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Fortinet Championship

Course & Location:

Silverado Resort, Napa, CA

Dates:

Sept 16 - 19, 2021

Purse:

$6,600,000

Par:

712 / Yardage 7,166

Fairways:

Rye/Blue Grass Blend

Greens:

Bent/Poana Grass

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Fortinet Championship Picks

Best Outsider Pick

Player

Aaron Rai   

  • A player many will not be familiar with, he is a steady European Tour player
  • Comes in off a TOP 20 at the challenging BMW Wentworth golf course
  • He key skill is he game off the tee he is extremely accurate
  • 7th in Fairways found over the past 24 rounds on the PGA Tour
  • This event has provided many player with their first win on tour and this could the breakthrough for Aaron
Odds 100/1 8 places
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Best Outright Pick

Player

John Rahm   

  • The best player in this field by some distance
  • His price with one sportsbook is too big to ignore and for this reason alone he is a headline selection
  • This price will not be available come Thursday so please act quickly
Odds +490
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Top 20 Picks

Player

Will Zalatoris

  • 3RD Strokes Gained T2G over the last 50 rounds
  • 6th Strokes Gained Approach over the last 36 rounds
  • 8th in Ball Striking over the past 36 rounds
  • His putting is his weakness. Poa undulating greens this week might not be to his liking other wise he would be close to an outright pick
Odds +120
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The course opened in 1955, but was redesigned just 11 years later in 1966 by Robert Trent Jones Jr . Silverado Resort and Spa hosted the PGA TOUR from 1968-80 before returning in 2014. The venue has produced a prestigious list of winners including Jack Nicklaus (1969), Tom Watson (1978), Ben Crenshaw (1980) and Johnny Miller (1974-75). In addition, Silverado was a PGA TOUR Champions venue from 1989-2002.

 

A resort course with a standard par 72 layout of 4 par 3’s and 4 pars 5’s, the players will need to go low this week.

 

The fairways are tree-lined, so our golfers can’t be too wayward off the tee, or they’ll be in trouble and then we have the poa annua putting surfaces which aren’t to all players liking. Those that reside in the area have a particularly good record at this track so that’s something to bear in mind on the first event of the 2021/22 season.

 

With the Ryder Cup taking centre stage next week the field isn’t the strongest which means a wide-open event, combined with no extreme preference for a particular playing style this will be a tough tone to unpick.

 

5 Key Skills Set Required

  1. SG Off the tee – The list of previous winners here leans toward long straight drivers of the ball.
  2. SG Approach – The greens here are fairly easy to hit by PGA Tour standards we want players who are gaining strokes on approach play.
  3. Proximity from 100-150 yards – There will be an above average number of wedges this week, looking for players who excel in this area is going to do us no harm at all. When low scoring is the order of the day you need players hitting those wedges very close.
  4. SG putting on Poa Annua Green – This is a specialist putting surface and although not a huge factor in the outcome in recent time, I’m certainly favouring players who have a liking for Poa Annua greens.
  5. Overall SG T2G – This is a long and demanding course and without a solid T2G game, players will struggle to challenge the top of the leaderboards.

 

Course History Stats

Players in the field this week that have string course form are the likes of NA, GRILLO AND VARNER.

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