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  1. The Charles Schwab Challenge is played at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. This is an Invitational Status event on the PGA Tour, so it's a shorter field of 120 players, with no Monday qualifiers and the like. Colonial, is a 1930's golf course - classical in nature. It's a +7,200 yard Par 70, with a couple of difficult par-5s. Treelined and parkland in nature, it can't be simply overpowered like many tracks on the PGA Tour. So all types can win this and I see definite correlating course links with the likes of Augusta National and TPC Boston. That makes sense as the green surfaces ar
  2. Schauffele 22/1 Hovland 25/1 Berger 30/1 Zalatoris 50/1 Woodland 100/1
  3. Quail Hollow is very much a classical golf course with Carolina connotations. When I say Carolina think traditionally tree-lined, with narrow sight lines from the tee and plenty of dog-legs. It's also a beat at +7,500 yards and a Par 71. The key to winning at Quail Hollow has always been to score heavily on the par-5s and play the other holes at around -3 to -4 or slightly better. So to contend this week a player will need to master the 7th, 10th and 15th holes. Greens are Champion Bermudagrass overseeded with Poa Trivialis. The course undoubtedly suits those with power off the tee. I'm
  4. Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed head the field as this week's Valspar Championship, played on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, Florida. This is the last Florida tournament of 2021 on the PGA Tour, but Copperhead certainly isn't your typical exposed Florida golf course. As a 7,340 yard Par 71, the course is tight off the tee but, unlike other typical Florida courses, the Larry Packard design has tree-lined fairways, plenty of elevation changes and dog-leg holes. Copperhead achieves this fairly unique layout as it contains 4 par-5s and 5 par-3s, which is hi
  5. Harbour Town Golf Links is no typical coastal course, instead I categorise it as a Carolina track - i.e. sharing features with Quail Hollow, Sedgefield and Pinehurst No.2. Carolina courses are traditionally tree-lined, feature doglegs and narrow sight lines from the tee. Harbour Town itself is a Pete Dye design that also features tiny dome-shaped Bermuda TifEagle greens, Being on the Atlantic coast, the course plays as difficult as the wind. It's very much a golf course where ball-striking and creative shot-shaping are required to get close to tricky pin positions, put ultimately the winner ha
  6. DeChambeau 11/1 Rahm 13/1 Garcia 45/1 Scott 66/1 Wallace 100/1
  7. Valero Texas Open the week before the 2021 Masters Tournament. I always find week's before a Major a tricky task. The Oaks Course layout is undoubtedly stretching, although 2018 and 2019 renewals of the Valero have seen scoring become more than possible. I think that the Oaks Course makes you earn your rewards, with accurate driving and stellar approach play. A mixture of course length intimidating tee shots, all manner of off-fairway hazards, plus undulating green complexes, make the course a challenge. Greens are also perched up with fairway cut around them, taking errant approaches in
  8. Austin Country Club is a Pete Dye-designed, 7127 yard, par-71 - it's a perfect course for a Match Play event where risk and reward is definitely in-play, but where strategic accurate play both off the tee and with wedges can work equally as well. Pete Dye courses are generally no pushover think Harbour Town, TPC Sawgrass and Whistling Straits. Trends-wise going back to 2014, the last 6 winners of this had reached the quarter-finals at least once in the past prior to picking up the trophy. None of the winners going back to 2010 were making their debut in this event. Also a number of
  9. The Honda Classic is played at the Champions Course, PGA National in Florida. A Jack Nicklaus golf course, it's a beast of a Florida-style golf course. Exposed and with water hazards everywhere. The Champions Course is best summarised by the fact that it has been the toughest non-Major Par 70 course on the PGA Tour across 5 of the past 8 seasons. Bunkering on the Champions Course is difficult and on this golf course you can add you can add 26 individual water hazards. PGA National is an exposed property allowing direct access to tee boxes, fairways and green complexes for any wind. And 15-20mp
  10. Squeezed by the Genesis Invitational and the WGC on one side and the Players Championship on the other, the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational isn't as stellar as it has been in the past, but boy - it's still a strong tournament - as it should be. We have defending champion Tyrrell Hatton teeing it up with Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Viktor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood, Sungjae Im, Justin Rose, Marc Leishman, Jason Day, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari, and Rickie Fowler. And lifting the Arnold Palme Invitational still means something fo
  11. The alternate event at the Puerto Rico Open always takes place the same week as the WGC. Whilst the top table have 4 guaranteed rounds in Florida, some of the rank and file, go to the Grand Reserve Country Club, looking for a career changing win, which comes with a rather nice 2 year PGA Tour exemption. It's worth a few $ undoubtedly. You also get a few European Tour guys who missed out on the WGC. So 2021 sees Pieters, Thomas and Poulter heading to Rio Grande Puerto Rico, whilst Branden Grace also looks to keep his momentum moving forward. A long, Par 72, coastal golf course, we are dea
  12. Riviera Country Club is a classical, tree-lined affair which has received some Tom Fazio updates over the years. The 10th hole is known globally, with the par-4 18th one of the iconic holes of world golf. At 7,300 yards it doesn't seem long, but the par-4s can be stretching and the two par-5s on the backside both play at a snidge below 600 yards. A shot-makers course where strategy and patience are key - even the winners here miss a minimum of 20 greens across the 4 days. So we need players who miss on the right-side and who can scramble well. Add fast poa annua greens to the mix, and you can
  13. No Pro-Am this year and 2 courses in the rotation with Host Course Pebble Beach needing no introduction. This tournament can throw-up some huge winning prices, but 54 holes on the classical US Open-venue, cold conditions and wind for the final 54 holes leads me to some better names. I managed to get on prior to the odds collapsing through DJ WD. Spieth 25/1 Molinari 28/1 Norlander 60/1 Kirk 90/1 Best of luck to all.
  14. He's like Tiger at the moment is DJ
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