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STAR GOLF PREVIEW Thurs: Charles Schwab Challenge

An outstanding display of golf from Brooks Koepka saw him pick up his third PGA Championship title last week at a fantastic Oak Hill course.

It really is regrettable though, this entire LIV development. We, the golf fans, have been robbed of seeing world class golfers in the prime of their golfing lives. Guys like Brooks, Bryson, Cam Smith, DJ and even our old mate Fat Pat are playing in some clown show on a streaming service that very few real golf fans are even interested in trying to look for. It’s a bloody shame that we’ll only get to see these guys four times a year at best, and I lay the blame for that squarely at the door of the Saudi Public Investment Fund.

On to happier themes. The PGA juggernaut rolls on to the Colonial Country club in Fort Worth Texas for the Charles Schwab Challenge. At 7200 yards this par 70 track is a damn sight easier than Oak Hill was last week. Historical results tell us that iron game wizards such as Speith, Berger, and Morikawa tend to dominate here. This heavily tree lined layout will spell trouble for any errant drivers. So we’re looking for guys who are consistent in their driving accuracy and rank highly in approach play, all at a nice price of course.

Blue Horseshoe Loves:     

Eric Cole – Currently at ? with starsports.bet 

Young Mr. Cole continues to impress me greatly with his all-round game. He finished a very creditable 15th in the PGA Championship. That course was as tough as those guys will play all year and Cole’s game more than stood the test at a venue that chewed up and spat out many other golfers ranked far higher than him. He is having an extremely good rookie year. He only just missed out on his first win to Chris Kirk at the Honda Classic and went close at Mexico as well. The juice is getting sucked out of his value as the market starts to recognise his quality, but there’s still enough in there for now. Be on each way before his price goes completely after he registers his first win.

Cam Davis – Currently at ? with starsports.bet

Davis finished tied 7th at this tournament last year, so he clearly feels comfortable here. But what was more impressive was 5 under par final round at the PGA Championship last week to finish in a tie for 4th. His final round 65 was the low score of the day, shared with his Aussie Compatriot and fellow Cam, Mullet man Smith. (I miss you Cam) It hasn’t been an easy year for Davis as he has been struggling with health issues, but he’s said that’s all behind him now and he’s feeling right as rain again. The man’s clearly not talking rubbish, his display at a very challenging PGA Championship was superb and I’m on him each way this week to carry his upward trajectory at a venue he’s thrived at before.

Ryan Fox – Currently at ? with starsports.bet

The quietly spoken kiwi got a special exemption tour card for the rest of the season from the PGA last week. That’s a brilliant bit of news for him and richly deserved as he continues to grow in confidence and performances on the PGA Tour. Fox was another player who snuck under the radar and shone at very tough Oak Hill last week, eventually finishing tied for 23rd. The multiple European tour winner is looking more and more at home on the PGA Tour and with this extra bonus of not having to worry about making it into events for the rest of the season, I think Fox can relax and let his impressive natural game flourish.

Sam Burns – Currently at ? with starsports.bet 

You might wonder why I’m going with Burns. As you may recall he was absolutely dreadful last week at the PGA Championship. He fell out the back of the tele early doors and ended up carding something like 15 over before mercifully getting cut. The thing is with Sam, it’s either boom or bust with this bloke. He is world-class when his game clicks and he has definite form of playing well at courses he’s tasted success at before. I think he just hated Oak Hill and the conditions. I don’t think it was a course for him at all. Meanwhile, Sam Burns won this event last year. A pointer to the proof of his tending to go well at old stomping grounds comes in the form of his back-to-back wins at the Valspar Championship in 2021 and 2022. I’m going to write last week’s run as to bad to be true and back him to return to a truer representation of his significant ability that has seen him climb to number 14 in the world and the defending champ this week.

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EW Terms 1/5, 7 places


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