Here we try to make picks on who will win a golf tournament even though we really have no idea who will win a golf tournament … don’t bet your house on these.
Arnold Palmer Invitational updated
Tiger Woods 6/1
Jason Day 12/1
Justin Rose 14/1
Rickie Fowler 16/1
Rory McIlroy 18/1
Tommy Fleetwood 20/1
Hideki Matsuyama 25/1
Tyrrell Hatton 25/1
Alex Noren 25/1
Henrik Stenson 25/1
Adam Scott 25/1
Bubba Watson 30/1
Patrick Reed 30/1
— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) March 12, 2018
The above tweet says about all it needs to say in regards to this week’s pick but I guess I will write a little something anyway.
Since Tiger showed up in the Bahamas I said that his first win back would come at Bay Hill. Well, here we are at Bay Hill so no sense in going back on that now.
By now you have probably read all you could have possibly read on Tiger’s performance this week (if you haven’t, here is our panel discussion on Woods’ performance in Tampa last week). Tiger has won at Bay Hill eight, yes EIGHT, times. He could probably shoot a 67 in his sleep. With 79 wins, it just seems fitting for Big Cat to get #80 at Arnie’s Place in his first appearance since Palmer died.
Here’s to the easiest pick I’ll probably make all year, and a nice big fist pump on the 18th on Sunday.
The Stiff Shaft
“I guess, hello, world.”
It feels like we’re meeting this guy all over again after last week! Tiger is back and it’s only a matter of time before he puts everything together on the course and gets that FIRST COMEBACK win. Tiger has won this event 8 times, and this will be his first time playing in the event since Arnold Palmer’s passing.
He won’t be able to dink his way around the course this week with irons off the tee like he did at Innisbrook, but hopefully he’s able to work the driver with a little bit more forgiving fairways. He’ll also need to be precise with his short irons, something that seemed to fade on Sunday last week. If he can keep his irons dialed in, there’s no reason to not expect some of those birdie opportunities he’s given himself to drop.
Also, here’s a nice little nugget to chew on…
Phil Mickelson’s win drought lasted 1,687 days.
Sunday at Bay Hill will be 1,687 days since Tiger Woods’ last victory.
So, Tiger it is!
LET’S DO THIS!