Tournament: AT&T National
Date: June 27th-30th 2013
Course: Congressional Country Club
TV: Golf Channel Thurs.-Sun., CBS Sat.-Sun.
by Tim, PGA Golf Handicapper, Predictem.com
Congressional Country Club will be neatly attired in powder/brandeis blue upon a pure white background galvanizing like an Andalusian Horse across a tan desert steppe. File the sharp corners off and the global AT&T Logo is revealed for this AT&T National Invitational. The Players are coming carrying their personal invitations and hopes to Bank the $1.17 million Winners share. The tournament Host-Tiger Woods-will not play this week because of injured egoI mean, elbow. Ken Duke won last weekends Travelers Championship but wont repeat here. Bubba Watson is morphing into Dustin Johnson having too much attention and too much money making him soft. Colsaerts and Castano both missed the cutunbelievablyand are both persona non grata with me (NO Heart = No Chance!) Justin Rose showed me hes a Class Act through and through by not only making the cut, but competing for the win!! Huge effort after Rose won the US Open! Rickie (My Main Man) Fowler closed with a 64 showing the moxie he can contend with every week. Charley Hoffman (formerly My Main Man) played well, contended, and was completely a Gamer until his putter decided Enough is Enough. Padraig Harrington was reminded he cant play anymore and shot a final round 80; but with his handicap he was only 2 Over! John Rollins tanked it. Mike Weir couldnt find it, Lickliter is trying to get it, and Paul Goydos needs to forget it >> The Comeback Goydos; get back in the Golf Channel chair and bore the living hell out of your viewers; aka Retire with Allenby. I can beat Goydos!! Robert Allenby, Davis Love III, and Brad Faxon need to get a roomat a Nursing Home; and what the crap happened to Faxons Gorgeous Putting Stroke? His hands were shaking more than a mariachi during Cinco de Mayo! MY Lord! Ben Curtis looks like hes getting his game ready for the British Open: 71,75 and See ya later. Tim Clark closed nicely with a smooth 74horrible; just a bad effort. Hunter Mahan dropped a couple of rungs after round 1 backing up a 62 with a pert 71,70,73 finish? Huh? Angel (I love him!) Cabrera closed HARD getting into the Top Ten with a last round 63. Truly though, for the good Players, theyve endured a very tough couple of weeks. The winner of Last Place at the Travelers and nominated for Best Supporting Actor (once again!) is the Nottinghamshire NoWinTheBiggieSire Lee Westwood who showed his one-trick magic firing a scintillating 78 on Day 4. Nick Watney won the AT&T National tournament last year but will not repeat. Jim Furyk did not play and did not make the cut. FedEx Cup points are available at the AT&T National so Furyk will be there and he will not win; again. Lets see which Players have a good shot of making some cash at Congressionalbeyond those in politics!
This tournament is an Invitational which meansnothing; really. The Tour is an All-Exempt Tour so having an Invitational (Except at Firestone CC) means Less Playerswhich truly does mean; Allenby, Bob Estes, Faxon and Julius Boros wont be picking up a check this week from anyone other than the Social Security Administration (Allenby, Estes and Faxon wouldnt pick up a check anyway; they are terrible! Julius Boros is now deceased but could probably still beat at least 2 of the aforementioned!). AT&T is coast to coast now with the Pebble Beach ProAm in California, this National around Washington D.C. making AT&T almost like a SuperPower in thethat might have the ability to..PGAphone calls, emailsWOW! Forget it; lets keep this analysis on the topic. Adam Scott is in the field but played horribly from heavy rough at Merion. Believe it or not, Scott is the favorite here (why; I do not know?) and the rough will be thick at this 7,500+ yard golfing Mecca (not US Open thick though). Jason Day is your man here. Jason has been playing fantastic golf since about 2010. Hes spotting his drives, filleting wedges from the short stuff, and canning putts from the parking lot. He gets up-and-down better than a 10 cent Dance Partner. Stallings will win this yearbut at Congressional? Top Ten probably. Ken Duke is a fighter/grinder and won last weekhe also looks very tired and kinda Old-ish and Im thinking hell probably go back to Eel Forge, Mississippi or Pigeon Toe, Arkansas (or wherever hes fromIm not lookin it up!) and start working on his ESPN Outside the Lines segment Rags to Flags: The Ken Duke Story and see about speaking at the Commencement of his former High School; hes done. Brandt Snedeker—nope. Hunter Mahan3rd Place or 23rd. Graham DeLaet may contend but doubtful will win. Fredrik Jacobson (Im not saying Yockobson even if Im tortured), Martin Laird, and Angel Cabrera all have a good chance because they own a deep sense of pride and duty. Ryan Palmer will be there at the finish, Charley Hoffman looks to have his head on straight, and Ryan Moore is not in the field but does need to stop trying to impersonate a Rep. of the Peoples Republic of Bad Fashion: Upper Sawtooth, Alaska Regiment. There you have it: Jason All-Day, Every-Day, followed by Cabrera and Charley Hoffman. Oh! Host Tiger is not playing BUT will be offering Seminars for all would-be promiscuous texters under the AT&T BigTop beside the clubhouse Tuesday-Saturday. Topics to be covered by Woods will be:
1) When to Focus on Caps: Happy Endings
2) She Found It: Now What?
3) Preparing for a 3-Iron Through the Back Window from a Bad Lie
4) Magnets and Pocket Change: How Polarity Can Save You Money.
Okay, have a great weekend!
Short Favorite: Jason Day (12 Odds to 1 to Win)
Day is playing exceptionally well and was overshadowed by Michelsons goofy legacy round. Jason will win; or be very close.
Middle of the Road: Angel Cabrera (66 Odds to 1 to Win)
Just a block-jawed assassin with great touch, Cabrera never lets anything detract from his will to win.
Longshot: Jordan Speith (80 Odds to 1 to Win)
Speith has the arrogance and confidence to win on the PGA Tour. Whenever his game catches up to his desire and self-assessment, he will win
Head to Head Matches *Picks to win based on final score after all four rounds. Check out your favorite online betting site for single round matches and a variety of prop bets.
Adam Scott vs. Jason Day (our pick to win: Jason Day)
Foxhole scenario here: It has to be Day each and every occassion.
Robert Garrigus vs. John Huh (our pick to win: John Huh)
Yes, Garrigus is Long; hes also long and wrong! Huh is tough and plays within himself. Huh doesnt make mistakes and this pick is probably the best play all weekend!