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Golf Rankings for DEAN & DELUCA Invitational

So, Sergio finally picked up a victory last week outlasting Brooks Koepka in a playoff. This week we have more random capitalization as the Tour pros head to the DEAN and DELUCA Invitational at Colonial Country Club. We have a new sponsor, but it's the same tournament that's been held at Colonial for years.

This week's tournament stop is the DEAN and DELUCA Invitational (formerly the Crowne Plaza Invitational Colonial). It's a new sponsor, but the same old same old Colonial. Colonial Country Club runs 7,204 yards and has a par-70 scorecard. It's another par-70 course so we only have two par 5s. The course has held both a U.S. Open and a U.S. Women's Open. Colonial Country Club has been the host of the tournament since 1946.

For the second week in a row the greens are seeded with bentgrass. It's our last event Texas for the year so we won't see bentgrass frequently in the future. It's also an invitational so we won't have a full field. The field will likely top out around 122 golfers for the week as opposed to the 144 to 156 for a full field PGA Tour event.

The scoring efficiency stats have served us well the last few times we've used them so we'll keep it up.

Par 4 Efficiency 400-450yards (P4E400-450): We have 12 par 4s again this week and seven of them fall into this ranges with an eighth at 464 yards and two others at 387 and 389 yards.

Par 3 Efficiency 175-200 yards (P3E175-200): Three of the four par 3s are between 175 and 200 yards.

Driving Accuracy – It's a tight course. The players need to keep the ball on the course and they won't have much fairway to work with. This will be more of a tiebreaker than anything.

And of course, we examine Strokes Gained: Putting (SG:P) and Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (SG:T2G) each week with SG:T2G being a bit more important again this week.

As always, check back on the weather Wednesday to see the final forecast. This week it looks like the weather will provide us some more rain. There is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday so delays could be in the offing. Wind could also be a bit of an issue on Thursday and Friday, but it's Texas so that's to be expected.

It's tough to ignore Jordan Spieth in Group A this week especially if you look at the bottom of the group. Group B has a lot of intriguing options and I recommend you look far down the list for at least one option this week. Each week Group C has far too many options to choose from and I'll stay near the top of the group again this week.

1. Matt Kuchar [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #15

Let’s hop on this train again this week. Kuch is second in my statistical model and comes in off his second third place finish in a row on Tour and third top 10 in his last five events. He didn’t play here last year and missed the cut two years ago (his first miss in eight starts). The former Yellow Jacket has two top 10 finishes at Colonial in eight starts.

2. Jordan Spieth [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #6

The Texan bounced back last week with his sixth top 20 in his last seven PGA events. The game doesn’t look to be all there yet, but it’s coming together. He finished T2 here last year – his third top 15 in three trips to the DEAN & DELUCA. In Group A, it's hard to leave Jordan off your roster this week.

3. Chris Kirk [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #111

The winner’s curse hasn’t existed at the DEAN & DELUCA as we’ve seen in recent weeks so Kirk has a shot to provide some value this week. He’s made the weekend in all six starts at the event and he’s been in the top 20 in four of his last five starts. The last time we saw Kirk he was withdrawing on Friday at THE PLAYERS with no chance of making the cut. Don’t forget he had three straight top 25s before the withdrawal. The putter is an issue, but he is 67th in P4E400450, 87th in P3E175200, and 91st in DA. He’s Zach Johnson with better form.

4. Charley Hoffman [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #49

Seven for seven in cuts made, Hoffman is another of the course horses this week. He has one top 10 overall and has been in the top 20 three of the last four years at Colonial. After missing the cut at THE PLAYERS, Hoff bounced back with a T12 last week at the Byron Nelson. He’s solid statistically; though he’s weakest in the two categories I find the least important this week (135th in P3E175200 and 180th in DA) while 13th in P4E400450.

5. Kevin Na [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #64

Seven for seven in cuts made, Hoffman is another of the course horses this week. He has one top 10 overall and has been in the top 20 three of the last four years at Colonial. After missing the cut at THE PLAYERS, Hoff bounced back with a T12 last week at the Byron Nelson. He’s solid statistically; though he’s weakest in the two categories I find the least important this week (135th in P3E175200 and 180th in DA) while 13th in P4E400450.

6. Kevin Chappell [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #25

Chappell’s profile should work this week (10th in SG:T2G, 163rd in SG:P, 77th in P4E400450, 152nd in P3E175200, and 88th in DA. He’s made four of five cuts at DEAN & DELUCA with top 20 finishes in the last two years and has three top 10s in his last four Tour events.

7. Patrick Reed [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #17

The mercurial Texan is two for two in cuts made at the DEAN & DELUCA with a top finish of T33 secured last year. The profile is solid with putting being the biggest issue (23rd in SG:T2G, 110th in SG:P, 56th in P4E400450, 75th in P3E175200 and 107th in DA). He missed the cut at THE PLAYERS in his last start on Tour breaking a streak of five made cuts.

8. Zach Johnson [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #69

Perhaps the hors-iest of course horses this week, ZJ has two wins (2010 and 2012) in his 10 trips to the Colonial. He’s made the weekend in all 10 starts and has five top 10s overall. The stats don’t like him this week as he’s just 147th in P4E400450 while being 39th in P3E175200. His form is off a bit as well as his last four tournaments have resulted in T33, T29, T54, and T66.

9. Adam Scott [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #14

Scott won here two years ago and followed that up with a T24 last year. He’s seventh in my model with the only worrisome bit of news being his 71st standing in SG:P. His putting has cooled off a bit since his excellent start after the anchor ban. The Aussie has back to back top 20s on Tour and hasn’t missed a cut since The Barclays at the end of 2015. If you aren’t worried about his putting, go overweight, but the flat stick gives me pause.

10. Colt Knost [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #198

Knost finally figured the course out last year with a T10 after missing the cut at his first three attempts. Back to back to 5 finishes on Tour coming in puts the portly putter is in excellent form as he’s extended his cut-making streak to six. He’s not great on the par 4s (118th), but he makes up for with an excellent flat stick (14th), 39th place in P3E175200, and second in DA.

11. Charl Schwartzel [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #19

Charl hurt a lot of my teams last week with his T58 after his long layoff. So, perhaps I discounted the rust factor a bit too much in my analysis. He’s only started here once and missed the cut (2013). His driving accuracy is poor (169th), but the rest of the profile works nicely especially his third place standing in P4E400450 and first place in P3E175200.

12. Danny Lee [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #99

Lee has made four straight cuts and five of his last six with a T18 at the Byron Nelson in his last start. He’s made the cut in all three attempts at Colonial with a T10 last year as his best finish. His profile hinges on his excellent tee to green game (36th in SG:T2G) and DA (24th) as the rest of his stats are 102nd or worst.