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Justin Rose steams into the Fort Worth Invitational this week looking to make yet another cut at Colonial.

Rose has entered 10 tournaments and he has made the cut in each outing. He hopes for better results than his last time in the Lone Star State, as he finished a season-worst 52nd at the Houston Open. He ranks 32nd in Greens In Regulation (69.1 percent) while also checking in sixth on the TOUR in Scoring Average (69.808). He is an outstanding scrambler, helping him get to the green for plenty of birdie opportunities. However, if there is a hole in his game it is on the greens, where he sits 51st in Putts Per Round, including a dismal 155th ranking in Round 3 Putting Average. Still, you generally get what you pay for with Rose and his accuracy will be a plus on the skinny greens at Colonial.
May 23 - 10:31 PM

John Huh limps into the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial this weekend looking to get on track after a couple of subpar performances.

Huh missed the cut in each of his past two events, THE PLAYERS Championship and the AT&T Byron Nelson. He hasn't finished better than 23rd since mid-January when he was third at the CareerBuilder Challenge. Huh ranks 167th in Driving Distance (288.4 yards), but you don't have to be a monster off the tee here with just two Par 5s. Driving Accuracy Percentage is key, and Huh is solid in that area, and he is also a decent scrambler and above-average putter. Huh could be a nice sleeper for DFS owners if he makes the cut this weekend.
May 23 - 10:22 PM

World No. 6 Rickie Fowler, a pre-tourney 18/1 outright, contests his sixth Fort Worth Invitational, first since a missed cut in 2014, and heads out in Round 1 at 7:55 am CT with Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau.

The Oklahoma State product played the event five straight years between 2010-14 but hasn't returned since the MC (by 14 shots) after rounds of 80-75. Overall, he's 4-for-5 with two top 25s and one top 10, a T5 in 2012, with a scoring average on the par-70 layout of 69.89. The 29-year-old is 8-for-11 on the season with six top 25s and three top 10s, all top 4s, highlighed by a pair of runner-up finishes at the OHL and the Masters. He checks in off a MC (by two) at THE PLAYERS, his second MC in his last three appearances after a P1 in 2015. Fowler's most recent (of four) TOUR titles is the 2017 Honda, 16 months, 1 week and 29 starts ago. He's led/co-led three times this season after any round, including 36-hole co-leader at the OHL, and 36-hole co-leader and 54-hole leader at the Phoenix Open. Fowler is 0-for-8 when leading/co-leading after 36 holes and 1-for-6 from the three-quarter pole.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 23 - 5:56 PM

World No. 169 Stewart Cink readies for the Fort Worth Invitational and checks in at 126th in the FedExCup standings.

The 45-year-old is in the field via a top-15 finish last year. He was T4 thru 54 holes (68-70-66) and finished T10 with a 2-over 72 out of the penultimate threesome that included eventual champ Kevin Kisner. Overall, the Georgia Tech alum is 15-for-17 with 11 top 25s and three top 10s, with the two MCs preceding last year's T10. He's been steady this season though not spectacular, arriving 10-for-15 with three top 25s and no top 10s. Cink's most recent top 25 was T20 at the CareerBuilder 10 starts ago with recent form of MC-72-MC-42.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 23 - 5:09 PM

World No. 115 Ryan Palmer is at Colonial Country Club for the Fort Worth Invitational and arrives at 88th in the FedExCup standings.

The Colonial member was T71 thru 54 holes last year (tied last), and finished T70 on 10-over 290 (72-70-77-71). The year prior, he was T2 thru 54 holes and played in the final threesome in R4 with eventual champ and fellow Texan Jordan Spieth and finished T3 (66-67-66-68). Overall, the Texas A&M alum is 11-for-14 in Fort Worth with five top 25s and three top 10s, adding T5s in 2012 and 2014. His scoring average in 50 rounds on the par-70 layout is 69.60. The 41-year-old checks in off a missed cut at the Byron Nelson, his fourth MC in his last six starts. In fact, ever since a season-best P2 at the Farmers (as 36-hole leader), he's missed six of his last nine cuts with no top 20s. Of course, Palmer did have shoulder surgery last October and began this season on a Major Medical Extension, since satisfied with a T20 at the CareerBuilder the week before the Farmers.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 23 - 4:51 PM

Sponsor invite and World No. 237 Jim Furyk returns for his 21st playing of the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club and checks in at 158th in the FedExCup standings.

The now 48-year-old (as of May 12th) is making just his eighth start of the season on Past Champion status, sixth on sponsor exemptions. He's 4-for-7 with one top 25, a solo 7th at the Valspar five starts ago, and arrives off a missed cut at the Zurich one month ago teamed with David Duval. The University of Arizona product is a 17-time TOUR winner in 583 events, most recently the 2015 RBC Heritage, but has never won in Texas. He has four top 5s among seven top 10s at Colonial, including a 4th in 2012 and a playoff loss in 2007. More recently, the 2018 Team USA Ryder Cup captain missed the cut on last visit in 2016 by two and finished T51 in 2014.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 23 - 4:29 PM

Dylan Frittelli returns to the European Tour this week to contest the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth for a second time.

The South African's first start at the West Course didn't go the way he wanted following rounds of 77-74 and he's 0-for-3 on English soil at ET level. Frittelli has been playing the PGA TOUR on a series of sponsor's invites in recent months, missing three of five cuts but managing to post T20 at the Texas Open two starts ago. He was also T11 at the Honda Classic in February. In Europe, he's 17th on the Race to Dubai thanks to a win in December's AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and two other top sixes (Dubai and Malaysia). If it means anything, he gave himself a boost when his team won the morning pro-am at Wentworth on Wednesday.
May 23 - 3:08 PM

Rory McIlroy has the curious record of a win and three missed cuts in his last four starts in the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship; he'll look to find the winning way at Wentworth again this week.

