Done with Canada, might as well play a tournament in the United State’s capital! Quicken Loans National time!
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In a weak field this week, I’m going for stars and scrubs. Well, semi scrubs since I’m assuming all these guys will play well. Basically, in the 7k-9k range, I really wasn’t seeing much benefit. Seems for the most part like players in that range are salaried that high just because some players need to be. Picking the other players at low salaries is … difficult. I tried to have some logic to those picks, but it’s still a little tossup if they’re going to play well.
Rickie Fowler ($11,700) and Justin Rose ($12,200) — Out of the three top ranked guys, I’m going with Fowler and Rose over Walker. Rose plays well in normal tour events a lot, and I’m just feeling Fowler over Walker cause of his recent win in Europe.
Chesson Hadley ($6,100) — Has made more cuts than not this year, and two in a row.
Stewart Cink ($7,800) — Two great weeks in a row with a T5 last week. More of the same expected from the tall guy.
John Huh ($6,200) — So looking at his history this year, he’s made a bunch of cuts. The ones he’s missed seem to come after he took some time off. Since the end of February, he’s taken 4 weeks off and he’s missed 4 cuts, all coming the week after his off week. I’m saying that’s not a coincidence, and that he’ll be back on form this week.
Alex Prugh ($5,900) — Made three cuts in a row means he’s playing well.
Ok, after a much needed week off of picks I’m back, and I’ve decided to really try to not overthink things. Really weak field here so gotta make the money count. Looks like I’m not on the same page as Jack this week which may or may not be a good thing.
Justin Thomas ($10,000) — As it turns out, this is exactly how much I had left over after my first 5 selections, so hey, why not. Better than the guys directly below him in salary anyways.
Shawn Stefani ($8,800) — I’m still on the Stefani train. I think he breaks through with a win in the next year or so and he has impressive consistency this year so far.
Pat Perez ($8,400) — A little surprised he’s price below some of the guys ahead of him. Nice solid pick.
Andy Sullivan ($8,100) — I really like Sullivan’s game and I think he’d have a higher price had he been playing in America for more than a few events.
Adam Hadwin ($7,500) — His game seems to be coming on a bit and I’d like to ride that for the duration.
Scott Pinckney ($7,200) — Seems to be hit or miss, but more hit recently and with the field I like his game.