PGA Tour journeymen Matt Jones took advantage of a poor field at the Honda this week, earning his 2nd PGA Tour win. The forty-year-old has played well as of late, contending late on the weekend at the Genesis Invitational. Jones shot an impressive twelve under on a challenging golf course in PGA National.
Brandon Hagy finished 2nd with a seven-under four-round total. Hagy shot a fantastic 62 on Friday to launch him into contention but followed with a week 76. Many players struggle following a great round when they first begin on the PGA Tour. Hagy has dealt with wrist injuries throughout his career, causing him many setbacks. His best finish to date, Hagy, has some solid finishes on both the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour. He needs to stay healthy and get more Tour experience before really competing regularly.
Chase Seiffert finished a career-best T3 on the PGA Tour this weekend. His fourth top 20 this season, Seiffert seems to have found his form as of late. With no wins on the Korn Ferry Tour or any eye-popping stats, Seiffert fails to catch the attention of Golf fans. The 29-year-old may continue to play well in the near future, but his age for a prospect and poor driving stats will keep him off my fantasy radar.
Aaron Wise held a commanding lead going into Saturday after shoot 64-64 in the first two rounds. Wise proceeded to play very poorly in the following rounds and finished T13. The former rookie of the year winner continues to struggle mightily with the putter. If Wise could find a way to be just an average putter, he will regularly contend on Tour.
Rickie Fowler finished T60 this weekend at the Honda, an event he has won in the past. Fowler continues to struggle this season and seems to be heading in the wrong direction for the remainder of his career. Many expected Fowler to contend this week at PGA National with a poor field, but Fowler doesn’t have the form to contend anywhere right now.
Wu missed the cut this week at the Honda, shooting 74-73. Wu has shown tons of potential on both the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour but struggled in a great opportunity this week. Wu led the Puerto Rico Open earlier in the year and finished T7. Wu has an opportunity to play in the next two Tour events; look for him to take advantage of an opportunity to earn more playing time on the PGA Tour.
Missed the cut this week after back-to-back impressive finishes at the Players and the Arnold Palmer invitational. The former Ben Hogan Award winner has shown great ability, earning a top 30 finish at the players. Ghim will take a week off before making another PGA Tour start.
Koepka finished T30 in his first PGA Tour start of the season. Chase has struggled on the Korn Ferry Tour but can compete when he is playing well. Chase needs to show consistency on the Korn Ferry Tour or earn a top 3 finish on the PGA Tour during a sponsor’s exemption (which he gets too many because of his last name) to prove he belongs on Tour.
Corales/Match Play Picks
Will Gordon – Made 6 of the last 8 cuts, has the ability to go very low. Needs a win to emerge.
Brandon Wu – Young stud who needs to perform well in order to continue on the PGA Tour.
Viktor Hovland – Performs well in match play events (NCAA championships). Favorable path to a championship.
Carlos Ortiz – Solid play of late other than the Players, favorable path to solid performance.
Tony Finau – He has to win at some point, right?
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