Thursday, August 25, 2011

the barclays

Playoff time and 124 line up for this week's action at The Barclays tournament

Ok - this week I have gone for some fairly obvious picks but will keep an eye on those lurking down near the 100 mark as they will want to push on up the field to maintain an interest in the next few wks... no course form so relying mainly on in-form players and those whose game should suit this course - has been wet so may well be holding and the rough could be fairly harsh but looking at those who are accurate and putt well especially 

steve STRICKER > have backed him a lot in the last couple of yrs and been rewarded well - wont desert him now as he is such a consistent performer these days and has been the star of the playoffs in the last few years - multiple career wins and a 3 in these playoffs too - this wk should be low scoring and putting is especially key so all points towards another impressive effort from SS.. 18 betfair is attractive enough as I would peg him a few points lower than that

jason DAY > top class youngster who is constantly impressing especially in bigger events - could be a good week indeed as he is a very good putter and that will be paramount here > 28 b/f is good for me > 14 cuts made from 17 and 8 times in the top 10 including majors so some top form.. will ignore last MC and hope he can justify himself here

luke DONALD > not one I pick often if at all but cant deny his form and consistency.. this course should really suit his game so will give him a go here - was 2nd twice last yr in the playoffs so maybe can move up a notch and win one of these events to cement a superb year for him > win only due to low odds 13 b/f

charles HOWELL > currently very much in-form so will back CHIII here - another who should really relish this course - has had 4 top5s in last 7 tourneys and if he can keep that form up could be useful at 44 b/f (odds bit lower than expected and to be honest would be surprised if he won but can see a frame finish at least)

camilo VILLEGAS > very inconsistent and plenty of MCs but did find a 3rd a while back and played well for a top 10 last wk.. course again should help so could be a return to form for CV who should like the playoffs after his wins a few yrs ago > 120 b/f 


trading > ernie ELS 188th in the list > showed he could grind well last wk so may have another good effort here.. 130 appeals if he can get stuck into this - would be looking to lay at 20s if possible

tommy GAINEY played so well last wk so 200 is enticing - no reason why he cant keep his terrific attitude and enjoy himself again

vaughan TAYLOR 107th > started well but faded last couple of tourneys so may be a good early trade at 320

michael Thompson at 570 could be worth a dabble too 

1 comment:

  1. not good this week as johnson and kooch got away and then the tourney was curtailed somewhat by just having the 3rd round... no time for my picks to get back but villegas tried ending 6th and a spot outside the frame which was unfortunate