From one star-studded self-discipline to the following, the PGA Tour flips coasts and goes from Riviera Nation Membership in Los Angeles to The Concession Golf Membership in Bradenton, Florida, for the primary WGC occasion of 2021. This occasion was beforehand carried out in Mexico nonetheless moved this week to the Jack Nicklaus-Tony Jacklin co-designed course that hosted the NCAAs in 2015 (obtained by a thin Bryson DeChambeau). Nearly everybody contained in the extreme 50 contained in the Official World Golf Rankings will seemingly be current at this occasion, which kicks off a month-long Florida swing.
Let’s take a additional in-depth check out this week’s contest, with odds and prop bets offered by the use of William Hill Sportsbook.
What: WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
When: Feb. 25-28
The place: The Concession Golf Membership — Bradenton, Florida
Three factors to know
1. Bounce as soon as extra: Following a troublesome lower remaining week, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau are all searching for to rebound with 4 assured rounds correct proper right here. All three might use a delightful improve before the Gamers Championship in two weeks, and all three should fare accurately at a demanding, extended course that requires good play from tee to inexperienced.
2. Necessary avid players: The one two golfers to win stroke-play WGC occasions contained in the remaining 4 years who weren’t already most necessary champions are Xander Schauffele and Hideki Matsuyama. The purpose being that big-time avid players practically at all times win these occasions, largely on account of the sphere is type of solely made up of big-time avid players (see beneath). That is such a possibility for an Abraham Ancer or Bernd Wiesberger or Victor Perez to revenue from the complete spoils that embrace worthwhile a WGC, nonetheless the truth correct proper right here is that they often don’t.
three. Will it play as extremely efficient on account of it seems? Every little issue about this golf course screams that it’s going to play like a U.S. Open, nonetheless know that measurement alone does not upend the correct on the earth. Will they set it up like a U.S. Open? Will one issue inside the only digits beneath par win the golf event? All of that’s in all probability weather-dependent, nonetheless for the second week in a row the Tour goes to a golf course that’s legitimately troublesome (albeit for quite a few causes than Riviera was troublesome).
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Grading the sphere
It is someway fairly extra loaded than remaining week’s self-discipline on the Genesis Invitational. Tiger Woods (clearly) will not be there and neither will Phil Mickelson (that is the most important WGC they will each miss), nonetheless when your alternates itemizing consists of Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Si Woo Kim, you understand you is likely to be in fairly unbelievable scenario as a event. Grade: A+