Min Woo Lee can showcase his stellar qualities and get his PGA TOUR card at the National Children’s Hospital Championships this week.
Golf isn’t much more competitive than the final of the Corn Ferry Tour, and after a more intense final in Boise, it’s time to take a break from the National Children’s Hospital Championship.
To look at the market means to remember that the DP world tour compares well with this level of competition: the main players Dean Bermester and Thomas Detry are action with Taylor Montgomery for favoritism. Similarly, it tells us what we all know, which is that the PGA Tour is where most professional golfers really want to be.
Bermester and Detry have pretty much completed their efforts in Idaho and will be PGA Tour players next season, and the value here lies in the even greater talent of Min Woo Lee, who can be backed up with a score of 30/1 overall and 33/1 in one place.
Lee’s main results this year – 14th at the Masters, 27th at the US Open, 21st at the US Open- were at a very high level, and although in other places he was lackluster, unlike Burmester and Detry, which can be explained by his schedule. Playing by invitation, he won a ticket to the PGA TOUR at high-class events and only once fell below the level of the Rolex Series in Europe.
To some extent, this justifies an uneven set of results, but last week he showed good results, finishing 26th on the original golf course, where he failed to start from the first 63 points, but nevertheless got off to a good start in his last KFT campaign.
I strongly doubtful that Scarlet’s course at Ohio State University will suit much better. This par 71, redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 2005, is much simpler in nature, even if it is not intermediate, and definitely offers something for a strong hitter. Andrew Lupe, Grayson Murray and Peter Uylane won here, as well as future world champions Scotty Scheffler and Justin Thomas, and they all did it by starting the race from the tee.
Lee retains the stellar potential that we saw last summer when he beat Detry in the Scottish Open play-offs, and while his fit game may let him down, he should have plenty of opportunities to get some inexpensive birdies here. It’s also a tournament that his childhood friend Curtis Luck won, and it’s a very good chance to confirm himself as a member of the PGA Tour for the upcoming season.
If I were Trevor Immelman, I’d be looking out for him and Bermester too, thinking about the Presidents Cup. It might seem silly considering the level we’re at, but aside from K. H. Lee and maybe Ryan Fox, there aren’t many convincing candidates for wild card selection, and the X factor of a player like lee is what he should be. maybe-it should be taken into account, given how the Australian performed at the highest level in 2022.
In any matter, encouraged by the resurgence of his mentor Adam Scott, I will be disappointed if Lee can’t get his status on the PGA circuit with this course and the perfect venues in Victoria National.
Reliable riding seems to be a suitable option for Ohio and allows Vincent Norrman and Davis Thompson to get on the shortlist, with the latter being narrowly preferred.
Thompson is back in shape, finishing 15th at the omnium in Boise last week, and, again, he wouldn’t necessarily be a natural fit for this course. This season’s overall leader thanks to a combination of power and precision, he seems to be cut from a fabric similar to Scheffler’s, and I expect Ohio State to fit.
Already after only 20 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour, he has one win and three more top-10 hits, he has participated in several other competitions, and perhaps it is significant that his summer breakthrough came a week after competing in Illinois before a mediocre final round. It was a similar story last Sunday, because he rose from sixth to 15th place and may be able to get back on the right track very quickly again.
Norrman was really tempting, as the Swede demonstrated his considerable potential both in this season of the Korn Ferry Tour and in the DP World Tour a year ago. He returned to the field last week and should have considered it more appropriate, but Thompson is the one who constantly hit the target, while Norrman, stuck with a stick, usually realized too much about it.
Brandon Matthews is one of the strongest golfers on all professional circuits, and he regained some form last week, too. The 28-year-old won in neighboring Pennsylvania earlier this year, and the three-figure prizes are pretty tempting, as is Murray, a former winner here who is a big shot at this level who has also won on the PGA circuit in the past.
However, I would prefer Patrick Flavin, the player who made a splash in Monday’s qualifying this year, to take part in five PGA Tour events and then finish 10th at the John Deere Classic.
This earned him a start at Barbasol, as a result of which he spent the weekend and then climbed to 21st place, and I am surprised that he got a higher price for it. Since then, he has played only six laps on the circuit, and all of them are younger than 70 years old, but nothing has really clarified, and there is no reason to believe that his form has go-down significantly.
There are several players who also participated in Barbasol and have lower odds than that week, including Brandon Hagee, whose form reads: MC-MC-MC-WD-MC. Matti Schmid has also halved in this tournament, while Flavin has grown to triple digits after an admittedly modest effort in Boise.
However, what I really like is that he is a boy from Illinois who went to college here in Ohio, but, I must say, not in the state of Ohio. Nevertheless, this is a kind of home game, and in his only previous start at Buckeye State, during last year’s tour of Canada, he scored 65-64 on the weekend and finished fifth, despite not being in the best condition.
It was a year ago this week, and since then he has finished in the top 10 on the PGA Tour, ahead of his friends and family in Illinois, where he also finished fifth at this level in 2021, so it’s no surprise that he approached these events with high hopes. Telling the Daily Herald: “I feel good. I am very confident in myself. I’m ready to go into business.”
Flavin’s friend, Nick Hardy, has an obvious chance here, and he was tempting with odds of 40/1, but he is the first to demand a bet each way with odds more than twice the odds.
Finally, there are several courses that seem to be closely related to this, and I’m looking forward to learning them at a bargain price.
One of them is TPC Potomac, where the Wells Fargo Championship won by Max Homa took place in the spring, and two editions of Quicken Loans National in 2017 and 2018. Cameron Young, Ryan Armour, Stefan Jaeger and Lanto Griffin are the ones who got close here and there, while Curtis Luck won this competition a few years after finishing fifth in Maryland.
Bronson Burgoon, Bo Hossler, Chesson Hadley and Abraham Anker are the others who show up, although there is also a decent connection to TPC Twin Cities, home to Open 3M, which led me to David LINGMERTH.
It’s been a frustrating few years for the Swede, but there are signs of life in 2022, first when he participated in co-sanctioned events at the start of the season, and then when he made it to the U.S. Open after a brilliant start. and his golf from Brooklyn was solid, though not impressive.
The bid for the Boise Omnium last week ended before it really started, but he recovered by scoring 65 points in the second round, a result that only nine players improved, and when he did something very similar in the Barbasol Championship a few years ago, he showed the best result. he played two of his next three starts.
The former Potomac winner, whose only victory on the PGA circuit came at Nicklaus design here in Ohio, the fact that he has competed in the last two races of the 3M Open is also getting attention, and he has decent form. on the Scarlet Field at one time, the name that twice took 14th place in this competition.
The most recent of these attempts was made in 2014, and he was in bad shape until the next two rounds, so having enough information to suggest that his game is in the best shape, he is an interesting outsider with a score of 200/1.
The same applies to Paul BARJON, who finished third after the first round in Potomac in May, having previously participated in American Express in California.
Barjon was fourth here last year when he led the group through the green zone, so he has positive memories of the track. On the other hand, he has now become MC-73-MC in Boise, which makes last week’s efforts almost irrelevant, since he was very low on the field before he fought for this title 12 months ago.