4th July 2018 at 9:46 am #139694aceventurerModerator
The Old White TPC was flooded in June 2016 with water up to six feet deep in places. The tournament that year was obviously cancelled and a total refurbishment was started to have the courseTwo-time Tour winne ready for 2017. Architect Keith Fost led the project which saw the whole course re-seeded, re-surfacing, re-contouring, all the bunkers rebuilt and all the 18 greens also re-seeded. It’s a classic layout with tree-lined fairways and there are no par 5s on the outward nine and the 18th is a par 3. Anyone can win here but one prerequisite will be that he will be good with the flat stick. Also GIR stats are worth looking at.
COURSE: Old White TPC Course, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Simpson looks a good fit for the Old White TPC. He has three top tens and a T14 in seven appearances at the West Virginia course. He won The Players in May and five other top tens this season. Overall it’s not been a bad season for the guy from North Carolina and with five PGA Tour wins since 2011. His T10 at the US Open was a great result and shows that he is more than capable of holding his own in tough conditions and taking on the big boys. He’s played here every year and although the course was virtually rebuilt in 2016 it hasn’t really changed much so his knowledge will stand him in good stead.
Greens in Regulation: 66.88% (80th) Strokes Gained Putting: .649 (T8th)
Harman might not be a long hitter off the tee but he more than makes up for it in his overall game. At the beginning of the season he had four top tens in his first four outings. Since then two top tens in the WGC Mexico Championships and WGC Dell Match Play plus a T6 at the Travellers in his last outing shows his form is good. Has played here three times and has not had a great deal of success but I think he’s definitely worth a wager.
Greens in Regulation:69.74% (27th) Strokes Gained Putting: .687 (7th)
1.50 ew Webb Simpson (PaddyPower 18-1) Pays 8
1.50 ew Brian Harman (Coral 33-1) Pays 7
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