Golf tips: Our trader’s 2 top value picks for the WGC Workday Championship

The tour rumbles into Florida this week.

Jon Rahm Genesis Open February 2021


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The PGA Tour rumbles on with the WGC Workday Championship, although this year’s tournament has seen a change of location. Usually held in Mexico, the event has been relocated to Florida in 2021 due to COVID and will see the field tackle The Concession – a Jack Nicklaus/Tony Jacklin co-design that is sure to provide a tough test.

The WCG Workday Championship kicks off a four-week spell in the Sunshine State for the best golfers in the game with the Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship and The Honda Classic all taking place over the next month.

PPTV’s Justin Kenny caught up with Paddy Power Golf Trader Iain McLaughlin to preview the WCG, which we’re paying seven places for.

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This will be a bit of a culture shock for the players because when the tournament is in Mexico it is played at altitude and therefore plays quite short. This will be almost 7,500 yards, par-72 and is obviously a new course for everyone bar a few players – including one of my selections. It should be an interesting week!

Jon Rahm

JON RAHM is showing no ill-effects of his equipment change to Callaway and he has been in excellent form over the last three months, even when he was previously using TaylorMade clubs.

His last six starts on tour have yielded finishes of second, seventh, seventh, seventh, 13th and fifth. That fifth was last week at the Genesis Open at the Riviera Golf Course. His tee-to-green game was very impressive – seven strokes gained off the tee, eight on the approach – and he was fourth overall in strokes gained tee-to-green. He finished with a final round of 66 so comes to Florida with loads of confidence.

Another reason why I liked him so much was that you can pick holes in all of his main rivals in the market. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau all missed the cut last week while Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay faltered over the weekend. Rahm is a pretty confident selection this week.

Sungjae Im

SUNGJAE IM should be settled down into his new home now but he was in decent form during his time on the West Coast. His three starts yielded finishes of 12th, 32nd and 17th.

He very surprisingly took last week off and will be fresh here – it’s a new thing for him having a week off! He’s now gone to Florida, a place where he loves to play his best golf. He’s had six starts in the state of Florida since he came on tour in 2019 and posted form figures of 51st, third, missed cut, fourth, win and third.

He obviously enjoys the green types here because that’s where he’s gained the most strokes name – putting – over the course of this early stage of his career. He’s a decent price this week against the front end of the markets.

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WGC Workday Championship tips

Jon Rahm
Sungjae Im

Paddy Power are paying seven places at the WGC – but we’re not just feeling generous this week, because we’ll be paying out on EIGHT places at the US Masters in April.

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