Sometimes in life, it’s better to take your own advice instead of relying on your intuition.

If we had, we might have landed on Talor Gooch as the choice for the RSM Classic because, as we have pointed out, “the theme here has generally been the companions who find glory and have to come down that low… If you’re an avid PGA Tour fan, Gooch has been hiding in the leaderboards for a few years now and he’s tried his luck in a place that treats new winners with the same Southern hospitality that Sea Island is known for. Gooch is now atop the FedEx Cup rankings heading into 2022 and will enjoy his highest ever world ranking at No.33 during the holidays.

When it comes to picks, Cam Smith didn’t disappoint among the favorites and continued his stellar run with a T-4 finish. However, the high value of Max Homa and Adam Hadwin did not materialize this weekend.

The official PGA Tour schedule is now on standby until early January, but the game corner continues. We are now heading to the Las Vegas Strip for the latest rendition of The Match where Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau will be looking to settle their “beef” a few months too late. This heavyweight game has surely lost its luster as both contestants seemed to be in good grace during Ryder Cup week and all PIP money motivation shook over the weekend when God I mean Tiger Woods , posted a three-second practice swing to his social feeds. Alas, this is golf being played in Vegas, so there must be something to play.

According to SI Sportsbook, the small favorite is Bryson DeChambeau at -120 to beat Brooks Koepka in the 12-hole match-play format.

The match will take place at the Wynn Golf Club, formerly known as The Desert Inn Golf Course, where Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods have all won the PGA Tour events. However, not a single hole of the old course is still present after it closed in 2000 and reopened in 2005 under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame designer Tom Fazio.

It’s a real Vegas layout being on the same street as the fake Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. Both players will need to keep their cool about the varying degree of length and difficulty throughout the layout. Listed just 6,722 yards from the back tees, the par-70 course may seem like a pitch-and-putt for these murderers, but the short holes are very short and the long holes are long.

As with most one-on-one confrontations, it all comes down to motivation. Koepka has always tried to be nonchalant about the whole feud and express how little he tries among his peers. His Twitter bio actually says “athlete” instead of “golfer,” as if he was the tennis player who wasn’t on the football team. However, when he gets to the first tee on Friday, the juice will flow, but not as much as DeChambeau’s. Being labeled the “nerd” in this fight, he’s going to want it a lot more than Koepka and will be laser focused throughout. Put down the little juice with DeChambeau and catch the end of the Black Friday sales.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

2021-22 selection dashboard:

Winners: 1
Top 5: 3
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Top 20: 1