Sam Burns has pushed himself into the Top 10 and looks primed to compete at a course that will suit his game perfectly.
Sam Burns ticks nearly every box when looking at a successful profile for TPC River Highlands. The Valspar has long been considered the top correlation tournament and Burns has won the last two editions. He has also finished 3rd at the 2021 Genesis, another key tournament guide. From a game perspective, strong putting and excellent iron play is key. Burns ranks Top 10 in Putting Average, Strokes Gained: Putting, Birdie or Better, Par 4 Scoring, Strokes Gained: Approach, Ball Striking and Bogey Avoidance. Looks an outstanding bet.
One of the key guides to success here is form at the Genesis and Joaquin Niemann was the most recent winner at Riviera. Niemann ranks 3rd in Putting Average and form on the greens is essential here. He also ranks 13th in Birdie or Better and has strong form at the Valspar.
Par 4 Scoring is one of the top guides to success in this tournament and Power ranks 3rd. He also ranks 5th in Bogey Avoidance, 9th in Ball Striking and 15th in Birdie or Better. Form is good with three Top 17 finishes in his last four starts including a T-12 at the US Open.
Tom Hoge is one of the best iron players on Tour and that suits well here. He ranks 9th in Proximity, 11th in Strokes Gained: Approach and 13th in Bogey Avoidance. A Top 15 in Phoenix suggests TPC River Highlands should be too his liking and he has made five of seven cuts here.