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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The McGladrey Classic - One and done

With The McGladrey Classic less than 36 hours from teeing off, it's time to declare this week's one-and-done selection.

Some weeks a guy just jumps off the page for all the right reasons, and this week there were two when it comes to the OAD. Webb Simpson and Scott Brown each offer a different strategic option, and both are smart plays in their own way.

Simpson is a guy that will crack the short list of contenders multiple times in 2014-15. For example, the Wyndham Championship is always a strong place to play him. The thing is...why wait? His course history at the Seaside Course is excellent and he tied for fourth last week. He easily checks both boxes of course history and current form.

Brown improved from a T20 to a T4 in his second trip to McGladrey last year, and enters off back-to-back top-12 finishes to start the new season. Just like Simpson, Brown checks the two major boxes. Another star in his corner is that there isn't an obvious place to play him down the road.

There is one difference.

Simpson is of a different class than Brown.

In addition, I see no reason to save Simpson. It's hard to imagine a time when he enters a tournament with his history as strong as it is on Sea Island and form as solid as a T4 last week.

Let's go Webb!

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