PGA Fort Worth Invitational, Colonial CC, Fort Worth, TX
There are some courses on the PGA Tour that can be considered mainstays, with the Colonia Country Club sitting very high on that list. The 7,209-yard par 70 course has been part of the tour since 1946, and it will once again play host to the Fort Worth Invitational, which will run from Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, May 27. Players love to get on this course every chance they get, so it should not come as a surprise that we have a very good group set to tee off here on Thursday. There are some very good prices on the board ahead of this event, so let’s look at the players likely to be near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday.
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Spieth returns home to Texas for this one, so look for him to be the fan favorite over the next few days. He is certainly going to need all the help that he can get, as Spieth has not been in the best form of 2018. The highlight of his year so far was a 3rd place finish at The Masters, but he has not really been able to deliver 4 consistently good rounds in any tournament this season. He has won this event before, but I do not see him winning it this time around.
Rahm finished the 2017 season on fire, quickly becoming a mainstay in the top 10 at just about every tournament he played in. The Spaniard has cooled off a little this year, but does still have a win and 3 top 10 finishes to his name in 2018. Like Spieth, his best performance outside of his win came at The Masters, where he finished 4th. Rahm has been disappointing in his last two starts, and will need a big improvement to win in Fort Worth.
This may well be the man to beat this weekend, as his last appearance on the tour came a couple of weeks ago when he finished atop the leaderboard in the Players Championship. Simpson has had no problems with consistency this season, landing in the top 10 on 5 different occasions, a run that has him sitting in a rather lofty 8th position in the FedEx Cup standings. If you like to play golfers carrying some momentum into a tournament, then Simpson may well be your man.
Rose is not a player who gets a lot of the headlines, but he always seems to be a gut to have on your betting slip when looking for players to land in the top 5 or 10. He has been in the top 10 4 times this season and has yet to miss a cut in 10 events. This is a course that would appear to fit his playing style quite nicely, which is why I think he might just be able to come out on top here. I will be having a little wager on Rose, and certainly, think that he will be among the top 3 on Sunday afternoon.
If you are looking for a player at longer odds, you may want to look at Jimmy Walker. After getting off to a very slow start to the season, Walker has been no worse than 6th in 3 of the last 4 tournaments he has played in.