TPC River Highlands presents another short strategic course on the PGA Tour calendar. Will the course favour another Webb Simpson/ Jim Furyk type of golfer? Jim does hold the course record which he shot in 2016, burning up the course with a 58, not a 59 but a 58! Bubba Watson has won 3 times around the course, which goes against the short hitting theory. However, Bubba winning suggests there is loads of room from the tee boxes allowing players to start the ball 50/100 yards left or right and curve the badger into the fairways. There will be some water to contend with this week, along with the famous red umbrella floating in the lake. So let us take a look and see who will best match the goods needed to lift the trophy Sunday evening…
As mentioned earlier, Jim holds the course record and Bubba has won 3 times so far, however we are going to overlook these talented gents and go for Abraham Ancer. This guy is seriously talented tee to green as we saw last week. No matter if he is 200 yards out or 80, he tends to stick it close regardless. Ancer has found some confidence in these past two events, and it would not be a surprise if he captures a W this week.
Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson have found some form last week and could seriously contend at the travellers. These two athletes have a unique ability to lay down the hammer and keep it down while blitzing up courses and going low for all four rounds. It would be tough to go against these two players, however we going to stick our neck out there and choose Tony Finau as our second pick. Tony has been silently going about his business, and is due a big win very soon! Finau is long and has the ability to flight his golf ball really well. He has struggled with the putter before; however, he has recently found some form with his makeshift claw grip.
Our British pick for the week will be none other than Paul “Forearms” Casey. Paul is a solid golfer with a game to desire throughout the bag. He spends all his time in the USA so there is little doubt over the lock down period and his ability to maintain his game. Casey hits it long and straight and is a fierce competitor who will be having his name mentioned throughout the week.
Our lesser known golfer for the week who we see breaking through and causing a stir out on the course is Talor Gooch. Talor is currently ranked 52nd in the Fedex Cup which means he can golf his ball quite well. Missing the cut last week and a T43 finish in the Charles Schwab increases his chances for a good finish soon, and why not this week!
To recap, the four golfers to look out for this week at TPC River Highlands are:
- Abraham Ancer
- Tony Finau
- Paul Casey
- Talor Gooch
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