Talor Gooch 5/6
Seamus Power 6/1
Sebastián Muñoz 13/2
Tom Hoge 12/1
Mackenzie Hughes 18/1
Luke List 20/1
Webb Simpson 20/1
Scott Stallings 28/1
Cameron Smith 40/1
Taylor Moore 40/1
John Huh 50/1
Jhonattan Vegas 70/1
Denny McCarthy 80/1
David Skinns 80/1
Aaron Rai 80/1
Russell Henley 90/1
Mito Pereira 150/1
Corey Conners 150/1
Justin Rose 250/1
J.J. Spaun 250/1
Max McGreevy 250/1
Keith Mitchell 300/1
Zach Johnson 400/1
Adam Long 400/1
Taylor Pendrith 750/1
Patrick Rodgers 750/1
Troy Merritt 1000/1
Jonathan Byrd 1000/1
William Mcgirt 1000/1
Russell Knox 1000/1
The PGA Tour now moves to the famed Harry Colt and Charles Alison designed Seaside Course at the Sea Island resort. Tom Fazio updated the course back in 1999 and not long after it entered Golf Digest’s list of Top 100 Courses.
Tour golf is not the only claim to fame of the Sea Island resort, the G8 held one of its summits here back in 2004. Sea Island’s story is a fascinating look at America’s past. Howard Coffin founded Sea Island Investments back in 1926. Coffin was founder of the Hudson Motor Company and designed the original Hudson Motor Car, one of the first mass produced motorcars, which sold for less than $1000.
Coffin and his young cousin, A.W. Jones, worked to make Coffin’s dream of a seaside oasis come true. In late 1928, The Cloister at Sea Island was born, it was designed in the Spanish style of Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner and their first course to be built at Sea Island was the Walter Travis, Plantation Course. Situated on the historic Retreat Plantation on St. Simons Island, the course opened in the summer of 1927 and quickly gained popularity.
There are not many true links courses in North American but the Colt and Alison Seaside course design is one of the rare few and rightly holds a place in American golf course history and recently moved up 111 place to 76th in the worlds top 250 courses.
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My tips to Win:
I am going to stick with Scottie Scheffler 14/1 with SportingBet apart from coming into this week in great form after two Top 5 finishes in his last two starts and being part of the US winning Ryder Cup team at some point that old adage of if you keep knocking on the door at some point it will open will come into play. The last time this tournament was played Scottie had a Top 5 so in his current form and those positive memories of playing here I feel he will be the man to beat this week.
Two runner-up finishes and two Top 10 finishes shows Webb Simpson 16/1 with SportingBet enjoys teeing it up at the Sea Island track. Its probably not the start to the new wraparound season that Webb was expecting with only one Top 15 from his three starts, but I think being back here and teeing it up on a course he loves playing with see him back challenging again this week.
Another pick I am going to stay with this week is Russell Henley 30/1 with 888Sport who had a Top 10 finish at the Houston Open. I must admit I never understand players who miss a tournament that have played well at, Russell had three Top 10 finishes here including a Top 5 from his first three starts then skipped a year and had not challenged since. But he does come into this week in good form after three Top 25s from his first four starts this season and I feel this is the week he gets back to challenge again at Sea Island.
A past champion of this event is Kevin Kisner 40/1 with SportingBet who missed out on becoming a double champion here last year when he lost in a play-off, but Kevin also has three other Top 10 finishes, two of which are Top 5s and he may not have got off to the best of starts so far this season but being back here could be the key to kickstarting this season for him.
Slowly but surely Alex Noren 45/1 with SportingBet is starting to find his feet on the PGA Tour and Alexs best finish on the tour came at this event last year when he had his first Top 10 finish, firing all four rounds in the 60s. Alex has ten victories on the European Tour so he does know how to win and I am surprised he hasnt challenged more, but I think being back here with those positive vibes from last year will see him challenging again come Sunday.
To be honest Danny Lee 80/1 with UniBet has never played well over the Sea Island track with his best finish from his four starts being a twenty-seventh place and has two missed. The reason I am picking him is because he has started the season in great form with a runner-up and seventh place finishes from his three starts and he is probably only teeing it up to see if he can challenge here when hes playing well and these are good odds if he is determined to do well at Sea Island
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