The search for value is a little harder than usual this week. The field is much smaller for a start with only 30 golfers taking part and the staggered nature of their starting positions makes it rather difficult to assess with 4 days of golf still to be played. There is one man however, who we have had our eye on over the last couple of weeks, that we now feel represents good value.
Brandt Snedeker will start the tournament eight shots behind the number one ranked golfer coming into this week, Justin Thomas. EIGHT SHOTS before a ball has been hit. We’re not sure this format has much longevity (or it shouldn't) but it is what it is so let’s gloss over that for now.
We need someone who has the potential to go REALLY low…
Snedeker is one of a select few golfers who have broken 60 on Tour carding an 11 under total of 59 at The Wyndham in 2018. He also shot a second round 60 (-10) this year at the Canadian Open.
When Snedeker’s flat stick gets hot the putts seem to pour in from all over the place and we have seen evidence over the last couple of weeks that he is approaching somewhere close to his peak level. He finished T6 at The Northern Trust and T5 last week at the BMW to secure his spot at the Tour Championship and we are confident his good form will continue.
He won this event back in 2012, so we know he can handle the pressure and clearly likes the track, so it’s all about the putter this week for Brandt. If a few drop early in Round 1 then those ahead of him on the leaderboard by default will start to take notice.
Snedeker starts eight behind JT as we have already mentioned but only 3 shots off Rory McIlroy in 5th place and so we are backing him E/W 5 Places @ 120.0 (2u e/w).