WM Open Recap | Genesis Preview
This is going to be a quickie because I forgot, but let's get into it. Toxic recapped the extra-curriculars of the weekend in his blog, so I will hold off there. That said, the Waste Management Open 16th hole is an experience you can put on your bucket list. An incredible event, with even better people.
Waste Management Review:
Last week my bets were Patrick Cantlay and my long shot was Emiliano Grillo. Grillo started the front 9 on Thursday at -3 and was in solo first for about an hour. Now of course him continuing that is a long shot, but it was fun while it lasted (he missed the cut). Cantlay on the other hand was in it till the end. I was very excited that I may have picked a winner in my second blog, but it didn't happen, so we move on. In back-to-back weeks we’ve had a first-time winner, and it was only a matter of time. Fun Fact: Scottie played at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada, MI with Jordan Spieth as a teen (where most Wor$tBet$ contributors are from).
Lastly, a special shoutout to Sam Ryder for the hole in one, made the weekend (Prince and Mayor of Whoville missed it).
The Genesis Invitational Preview:
I have to make this short, I need to leave my apartment in 5 minutes. Riviera is an incredible course, I implore you to watch this weekend and take a look. I added a picture of it from above, it's right in the middle of a neighborhood, but you’d never know watching the tourney.
Top 10 in the world are in the field this weekend and there is a simple reason why, it's Riviera. It's hard not to pick Cantlay again this week, he’s clearly the best in the world right now. However, I’m going to go with another hometown boy in Collin Morikawa (+1,600). I don’t have enough time to look it up, but I’m 95% sure he’s won once there and lost in a playoff the other time. Also, he hasn’t necessarily burst onto the scene yet.
My long shot is going to be Beau Hossler (+20,000). Why Paddington? Why Beau Hossler? He got cut at the WM! Well, he came in third the week before and is leading the tour (I think, again no time) in shots gained on approach shots.
Collin Morikawa to win +1,600
Beau Hossler to win +20,000