Last week, we witnessed a new format of golf in Team Play at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Not sure about other people but I for one actually enjoyed it. As I wrote in last week’s article, I didn’t really care for this event from a wagering standpoint but I learned to love it to watch on TV.
We won both of our head to head plays last week, the standard play available in the article and the free play only available in the Spooky Express Newsletter. We are now 2-0 on the Spooky Express Newsletter plays and this week, we are looking to continue the success with another winner! If you aren’t signed up to receive the newsletter, make sure you do it so you can reap the benefits of the free plays and handicapping information!
Wells Fargo Championship Overview
The Wells Fargo is usually played on Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina but this year, the site will host this year’s 2017 PGA Championship in August so Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina has stepped up to the plate and will be the host venue for this tournament.
Eagle Point Golf Club is a Tom Fazio design and opened in 2000. Eagle Point Golf Club is known as one of North Carolina’s top golf courses. There is no course history this week for any golfers because none of them has played an event here.
The weatherman for this week is calling for some potential weather impact on the Wells Fargo Championship and if it plays out as they are expecting, this could get ugly on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, they are calling for winds in the 20-25 MPH range with temps in the upper 70’s. On Friday, it is just as bad, especially in the morning with winds 20-25 MPH with rain and thunderstorms throughout the morning. The rain and thunderstorms should move out in the afternoon Friday but the winds should stick around on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure you are playing golfers that are safe to play in bad weather.
Because there really is no course history and there is no known info for this course, I won’t be like many and guess at some attributes to use for the tournament. Instead, we will use recent form as our main attribute. We are going to use golfers that have good recent form and those that can score birdies or better.
*My first golfer is Jon Rahm at 12/1. Rahm is going to be my top golfer this week. There is nothing bad you can say about Rahm. He plays well in wind, he has made every cut this year, he won at the Farmers Insurance Open, came 2nd at the WGC Dell Match Play, 3rd at the WGC Mexico Championship, 5th at AT&T Pebble Beach, 10th at Shell Houston Open, 16th at Waste Management Phoenix Open and has a 27th and 34th place finish. He is easily one of the best golfers in this tournament and I think he wins the tournament.
*My second golfer is Kevin Kisner at 25/1. I’ll be totally honest with you, I didn’t realize how good of a year the Kevin Kisner was having until last week when he sunk that 94.5 footer to send the Zurich Classic to overtime. I started looking him up and this guy is having a really good year. He has made the cut in every single tournament he has played in 2017. He has only finished outside the top 25, 2 times in 2017. I’m jumping on the Kevin Kisner train and seeing where I end up.
*My third golfer is Bill Haas at 33/1. I know, I know, I know….he missed the cut at the RBC and now everyone hates Bill Haas. Guess what, get over it! The man is as reliable as they come this year making every cut except the RBC Heritage. Haas has finished in the top 17 in 4 tournaments this year and I totally anticipate he will be top 5 this week…..if not win it all!
*My fourth golfer is Paul Casey at 18/1. Paul Casey hasn’t played since the Masters, where he finished in 6th place. The tournament before the Masters, the WGC Match Play, he finished in 9th place. He has made the cut in 8 of 9 tournaments this year and continues to get better with every tournament this year. I look for him to be there at the end on Sunday.
*My fifth golfer is Wesley Bryan at 33/1. Bryan returns from his first win at the RBC Heritage. Bryan is currently ranked #36 in the world and is playing really good golf. He has made the cut in 7 straight tournaments and finished in the top 7 in 4 of those tournaments.
Head To Head Plays
Bill Haas over Webb Simpson -130 for 3 Units