Let's get it started
- Jordan Spieth - No course history, but his form has rendered even bad history irrelevant. First outing holding the title of numero uno in the world, so we'll see if that has any impact.
- Jason Day - Fresh off his win at the PGA Championship, he returns to Plainfield CC where he tied for 13th in 2011.
- Justin Rose - Cracked the top four in his last three TOUR starts and tied for sixth at this venue in the lone hosting back in 2011.
- Matt Kuchar - The runner-up in 2011 has two top 10s in his last three starts. Form meets history.
- Dustin Johnson - Brought Plainfield to its knees in 2011, winning at 19-under through a mere 54 holes. Form has been a minor question mark since his U.S. Open collapse. Starting fast of late, but fading on the weekend.
- Brooks Koepka - Went T6-T5-T6 in his last three starts. Any questions?
- Brandt Snedeker - Gets a hard look in this spot due mainly to his T3 in 2011. Current form is average by his standards, if not a tad below.
- Paul Casey - Enters off a T3 at the Wyndham last week, and he makes his first appearance at Plainfield CC.
- Bubba Watson - Missed the cut here in 2011, but we all know poor weather isn't exactly Bubba's calling card.
- Webb Simpson - Always known as a course horse, he tied for 10th here in 2011 and enters off a T6 at the Wyndham.
- Bill Haas
- Russell Henley
- Charl Schwartzel
- Rickie Fowler
- Scott Piercy
- Robert Streb
- Jim Furyk
- Zach Johnson
- Hideki Matsuyama
- Patrick Reed
I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel a bit in the OAD at this point in the season, as I'm not a big believer of saving guys. My selection came down to Russell Henley and Charl Schwartzel. While I have Henley slightly higher, Schwartzel is trending well with a T31, T37 and T3 in his last three starts and must make a move if he wants to keep advancing.
That's good enough for me! Charl it is!
Best of luck to all!