The first week of the 2018 Season is officially upon us. I know, I know, the wraparound season began months ago, but I'm old school. In my mind, the season begins at Kapalua, and I'm excited for what this year's tournament is offering.
The small field of 34 players contains 25 of the Top 75 in the world and the top 3 finishers in last years FedEx Cup (Thomas, Spieth, Schauffele). Past champs in the field include, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth.
My strategy for the first event of the year is to pick a dark horse to really try to get a lot of bang for your buck. It's a small field packed with big names, so you're bound to get a decent amount of FedEx Cup points no matter who you pick. Taking all that into careful consideration, my choice for the week is... DRUMROLL PLEASE: Russell Henley
It's his third time in the event and he has finished a respectable 27th and T3 in previous attempts. I have no idea when I'm gonna pick him again throughout the season, so it seemed like a good bet to get the ball rolling in 2018.
Below, I've included charts* that show:
- best players based on past performance in the event
- best players in the last 5 years at the event
- odds sheet for the tournament
Best of luck everyone! Choose wisely.