At a top price of 15/2 I must admit I've been very tempted to invest some of my hard earned dosh on Jordan Spieth. Spieth has been ever under the spotlight since his 'implosion' at Augusta. I for one don't put too much importance upon that episode. I don't want to say he was lucky to be in such a position making his way to the 12th tee, because after all he had earned it. But he had earned it with the putter alone. Sooner or later he was going to be heavily punished for some really poor ball striking, it just happened to be on the back 9 on Sunday when it eventually caught up with him. It wasn't a choke. It was simply a week of average long game shots finally catching up with him. His ruthlessness will see him win tournaments sooner rather than later. His price this week is a shade risky by the bookmakers and I can easily see him going well. Truth be told, which conditions to suit, I prefer Dustin Johnson.
With four top 5s in his last six outings Dustin arrives here in much better nick than the tournament jolly. More importantly, Dustin loves a rain soaked event. He can bomb the ball close to the greens and take huge advantage of his length. It all depends on the putter of course, as it will with most of my selections for this event as they are all bombers. Dusty has four top ten finishes here in Irving in his six visits to the course. He has notched a win every year since 2008 bar one barren spell in 2014. He usually lands a tournament at some stage and this represents one of his best opportunities of the year. If the rain continues to come it will play into DJ's hands even more and he can be expected to shoot some really low scores should the putter be in any way lukewarm. I wanted a bigger price, and to be fair I thought I would've seen double figures, but the bookies seem lively enough to his chances.
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