Tiger Woods and group are preparing for the Presidents Cup however they have one last tune-up occasion before going to Australia.
It’s the Hero World Challenge which is a 18-man presentation that doesn’t compensate FedExCup Points yet it gives out OWGR Points. Not a terrible method to cushion your reality positioning before the schedule flips to 2020. The golf world turns its eyes to The Bahamas as The Hero World Challenge gets set to commence this week. The competition is facilitated by Tiger Woods, who’ll be playing nearby 17 different golf players in this years occasion.
Because of The Presidents Cup being held in Australia one week from now the occasion will start on Wednesday and end on Saturday. Each of the twelve men speaking to the United States in the 2019 Presidents Cup will be in the field at The Hero World Challenge.
To help with the movement to Royal Melbourne, the occasion will run from Wednesday to Saturday. A day sooner than we are utilized to.
As you can envision with a field of only 18 golf players, there is no cutline to perspire and everybody will be ensured 72 openings of activity, notwithstanding any WDs.
The host course this week is Albany in The Bahamas.
This Ernie Els configuration resembles it’s straight out of a computer game. Incredibly fresh and exceptionally one of a kind landscape. It could be delegated a desert joins format.
Plunging straight into the scorecard, it’s a standard 72 that plays directly around 7,300 yards.
The key qualities of the course are five standard 5s and a couple of driveable standard 4s. That continues scoring truly low, even with the seaside breezes and length to manage. Four of the standards play more than 470 yards and three of the standard 5s play more than 585 yards.
It’s nothing unexpected that large hitters like Bubba Watson and Jon Rahm have won here. There are genuinely seven bird openings with those standard 5s and driveable standard 4s. Actually, most will simply observe two or three bird chances for each round, however that is still bounty.
The fairways are liberal and water becomes an integral factor on around 3 to 5 openings. Once more, a sorry test except if the breeze is truly yelling. They are getting blasts up to 25 MPH today (Monday) however the breezes are planned to rests for two of the four adjusts this week. Obviously that could change yet more on that in the climate segment.
The turf is dubious bermudagrass and the greens are regularly set up on the quick side of the range. Particularly for a waterfront course. I state precarious bermuda in light of the fact that the around-the-green shots are in every case the absolute hardest here. Tight lies on grainy bermuda.
Dustin Johnson pulled back from the field on Saturday night (11/30) due to recovery from knee damage. He’ll be supplanted in the field by Chez Reavie.
Previous Champions in the Field:
Jon Rahm (’18), Rickie Fowler (’17), Bubba Watson (’15), Jordan Spieth (’14), Tiger Woods (’11, ’07, ’06, ’04, ’01)
You can’t talk about an occasion held by Tiger Woods and not have him as a storyline. Woods is falling off of a 2019 that saw him recover the Green Jacket at Augusta National and tie Sam Snead for the most successes record-breaking on the PGA Tour with 82.
Tiger will currently adjust his game in front of The Presidents Cup, where he gets set to turn into the Playing Captain for Team USA. A success won’t put him in front of Sam Snead on the PGA Tour’s unequaled successes list in light of the fact that The Hero World Challenge isn’t an authority PGA Tour occasion, however it will assist him with increasing World Ranking focuses and make somewhat more buzz as he gets set for what could be a record breaking 2020.
Fowler, the 2017 Champion, will show up since the TOUR Championship in August. He initially took 11 weeks off for his wedding and special first night, in any case, in the wake of getting a bacterial disease on his vacation, he missed additional time than anticipated.
This will be a significant week for Fowler, who was damage substitution for Brooks Koepka on Team USA in the Presidents Cup. Rickie has seen a ton of accomplishment on this course, however this week might be progressively about him attempting to locate his game than it is tied in with winning.
There’s no denying that Spieth is right now stuck in the greatest funk of his vocation. The three time significant champ hasn’t won since he guaranteed his last major in 2017 at The Open Championship. He’s likewise slipped to 44th in the World Rankings, the least he’s been since 2013. Could fighting a little field assist him with increasing some certainty and maybe a success as he gets set for the 2020 schedule year?
Tiger doesn’t win however completes in the main 3
Tiger hasn’t won this competition since 2011. You’d imagine that a little field would be simple for him to go after, particularly in years like 2013 and 2018 where he entered in incredible structure. Be that as it may, he hasn’t had the option to verify a success. I figure Woods will have an extraordinary appearing in 2019, however he’ll fall only somewhat short.
We’ll crown a first time Hero World Challenge Champion
There are five past champions in the field, which implies the chances of a first time champ are entirely high. Taking a gander at the previous champs, Fowler, Spieth, and Watson aren’t entering in the best of structure. That leaves Rahm and Tiger. I’ve just said I don’t think Tiger takes care of business, which leaves Rahm. The Spaniard has won his past two beginnings around the world, which implies he’s expected to lose, correct?
Also, the champ is… ..
Thomas is a person who gets up for Team Tournaments, which is the thing that he’ll be playing in one week from now. I think he’ll utilize this week as a take off platform to prepare himself siphoned up and to go. When JT is large and in charge he’s amazingly hard to beat. That being stated, I think he’ll be striding up 18 on Saturday early evening time preparing to gather his second win in his last three beginnings.