Korn Ferry Tour: TPC Colorado Championship Odds, Picks and Preview (Wednesday, July 1)
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If you’re looking for golf action but don’t want to wait until Thursday I’ve got good news for you. The Korn Ferry Tour’s TPC Colorado Championship begins on Wednesday.
Last week’s KFT event in Utah was a birdie-fest at altitude until the weather picked up on Sunday. The TPC Colorado Championship should play a lot tougher.
TPC Colorado measures 7,991 yards for a par 72. Adjusting for altitude puts it in the 7,200-7,300 yard range. Much of that length comes from a 770-yard par 5.
I’ll be looking to back players who are comfortable playing at altitude and are coming off a strong week in Utah. With that added length, the tee ball could be a factor this week.
TPC Colorado Championship Picks
Nick Hardy (+4000)
Hardy played well the first two events in Florida and settled for 28th in Utah. The 24-year-old ranks inside the top-10 in Greens in Regulation on the Korn Ferry Tour and is a good putter to boot.
Hardy has been trending toward a win on this tour.
Davis Riley (+6000)
If you’ve been following me, you know I bet Riley every week.
The Riley cutoff comes when he dips below +3000, but I’ve mentioned plenty of times over the past couple tournaments that he has no business being in this range given his talent.
Braden Thornberry (+8000)
Thornberry is another big-time prospect that is beginning to find his game.
The 2017 NCAA Champion played well the last two weeks and finished seventh here a year ago. He owns a top-5 finish as an amateur on the PGA Tour back at the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Patrick Fishburn (+9000)
I’ll go back to the Utah native one more time at altitude.
He’s one of the longest drivers on the KFT and hits plenty of greens. He should be able to generate a lot of scoring opportunities with his length this week.
Ryan Ruffels (+11000)
Ruffels is another long-hitter who is trending in the right direction.
He finished 28th in Utah, but had worked his way into contention on the weekend before a poor finish in bad weather pushed him down the leaderboard.
Tom Whitney (+14000)
I’ll take a bit of a local flier here with Whitney.
Even though he didn’t play last week, the Air Force grad should be well-accustomed to playing in these conditions and I’m not expecting his game to take much time to adjust. Plus, he was in good form in Florida before the KFT headed to Utah.
The TPC Colorado Card
- Nick Hardy +4000 (.83 units)
- Davis Riley +6000 (.55 units)
- Braden Thornberry +8000 (.41 units)
- Patrick Fishburn +9000 (.37 units)
- Ryan Ruffels +11000 (.3 units)
- Tom Whitney +14000 (.24 units)
Total Stake: 2.7 units