We are back! Another week where we split our winners and losers. Rory and Rickie’s Sunday blues cost of us some, but Francesco Molinari and Marc Leishman delivered.
There’s another strong field in Phoenix. Usually, the WMPO is the biggest party in golf with the par-3 16th being tabbed as the loudest hole in golf. This year it will be much quieter. The tourney also serves as an excellent pregame for the Super Bowl. Who needs 12 hours of pregame shows for the big game. Tune in to some golf this weekend!
Last Week: 4-4
2021 Year To Date: 9-15
All Odds are taken from DraftKings.
Max Homa Top 30 (+163)
Max Homa has played his way into the broadcast the last few weekends. He finished T21 at the American Express (playing in the final group on Sunday) and he holed out for eagle on 18 last Saturday en route to T18 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open. It is a home game for Homa as he lives in Scottsdale area. He finished in sixth-place at the event last year and 26th in 2019.
Jordan Spieth Top 40 (+138)
Jordan Spieth. Our sweet prince. I am ALL IN on following the three-time major winner in his struggles to make a weekend. He has missed two of his last three cuts. His last finish inside the top-40 was back in October. He has not won since July of 2017! Jordan has two top 10s and two missed cuts at the WMPO. He has missed his last two cuts here. Let’s get our swing and swagger back, Jordan! It is a rollercoaster following Spieth and I am ready.
Gary Woodland Top 20 (+225)
Gary Woodland made everyone smile a few years ago when he played the 16th hole with Amy Bockerstette of the Special Olympics. The video is below. It is awesome. Woodland has top-10 finishes here in two of the last three years. He won the event in 2018. Nine of his last 12 rounds at TPC Scottsdale have been 69 (two-under-par) or better. Use Gary’s good vibes and root for that sweet stinger.
Rickie Fowler Top 20 (+200)
Another week on the Rickie train. He played like Garbage on Sunday at Torrey, but he has a strong history here. Six of his last eight rounds have been in the 70s on tour. Not great, but the best remedy is returning to a place he has performed well. He won here in 2019 and has two other second-place finishes. Last year, he was sluggish out of the gates with an opening round 74, but he followed that up with rounds of 65, 69 and 69. One more week riding with Rick.
Rory McIlroy Top 10 (+175)
It’s no secret that Rory is my favorite player. He has not been on his A-game, but his B-game has seen him rack up some solid results. He was in the top-10 all of last week until a double bogey down the stretch. He was never threatening on Sunday, but this layout plays into his strengths. The rough isn’t that thick. He can bomb driver around this place. The question with Rory is if he can put it all together. Putting, driving and wedge play. His irons are always locked in. He is in a featured group on Thursday with Xander and Daniel Berger. Should be a fun first two rounds.
Better Finishing Position
Rory McIlroy higher finish than Xander Schauffele (+105)
I am not going to lie to you. I LOVED this pick on Monday and I hate it this morning. No takebacks. Xander finished T2 last week (higher than Rory). Rory is making his debut here. In all six of his starts this year, Xander is T17 or better. I think both guys will be in the mix. I don’t know. You might want to fade me on this one.
I love how Arizona doesn’t acknowledge daylight savings time. That is an absolute baller move.