Hey guys what’s up today I am here with five long shots that you can consider for this week’s PGA championship. And remember this is an absolutely stacked field all of the best players in the world. Will be playing PGA Harding park this week and they eat up the vast majority of the winning equity. But here are five guys of PGA that you can consider further down the board for either rout rights. Top fives top tens or even value plays in fantasy. Let’s jump into it Louis us taken at (66 66-1) is an option for a seasoned veteran. And a guy who knows how to compete in major PGA championship. Not only has he won an open PGA championship in his career. But he’s also completed the career grand slam of runners up that’s right.
He finished second in all four majors in his career which is unfortunate. But it’s also a testament to how often he is at the top of the leaderboard. When all of the best players in the world play the same event now going back to the beginning of the restart. And a little bit before that Louis hadn’t been good his off the game his approach. The game was lacking he lost over four strokes on approach at the workday charity. Open he lost another three on approach at the RBC Heritage and his short game was basically in shambles. Fast forward to the last couple of starts for Louis and it appears that he has started to figure things out. His 54th at the memorial is not all that inspiring as a result. But if you look deeper at the stats he gained 2.6 strokes on approach. His ball-striking was just fine and then last week at the WGC FedEx st Jude.
He kind of put everything together he gained strokes in all four major strokes. Gained categories including off the approach even around the green shade over positive in the short game. And then he rolled in enough putts to gain strokes. There so Louis ustasen is rounding into the form he’s a guy who knows show to contend in major championships. And he’s sitting there at (66-1)Ryan palmer at (125-1) is someone. Who does not get enough credit from the industry and there is a lack of distance. He ranks 99th on tour in driving distance but he ranks 20th in strokes gained off. The team meaning he’s always putting himself in a good position. I don’t think people understand how good Ryan palmer has been this year. Obviously he hasn’t won an event but he was in contention until the 72nd hole at the sony opens back in January.
Those last two major like fields and Ryan palmer was able to find his name near the top of the leader. Board and I are even more impressed with how he was able to find his name. Near the top of the leaderboard because palmer hit the ball beautiful last week.
Last week in Memphis he was fourth in strokes gained teeth green behind only. Just in Thomas cheerily and brooks kept last week palmer just could not roll the rock. Which is usually his bugaboo but if he can find some putts this week even putt to the field average. He’s probably going to find his name on the first page or two of the leader board bubble Watson is available at 125 to 1. And let’s be honest I think it’s a very specific pathway to victory for Bubba Watson. But he owns the skill set that I think is most interesting around TPC Harding Park.
Which is having to play out of the fairway? And if you’re not playing out of the fairway. You better hit it very long which is what bubba is able to do in fact the 4.25 strokes. He gained last week the WGC FedEx Jude invitational was his best driving week since 2019. Valspar that’s right over a year and a half ago. We just saw bubba Watson’s best driving performance now. He wasn’t able to cash it in with anything better than a 25th place finish. Because his irons let him down he lost three strokes on approach. This quite honestly since the restart has been very uncharacteristic of bubba. He gained in four of his seven starts in the restart he’s also had an epic week. Like he did at the memorial where he gained over seven and a half strokes on approach. So I think there is an argument to make that if bubba Watson can combine. Then you know driving that we saw last week at the WGC FedEx improve the irons. Like we’ve seen most of the restart and just put to the field average.