PGA Tour: Swinging Simpson…

The PGA Tour restarts this week after its coronavirus-inspired break, with the Colonial Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas hosting the Charles Schwab Challenge.

At the start of the season we changed the way we were looking at the golf, picking a stable to rely on for the season. We still fancy this approach, but are going to wait a few weeks to see if we need to adjust our stable given the prolonged break.

For this tournament we’re going to look at the course specifics to see which players we’re going to take a punt on.

Colonial is a tight course, which tends to reward accurate driving. Additionally, there will be no spectators on the course to trample down the rough.

We’re generally big fans of both Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, two of the favourites this week, but they don’t usually play this course as their length off the tee tends to be neutralised.

Instead, we’re going to side with Webb Simpson. The American is very straight, has good greens in regulation stats and is third in ball striking, key ingredients to a successful tournament here.

Additionally, we going to take a punt on Kevin Na. This is a horses for courses selection. Na won here last year, and while he can have a short fuse, we figure that the lack of crowds and a return to a happy place will ensure he concentrates on just the golf.


Simpson to win, 1 pt, at 25/1, William Hill

Na 0.5 pts each way at 55/1, 1/5 the odds for the first eight places, William Hill


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