What: Dell Technologies Championship
When: August 31st - September 3rd
Where: TPC Boston
2016 Winner: Rory McIlroy (-15)
Purse: $8.75MM ($1.58 to the winner)
The Dell Technologies Championship is the second of four separate weekends which are the PGA Playoffs. The top 100 golfers will participate this weekend (down from the 125 that participated last week in the Northern Trust) during the second tournament of the PGA Playoffs. After this weekend the top 70 points leaders will advance to the BMW Championship. Notable cuts that just happened include: Steve Stricker, Jimmy Walker and Luke Donald
Course: TPC Boston. Built in 2003 and designed by Arnold Palmer, this 7,300 yard par 71 course has a rating of 77 with a slope rating of 152. It was redesigned by Gil Hanse who worked with Brad Faxon in 2007. They worked to make the course aesthetically nicer and more presentable on TV. The course itself offers generous fairways with thick damaging roughs, the par 3's are tricky. The course features some grass bunkers among a very bucolic nature based setting.
Patrick Reed. He finished 5th here last year, 4th two years ago. Currently 33rd in the Fedex cup ranking, if he has ANY chance of coming out with a win it will require a top 3 finish here. He finished 2nd at the PGA Championship and 20th last week at the Northern Trust.
Paul Casey. Currently 12th in Fedex Cup Ranking, he has 5 straight top 15 finishes. He finished 2nd here last year and is currently 8th in total strokes gained. He has been among the best Golfers going down the final stretch.
Matt Kuchar. Doubling down on "Kooooch". He finished 4th here last year, Matt has now finished in the top 20 in three straight tournaments. 8th on the tour in strokes gained around the green, 16th in total strokes gained.
Sergio Garcia. Sergio! His last tournament was the PGA Championship where he missed the cut. The last two times he missed a cut he rebounded and finished 8th and 2nd. He had an average 47th place finish last year and 39th in 2015 but placed 4th here in 2014. Currently 10th on the tour in strokes gained tee to green.
Patrick Cantlay. Not only has he not missed a cut this year but he has 4 top 15 finishes in his 10 appearances including a 10th place finish at the Northern Trust. Two of his best finishes were in similar northern terrain in the RBC Canadien Open and Northern Trust which are in Ontario and New York.
Current Stats on picks so far this season:
A Golfers: Avg finish 45th (33rd percentile)
B Golfers: Avg finish: 48th (35th percentile)
C Golfers: Avg finish: 54th (40th percentile)
Sleepers: Avg finish 46th (33rd percentile)
2017 average 136 golfers per tournament.