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WGC Workday

chipnotized

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SG: Approach (27%), SG: Par 5 (16%), SG: Putting Bermudagrass (18.5%), SG: ARG (18.5%) and SG: Total Nicklaus (20%).

  1. Patrick Cantlay (+1400)
  2. Jon Rahm (+850)
  3. Xander Schauffele (+1100)
  4. Justin Thomas (+1850)
  5. Dustin Johnson (+525)
  6. Collin Morikawa (+5500)
  7. Bubba Watson (+11000)
  8. Tony Finau (+1600)
  9. Webb Simpson (+2250)
  10. Sergio Garcia (+7000)
 

DaddyMcIlhon

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Played JT 18-1 and Hatton 22-1. May add one more. Hard to not play towards the top of the board in these strong field WGCs. Usually a top guy wins these.
 

PaintCrew

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“It is a hard golf course, undeniably,” said Gary Koch, one of Azinger’s broadcast partners and an honorary member at Concession Club. “To be perfectly honest, I don’t play there a lot because it’s too hard. Day in and day out, it’s just hard to shoot a good score there. It’s in immaculate condition. Everything about it is first class. But you have to be a certain kind of player to play it well.”
Hmmm. Like, maybe, a top-50 player in the world who might possess a certain talent, like hitting it far?
“If you see the golf course from a 310-yard carry distance off the tee, it’s not very hard. If you carry it around 280s to 290s … anything under 300 it becomes a very difficult course,” Azinger said. “You basically have five dangerous shots out there. Three of those are eliminated for a guy who flies it 310 or more. Those guys will get six sand wedges in their hands, and then you have the four par 5s, so that’s 10 sand wedges, if they happen to lay up, but they ought to reach those par 5s most of the time. From a bomber’s eye, it’s not that difficult.
“With no wind, I can see 17-20 under par winning it,” the former PGA champion added. “If there’s wind, yeah, 7-8-9 under might be enough.”
Water comes into play on 12 holes, but the real defense of the golf course is found in the greens, which for member play can sometimes run as fast as 14 on the Stimpmeter. However, Azinger already has heard that the tour staff will keep them around 12½, so that will take a bit of teeth out of them. But they will still have some bite.
“You have to be so precise playing into the greens,” Koch said. “There are quadrants and ridges and slopes and a lot of false fronts … and, this is just me, but I would think the tour staff will err on the side of caution with hole locations. Virtually every green sits up. So once a ball veers off the green, it can run 10-15 yards down a slope away from the green. Then it does get interesting.”
“The greens are like mini-Augusta greens,” added Azinger. “A lot of small targets within the putting surfaces. You will see a lot of balls, when they hit the green, they will move away from the hole. Seldom will you see it move toward the hole. And chipping will be tough. But the grass is so pure that even I can get it close to the hole with no practice. And these guys are dialed in. Unless the wind blows, you’re going to see some guys shoot pretty low. But guys who play poorly are going to struggle. It’s the type of place that separates a field.”
 

PaintCrew

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And @DaddyMcIlhon is correct about Bryson:

It’s the first PGA Tour event to be played at the Nicklaus/Jacklin collaboration though it has hosted a few high-profile tournaments, including the 2015 NCAA Division I Golf Championships. Bryson DeChambeau was the individual National Champion that year while playing for Southern Methodist University, and while Bryson experienced success at The Concession, those that know the golf course best say it will provide the stiffest of tests to the world’s best players.
 

PaintCrew

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Forgot to post mine....back to the same well with Bryson. With the 4 par 5's and angles he'll be able to take on a few par 4's (when he's not splashing down in ponds) he has a huge edge at this place if (big if) he's right.

Beekcake 18-1
Im - 33-1
Harris 60-1

Good luck ya'll
 
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PaintCrew

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Fun article with all the past odds of previous winners for sure. I'll save my opinions for Sobel in general when it comes to handicapping but my points to Sobel would be....

