Tiger Woods is in a margin (albeit during a 50-1 shot) during a Farmers Insurance Open, and Dustin Johnson creates his initial PGA Tour start in 6 months after his leave of absence. But conjunction of those guys is partial of a panel’s picks for this week’s tournament.
In a uninformed turn for a 2014-15 season, a golf experts (“SportsCenter” anchor Matt Barrie, “SportsCenter” anchor Jonathan Coachman, ESPN.com comparison golf researcher Michael Collins, ESPN.com comparison golf author Bob Harig, ESPN.com comparison golf editor Kevin Maguire and “SportsCenter” coordinating writer John Ziomek) will collect one actor they consider will win that week’s PGA Tour event.
They will “earn” whatever money their preference creates that week. Finish initial and it’s expected a $1 million-plus payout. Miss a cut and it’s a bagel in a bank.
The catch? Each consultant can collect any sold golfer usually once all season. And we’ll keep a tally, updated each week — for bragging rights, of course.
This week, a debate stops during Torrey Pines on a North and South courses for a Farmers Insurance Open.
Matt Barrie, “SportsCenter” anchor: Hideki Matsuyama
There competence not be a golfer who is primed for a win some-more than Matsuyama. He done a run final week in Scottsdale, finishing second. Once he strike a weekend, he shot 63 and 67, respectively. In his final 8 starts worldwide, Matsuyama finished in a tip 3 4 times. In his entrance during Torrey Pines final season, he finished 16th. His second time around, he finishes first.
Jonathan Coachman, “SportsCenter” anchor: Brooks Koepka
we am going to go with a prohibited palm in Koepka. He has played so most golf that, when we get to a beef of a schedule, he might be fatigued if he doesn’t delayed down. But he is doing what he has to do, and this child is on fire. He can go back-to-back on a mythological course.
Michael Collins, ESPN.com comparison golf analyst: Brandt Snedeker
After plain play during a Waste Management Open final week, he comes to a place where he has a win and dual runner-up finishes in new history. Yes, he missed a cut final year, though that was a blip in a bad season. Anything outward a top-five will be deliberate a fail.
Bob Harig, ESPN.com comparison golf writer: Brandt Snedeker
It used to be that we automatically penciled in Tiger Woods during this event, given his success over a years on a layout. But given his new form, it appears distant some-more correct to wait for his diversion to come around.
So I’m going with Snedeker, who has also had some success around Torrey Pines, once sharpened a 61 on a North Course and winning a contest in 2012.
Although Snedeker had a unsatisfactory deteriorate in 2014 and forsaken outward of a tip 50 in a world, he has shown some good alleviation recently and led a margin in scrambling during a Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Now he earnings to a place where in further to his feat he has 3 other top-three finishes.