WM Phoenix Open Matchups


The WM Phoenix Open, which is still the Waste Management Phoenix Open, has a strong field set for Super Bowl week with a number of top ten players in the field. World No. 1 Jon Rahm is listed as the favorite, but a number of other players are expected to contend at TPC Scottsdale. I am red-hot with the matchups, as I am coming off a perfect 6-0 week with the matchups at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am matchups. It is always a little scary with matchups after a perfect week, as there is only one way to go after perfection. We’ll cut it down to just five picks this week. Let’s look at WM Phoenix Open matchups.

Defending Champion: Brooks Koepka


WM Phoenix Open Matchups

Jon Rahm -155 vs. Justin Thomas

Xander Schauffele -115 vs. Scottie Scheffler

Hideki Matsuyama -145 vs. Xander Schauffele

Scottie Scheffler -125 vs. Sam Burns

Pat Perez -120 vs. Keegan Bradley

Sam Burns -115 vs. Russell Henley

Jordan Spieth -130 vs. Brooks Koepka

Russell Henley -130 vs. Seamus Power

Patrick Cantlay -120 vs. Viktor Hovland

Billy Horschel -115 vs. Matt Fitzpatrick

Tony Finau -120 vs. Adam Scott

Adam Scott -115 vs. Talor Gooch

Tony Finau -115 vs. Brooks Koepka

Hideki Matsuyama -160 vs. Jordan Spieth

Max Homa -115 vs. Denny McCarthy

Webb Simpson -120 vs. Seamus Power

Harold Varner III -120 vs. Abraham Ancer

Harold Varner III -115 vs. Talor Gooch

Bubba Watson -130 vs. Corey Conners

Aaron Wise -130 vs. Rickie Fowler

Luke List -125 vs. Aaron Wise

Tom Hoge -125 vs. Joel Dahmen

Billy Horschel -145 vs. Max Homa

Abraham Ancer -125 vs. Harris English

Gary Woodland -115 vs. Keegan Bradley

Louis Oosthuizen -120 vs. Bubba Watson


Golf Picks

Patrick Cantlay -120 vs. Viktor Hovland

Cantlay has been extremely consistent of late with five top 10 finishes in his last five events. He really didn’t play that well a week ago and he still finished in the top five. Hovland is getting a lot of hype as the next great player, but I don’t think he is at the level of Cantlay. I will lay the small price and take Cantlay in this matchup.


Joel Dahmen -105 vs. Tom Hoge

I like what I have seen lately from Hoge but I will oftentimes go against a player who is coming off a win. Hoge got his first win last week and I think it will be really hard for him to have another great week. Dahmen has been very consistent of late and I like him in this matchup against Hoge.


Talor Gooch -115 vs. Harold Varner III

Gooch has been playing really well lately with only three other players, Rahm, Cantlay and Hovland gaining more strokes per round in the last 40 rounds than Gooch. He is a really good player on approach shots and TPC Scottsdale is all about approach. Varner won last week in Saudi Arabia so not only does he have to deal with the travel but a huge letdown after his win last week. I will take Gooch in this matchup.


Louis Oosthuizen -120 vs. Bubba Watson

There is no question that both of these players have done well on this course, as Oosthuizen finished third in 2017 and in a tie for 11th last year, while Watson has 10 top 25 finishes. I think Bubba may have a difficult time with jet lag and he may be a little down after losing last week. I will take Oosthuizen in this matchup.


Matt Fitzpatrick -115 vs. Billy Horschel

Have you noticed that Fitzpatrick is starting to become a regular on leaderboards in PGA Tour events? It used to be that Fitzpatrick played more on the European Tour but not any longer, as he is playing PGA Tour events and doing well. He finished in a tie for 6th last week and there is no reason he can’t keep it going this week in Scottsdale. I will take Fitzpatrick in this matchup.

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