Career Builder Challenge Pick
Past Tournament Results:
• Franklin Templeton Shootout: Berger & Hoffman | 2nd place
• Hyundai Tournament of Champions: Koepka | Tied for 3rd
• Sony Open: Steven Bowditch | 3rd round cut
Mock Investment: $0 won – $1 invested = $1 lost
We started hot this year but took a flyer on streaky Steven Bowditch at the Sony Open, which ended in a missed cut. But, we aren’t down about that. Even reigning Masters, and U.S. Open champ, Jordan Spieth, missed four cuts in 2015.
Now, what’s the mock investment equation up top? This will track earnings if I’d actually bet on my picks (I’d never think about actually gambling). Remember, these picks are C grade, meaning they are 5:1 odds at worse (bet $1 to win $5). We’re picking and learning about C graders because it’s our golf New Year’s resolution to get over Tiger Woods. Plus, tournament leaderboards are filled with non household names, which demonstrates parity in golf.
Excited for this week’s pick because he’s at a value. Russell Henley won in 2014 at the Honda Classic and needs this Career Builder tournament top 10 to do just that…. build his career and add onto the resume. His missed cut last week degraded his Vegas odds to fit within our C grade criteria, but his previous 2 starts resulted in top 10 finishes. Russell Henley. Do it. Do it!