Starts: 25th February 2021
Course: The Concession GC, Florida
Length: 7,474 yards
2020 Champion: Patrick Reed
Overall Profit/Loss: -1.5pts
Pre-Event bets: -7.5pts
1pt EW Patrick Reed (1/5 1-7) - 30/1 @ Bet365
0.75ptsEW Cameron Smith (1/5 1-6) - 55/1 @ Unibet
0.75ptsEW Justin Rose (1/5 1-7) - 66/1 @ Unibet
0.5ptsEW Matthew Wolff (1/5 1-7) - 90/1 @ William Hill
0.25ptsEW Lee Westwood (1/5 1-6) - 160/1 @ Unibet
1pt Erik Van Rooyen Top 10 finish - 16/1 @ Ladbrokes
In-Play bets: +6pts
26 February 2021 (+9pts)
1pt EW Viktor Hovland (1/5 1-5) - 50/1 @ Betway
27 February 2021 (-2pts)
1pt EW Hideki Matsuyama (1/5 1-4) - 66/1 @ Bet365
28 February 2021 (-1pts)
1pt Webb Simpson WIN Only - 9/1 @ Skybet
PGA Tour dominance
Despite a few European Tour players win form, leaderboard was packed with players from PGA Tour. The fast undulated greens mean the best players cope and the bottom 20 was littered with Europeans.
Accuracy over Power
With the amount of water in play, avoiding wild shots is essential, especially as balls that find the water are usually penalised heavily by having to drop far back.
There wasn't too much wind to speak of but it was clear if it blew hard, it would be very hard to score well.
Patrick Reed: This place is awesome. I came out and played nine yesterday and nine today. The golf course is in perfect shape and this golf course from the tee, it looked really wide but you had to have command on the golf ball. The wind will blow, you'll get some of those crosswinds. Whether it's water edges or bunkers seems to tighten it up. It's one of those that you have to stay aggressive, but at the same time have to have full control of your golf ball.
"For me I felt like putting was okay as long as you hit it in the correct sections of the greens. I was hitting putts from incorrect sections and they're doable on most holes, but the problem is when you miss the green, that - it's really grainy, it's really tight and the banks are really steep where there's some of those chips that you think you can bump that just don't bounce and they come back to your feet. At the same time, if I hit a foot too far and it goes over the green and down another hill."
Justin Thomas: It's a good track. It's all right in front of you. I think the opportunity to challenge some holes off the tee that you can play a little bit more aggressively. A lot of water, very typical Florida course in that aspect. It definitely seems like an amateur golfer's nightmare. It's very difficult and grainy around the greens and a lot of elevated greens. It's a lot of holes that we've had a hard time finding four pin placements because the greens are so severe. If the greens were firm, it would be challenging I think is an understatement, but I think it's going to still be a good test considering how the course will evolve over the course of the week.
"The Greens are very tough. I mean, like I said, I think this is an amateur golfer's nightmare. The greens are very elevated, it's very grainy, the grass is tight. You can hit it in a lot of spots around the greens where you're just kind of chipping it back and forth and having a hard time. Getting in the right spots is very important, but being able to execute the shots and sometimes just limit the damage is just as important."