Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season
1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open
2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters
2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open
3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic
3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico
4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic
4th – Sungjae Im – $7,700 – Valspar Championship
5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open
5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open
6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International
7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open
7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am
8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open
10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational
10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational
*All stats correct up to and including the Valspar Open
Hideki Matsuyama – $8,700
The Japanese World Number 26 ranks out very highly on my custom model for the 2019 Masters. The 2 time WGC winner has made his last 20 cuts in a row and has 3 top 10 finishes in his last 7 events. Matsuyama has played 7 times at The Masters and finished top 20 in each of his last 4 attempts. He also has a 5th and 7th place finish here too. Over the last 2 months ‘Deki’ ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Total Tee 2 Green and 6th for Opportunities Gained.
Matt Kuchar – $7,900
Kuuuuch doesn’t seem to have been out of the news since winning the Mayakoba Classic in November. Since that win he has climbed from 40th in the world to 16th. Over the last 2 months Kuchar ranks 7th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 7th for Opportunities Gained. He also ranks 6th for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats. As if all this wasn’t mouth watering enough, the 8 time PGA Tour winner ranks 4th in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at Augusta. This excellent course fit to Augusta has resulted in him making 9 of his last 9 cuts here with 4 top 10’s in that run.
Sergio Garcia – $7,700
The 2017 Masters Champions burned so many people last year after his Tin Cup moment on the 15th hole when he shot a 13 in round 1. That aside he does have a good track record around Augusta. In the field this week he ranks 16th for Shots Gained Total here gaining 1.2 shots per round on the field. His current form is also very good where he ranks 13th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 14th for Opportunities Gained. The Spaniard also ranks 11th in the all time Shots Gained Total stats cementing his place as one of the elite players here this week. Since his win at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in October the 39 year old Spaniard has mood-swinged his way to 8 top 10’s in 12 events.
Keegan Bradley – $7,000
Keegan, Keegan, Keegan. What to make of Keegan Bradley. Brilliant, awful, majestic, terrible, on fire, tanking. Which Keegan is going to turn up? The Full Keegan or the former Major winner. I for one actually think the former Major winning, pin seeking, ball striking Jekyll is going to successfully wrestle Hyde from his side this week. The World Number 34 will enter the 2019 Masters ranked 10th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 5th for Opportunities Gained. Despite his putting woes Bradley does still rank 19th in this elite field for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats so to be priced up as just the 42nd most expensive play is a bit of a bargains. Course form wise he had played at The Masters 5 times, made the cut 4 times and posted a 27th and 22nd.
Bernhard Langer – $6,500
The 2 time Masters Champion will be 61 when he tees it up at Augusta this year. Despite his age the German is still able to grind out decent results here. In the last 6 years he has notable finishes of 38th, 25th, 24th and 8th! Has played 3 events on the Champions Tour this year and finished 3rd, 2nd and 1st. The World Golf Hall Of Famer can still play!
Kevin Kisner – $6,700
Kisner is a University Of Georgia graduate that knows Augusta very well. He has already played 3 Masters making the cut every time with finishes of 37th, 43rd and 28th. The World Number 50 ranks 27th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee To Green over the last 2 months and 34th for Draftkings Points Gained. This great tee to green play along with one of the best putting strokes in the game has seen ‘The Kiz’ record 6 top 30 finishes in a row. He will be brimming with confidence too after making the final of the WGC Dell Match Play.