This week sees the start of the 2014 US PGA Season, yes don’t adjust your diary, it’s next years season played this year.
The reason for this baffling early start is with the Fedex cup jamboree having finished the Tour have decided to get cracking rather than sit around for three months so we have the Frys.com Open starting this Thursday kicking off the new year.
Right now that I’ve explained things so eloquently lets have a look at the Tournament which it has to be said has not attracted a stella field. It’s played for the third year at the stunning Cordevalley course in San Martin California. This is a course for accuracy over length with tight fairways and quick greens and it’s one which my unique ratings suggest will be won by the putter because this is one of the easier courses on the roster if and it’s a big if you can land it in the fairway.
All golf tournaments are ultimately down to the putting but on tough courses many players struggle to get on the greens in the expected shots eg 2 on a par 4 or 3 on a par 5. We call this greens in regulation (wake up) but on an easier course like Cordevally most players make the greens in regulation so the putting becomes vital and the deciding factor in who wins the Tournament.
I have found three players this week who have outstanding chances of starting the new season with a bang and the great news is they are at big juicy prices so join me and get stuck in.
Closer to home the European Tour rumbles on to the Portugal Masters at the Beautiful Oceanico Victoria Golf club. I played this course several years ago and one thing sticks in the memory apart from the fact I played lots of shots is the huge greens. They are the size of football pitches and like the US Tournament the most important club in the bag will be the old bread and butter.
This is a Tournament we are playing four players against the field and like the US they are monster prices so we are going for the jackpot this week. It’s exactly the time to join because late season or early in the US (remember it’s 2014 there) is when those horrid Bookies are at their most vulnerable.
I look forward to seeing you on the fairways.
Back next Tuesday.
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