I’m filling in for Skeeter this week as he takes the welcome step from writing about golf to playing it and he was last sighted on the practice tee at Royal St Georges trying to get away with not wearing long socks, as the rules say one simply must.
The Bridgestone is back in its usual slot before the US PGA after it got budged for the Olympics last year and the tried and tested recipe here is to look for classy players – as with all WGC events – who excel with the driver.
First up i’m happy to take a chance on Jason Day at the price as he showed enough for me at the Open two weeks ago to suggest he could be on his way back after a poor run of form. He has two top 5 finishes in this event in seven attempts.
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Justin Rose has finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th in the Bridgestone so the course clearly suits his game and he’s longer off the tee now than in any of those performances. He’s turned into one of those players that seems to contend every time a Major or WGC comes along and this week should be no different
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Kevin Chappell‘s ideal conditions are on a tough par 70 that favours a long hitter. Guess what? this is just that. He’s 27th on the PGA Tour in 2017 for total driving and has won this year. He looks a good each way chance.
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One from left field now with a nod to his biggest fan – Skeeter.
Emiliano Grillo was 14th in his debut start in the Bridgestone last year and is ranked 19th in total driving. If he drives it well he could run a big race at massive odds.