February 27th, 2019

Preview: The Honda Classic

After a trip to Mexico, our PGA stars head back to America for the Honda Classic in Florida. They must prepare for a difficult test of golf at the PGA National course with the infamous “Bear Trap” facing them on holes 15-17.

The field is littered with quality and major champions so we are set for an exciting week in Florida.

 

Selections:

 

Sergio Garcia 16/1

 

The 2017 Masters champ has found his game in recent weeks and will be relishing the test this week at a venue he has had good results.

In 3 of his last 4 appearances at this event, he has ranked in the stop five for strokes gained tee to green. This means that the course suits his eye and he is comfortable in the blustery conditions.

He is trending in the right direction boasting 8 top 10s in his last 9 events – that is impressive form that could see him win his 11th PGA Tour title.

Graeme McDowell 66/1 EW

 

The Ulsterman has had a decent start to his 2019 campaign with two Top 20 finishes.

He will be desperate to find form and pick up results in order to qualify for the US Open and British Open. It is a huge year for Graeme major wise – the US Open is at Pebble Beach, the scene of his major triumph and the British Open is in Portrush in his hometown.

McDowell has consistently shown in his career his appetite for competition and ability to grind in tough conditions. He is a prime candidate for a big performance here as he arrives as motivated as ever.