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Zozo Championship: Expert Picks

Tiger is one of the most experienced golfers at Sherwood

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Tournament Information

Zozo Championship
Date: October 22nd - 25th
Course: Sherwood Country Club
Purse: $8MM ($1.4MM to winner)
2020 Winner: Tiger Woods (-19)

Course

Sherwood Country Club — This private par 72 course is 7,025 yards with a 75.4 rating and a slope rating of 144. Designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1989, this course features lush mature trees lined around rolling hills with beautiful Californian mountains in the background. The course has numerous elevation changes with patches of fairway—players will have to carefully place their shots as they work through each hole.

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My Starting 4

Tiger Woods (first selection this year) — Tiger has a long history of success at Sherwood dating back to the early 2000s. This is Tiger’s second start of this season after missing the cut at a difficult US Open.

Patrick Reed (first selection this year) — Sitting in the top ten in OWGR, Reed has a solid track record on California courses. He is 6th in total strokes gained, and 5th in strokes gained approaching the green, he will need to utilize that.

Colin Morikawa (first selection this year) — Morikawa is 26th in strokes gained tee to green and 22nd in strokes gained approaching the green. He comes in here having finished 12th at the CJ Cup.

Joel Dahman (first selection this year) — Dahman made cuts in three of four tournaments this season. He is 55th in driving accuracy, 79th in greens in regulation percentage and 23rd in total birdies. Last year, Joel averaged 21st finishes at California courses.

My Bench 2

Matt Kuchar (first selection this year) — Kuchar bodes well on Jack Nicklaus courses, he is 33rd in driving accuracy and after missing the cut at the US Open he finished 34th at the Shriners and 52nd last week at CJ Cup

Scottie Scheffler (first selection this year) — Scheffler has now made cuts in two of his three starts this season. He is 78th in driving accuracy and 28th in distance which helps him be 21st in strokes gained off the tee. He holds a ranking of 32nd in OWGR and he’s holding down his three puts with a ranking of 56th in avoidance. He was 41st last year in California courses.

Fun Fact: This area was used in the filming of Robin Hood which helped it become known at Sherwood Country Club. The Lake Sherwood is the oldest manmade lake in California being formed in 1904.


2020-2021 Stats

Starting 4: avg finish 37th (27th percent)
Bench 2: avg finish 58th (43rd percent)

Poll

Where does Tiger Woods finish this weekend?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Top 25
    (6 votes)
  • 41%
    Between 25-60
    (5 votes)
  • 8%
    Misses the Cut
    (1 vote)
12 votes total Vote Now