This is the Northern Irishman's first appearance in the event since he missed the cut when defending in 2015. In the build-up last month he described his relationship with Wentworth as "weird" but McIlroy made more positive noises after a practice round when he saw the course for the first time since last year's revamp. "I like the golf course. I think they have made some great changes. It's definitely in the best shape that I've ever seen it in before," he noted in his press conference. It's a tricky call on McIlroy for gamers this week. His course form couldn't be more extreme while he missed the cut at Sawgrass last time after a top five at Augusta National two starts earlier. He was runner-up at the British Masters in October, 2017 on his last start on English soil.
May 23 - 2:54 PM

Alexander Bjork won the Volvo China Open on his last start and he'll look to continue his rise up the world rankings in this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in England.

The Swede, now 78th in the OWGR, had dropped plenty of hints that first victory would come soon and that included a third place in Morocco the week before his big breakthrough in China. With confidence sky high, Bjork could be a challenger over the West Course this week, especially as he showed a liking for the tree-lined layout when T14 on debut last year thanks to a final-round 66. The 27-year-old is fifth in Strokes Gained: Approach this season and that makes him a good fit for success in this event.
May 23 - 2:43 PM

Hideto Tanihara played a superb final 54 holes on his BMW PGA Championship debut last year to finish in a tie for third and he'll peg it up again this week.

Making the cut looked a tall order for the Japanese player 12 months ago after he handed in an opening 76 on Wentworth's West Course. But his usual straight hitting and a hot putter took him up the leaderboard from Friday to Sunday as he closed with 69-67-68 to finish just three back from eventual winner Alex Noren. Tanihara missed the cut in China last time but prior to that was in solid form thanks to T9 in the Open de Espana and T12 at the Indian Open. He has other good memories of England having finished T5 in the 2006 Open at Hoylake. Tanihara is a 14-time winner on the Japan Tour.
May 23 - 2:35 PM

Harold Varner III arrives in England for this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth having posted T7 in THE PLAYERS on his previous start.

The American had been struggling for form but found his touch at TPC Sawgrass, especially with the putter. Varner may be making his debut in this event but he's proven himself to be a versatile traveller in the last few years, becoming a European Tour winner when landing the co-sanctioned Australian PGA Championship in December, 2016. He was second and T6 in that Aussie event either side. Put together his Sawgrass performance along with an ability to embrace new conditions and he could be a sneaky option.
May 23 - 2:27 PM

Jon Rahm flirted with the winner's circle during his 2017 debut at the Fort Worth Invitational and he returns this week for another crack at Colonial Country Club.

Rahm bookended his Colonial debut with 4-under 66s with rounds of 69-70 in between. That was plenty good for a debut, but fell one shy of the eventual winner, Kevin Kisner. The big-hitting Spaniard doesn't seem like an ideal fit on paper since Colonial doesn't offer a lot of reward for hitting drives over 300 yards. However, Rahm compared the test to some of his favorite courses back home. "You have to hit a lot of irons off the tee in Valderrama and it’s precision golf. You have to keep it in the fairway and hit those tiny greens." While that's what the course calls off, Rahm is on the record saying that he will be pulling driver on nearly every hole here. At 12/1, Rahm only sits behind Jordan Spieth in the betting markets and he'll remain a popular pick across all fantasy formats. Rahm has just one top 10 over his last eight starts (PGA TOUR) which is a bit below his lofty standards.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 23 - 12:42 PM

TCU Horned Frog Tom Hoge will feel right at home as he preps for this week's Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club.

The Fort Worth resident will be making his second career start at this event, posting a T17 in his 2016 debut. This season, he ranks 62nd in the FedExCup standings, thanks to a four-pack of top 15s, one coming at the Zurich Classic team event. He currently sits at 44th on TOUR in strokes gained approaching-the-green. Given the local connection and his ability to catch fire approach shots, Hoge makes for an interesting sleeper pick in deeper fantasy format this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 23 - 12:30 PM

Tim Herron will make his sixth start of the season as he preps for this week's Fort Worth Invitational.

The 2006 Colonial champ will be making his 22nd career start here in Fort Worth. He has earned a paycheck in 14 of those trips with just two other top 25s to go along with that big win. Looking at his season results, the 48-year-old is just 2-for-5 with nothing better than a T53 (Sanderson Farms). To find his most recent top 40, you'd have to travel back to the 2016 Barracuda Championship where he posted a T4. Having lost strokes to the field in 13 of his last 14 starts, it's easy for gamers to swerve this sponsor's invite.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 23 - 12:25 PM

In-form Jorge Campillo's long game has always been a little askew in the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course at Wentworth in Virginia Water, England.

After six years of quiet consistency the Spaniard has really turned it up a notch this season. In those half dozen campaigns he has never once been outside the top 100 in the Race to Dubai but nor was he close to his current ranking of 11th. He's earned that with five top five finishes in his last seven starts. The first win remains elusive nonetheless and what hope of it coming on a big stage? He missed the cut on his first two visits to the West Course and has three times failed to do better than T40 since then. But he opened with a 68 for T3 before drifting in 2015 and was T5 at halfway in 2016 before recording T15. Hasn't topped 60% of green in regulation on the course since his debut. Would surely need to alter that to contend.
May 23 - 7:06 AM



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