Steve Stricker 16/1
The only one of the top ranked players who doesn’t have an injury, divorce, mental issue or crisis with his game? Winner in 2007 and tied second last year. Winner of the John Deere and Northern Trust this year and top 20 last time out at home in the USPGA, Stricker has to have a super chance again this week.
Pic: Stricks the kid
Fredrik Jacobson 100/1 or 9/1 to finish in the top-10
I know I know I know you think I’m crazy but just roll with me on this one. Fredrik comes into his own when its time for the kids to go back to school. Played great last year and just got pipped at the post when he failed to break par in the final round tying sixth. Shot a 62 in the final round of Wyndham last week so a top ten at 9/1 this week is not beyond the realms of possibility.
Jacobson: Some guys just dont grow beards. I’ve seen more hairs on a gooseberry!
KJ Choi 66/1 or 6/1 to finish in the top-10
The last time the Barclays was played at Ridgewood (this week’s venue) KJ Choi started off with a 74 giving the rest of the field a head start. He only finished three back after three rounds in the 60’s and I don’t expect an older and wiser Choi to gift those first round shots this time around. Playing solid if unspectacular recently with a lowest finish of 46th in his last three starts.
Pic: “I fillish top ten no ploblem!”
Justin Leonard 66/1 or 11/2 to finish in the top-10
Pic: Leonard looks the slimey guy from “Mad Men”