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Will Zalatoris has a big chance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. We’ve seen a number of breakthrough winners recently and Zalatoris can be the next. He was 10th in this tournament last year. Since then, he’s been runner up in the Masters and produced a number of brilliant efforts. Zalatoris is fresh and he’s in good form.
I also like Paul Casey. He has two top-ten finishes here in the last three years. He was right in the mix last year. His high-ball flight will be crucial this weekend. The course is perfect for him and he’s also in solid form too.
Keegan Bradley is worth looking at considering his big price. He’s a proven winner, especially under tough conditions. He says this is a course he’s comfortable on and we’ve seen that. He’s made the cut on every appearance here apart from his debut as a rookie. He’s playing nicely now and his ball striking could carry him.
I’m also looking at Sebastian Munoz. He has bags of talent. His recent form is good and I don’t think he’s ever hit the ball better on the tour. His putter has been letting him down but this is his first appearance back on the east coast for a long time. He can place if everything clicks for him.
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This course is generally quite fiddly and won’t be great for big hitters so I’ve gone with players who have good short games. Richie Ramsay is my main choice. His form on these shorter courses shows he’s comfortable. He’s been playing nicely in the Middle East on courses that are just too big for him. I really like him.
Wil Besseling‘s best form also comes on courses like this. He’s played well here on the Challenge Tour. He hasn’t been better than he has been over the last 18 months. A breakthrough could be coming for him.
Michael Lorenzo-Vera has tidy short game and he doesn’t hit the ball long. I’m keen to upgrade what he’s done so far this season.
Ross McGowan‘s advantage could be that he played in South Africa last week. A lot of these guys have been off for a few weeks. He finished fourth last week and he led the field in greens hit. He’s a good putter too and he’s in form.
It’s also worth keeping an eye on Paul Dunne. There are some small signs that his career is getting back on track. He could get off to a good start and keep it going.
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