You won’t see any college hoops posts around here until Wednesday morning. At this point, I am conceding a losing season and only picking NCAA Tournament games. As funny as Vermont +1 at Oregon State is, I will be passing all NIT/CIT/CPA/CBI/CRDCDDFECTF games unless it blatantly sticks out.
Tiger is obvious fade material this week. With a few solid rounds over the weekend at Doral(where every shot was on T.V.) he is back. He won this tournament 4 years in a row, and is the defending champion. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
The question with Tiger, is with who. I would love to make bets like “Ross Fisher +350 v. Tiger,” but that won’t be offered. Tiger should be matched up against Singh(probably a pass, strong course form), Fuyrk, Kim or Harrington. Harrington has played like garbage, except for Doral, recently so that is a decent look. I think Kim played over his head last season, but he has been off the Tour for awhile and has the glaring fact that he has never beaten Tiger head to head. Kim and Fuyrk are more questionable.
Once again a decent number of Euro’s will be undervalued this week in Ross Fisher, Jeev Milkha Singh and Ollie Fisher. Singh and Fisher played well at Doral, and Fisher at the Match Play, so that will probably drive their prices down lower than normal.
On the American side, Hunter Mahan has a strong history here, but has played poorly recently so we may find some value his way. Ames and Appleby are two intriguing looks.
In Europe, they are playing at the Open de Andelucia. PGA Tour favorite MAJ will be in the field, but its doubtful that he will be undervalued considering it is not America.
With some decent names(more so than last week) in the field, It could be and oppurtunity for personal favorite Soren Hansen to get the job done. Alex Noren, finished top-5 in this event last season, but with a quick scan through the current entry list I couldn’t find his name.
Two weeks until the Masters.