5. John Rahm
With a win this week at the Hero World Challenge, John Rahm sneaks in as my number 5. It’s still early, so there isn’t much to work with, but he has two Top 5’s since the Tour Championship, including a W. Rahm has been waiting for a break out year, could this be it? We’ll see.
4. Rickie Fowler
Rickie with another Top 5 this week at the 2018 Hero World Challenge. Only three starts for Rickie since the Tour Championship, however, solid outings from him each time out. Rickie fired three rounds in the 60’s, including a pair of 67’s Friday/Saturday. I stand by my pick, Rickie Fowler, your 2019 Masters Champion.
3. Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay continues to fly under the radar, placing top 10 in three of his last four starts. Two of those starts he placed Top 5. Although he hasn’t played much since the Tour championship, he has impressed every single outing. Look for Patrick to snag two wins this season.
2. Tony Finau
Tony is just ballin’ out in the last 18 months. Another second place finish for Finau at the Hero World Challenge. It’s only a matter of time until he picks up a big win. Tony is 5th in scoring average, averaging 68.902. Overall solid play, looking forward to seeing a win this year, even possible major.
1. Justin Rose
Checking in at number one is Justin Rose. You can make the argument he is the hottest player in the game right now. He won just two starts ago, while surrounding that win with two third place finishes. Rose has been extremely consistent, look for him to pick up a major this year.
Hit It Hard – Kyle