During the restoration process, almost 12 acres of wetlands were added to create a buffer between the stream and the golf course. Gosh to think a year ago we feared he might never win again and now he has three wins for the year. The 7,139 yard, par 70 has a course rating of 74 and a slope rating of 140. Weekend: Temps remain in the upper 80s and low 90s. However, he seems to be getting over that hurdle of late, including at last week's Travelers Championship where he shot a Sunday 66 to earn his second runner-up of the season. He and Stanley finished regulation at 7 under. As of writing this, Rickie Fowler is the overwhelming favorite at +700.
They both finished T-15, but I did mention that you should blindly bet Bubba Watson because he loves Pete Dye courses. I am typically very bullish on Bill Haas as a sleeper in tournaments so I was surprised to see that I had not picked him yet this year. Rickie Fowler - Rickie Fowler has finished no worse than 12th in five of his last six events in which he's made the cut. Just up the coast for this Virginia resident. If I crunch the correlated-course numbers then Hossler comes out on top, in his relatively smaller sample size. The renovation also included the re-building of all bunkers and the installation of a state-of-the-art irrigation system. There was also issues which affected the greens producing less than satisfactory tournament conditions.
Notable winners at include Lee Jansen 1995 , Adam Scott 2004 and Steve Stricker who won his first title here in 1996. A major component of the golf course work was the restoration of the Rock Run Stream Valley, a tributary of the Potomac River that winds through the golf course. He also has two total clunkers in there, but Tway reminds me a lot of Kyle Stanley. He had a run of T18-T20-T32 prior. Francesco Molinari: It's odd to see the Italian playing here instead of on the European Tour, which makes a stop at this year's Ryder Cup venue for the French Open where he's had success. Maybe Hossler makes it two.
Odds: 22-1 Justin Thomas missed the cut last week at the Travelers Championship, but I'm attributing that to the wear and tear he underwent at Erin Hills the week before. The average winning scores for these tournaments was -8 which is a marked difference to the winning score of Ben Curtis -20 in 2006. From the off the course was plagued by years of flooding and drainage problems. Francesco Molinari -- One of the Two Molinaris has done very nicely in Europe of late, but for some reason I'm biased against him as a fantasy play. He is 58 th in total strokes gained and he is 44 th in birdie average. He has top-five finishes in his last two tournaments. Lee is easily playing his best golf of the season right now after missing the cut quite a bit to start the year.
The two Par 5s here are very difficult, and the majority of the scoring will be done on the Par 4s and even the four Par 3s. Established in 1986, this private club was designed by Ed Ault, Tom Clark and Ed Sneed. The rest of the top-10 in success on correlated courses looks like this: , , , , , , , , and. Horschel has made the cut in three straight appearances at the Quicken Loans National and has an average finish of 18. And the last guy I will recommend taking a long hard look at is James Hahn. The moral of this story is to always back Watson on Watson type courses. Anthony Kim came closest, following his 2008 victory by finishing third in '09.
Just look at his final rounds the last three times he has had a 54 hole lead. The water is in play on six driving holes in addition to a pair of the par 3s. Combine that with the fac Heran finished 12th in last years Quicken Loans National in just his third try, and you might have the recipe for a surprise victory this week. Saturday ad Sunday are both expected to be hot — up to around 93 degrees in fact — with little wind to speak of. When you look at the scoring environment last year, it checks out. Lovemark is long enough to hit less than driver off the tee and leads the field in Par-4 scoring this season.
He birdied four of the six Par-4s coming home on Sunday and played the Par-4s at 11-under for the tournament. Tiger is +1200 to win his tournament for the third time as he plays it for the first since 2015. Finding the fairway on this course is of the utmost importance. Horschel still has top-25 finishes in 50 percent of his last eight events. When in doubt, ride the talent. Open and T-14 at the Travelers, I expect Steele to head into a third consecutive start with a nothing-to-lose attitude.
The field snagged just 23 birdies while there were 38 doubles or worse on the week. A maiden victory isn't far off. Armour has gained strokes on approach shots in each of his last three starts and has continuously improved over that stretch - 0. Streelman has missed the cut just three times in his last 20 events and finishes strong usually despite not having that breakthrough moment just yet. So there you have it, something to think about next time you are thinking of picking Paul Casey in Fantasy Golf. In a weak field, Fowler is clearly the favorite. Greens and fairways were completely rebuilt and all holes were regraded to create more natural contours.