Weekly Preview: The Honda Classic

Weekly Preview: The Honda Classic

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The Honda Classic

PGA National - Champion Course
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

The PGA Tour heads to Palm Beach Gardens, as we again experience the low after the high of a big tournament. There seems to be a pattern developing of have and have-nots among the PGA Tour events. Perhaps it's the effect of the pandemic, or maybe it's more of a scheduling quirk, but a lot of events are getting squeezed and The Honda Classic is no exception.

The Honda Classic has had some decent fields in recent years, but even when the field was loaded, there was still a 50/50 chance a surprise winner would emerge. This year we are missing just about everyone near the top of the world rankings, as No. 15 Daniel Berger is the highest-ranked player in the field. , which usually levels the field anyway, so even if there were some big names in the field, plenty wouldn't be in the mix come Sunday anyway. 

Where does that leave us this week, though? The wind is supposed to be a big factor, so that, coupled with a less-than-stellar field, gives us a chance at a crazy leaderboard come Sunday. If the weather is wreaking havoc it should be entertaining regardless who comes out on top.

LAST YEAR

Sungjae Im shot a final-round 66 on his way to a one-stroke victory over Mackenzie Hughes.

FAVORITES

Daniel Berger (11-1)

Berger is the best player in the field and he's not far removed from a

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Greg Vara
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