  • These are WGC's (they are small fields to begin with)
  • These fields include out of 70-80 players of which ~30 are from Euro/Asian/Sunshine/etc... tours who couldn't hold their on in a normal PGA event which to me brings these events down to 30-40 dudes with a pulse
  • OWGR is terrible IMO at rewarding recent form and you always have a few hanger ons at the tail end of the top 50 whom have no chance at it
  • It's why there are so many low priced golfers vs the normal event....there is simply a significantly better chance of one of the studs to bring it home as there is less competition
  • 4 of the 18 referenced had odds of 40-1 or higher...i'd argue that defeats the purpose of Sobel's entire point as 40-1 in a field where literally only 30 guys can win is in the bottom quarter of potential winners typically for these fields
  • I think the math just proves out that it makes sense that the winner comes from the top 15 OWGR half the time since there are only 30 guys capable of winning any WGC field anyway if that makes sense
my random 2 cents at least
 
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DaddyMcIlhon

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Fun article with all the past odds of previous winners for sure. I'll save my opinions for Sobel in general when it comes to handicapping but my points to Sobel would be....

  • These are WGC's (they are small fields to begin with)
  • These fields include out of 70-80 players of which ~30 are from Euro/Asian/Sunshine/etc... tours who couldn't hold their on in a normal PGA event which to me brings these events down to 30-40 dudes with a pulse
  • OWGR is terrible IMO at rewarding recent form and you always have a few hanger ons at the tail end of the top 50 whom have no chance at it
  • It's why there are so many low priced golfers vs the normal event....there is simply a significantly better chance of one of the studs to bring it home as there is less competition
  • 4 of the 18 referenced had odds of 40-1 or higher...i'd argue that defeats the purpose of Sobel's entire point as 40-1 in a field where literally only 30 guys can win is in the bottom quarter of potential winners typically for these fields
  • I think the math just proves out that it makes sense that the winner comes from the top 15 OWGR half the time since there are only 30 guys capable of winning any WGC field anyway if that makes sense
my random 2 cents at least
I’m not a fan of his either and I take your point. It’s a small field so naturally those guys have a better chance. Still seems relevant that it’s typically the top of the top guys who take these.
 

B.A.R.

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Staff member
Fun article with all the past odds of previous winners for sure. I'll save my opinions for Sobel in general when it comes to handicapping but my points to Sobel would be....

  • These are WGC's (they are small fields to begin with)
  • These fields include out of 70-80 players of which ~30 are from Euro/Asian/Sunshine/etc... tours who couldn't hold their on in a normal PGA event which to me brings these events down to 30-40 dudes with a pulse
  • OWGR is terrible IMO at rewarding recent form and you always have a few hanger ons at the tail end of the top 50 whom have no chance at it
  • It's why there are so many low priced golfers vs the normal event....there is simply a significantly better chance of one of the studs to bring it home as there is less competition
  • 4 of the 18 referenced had odds of 40-1 or higher...i'd argue that defeats the purpose of Sobel's entire point as 40-1 in a field where literally only 30 guys can win is in the bottom quarter of potential winners typically for these fields
  • I think the math just proves out that it makes sense that the winner comes from the top 15 OWGR half the time since there are only 30 guys capable of winning any WGC field anyway if that makes sense
my random 2 cents at least
Great stuff
 

gps_3

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  • OWGR is terrible IMO at rewarding recent form and you always have a few hanger ons at the tail end of the top 50 whom have no chance at it

Case in point: Tony Finau is 13 in OWGR. His last 4 starts are: P2, T2, T2, 4. You trying to tell me there are 12 guys playing better than him right now? Tiger is still somehow top 50. Recent injury aside, he's only played like 15 tournaments in the last 18 months
 

gps_3

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Took a few matchups. Generally shy away from these in tourneys with no cut, but I wouldn't be on this forum if I didn't fire in bets just for the hell of it.

Scott +105 vs Hideki
Fleetwood -140 vs Rose
Cam Smith -135 vs Day
Oosthuizen EV vs Harris English
Leishman +120 vs Palmer
 
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