Wed, April 26, 2017: (NOT) EXPERT PICKS

There are some interesting teams this week for the new format Zurich Classic. PGATOUR.COM gives some great background on how teams took shape in this article: http://www.pgatour.com/news/2017/04/25/pairings-party-zurich-classic-teams-formed-behind-scenes.html

Now, I present to you, my not so expert picks!

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My pick to win this week because they share names. OK, there are other reasons I guess. Patriot Reed was the General for the US team in last years Ryder Cup victory and is an overall stud when it comes to team games. Sure he’s had Spieth by his side who makes a great partner, but the Cardiac Kid (thanks Hicks) isn’t a bad substitute (T3 RBC).

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This will be a continuation of #SB2K17 for Smylie. These guys seem like they have a similar attitude out there: have fun, get fired up, go for broke. Smylie may be back in the Bahamas if they go on to win this week.

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I can give you no insight on this pairing. So good. So, so good. Ice.

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Pieters is a world class player and his current confidence level rivals anyones. Not sure if Berger has a lip in for this picture but he definitely will on the course. The only off-putting fact about this team is that Berger looks Belgian and Pieters looks like he’s from South Florida.

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This team is dangerous. Pure, All-American muscle cultured with European finesse and class. They have it all. This is Chase’s first PGA Tour start – but make no mistake: lead-forearmed big bro won’t let anyone pick on him.

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Huge fan of Spencer Levin and the flashy hat-throwing passion he brings to the course. The only thing worrisome about this two-ball is that Rocco’s cigar may get Spencer too hot under the collar. Bayou weather gets sticky and Rocco’s fine threads never breathe well.

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The blind date of Zurich this year. Only pairing in the field made on Tinder and we get a live look-in on their first date. Vegas should have odds on what the first conversation will be. Only things they have going for them is Bryson went to SMU and Rory wears Cowboy hats. Oh, and Sabbs has done some freelance IT work for VisionWorks recently which may pique Bryson’s interest.

In all seriousness, this is an exciting new format for the tour and should be fun to watch. I love some of the guys are switching it up with some exciting partners – whether it be a polar opposite or a veteran player. Just remember, I’m on #teamPATRICK.

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