Golf Starz Take on the 2018 Honda Classic




If the “Florida Swing” is anything like what we witnessed this year for the “West Coast Swing” then we are in for a treat!

But first lets recap…  Bubba Watson got his third win at Riviera last week. As most of you know, Bubba victories are always great to see (cue the water works). That win gives him 10 career TOUR victories and moves him in the top 20 of the 2018 FedExCup standings. What a week right? But that’s not all.. Bubba was hanging out with Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno and was on set with “The Big Bang Theory.” But most notably he got to partake in the NBA All-Star festivities… which included getting swatted into next week by TMac!

Onto this week, the Honda Classic, which is one of my favorite Florida events all year long. The Honda Classic has been hosted by PGA National Golf Club 11 years running now and always seems to attract the top players every year. The course is always in a beautiful shape and always challenging. Outside of Augusta the PGA National is home to one of the most demanding 3-hole stretches in golf (known as the “Bear Trap”) that can make or break a round. Don’t take it from us – our pal John Swantek breaks it down for you here.

Like I mentioned this event attracts the best in the world and this year is no different. Rory, Tiger, Sergio, etc… how can you not watch golf in February!? And there’s a lot on the line as everyone is chasing down the $6.6 million purse and and last years champ Rickie Fowler. You can check out the whole field here and see pairings here.

On to our picks. Another Tiger Woods appearance has everyone talking again. But after last week I am having a tough time envisioning him with a top 10 finish. How do you think he will do this week? As always, we encourage you to get involved in the comments and let us know your thoughts and/or picks.

Graham ():

  • Favorite: Rickie Fowler
  • Long Shot:  Rafa Cabrera Bello

David ():

  • Favorite: Justin Thomas
  • Long Shot: Ollie Schniederjans

If you happen to be there for any of the festivities or as a patron please send us your pics/vids to blog@golfstarz.us!


Header photo courtesy of the Honda Classic Website
Honda Classic Logo courtesy of the Golf News Net

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