This is a difficult course and matchup for Hideki Matsuyama. He's below average in several Strokes Gained numbers, as well as 112th in Total Driving, 125th in Driving Distance, and 87th in Driving Accuracy Percentage. TPC Craig Ranch has short Par 4's and a trio of Par 3's that play over 215 yards leading to large, flat, bentgrass greens. Matsuyama is 75th in Strokes Gained Putting, 91st in Total Putting, and 94th in Total Birdies. Tom Kim is 15th in the FedEx Cup and 19th in World Golf Rankings. He's been on his game, winning the Shriner's Open to begin the season while finishing seventh at the Zurich Classic and 23rd in the Wells Fargo in his last two tournaments. Kim is 22nd in Total Strokes Gained, 14th in Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green, 15th in Strokes Gained Approach the Green, 43rd in Birdie or Better Percentage, 79th in Total Birdies, 13th in Total Driving, and second in Driving Accuracy Percentage. Last year, Kim finished 12th (18 under par) in this tournament and is primed for another strong showing. Take Tom Kim to win this head-to-head matchup.
This pick was released to clients on May 10, 2023 at 5:57PM ET.
Tom Kim vs. Hideki Matsuyama
May 11, 2023
7:00 AM Eastern
1 unit on Tom Kim -125 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 1.8)
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