The PGA Tour is again in motion this week for the Fortinet Championship.
The occasion has traditionally kicked off the brand new season however this yr it is going to be lifting the lid on the inaugural FedEx Fall collection.
For DFS avid gamers, it’s all the time a high precedence to interrupt down the course and see what golfers may take a liking to it.
For Silverado Resort’s North Course, we all know it’s a brief course with comparatively simple scoring. The fairways are tight however there may be not an excessive penalty for lacking these fairways. Extra importantly, consolation on poa annua greens is a large constructive whereas performing properly out West normally has been a very good marker to future success on the occasion.
West Coast Warriors
When the Tour heads out West, they’re greeted with pleasant climate and normally bentgrass or poa annua greens.
This week, they’ll see poa annua placing surfaces, and luxury on that bumpy weed shouldn’t be ignored.
Listed below are the highest performers in adjusted strokes gained per spherical when enjoying within the West area, during the last two years:
We are able to additionally take a look at efficiency versus baseline to see who exhibits the biggest improve in efficiency in comparison with their typical scores:
Overlap Record: Names that present up on each lists embody Max Homa, Taylor Montgomery, Sahith Theegala, Martin Laird, Davis Thompson, S.H. Kim, and Luke Record.
Freerollin’ with Sahith
Theegala certainly hoped to be utilizing this occasion as a tune-up for his Ryder Cup debut however his 2023 marketing campaign wasn’t as electrical as his rookie yr. Certain, he bagged seven high 10s however he’s gone 11 straight occasions with out a type of top-10 finishes. Whereas not as robust as his rookie season, Theegala nonetheless managed to safe his standing for the 2024 Signature occasions. So, this occasion turns into a little bit of a freeroll for Theegala who can play stress-free with out worrying about his standing or something of that nature. Maybe that weight off his shoulder can be simply what he must lastly cross the road.
Montgomery to search out his type?
The Vegas native was a star within the Fall final yr. He opened his rookie season with top-15 finishes in eight of 9 occasions performed. He’s slowed his tempo drastically with no high 15s in his final 16 stroke-play occasions. His playoff run led to Memphis so he’s had a whole month to recharge the batteries and reset for an additional massive Autumn run. Montgomery is understood for his elite placing abilities and the perfect placing efficiency of his profession up to now got here at Silverado Resort, gaining a large 11.2 strokes with the flat stick final yr on his approach towards a third-place end.