WGC-Bridgestone Side Action: Banking on a Justin Thomas Bounceback

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  • On the Action Network Golf Podcast, analysts Peter Jennings, Jason Sobel and Drew Stoltz conduct a snake draft for this week's WGC-Bridgestone.
  • The lowest-scoring golfer wins, although they must select value plays with their final two picks.
  • Sobel believes Justin Thomas is one of the most undervalued players in this week's field.

In what’s become a weekly tradition reverberating around the golf world like a Sunday roar at Augusta, The Action Network Golf Podcast crew is back for another snake draft for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

This Week’s Rules

  • The Rules: The participants — Peter Jennings, Jason Sobel and Drew “The Sleeze” Stoltz — can pick any golfer with their first four picks, but they have to target players with odds worse than 60-1 with their final two selections.
  • The Scoring: Lowest-scoring golfer wins.
  • The Stakes: A friendly $20 per man.

Season Standings

British Open results: Jennings and Sobel tied with their picks of Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose.

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WGC-Bridgestone Snake Draft

    1. Dustin Johnson (Sleeze)
    2. Rory McIlroy (Jennings)
    3. Justin Thomas (Sobel)
    4. Tiger Woods (Sobel)
    5. Justin Rose (Jennings)*
    6. Jason Day (Sleeze)
    7. Tommy Fleetwood (Sleeze)
    8. Francesco Molinari (Jennings)
    9. Rickie Fowler (Sobel)
    10. Tony Finau (Sobel)
    11. Brooks Koepka (Jennings)
    12. Jon Rahm (Sleeze)
    13. Kevin Chappell (Sleeze)
    14. Charley Hoffman (Jennings)
    15. Adam Scott (Sobel)
    16. Emiliano Grillo (Sobel)
    17. Luke List (Jennings)
    18. Louis Oosthuizen (Sleeze)

*The draft occurred before Justin Rose withdrew from the event

Individual Teams

The guys provided commentary on some of the players. Download the full podcast for more details on their picks.


  1. Dustin Johnson: “It would not shock me if DJ won three in a row”
  2. Jason Day: “Not getting as much love as he should this week”
  3. Tommy Fleetwood: “I’m the No. 1 pompom guy for him”
  4. Jon Rahm
  5. Kevin Chappell: “If he gets the putter going, he can win anywhere”
  6. Louis Oosthuizen: “Guys who play well at Augusta play well here”


  1. Rory McIlroy
  2. Justin Rose*
  3. Francesco Molinari: “I’m gonna ride the hot hand”
  4. Brooks Koepka
  5. Charley Hoffman
  6. Luke List: “I’m going with a bomber here”

*The draft occurred before Justin Rose withdrew from the event


  1. Justin Thomas: “JT is way too undervalued this week”
  2. Tiger Woods: “Give me the guy who went up 1,149 spots to get into this field”
  3. Rickie Fowler: “He’s gotta start doing something”
  4. Tony Finau: “I can’t believe he has won only one time”
  5. Adam Scott
  6. Emiliano Grillo

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