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FORTINET CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

Course & Location:

Silverado Resort & Spa

Dates:

15 - 18 Sept 2022

Purse:

$7.5 Million

Par:

72 / Yardage 7,120

Fairways:

Bermudagrass/poa annua

Greens:

Bentgrass / poa annua

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FORTINET CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 Picks

Best Underdog Pick

Nick Hardy
  • A serious young talent who hits its miles off the tee, much like many of the previous winners here.
  • A top 10 back at The Travelers and a Top 20 at the US Open only a few month back, shows his game has been in good order
  • Finished tied 36th last year, gaining 1 stroke per round on the field T2G, also dialled in with his approach play
  • Putts his best on the surfaces with Poa Annua in which he faces this week.
Odds 100/1 + 10000

Best Favorite Pick

Max Homa
  • Arrives off the back of his best ever season winning here at the Fortinet and the Wells Fargo.
  • Gained over 2 strokes per round T2G in 2021 at this event, demonstrating his liking for the layout.
  • Gaining strokes Off The Tee is critical here, Max has gained strokes Off The Tee in each of his last 12 events.
  • Putts his best statistically with Poa Annua in the mix.
  • In my view he is the man to be and should be favourite ahead of Hideki & Conners
Odds 14/1 + 1400

Best Top 20 Pick

Cam Davis
  • 4 top 20 finishes in his last 5 events.
  • Best placed 17th here on debut in 2018
  • Underrated wedge game ranks in the top 20 over the last 50 rounds for proximity to the hole from 75 – 100 yards and ranks 3rd from 100-125 yards. Key distances this week.
  • Gained strokes putting in 10 of his last 12 events.
  • Trending in the right direction I expect a huge performance.
Odds 6/5 +120

First Round Leader Picks

Chesson Hadley
Odds 100/1 +10000

Joseph Bramlett
Odds 100/1 +10000

Thomas Detry
Odds 60/1 +6000

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Fantasy Golf Players

One & Done – Best Outright

Cam Davis
  • 4 top 20 finishes in his last 5 events.
  • Best placed 17th here on debut in 2018.
  • Underrated wedge game ranks in the top 20 over the last 50 rounds for proximity to the hole from 75 – 100 yards and ranks 3rd from 100-125 yards. Key distances this week.
  • Gained strokes putting in 10 of his last 12 events.
  • Trending in the right direction I expect a huge performance.
$11,000  

Salary Cap is $11k to $12k

Best Plays

Davis Riley

Cam Davis

$11,300

$11,000

Best Fades

Corey Conners

Taylor Pendrith

$11,800

$11,000

Salary Cap $9k – $11k

Best Plays

Gary Woodland

Trey Mulliax 

Jason Day  

$11,000

$10,200

$10,100

Best Fades

Andrew Puntnam

Alex Noren

Kevin Streelman

$9,700

$9,800

$10,000

Sub $9k

Sleepers

Mark Hubbard

Davis Lipskey

$8,900

$8,800

Hidden Gems

Value Plays

Matt Wallace

Nick Hardy

Alex Smalley

$8,500

$9,000

$8,600

Fortinet Championship 2022 Overview

 

The Fortinet Championship from Silverado Resort and Spa kickstarts the 2022/23 PGA Tour golf season. Last year this event kickstarted the rise of Max Homa, now famous for both his impeccable golf game, and top-class Twitter account.

 

The field this week is somewhat depleted compared to the 2021 renewal, this is a combination of the new LIV Golf Tour and the recent BMW Championships at Wentworth last week.

 

The Silverado course has seen vast improvements over the last 10 years, led by Jonny Miller. He has added length and a rerouting of holes since the original Trent Jones Jr design back in the 1960’s.

 

The North Course is a traditional, tree-lined course that has been arranged to be scoreable at the Fortinet Championship. The Par 72 course is not overly long at just over 7,120 yards, which has plenty of dog-legs and Napa Valley Oaks and Redwoods strategically placed to block approach shots, none of this will phase the players this week. The course’s main defence is the tight and narrow fairways, they are some of the hardest to hit on the PGA Tour circuit ranking in the top five hardest in 4 of the last 5 years. Given the narrow fairways you could be fooled into thinking this course suits players with precision off the tee, winner like Tway, Cameron Champ and Brandon Steele gives a twist to that narrative, all are super long off the tee and not the most accurate. The reason, quite simply the rough here on this resort course isn’t penal enough to stop the world best with a wedge in hand, something to bear in mind if making your own picks this week.

 

Expect a winning score in the high teens would be my prediction 15-20 under par, the field strength isn’t the best so I can’t see the player taking this course to pieces this week.

 

Let’s break down the key skill set required in order to lift that trophy come Sunday evening.

 

 

Key Skill Sets Required

    1. SG T2G – Although this is a resort course, it still demands solid T2G performance. I want to look for players who generally gain strokes over their competitors from T2G.
    2. SG Off The Tee – This is one of the hardest driving courses the players face all year, especially in terms of fairway width, where it ranks among the 5 hardest o tour. Ordinarily, you would think it is more about driving accuracy however that is not the case. The rough here isn’t too tough, meaning players can still attack pins from the rough as long as they miss on the correct side. Look for players who dominate the SG gained stats Off The Tee.
    3. Proximity 75-125 Yards – Over 30% of shots will come from this range, significantly more than the average PGA Tour event. The course is relatively short by modern-day standards and despite the narrow fairways the rough isn’t a huge punishment, therefore players can bomb it off the tee and try their luck from close to the greens with a wedge in hand.
    4. SG Around The Green – Not often do we see SG Around The Green as a key skill set on a resort course, but that’s the case this week. Silverado Resort and Spa has ranked in the top 10 hardest courses to get up and down from in 4 of the last 5 years.
    5. SG Putting – A mix of Bentgrass and Poa Annua to contend with this week for the players, which won’t be to everyone’s liking. Look for players who can excel with the Poa mix and those that consistently. Except for Brendon Steel’s win in 2018 and Grill in 2016 putting has been a significant factor in determining the outcome of this event.

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