Here we go with the third tournament in the “Florida leg” of the PGA Tour. The Transitions Championship is being played at Innisbrook Resort – Copperhead · Palm Harbor, Florida. It is a PAR 71 course and looks more like a course in North Carolina than Florida.
Here are my picks for this week:
(1) Charl Schwartzel — Schwartzel is from South Africa and won the Masters last year. He tied for 4th last week at the Cadillac and tied for 5th at the Honda Classic. I’m hoping he will have a good week and win the Transitions Championship.
(2) John Senden — Senden is from Australia and also playing well this year. In the five events he has played, he has 3 top 10 finishes (including a tie for 6th place last week).
(3) Padraig Harrington — I have been a fan of Harrington for years and I’m hoping that picking a player from Ireland is a good strategy; after all, Saturday is St. Patty’s day! Yes, I would have picked Rory McIlroy but he is taking the next three weeks off to get his “rest” before the Masters.
(4) J. J. Henry — My “what the heck pick this week.” Henry has not played well this year but last year he tied for 20th at the Transitions Championship. I am hoping for another top 20 position this year.