Steve Bamford’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic Tips
Well we reach the end of a very………………very…………long road this week. Quite aptly the regular PGA Tour season ends in Disney World, Florida, where some players are simply relaxing and playing for some fun, whereas others are fighting tooth and nail to hold onto their PGA Tour card.
As with any Fall Series event expect the unexpected! To win this tournament a score of around 20 under par will be required so making birdies is a prerequisite to success. The tournament is actually played across two courses, with the Magnolia course being relatively long and the Palm course being tighter and like most Florida tracks involving plenty of water.
As ever with the Fall series I’m going for a mix of players who in my opinion have the game to contend here or those who need a result to get into the Top 125.
MOTIVATED – Fighting for their PGA Tour Card
I’m hot on the North Carolina resident this week. The 3 time PGA Tour winner is probably the biggest name in the drop zone. Quite simply has had an awful 2009, but there are signs that he is finding his game just when he needs it as 6 of his last 8 rounds have been in the 60s. A Top 5 finish has to be Carl’s goal to keep his card.
Walker is hot property at the moment with 2 Top 10s in the Fall Series. He still finds himself @ 130 and needs to keep the momentum going if he wants to hold onto his card. 21st here in 2008 on his first visit to Disney, shows that the Texan can play the course competitively well.
Although currently sitting at 113 in the Money Standings, Harrison can’t relax just yet. It’s unlikely that he’ll be overhauled but possible, but in reality Texan Frazar should be in a positive frame of mind to do well in Florida this week. A 7th at Turning Stone in October shows what he can deliver, plus his 3rd here in 2005 shows that his birdie making style is well suited.
IN FORM – Can Fight for the Win
Point’s has had a great season back in the big time after a number of years on the Nationwide Tour. This tournament has a history of producing maiden victories and with 10 of his last 12 rounds sub 70, he’s playing great golf right now. The Florida resident has made the cut comfortable here in both his past two attempts and don’t be surprised to see him in the mix come Sunday.
The Georgian based Taylor has followed in the foot steps of near neighbour Davis Love III. A two-time PGA Tour winner, Taylor finally clinched his PGA Tour card at Turning Stone in October with a brilliant second position. Like Love III’s triumph here last season, Taylor is long over due another victory and solid course form suggests he can be contending this week.
Rollins is an absolute enigma and is the perfect example of a ‘streaky’ player. When in the mood he can compete with the very best. John has had a great season with a win at the Tahoe Open and two second places in 2009. If in the mood and he must be interested if playing this week can go very close.
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