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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

My "5 to Watch" at the WGC-Bridgestone

Yes, we are in that part of the season where I have a "5 to Watch" list virtually every week. This week's list is for the WGC-Bridgestone.

WGC-Bridgestone emblem
This event is a tough one to pick because, while the track seems to favor certain players -- although Tiger probably has a love-hate relationship with it right now -- it's the kind of course where almost any player who's on his game can get it going low. And with defending champ Rory out of the picture, this tournament might be anybody's prize.

My faves this week are:
  • Jordan Spieth. I mean, really, how can I not pick him as a fave? He seems to show up big every week he plays. He'll almost certainly be in contention Sunday afternoon.
  • Jason Day. Jason has reached the same point although he lacks the major success Jordan's had. With his first-ever multiple win season under his belt and a win just a couple of weeks ago, you can't go wrong betting on the Aussie.
  • Rickie Fowler. Yet another young player with a multiple-win season and a win just a couple of weeks back. Again, this is a player who will likely be in contention down the stretch.
  • Jim Furyk. His T30 at the Open -- a big course in bad weather -- tied him with Rickie, who most folks think played pretty well at St. Andrews. Furyk's had his heart broken at Firestone CC more than once, but those runner-up finishes just prove how deadly he can be on this course. And since he got off the schnide earlier this year down at Harbour Town, I think he just might make some magic again.
  • And my flier pick is Danny Willett. Willett won the Omega European Masters 3 weeks back and has several great finishes in big events this year. So how does he become a flier? As best as I can tell, he's only played here once -- in 2012, when he finished T50 (+6). Firestone will be a challenge for him, but I think he's up for it.
Of course, there are a lot of other players hungry for a win -- a win that may make the difference between making the FedExCup Playoffs or the US Presidents Cup team. But if I was a betting man I'd put my money on these guys. Dare I say it? They're good...

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