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The US Open review
Hey back-to-back 3/3 weeks and two top-tens in there, we’ll take it.
Adam Scott: T-7
Henrik Stenson: T-9
Paul Casey: T-2
The Web.com Tour has a new sponsor. Starting next Thursday it’ll be called the Korn Ferry Tour. I don’t know what Korn Ferry is, but it sounds more like the name of a young up-and-comer out of Iowa State, than the name of a tour.
The Travelers Championship
Strange scheduling this year, with US Open out on the West Coast forcing players to cross the continent twice in a week. You might hear that fatigue narrative cropping up, but I’ve never seen any evidence of that actually being a thing. I used to believe it, until Molinari finished second at the John Deere, crossed the continent and won the British Open.
We’re back to, what seems like a like the 15th short course in a row, though that’s probably not true. TPC River Highlands, which sounds like a region of Game of Thrones, is a Pete Dye design, 6,850 yard, P-70 located in Cromwell, Connecticut.
- 37-yard wide fairways (that’s wide)
- Bentgrass/poa fairways
- Poa greens
- Five water hazards
Bryson DeChambeau: Grades: A, Values: A, B
This is a “trust the projections” pick and a “get on board a week early” pick. Facets of Bryson’s game are showing signs of life: He gained four strokes on approach and four strokes putting last week, en route to a 35th place finish at Pebble. It was his around the green game that cost him heavily (-4.5 strokes) and since ARG is far less important at River Highlands, all we need is his OTT game to get going and we’re back to vintage, late 2018 Bryson (assuming the neurological damage caused by his recent slump isn’t permanent). We’ll have to see how ownership plays out tomorrow, but I’m guessing Bryson makes for a nice pivot off uber-chalk Paul Casey and Bubba Watson in that price range.
- 10th in MT scoring on Pete Dye courses
- 6th in SG:TOT on short, Par-70s
Chez Reavie: Grades: B, Values: B
I wanted to take House Reavie last week, but just didn’t have the kahunas in the Milly Maker. Big mistake. Chez is back in form, and if this run is anything like the last one, we might want to hit that lock button at non Majors for a bit. Okay maybe that’s a stretch, but ever since the Valspar, he’s been outstanding, making four of five cuts, while averaging five SG:T2G. Chez is a monster from P4s, especially the key 400-450 range (8 holes), where he ranks first in strokes gained over the past 50 rounds. The only knock on his resume is that he hasn’t played all that well here over the last 4-5 years. I’m hoping the price keeps people off and I’d expect around 10% ownership (will update tomorrow).
- Fist in SG P4 400-450
- 12th in MT SG:T2G on short P-70s
- Plus poa putter
Lucas Glover: Grades: B, Values: A
After a crazy run during the swing season and the start of 2019 that saw Glover post 10 top-15 performances in 12 tournaments (!!!), he’s cooled of late, uncharacteristically losing strokes T2G in three of his last four. Over his last 50 rounds, Glover ranks sixth in the field in total strokes gained. Yes you read that correctly – he’s ahead of the likes of DeChambeau, Finau, and Fleetwood. Crazy.
I’ll take the reduced ownership that comes with middling form and a poor course history and bet on a player with some of the best T2G numbers on the Tour. The good news is, you won’t need much to get overweight.
- 3rd in SG P4 400-450
- 4th in the field in weighted scoring average
- 6th in SG:TOT last 50 rounds
- Plus poa putter
Stay tuned for a few low-owned GPP fliers and ownership fades tomorrow. Awesemo’s industry leading ownership projections drop in the afternoon.