Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California, hosts this week’s Fortinet Championship to start the 2021-22 PGA Tour season. The occasion was beforehand generally known as the Safeway Championship and was gained by Stewart Cink final 12 months. Beneath, we take a look at the fantasy golf energy rankings for the 2021 Fortinet Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.
As traditional this early within the season, the sphere this week is somewhat skinny however is fronted by Golfweek/Sagarin‘s top-ranked golfer, Jon Rahm. The Spaniard is the one member of both of subsequent week’s Ryder Cup groups in attendance for the Fortinet Championship and is a heavy betting favourite within the subject of 156.
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Silverado Resort measures 7,123 yards and performs to a par of 72. Cink gained by two strokes final 12 months at a file 21-under par.
2021 Fortinet Championship: Fantasy Golf Prime 20
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20. Dylan Frittelli (+10000)
Tied for twenty fifth in 2018 and for seventh in 2019 earlier than skipping final 12 months’s occasion. He was sturdy in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Inexperienced in each appearances and improved on and across the greens in his second cease in Napa.
19. Luke Record (+10000)
Eighteen profession rounds performed at Silverado Resort with a mean of 0.59 strokes gained on the sphere per spherical. Tied for fourth and fifth in opposition to largely comparable fields on the John Deere Basic and Barbasol Championship, respectively.
18. Harry Higgs (+8000)
Superior to the BMW Championship within the FedEx Cup Playoffs with a T-15 end on the Wyndham Championship and a T-16 at The Northern Belief. Completed alone in second right here final 12 months with nice iron play.
17. Emiliano Grillo (+5000)
Twenty-two profession rounds performed at Silverado Resort are greater than all however seven members of the sphere, and he has averaged 1.14 strokes gained per spherical. He tied for twenty ninth final 12 months however was fourth within the subject with 1.56 SG: Method.
16. Brendon Todd (+7000)
Led the PGA Tour in driving accuracy final season whereas hitting 75.25% of fairways. Missed the lower in his look on the Safeway Open in 2019 however has usually performed effectively in the course of the fall swing.
15. Chez Reavie (+5000)
Tied for third final 12 months in ending place and was solo third in SG: Method. Additionally tied for the sphere lead with 28 profession rounds at this venue and averages 1.20 complete strokes gained on the sphere per spherical.
14. Brendan Steele (+9000)
Gained back-to-back right here in 2016 and 2017 at minus-18 and minus-15, respectively. Made the lower in every of his three appearances since, with a prime end of T-29 final 12 months.
13. Maverick McNealy (+5000)
Missed the lower at Silverado Resort for the primary time final 12 months making the lower right here within the three earlier seasons.
12. Sebastian Munoz (+4000)
Completed his 2020-21 season with three straight top-30 finishes on the Wyndham Championship, The Northern Belief and the BMW Championship earlier than being knocked out of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Tied for fourth on the John Deere Basic within the subject most similar to this week.
11. Max Homa (+5000)
Poor historical past on this occasion with most up-to-date finishes of T-60 and T-62 in 2018 and 2019, respectively. That mentioned, he spent most 2021 within the highest 40 of the Official World Golf Rating (OWGR) with a victory and 4 different top-10 finishes on the calendar 12 months whereas taking part in the most effective golf of his profession.
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10. Si Woo Kim (+4000)
Often struggles with the putter however performed effectively on the greens every of the final two years at Silverado Resort and at all times has a powerful brief sport.
9. Harold Varner III (+4000)
Tied for third on this subject with 24 rounds performed at Silverado Resort and has averaged 0.92 complete strokes gained per spherical. Completed T-29 final 12 months following back-to-back top-20 finishes on the Safeway Open.
8. Cameron Champ (+4000)
The 2019 winner of the Safeway Open didn’t defend his title final 12 months. He led the sphere with 2.88 SG: Tee-to-Inexperienced and 1.67 SG: Off-the-Tee per spherical in his victory.
7. Marc Leishman (+4000)
Has performed this occasion twice with a third-place end in 2019 in his first look since 2014. He struggled with the driving force final season however stays sturdy on strategy and with the putter.
6. Hideki Matsuyama (+2000)
Missed the lower in his final look on the Safeway Open in 2019 however has nonetheless averaged 1.54 strokes gained per spherical over 10 profession rounds at this venue. His 0.74 SG: Method per spherical for the 2020-21 season rank third on this subject.
5. Webb Simpson (+1500)
Disregarded of Ryder Cup consideration after slipping from the sixth to twenty second within the OWGR over the course of 2021, however he completed the 2020-21 season sturdy with a T-7 on the Wyndham Championship and a T-12 on the BMW Championship.
4. Cameron Tringale (+3000)
Twenty-four profession rounds performed at Silverado Resort. Missed the lower final 12 months after a streak of three straight weekend appearances on the Safeway Open. Made lower in opposition to comparable strengths of subject in 4 of 5 occasions on the autumn swing final 12 months.
3. Kevin Na (+2000)
Misplaced in a playoff right here in 2015 and has averaged 1.68 strokes gained per spherical over 14 profession rounds at Silverado Resort. His Thirty fifth-ranked driving accuracy and top-ranked SG: Round-the-Inexperienced are well-suited to this venue.
2. Will Zalatoris (+2000)
The newly topped PGA Tour Rookie of the Yr will search for his first win in his first occasion as a full-time Tour member. He has 5 top-10 finishes on the 12 months and has not often performed in fields this skinny.
1. Jon Rahm (+350)
Missed out on the PGA Tour’s Participant of the Yr award however led the Tour with 2.62 complete strokes gained on the sphere. The one concern is an early exit to go to Whistling Straits for the Ryder Cup.
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