Expert Picks for The Heritage
Baird may be one of the astute grinders on the Tour, making as many stops as any professional golfer out there and pulling respectable finishes at most. We struggle to find comfort in review of his Harbour Town resume but there aren't many from the game's second class as talented.
Brandt Snedeker [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #4
Snedeker continues to work for improved consistency and respect on the PGA Tour, and several runs in top spotlights prove he is up to that challenge. He'll have another opportunity in Hilton Head this week, but in the past he has struggled to take advantage on this stage.
Pat Perez [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #147
Perez served us well in Texas last week and we find another course that may prove a beneficial fit for his game. He's posted low rounds at Harbour Town in the past and with some positive momentum working he may surprise this week.
If the truth were told we might note DL3 as our biggest question mark of the week. In the past he has enjoyed more than a few low rounds at Harbour Town and his history supports positive expectation. Yet with his struggles early this season and a stacked field, we temper expectations.
Brian Gay [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #109
Gay owns crystal from The Heritage and that all but demands consideration as a fantasy owner, but we warn all owners to beware. He has failed in his pursuit of greatness after multiple wins three seasons ago and we do not carry a ton of confidence in his bag this week.
Zach Johnson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #26
The final name on the list would normally be found within the top twenty, but Zach Johnson has yet to display the top game we normally associate with his bag this season. Add a prolonged history of disappointment at Harbour Town and we are backing way off on his stock this week.
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