As you are all reading this I’m in Phoenix having a whiskey and thinking about how I am going to tame the TPC of Scottsdale on Saturday so I’m really not too worried about my picks at this week’s BellSouth Classic at the TPC Sugarloaf. Just kidding, but not really.
So, after last week’s debacle at The Players Championship I think I am just going to roll some dice and throw some darts for this weekends picks. Only one of our four big guns made the cut, Freddie Jacobson, who had a respectable tie for 22nd.
As I said, this week we move on to the TPC Sugarloaf for the BellSouth. This tournament is really all about preparation for the Masters and most of the top players will sit this week out so we get the best of the rest. Now, on to the blindfold picks…
And the first random selection for this week is Brent Geiberger. Geiberger comes into this event absolutely struggling. He has missed three cuts in a row but does have an 18th place finish this year. The great thing about golf is that you never know what’s going to happen so maybe…
Oh boy, second throw of the dart hits Gavin Coles. At 5′4″ he might be the shortest player on the PGA Tour. Coles has split his time between the PGA and Nationwide Tours this year and is coming off two top 20 finishes on the Nationwide. Coles hits a lot of fairways which he will have to continue to do this week.
Wow, this one’s like a double twenty compared to the last two – Thomas Levet. This guy is fun to watch and he’s a Ryder Cup player so we know he has some game. Unfortunately he has struggled on the PGA this year having finished no better than T33. He has struggled off the tee and around the greens which is a tough combination to overcome.
And finally…..Arron Oberholser. Now this is a player that could make some money this week. Oberholser has had a great start to the season winning once and finishing in the top 20 four times. He is currently ninth on the money list and is preparing for his first Masters tournament. Oberholser doesn’t hit the ball along way but he does everything else pretty well.
So thats it. Wow, it was way easier to make my picks this way. Depending on our results we may have to do this more often. I’ll talk to you all next week as we wind down to the Masters.