MATTHEW NESMITH 70/1 – £5EW PP 8 PLACES
MATTHEW FITZPATRICK 18/1 – £5EW WILLIAM HILL 8 PLACES
DAVID LIPSKY 125/1 – £5EW PP 8 PLACES
JHONATTAN VEGAS 66/1 – £5EW PP 8 PLACES
Extra’s on the teams short list:
KEVIN KISNER 50/1 – £5EW PP 8 PLACES
ALEX NOREN 40/1 – £5EW WILLIAM HILL 8 PLACES
SCANDINAVIAN MIXED PICKS
CAROLINE HEDWALL (SWE) 25/1 – £3EW OUTRIGHT WOMENS BET – SKYBET 5 PLACES
JACQUES KRUYSWIJK (RSA) 66/1 – £5EW OUTRIGHT MENS BET – PP 5 PLACES
Congaree Golf Club will host the Palmetto Championship at Congaree for the first time
The Palmetto Championship at Congaree is a one-time replacement for the RBC Canadian Open, as lingering concerns tied to the U.S.-Canada border and ongoing COVID-19 challenges made it too difficult to host Canada’s national open for the second year in a row.
This is the third PGA TOUR event contested in South Carolina this season (RBC Heritage and PGA Championship) while the Korn Ferry Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will be hosted in South Carolina the same week as the Palmetto Championship
Congaree Golf Club
Congaree Golf Club, par 71, 7,655 yards. The 2017 Tom Fazio design in South Carolina’s Lowcountry (about 30 minutes north of Savannah, Georgia) is built on a 3,200-acre property with holes routed between trees that are up to 300 years old. It was built with the sandbelt courses of Australia in mind and will challenge the TOUR’s best with its length (the par-5 4th, for example, measures 645 yards while there are two par-4’s on the front nine longer than 520 yards) and natural hazard areas.
The overarching feel—the Australian Sandbelt meets the hunting backwoods of the southeastern U.S. The course’s width is forgiving thanks to the removal of thousands of trees to clear the way between tall pines and classic moss-draped oaks (several mature trees were carefully relocated elsewhere on the course). That’s assuming your ball hasn’t rolled into one of the expansive sand waste areas that border many of the holes—razor-sharp edges from fairways and greens into bunkers make this a commonality with even slightly wayward shots. As firm and fast of a course I’ve experienced, and designed to be that way, makes holding approaches on each elevated putting surface (playing at a cool 12 on the stimpmeter during my round) an accomplishment and leads the caddies, dressed in all white, to recommend using a Texas wedge on the majority of recovery attempts.
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MATTHEW NESMITH (USA) 70/1
South Carolina born Matt is set up well to play well here this week he has had a good season so far and this place could be his chance to pick up his first PGA Tour title.
He only turned Pro in 2016 so has already achieved so much, in 2019 he won the Albertsons Boise Open on the Korn Ferry to seal his PGA Tour membership. Then on his first season made the FedExCup Playoffs as a rookie.
This boy has game and I am sure after going through a low point at this time coming back to a track he has played quite a few times growing up with spark his play this week. He does miss a lot of cuts but the past two events we followed his play and he was very unlucky to progress to the weekend at the Charles Schwab and the Memorial.
Looking at a top 20 bet here as well. Horses for courses pick should do well.
MATTHEW FITZPATRICK (ENG) 18/1
How well is Matt playing this season, so close to winning at least events already in 2021?
- The Genesis – 5TH
- The Players – 9TH
- RBC Heritage – 4TH
These are just a few he could have won, he has only missed two cuts since his win at the DP World Tour Championship.
As for this course his overall game will be suited and from what the guys have seen out there in practice he is looking so good and his driving is looking better than ever. This will need to be on point here this week as it will favour strokes gained off the tee and high greens in regulation.
One of the best putters I think on the PGA Tour right now and with these testing undulation greens he should be well up for the challenge.
JHONATTAN VEGAS (VEN) 66/1
Vegas for me could be a danger man here this week. Following a lot of his career is seems some of his best results have been on Tom Fazio designed courses and I see no reason why that trend will not continue here this week.
Three times a winner on the PGA and in fact two of those have come at the RBC Canadian Open where he defended his title in 2016 and 2017.
So has been a few years since his last win, but he came very close at the Puerto Rico Open back in February this year and another good top ten at the AT&T Bryon Nelson only last month. The game is match fit and with a weaker field here this week, he could get the job done.
Good each way bet.
DAVID LIPSKY (USA) 125/1
David is in some great run of form this season. We are used to seeing him on the European Tour but he has moved over and is playing a lot of his golf now on the Korn Ferry Tour and playing against some tough field’s week in week out.
He came close to winning at the Emerald and again at the MGM at Paiute. He also had a great week last week with a tied for 12TH at the Evans Scholars.
He has been looking good out there and the numbers back from trackman are looking pretty special.
I feel he makes the cut and could go low around here.
SCANDINAVIAN MIXED BETS
CAROLINE HEDWALL (SWE) 25/1 –
£3EW OUTRIGHT WOMENS BET – SKYBET 5 PLACES
JACQUES KRUYSWIJK (RSA) 66/1 –
£5EW OUTRIGHT MENS BET – PP 5 PLACES