Dustin Johnson finished off the West coast swing of the PGA Tour season with a win at Riviera and now it’s time to head to Florida for a few weeks.
The Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida gets underway on Thursday and while the field isn’t as strong as the one we saw last week, there should still be some good golf to enjoy because if history tells us anything, The Bear Trap, 15-16-17, is one of the toughest stretches of holes on Tour.
Adam Scott will attempt to defend his win from last season and after a good showing at Riviera last week, he finished nine-under in a tie for 11th, there is a good possibility that he will. Also in the field this week: Sergio Garcia, who moved back into the top 10 in the world rankings a couple of weeks ago, Justin Thomas, who already has three wins this season, Rickie Fowler, Jason Dufner, Daniel Berger, Wesley Bryan, Smylie Kaufman, Russell Knox, Brooks Koepka, and rising star Thomas Pieters.
Odds via BookMaker.eu
Honda Classic odds via BookMaker.eu
|Adam Scott||+1300||Sergio Garcia||+1700|
|Rickie Fowler||+1700||Justin Thomas||+1500|
|Russell Knox||+2800||Paul Casey||+2800|
|Brendan Steele||+3000||Daniel Berger||+3000|
|Gary Woodland||+3300||Thomas Pieters||+3500|
|Thursday||2:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Golf Channel|
|Friday||2:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Golf Channel|
|Saturday||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM||Golf Channel||3:00 PM – 6:00 PM||NBC|
|Sunday||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM||Golf Channel||3:00 PM – 6:00 PM||NBC|
Notable Tee Times
|6:45 AM||1||Rory Sabbatini||Ryan Blaum||Thomas Pieters|
|6:45 AM||10||Derek Fathauer||Harold Varner III||Ollie Schniederjans|
|7:15 AM||1||Cody Gribble||Emiliano Grillo||Keegan Bradley|
|7:35 AM||1||Russell Knox||Jim Herman||Tyrrell Hatton|
|7:35 AM||10||Sergio Garcia||Zach Johnson||Paul Casey|
|7:45 AM||10||Justin Thomas||Adam Scott||Padraig Harrington|
|8:15 AM||10||Jonas Blixt||Cameron Percy||Wesley Bryan|
|8:35 AM||10||Ryan Armour||Steven Alker||Bryson DeChambeau|
|12:15 PM||10||Kevin Kisner||Steven Bowditch||Stewart Cink|
|12:25 PM||1||Smylie Kaufman||Ernie Els||Luke Donald|
|12:35 PM||1||Jimmy Walker||Brooks Koepka||Martin Kaymer|
|12:45 PM||1||Hudson Swafford||Daniel Berger||Rickie Fowler|
|12:45 PM||10||Brendan Steele||Danny Willett||Vaughn Taylor|
I’m rolling with Thomas Pieters this week. Pieters made a pretty big statement last week at the Genesis Open when he finished second and even though he’s said that he is going to mainly focus on the European Tour, I believe a win or two on the PGA Tour could change his mind and get him over on this side of the pond for good.