2019 Desert Classic Picks, Including the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #isitThursdayyet

Happy belated 2019 peeps! My mind has been so blown with Bryson putting with the stick in that I forgot to write posts for the first two events (seriously- still can’t get used to that visual)…or something like that.

I’m excited to jump into the annual birdie plethora that is the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic….errrrr I mean the Humana Challenge….errrr I mean the CareerBuilder Challenge Presented by the Clinton Family Foundation for Climate Change…errr wait, so it’s just simply the CareerBuilder Challenge now?  Wait, now it’s just the Desert Classic? What’s next, “The Dry-Air Tournament?” Ok, enough already.


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Charles Howell III- A t-8th finish for sir Charles last week at the Sony Open marks his 486th top 10 finish at that tournament (or close to it anyway), so now he’s due for his annual letdown this week, right? Not exactly. In fact Chucky Three Sticks has nearly as good of a record here as he does at the Sony, as he has a total of 6 top 20s here, including top 12s in his past two appearances and a runner-up here in 2013. Yes, it does scare me a bit when I pick a player that admits that winning isn’t everything, but I’ve always been a CHIII fan. Load up this week and thank me later.


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Luke List- This is the year that we finally see the 34-year-old bomber break through into the winner’s circle. I can feel it! I’m not sure if it’s this week, but I do like his form from last fall (two t-4ths in three events) along with the fact that he was t-6th here in ’16 = I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him in contention this week.


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Chez Reavie– Not one. Not two. Three. Yep, THREE hole-outs of 100+ yards by Chez last week. Did I mention that he did that all in one round? That would be mighty impressive in one tournament. Hell, that’s pretty good for a whole season. But in one single round? Absurd (check out his scorecard from Friday if you haven’t already). Not that I’m saying he lucked into his t-3rd finish last week (obviously he played very well), but more just saying that his luck will have to run out at some point. Full fade mode on the Chezster this week.


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Sebastian Munoz- Chasing a bit here on this one, but loved the form that the young Colombian up-and-comer displayed en route to his t-10th at the Sony last week. Feels like another opportunity to buy very, very low on the 26-year-old before he springs more into view.


Joel Harrington

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