The fifth main kicks off this Thursday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Seashore, Florida. The fan favourite occasion contains a star-studded discipline and, with the enduring island inexperienced ready on the 17th, extra drama than the season finale of the Bachelor. Listed here are 4 suggestions for maximizing the Gamers Championship expertise out of your sofa.
1. Guess the over on water balls on the 17th gap. This isn’t monetary recommendation. I’ve no perception on what number of golfers will miss the island inexperienced, and as a Chicagoan, I’ve had it as much as my earmuffs with tales concerning the brutal March temperatures terrorizing the Sunshine State. Nonetheless, I’ve seen sufficient Gamers Championship protection on TV to know that we’re going to observe plenty of nameless gamers who aren’t in competition as they tee it up on the well-known par 3. If the Golf Channel manufacturing workforce insists on chopping away from the featured group to point out you Talor Gooch, at +3, taking a pitching wedge into the 17th, chances are you’ll as properly manufacture a cause to put money into the result. So wager the over, and take pleasure within the gamers’ distress.
2. Set your expectations as little as attainable for Tiger Woods’ efficiency. I’m planning for Tiger to withdraw on Thursday morning. If reminiscence serves, Tiger hasn’t bounced again from nagging accidents all that shortly lately. Slightly than mail him my heating pad, I’ll simply cool my jets. This manner, if he performs, I’m already a winner. If he contends, that’s simply gravy. There’s no scarcity of expertise and star energy within the discipline, so even when Tiger is a bust, we’re in for a deal with.
3. Pray for Jordan Spieth. I’m not an enormous Spieth fan, however even I believe it’s merciless to pair him with Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler. Spieth, who’s dropped to No. 25 on the earth rating and 182nd within the FedEx Cup standings, would in all probability favor to maintain his struggles out of the highlight. What higher place to cover from the golf world’s collective scrutiny than alongside two of America’s brightest stars? To not point out two guys taking part in nice golf, each with victories this season and a aptitude for giant moments. I can’t imagine I’m saying this, however good luck on the market, Jordan. You’ve gotten my sympathy.
4. Set your DVR. Not solely is that this a good suggestion in case the match goes to additional holes, however contemplating the St. Patrick’s Day end you’ll need a backup plan prepared ought to you end up whisked to a parade or unable to remain awake into the afternoon.
Toss in your inexperienced jacket, pour your self a John Daly, root for Shane Lowry and benefit from the PGA Tour’s premier occasion.