Las Vegas is the centre of the sporting universe this week with the Super Bowl while LIV hits US soil for the first time this year with LIV Las Vegas live from the Las Vegas Country Club.
The Las Vegas Country Club is playing as a 7089 yard Par 70 this week with just two Par 5s on the course so focusing on big hitters who can find birdies with conditions expected to be soft. Dean Burmester ticks all boxes. He finished last season ranked 3rd in Driving Distance, 9th in Par 4 Scoring and 10th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee and Strokes Gained: Approach. Finished 3rd in Mayakoba and won the Joburg Open and SA Open last year. Tremendous price.
When you are all-in on big hitters then Bryson has to be included. He ranks 2nd in Par 4 Scoring, 3rd in Birdie or Better, 4th in Driving Distance and 5th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee. Won two of the last five LIV events.
Pereira’s inability to get over the line is becoming the stuff of legend but he profiles beautifully here. Leads LIV in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee while he ranked 3rd in Strokes Gained: Approach, 7th in Par 4 Scoring and 9th in Driving Distance. Not played a lot of late but finished Top 6 in three of his last six events.
Don’t sleep on the Spaniard this week. He won on the Asian Tour in August last year as well as LIV Bangkok in 2022 so he can get over the line. Ranks 4th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee and 10th in Driving Distance.