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The ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP
Thousand Oaks, CA
The PGA Tour heads to Thousand Oaks, CA as the portion of the schedule formerly known as "The Asian Swing" takes up residence in the U.S. due to the ongoing pandemic. Unfortunately, that means once again we have no course history. On the bright side, many of the players in the field have already teed it up during the fall portion of the season, which means we can at least gauge current form. Even better, this is one of a few fall events that boasts a strong field. It may feel like we get a lot of strong fields in the fall because we had one just last week, but don't get used to it. Outside of The Masters a month from now, the fields for upcoming tournaments figure to be rather depleted as the top guys take a break. Now, that could change if some of the bigger names decide to use the Houston Open as a tune-up for The Masters, but I can't imagine there will be a lot of the top guys playing the week before a major, even under these unusual circumstances. As for this week, it's a smaller field and there will be no cut, which will affect OAD strategy.
Jon Rahm (9-1)
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