Weekly Preview: Palmetto Championship

Weekly Preview: Palmetto Championship

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

Palmetto Championship at Congaree

Congaree Golf Club
Ridgeland, SC

The PGA Tour heads back to South Carolina as we get yet another look at a new course. This course won't stay in the rotation with this being a one-year event that temporarily replaces the RBC Canadian Open, but it's in there this year and there won't be any course history to lean on. 

With the U.S. Open next week, the field this week is not very strong, but we do have some firepower at the top. Unfortunately, that consists of guys that aren't anywhere near peak form right now. In addition, we always have to be wary of golfers looking past this event to the upcoming major. While 95 percent of the field is interested in winning this event, there is a small percentage that are more concerned with getting a final tune-up in. With that in mind, it's probably wise to stay away from the big names, as anything resembling a poor start might lead to them looking past the task at hand. For everyone else, though, every week is a big opportunity, so I wouldn't expect more than a handful of guys to have their eyes on Torrey Pines.

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Dustin Johnson (8-1)

Johnson's play lately does not warrant these odds, but his name still carries a lot of weight with the betting public, so he has to be among the favorites when there aren't many other elite players in the field. Johnson is certainly a guy that

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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