Expert Picks: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
The seasons last World Golf Championship is the destination for the PGA TOUR this week, as the world’s elite line up for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, at Firestone Golf Club in Akron, Ohio. Defending champion Rory McIlroy won’t be there to defend his title, as he continues his rehab from an ankle tendon injury.
Rickie Fowler enters the week on the back of a 2nd place finish at the Quicken Loans National. Some stellar golf before that has seen him win on both side of the pond with Players Championship and Scottish Open respectively. The World No.5 has had an additional 3 top-10’s on the PGA TOUR, which has seen him rise to 16th in the FedEx Cup standings. Rickie enters the week as one of the favorites’ but is still paying decent money at 16/1
Jordan Spieth has a chance to overtake Rory Mcilroy at No.1 in the World Golf Rankings with a win this week. With 12 top-10 finishes and 4 wins, including 2 majors, it’s safe to say he’s the hottest golfer on the planet at the moment. He leads the tour in some many stats it’s hard to look past him winning this week. Unfortunately the odds show this as he’s only paying 11/2 for victory!
Jimmy Walker is currently ranked 3rd on the FedEx Cup, having recorded 6 top-10 finishes including 2 victories at the Sony Open and the Valero Texas Open. Walker is one of the best putters on tour, leading the tour in both stokers gained putting and total putting. At last year’s event Walker finished a respectable T-26th and finished 21st at last week’s Quicken Loans. Walker enters this week paying 50/1 for victory, a very high price for the World No.14
Danny Willett isn’t an official member of the PGA TOUR yet, but has still managed 2 top-10 finishes in PGA TOUR sanctioned events, including a 3rd place finish at the WGC Match Play. On the European Tour Willett has already won twice this season, including a win in his last start at the Omega European Masters. On the Race to Dubai, Willett sits second to world No.1 Rory McIlroy, having made over 2.5million Euro thus far. The World No.24 enters this week paying long odds at 66/1 for