2019 Greenbrier Classic Betting Preview: Which Young Guns Will Hit the Board?

Sep 12, 2019 08:30 PM EDT
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Kyle Terada, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Robert Streb

The ink has hardly dried on Rory McIlroy’s $15 million check for winning the FedEx Cup, but the new PGA Tour season starts this week, as the schedule commences in alphabetical order with A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier.

You can find my season preview tiered rankings here, which analyzes where we can find separation between players.

As for this week – and throughout the fall part of the schedule – I’ll be offering a truncated version of my usual tournament preview. Which basically means less blowhard stuff in the intro, so we can get to the picks more quickly. You’re welcome, guys.

One quick note on my philosophy for this week: It’s not a hard-and-fast rule, but I tend to prefer younger players over veterans during the first few fall events. Two reasons for this. The first is that veteran players understand the marathon-not-a-sprint mentality and are often content to ease their way into the season, as opposed to first-timers who are motivated to excel in their first opportunity. The second is that many of the vets in this week’s field, at least, haven’t competed for more than a month, while those straight off the Korn Ferry Finals last played only 10 days ago.

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