2014 PGA Tour: Greenbrier Classic Preview
Jonas Blixt was the man of the hour the last time golf fans laid their eyes on the Greenbrier Classic, as he claimed his second ever PGA Tour win at the event in 2013. He’ll return to the 2014 Greenbrier Classic on July 3rd to try to make it two years in a row against heavy hitters like Bubba Watson.
Watson has burst onto the scene over the past few years, while the 35-year old is best known for claiming his second career Masters win earlier in February of this year. He’ll look to keep adding to his growing reputation as one of golf’s best players with a win this coming weekend.
Blixt will certainly have something to say about it, but he’s not the only one. Let’s take a look at a few other wild cards that could potentially steal the show at the 2014 Greenbrier Classic:
Appleby has participated in four major tournaments this year and has yet to crack a top-10, but he could be a name to watch this weekend. He’s a veteran golfer with nine title to his name, while the field is absent of big names like Jason Day and Tiger Woods. He’s no lock to suddenly emerge as a contender for the Greenbrier Classic crown, but he could factor into the mix.
The 20-year old Goss had a solid showing at the Quicken Loans National tourney, as he led after two rounds. He’s more of a sleeper than a legit candidate to steal the show this weekend, however.
Na is a pretty steady player at just 30 years old, and with a top-five finish this year, could be another middle ground name to keep an eye on.
Reed is another young gun like Goss golf fans might be rooting for when the 214 Greenbrier Classic gets underway, as he had a great shot at taking the Quicken Loans tourney before bowing out in 11th place. Reed actually paced all golfers going into the final round with a two stroke lead. He’s another relatively big name that could emerge to challenge the likes of Na and Watson.
As we all know, golf is generally wide open, while the Greenbrier Classic is actually one of the easier fairways to hit on. With that being said, seven of the PGA’s top-30 golfers will take part in the tourney from July 3rd through July 6th. Other big names to watch for are Bill Haas, Jimmy Walker, Webb Simpson and Keegan Bradley.
Pick: Bubba Watson
Blixt should give the field a run for their money, but winning any PGA tourney back to back is pretty difficult. All of the aforementioned players have a shot at pulling it off, as well as many others, but Bubba Watson has to be one of the heavy favorites.
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