10000

J.J. Spaun  +10000

Kevin Tway  +10000

Pat Perez  +10000

Austin Cook  +12500

Joaquin Niemann  +14000

 

FAITHFULS

Webb Simpson

Matt Kuchar

Jason Dufner

Zach Johnson

 

THE ‘FORE’ SOMES

‘FORE’ SOMES are chosen by selecting one player from a “low tier” betting pool (30:1 or better), two players from a “mid tier” (30:1 – 75:1), and a final player from a “high tier” (75:1 & up).  

KEITH’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Jimmy Walker  (28:1).  On his game and in Texas. Did you see that 20 footer he canned on 17 Sunday? Walker is feeling it and on a shorter track where he can let his approach and putt game do the talking? I love it. I was on Fantasy Jesus and cross referenced a couple of lists. When you look at SG T2G and SG Putting side by side for the past rolling 10 events, Walker is fourth behind only Bryson DeChambeau, Webb Simpson, and Justin Rose. Given his current heat, I really like him at 28:1.

Bryson DeChambeau  (33:1)  & Chesson Hadley  (45:1).  Bryson DeChambeau is the first name in two cross-referenced lists for the past 10 rolling events. SG T2G/Putting. First. SG Approach/Proximity. First. Bryson is having a hell of a season and he’s a guy I believe in to do outstanding things on the PGA Tour. He’s got a nearly automatic golf swing and has not come close to peak potential yet. I’m looking to him to have a solid week. Chesson Hadley’s SG Approach and Proximity numbers are through the roof. He’s another guy who is having an awesome season. Colonial should set up really nicely for him.

Satoshi Kodaira  (150:1).  150:1 for a player that just won last month at the RBC Heritage? Really?? Never mind that his stats are super solid. This number is ridiculous. Auto bet for me. Danny Lee at 90:1 is also tempting.

 

**(differing odds come from Will Hill)

 

JOHN’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Jon Rahm  14:1

Bryson DeChambeau  33:1

Emiliano Grillo  50:1

Sam Burns  100:1

 

GAVIN’S ‘FORE’ SOME 

Adam Scott  28:1

Matt Kuchar  33:1

Kevin Kisner  40:1

Brian Harman  66:1

 

Listen to this week’s podcast to hear the team’s thoughts on the event and tweet us @fantasygolfww or #fgww.

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