Before you pick this week's Northern Trust, you'll want to see who Sal Johnson is backing. The golf media legend is hot this year. For the Masters, Johnson featured Tiger Woods in his best bets. For the PGA Championship, Johnson was all over Brooks Koepka. The result: both won in historic fashion, and anyone who followed Johnson's lead hit it BIG.
At the Travelers Championship in June, Johnson promoted 50-1 long shot Chez Reavie as a possible winner, noting that his game suited TPC River Highlands to a tee. The result: Reavie cruised to a four-stroke victory, finishing 17-under for his first PGA title in 11 years! Two week ago at TPC Southwind, Johnson again promoted Koepka as one of his best bets. The result: Koepka won the WGC-FedEx Invitational at 16-under.
Now, Johnson -- the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour," a longtime ABC Sports golf producer and the founder of the world's biggest golf stats database -- has issued his highly confident picks for the 2019 Northern Trust at Liberty National.
We can tell you Johnson wants no part of Dustin Johnson, one of the top Vegas favorites at 16-1. In fact, he says Johnson doesn't even crack the top 10. "The story of his year is putting -- he comes into this week 187th in putting inside 10 feet, and he also has been poor at scrambling, tied for 100th," Sal Johnson told SportsLine. "Since his runner-up at the PGA Championship, he hasn't been better than 20th in his last five starts."
Instead, Johnson is high on a COLOSSAL long shot who's been surging in the FedEx Cup standings. This overlooked player has a game that's "perfect for Liberty National."Anyone who backs this underdog could hit it BIG.
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