Another tournament on the slog that is the PGA Tour. West Virginia and The Greenbrier Classic. Find out who to pick below, and follow @golfonthemind on twitter!
Good picks for me last week, an MC by Matt Jones and a semi collapse by Scott Brown held back from being a really good lineup. Salaries this week look pretty tough, with not much wiggle room at the top.
Angel Cabrera ($6,900) — The defending champ under 7k? Granted, Angel makes about half the cuts it seems, and turns up for the big events. If he wants to play well, he can. And I think this week with him defending will be motivation enough to play well.
Morgan Hoffmann ($6,400) — This seems like a typo to be honest. He’s been playing well, with two made cuts in a row and hasn’t shown signs of playing badly recently. Why he’s suddenly listed at 6.4k is a mystery and I’m sure a bunch of people are going to take advantage of it.
Webb Simpson ($11,800) — Good finish last year and (obviously) a great player overall. He hasn’t played since the US Open, but he has the experience to not have to play every week to keep his game up.
Steve Stricker ($8,800) — Made the cut last year so he knows the course. Doesn’t really play much anymore, but he’s so consistent it doesn’t really matter. Funny to look at the salaries and see he’s the same price as Justin Thomas who has missed the last two cuts and is 21 years old. I’ll take Sticker.
Chris Stroud ($7,400) — Another guy playing well recently. 4th last year, 9th in 2010, means he knows the course. Good combo.
Brendon Todd ($8,500) — 4th last year (tied with Stroud) and 15th last week. That’s the magic combo. Worth the higher salary than Stroud since he’s a little better overall and has proven he can win.
Pretty tragic picks last week, managed to not cash despite picking the winner. Looking to rebound at the Greenbrier with some solid plays. Like Jack I was surprised with some of the pretty low values, but looking to take advantage of them.
Patrick Reed ($11,100) — Very consistent this season, my pick to win since Bubba won last week and back-to-back wins are a rarity.
J.B. Holmes ($10,800) — Closeish to home this week for J.B. I love his style of play for this course.
Brendon Todd ($8,500) — Solid season going and t4 here last week. Hope his Twitter spat doesn’t have him off his game.
Shawn Stefani ($7,000) — Slightly off his earlier season form, but at this price I feel he’s a solid play to make it to the weekend.
John Peterson ($6,400) — Ok, so he has been a bit off recently, but still a good value.
Brian Stuard ($6,100) — Has made his past three cuts and has a 6th place finish here in his last attempt (2013).