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The Barclays Preview

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Who are some players who have a good chance at The Barclays?

Pick to Win:

  • Jordan Spieth (+575): There is not much explanation needed, but just to support this pick even more, Spieth is ranked second in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, sixth in Strokes Gained: Putting, 43rd in Total Driving, second in Parbreakers and first in Par 4 Scoring Average. In his last six tournaments, he has not finished outside the top-10.


Players to Watch:

  • Jason Day (+1123): In the last five tournaments, Jason Day has not finished worse than T-12th, including winning two of his last three events. Besides for Total Driving, Jason Day is not ranked outside of T-11th in any of the five important stats.

  • Brooks Koepka (+2036): Statistically, Koepka is No. 2 this week, behind Jordan Spieth. He is ranked top-20 in SG:TTG, SG:P, Par 4 Scoring Average and Par Breakers. He is also ranked 36th in Total Driving. Koepka is the most reliable guy to count on for a made cut, having only missed one cut this season in 20 events. And, in Koepka’s last seven events, he hasn’t finished outside the top-20. His last three have all been top-10s. It’s safe to say he’s locked in right now.

  • Robert Streb (+4997): Streb is solid all around, with Total Driving as the only stat he ranks outside the top-30 this week. He is coming into this tournament having made the cut in his last 10 events. In his last nine tournaments, he has only finished outside the top-20 once.


Sleeper Pick:

  • Jonas Blixt (+7173): This is the first time I am actually into Blixt. In his last four tournaments, he has finished T-10th, T-13th, T-30th, and T-22nd. He’s been putting well lately, which might explain the results. He also is better on courses that are Par 70s, that are short courses and where the competition is hard. This week matches all of those qualifications. 

Super Sleeper Pick:

  • Greg Owen (N/A): Par 70 courses definitely are better for Owen, as he is a player that is weak at par 5s and par 3s. He has been wildly inconsistent, but in his last six tournaments, he has four top-20s. He has made 50% of his cuts this year, but with the way he’s been playing, a made cut will be a high finish. He only played one major this season, which was a T-20th at The Open Championship.

Edited by Emily Berman, Coleman Gray.

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