I would like to start this week by reminding people about money management. Selecting golf winners is very difficult and we have enjoyed a magnificent season. Having a 2 week stretch like we just did happens, but you must remember to set a specific wagering amount that works for you. This sport is not a sprint and we are always in it for the long haul (this is why we have profited in 7 straight seasons). We move onto this week and get to witness a very talented field for this time of the year.
This week the players will be teeing the ball up in Georgia for the 2012 edition of the McGladrey Classic. A very strong field has gathered this week to try and obtain one of the final trophies of the year. Headlining the field will be Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Vijay Singh, and local star Zach Johnson. Look for the elite players to be near the top of the leaderboard this week, as there appears to be two classes of players in the field.
Sea Island Golf and Country Club will be the host venue, and should pose a difficult task for some players. Many previews and discussion leading into this week are speaking of how easy this golf course is. I do not agree. The Par 70 is only 7005 yard in length, so distance will not be an issue. What I feel the players will struggle with this week is finding the greens in regulation from the rough.
With no rain projected this week in Georgia, the course should be very firm by Thursday. I feel the real challenge however will be the players will be dealing with plenty of difficult lies in the rough. Players will also be dealing with Bermuda greens this week, a style that takes some getting used to for most players. Look for the winning score to be in the minus 13 to 15 range.
I am going to dive right into this weeks six pack as I feel the biggest tip is to favor recent hot play, good putting and the top end talent. Here are the picks.
STEVE’S SIX PACK SYSTEM PICKS
Here are this week’s six-pack of golfers I like to win the tournament outright. **Odds are based on 5dimes.com**. I will be (and recommend) placing 1% of my golf bankroll on each golfer to win the tournament outright.
CHARLES HOWELL III 44/1 – The owner of Sea Islands course record, Charles should return to a place he loves with plenty of confidence. Charles shot a blistering 8 under 62 in the 2010 final round to vault himself up the leaderboard (finished T6). Look for him to post a solid number out of the gate this week and not need another course record to get in contention. It also doesn’t hurt that he is coming off a T11 at The Frys.com. Charles also will have the home crowd on his side as he was born in Augusta, Georgia. His last victory on Tour came over 5 years ago at the 2007 Nissan Open. Though he has not stepped foot in the winners circle, Charles continues to put himself in position to win.