This is always an interesting event because it’s the week before the Masters. Some players take the week off to rest and prepare for the Masters while others play Redstone Golf Club. The course is actually designed similarly to Augusta which gives the players the same type of feel the week before the first major. Last year I won by selecting Anthony Kim, this week I’m taking it easy to rest before next weeks Masters. Gonna roll with these guys.
Matt Kuchar +1200 – 5 top tens and no wins yet this year. I like Kooch again this week, he placed 8th last year at this even
Phil +1250 – Lefty as not won since the Masters. Last year at the Houston Open he finished Sunday with 6 straight birdies, so he can play well here. I like him winning which would set up a nice storyline for next weekend at Augusta.
Aaron Baddeley +3500 – He has 2 top tens (including a win at Riviera) and a very good 12th place last week. People think he his last years Matt Kuchar, a player who had a promising career, which took some time to get going. He has made the cut at every Shell Houston Open.
Freddie Couples +3500 – He’s on the Champions Tour, but can still contend and loves Houston. The Houston Cougar alum has made 17 straight cuts here, won in 2003 and finished 3rd in ’09 and 4th in ’08. He’s selective of which PGA events he plays, so he must have a lot confidence, he almost won at Riviera. My long shot this week.