The PGA Tour travels just four hundred and seventy-six miles from last week’s Byron Nelson event to the Colonial Country Club for the Fort Worth Invitational, as the field take on one of the longest surviving tour venues featuring an old fashioned, tree lined course that plays some 7,200 yards and plays to a Par 70.
Course experience is key here, with Colonial one of the toughest stages for first timers over the years, driving accuracy and control are also a must, with tree lined dog-legs the order of the day on course.
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The first of my each-way picks comes in the form of The Players winner, Webb Simpson at 18/1. He lead all the way at Sawgrass, but his second round 63 was the tipping point for the field, who could not reel the American in from there, as he held on to win by four strokes. He has a good record at Colonial too, having finished in the top five in his last two visits. A week off from Sawgrass see’s him come in fresh and he looks a genuine contender for the title this week.
Next up is a man I backed successfully last week, as Jimmy Walker (25/1) continues to show he is back to his best after illness, having followed a fourth and second place finish with last week’s sixth place at Sawgrass in The Players. This being his third tournament in five weeks, any fitness concerns seem to be allayed and if he can keep the momentum going, he is surely going to be in the mix once more.
TOP 20 FINISH
Another player who has featured previously is Chesson Hadley and he is my first of two top twenty finishers and is 15/8 to make it six in a row, having been one of the most consistent players on tour over the last month or so. Not had the greatest record at Colonial but at the moment I don’t think there are many courses that Hadley would have trouble with.
Second up is Brian Harman at 5/2, with the American enjoying good form at the Colonial, with two top ten finishes and a twenty-fifth place in the last three years. He has gone a little off the boil in the last couple of events, but still has seven top ten finishes this season and looks worthwhile at a decent price.
Webb Simpson E/W - @18/1
Jimmy Walker E/W - 25/1
Chesson Hadley Top 20 - 15/8
Brian Harman Top 20 - 5/2
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