On Tuesday, Fantasy Insider will include reviews of runner-up Kramer Hickok, 2019 RMC champion Nate Lashley, 2020 RMC runner-up Matthew Wolf, Ricky Fowler, Sungja Im and other notable personalities.
Before DeShambeau hit the Winged Foot at the 2020 US Open and made his way to the major tournament winners column, he announced this muscle in Detroit. On his way to 23 under 265 to win by three, he led all passes with an average of 329.8 yards. Of all trails measured and not located at increasing altitude, this was the longest average in four years. He was also 10.1 yards longer than Cameron Champ, who finished second in the tournament’s stats.
Simply put, it was an unfair fight from the target, but Deschambeau was not in vain. Despite finishing 58th in fairway hits (33 out of 56), he led Hits Received: Offside and averaged 14 greens per round on 5,150 square feet of targets. generally good for T13. And although he was the last of 70 to cut right next to the hole – his average was 37 feet, six inches was six feet, four inches longer than the field average – he led Strokes Gained: Putting like this. Thus, the first ever ShotLink (from 2004 to the present) to have participated in any tournament in both SG: Off-the-Tee and SG: Putting.
DeChambaut realized half of his chances in the par-break and finished second in terms of “birdies or better.” He also led the field in par-4 and finished in T2 in par-5.
Detroit GC is a 72 stock, so be sure to take advantage of 5. DeChambaut scored an eagle, 10 birds and four Parsis to counterbalance the lone scarecrow at # 5, 7, 14 and 17. This value is enhanced by the fact that par 5 are the most difficult in comparison with par 3 and par 4.
But make no mistake: just like in the first two moves as host, the field will give very red numbers throughout the tournament. Last year’s average score of 70,052 was the lowest of all par-72s in tournaments with only one pitch in the 2019-20 season. The 36-hole cut ranked 5th below 139.
Technically, Donald Ross’s design is a compound course for RMC because a third of par-4s are a revelation for South Field participants. All the other 17 holes are conducive to walking in the North. This includes the 12th par-4, which has been increased by 30 yards with the addition of a new tee. Detroit GC now leans 7,370 yards.
A mixture of bent grass and annual bluegrass greens can reach a stimulant reading of 12 and a half feet. The grungy bluegrass is cropped to four inches and may be fatter this year, so don’t be surprised if you see a reaction highlighting the higher fairway premium. However, shootouts on decent venues are almost never determined by accuracy competitions.
The first full weekend of summer will be defined by daily highs that are below average, but the mid-70s could pass at any time. The possibility of rain and even a thunderclap cannot be ruled out, but in the worst case, the risk is moderate, and only at the beginning of the event. The wind can pick up if any energy invades, but it will not be sustained.
SCHEDULE by Rob Bolton
Fantastic PGATOUR.COM insider Rob Bolton sums up and gives a preview of each tournament from different angles. Expect his next contributions as scheduled.
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* – Rob is a member of the PGATOUR.COM expert group on PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf Selections, which is also posted on Tuesday.