2017 Honda Classic Picks and Tournament Preview

Honda Classic LogoThe 2017 Honda Classic PGA Tournament makes its way across the country to Palm Beach Florida. Finishing up the west coast swing of the season, Florida and Texas and even Mexico will be the stops for the next 7 weeks for players.

Some PGA players use the Honda Classic as a tune up for next week’s World Golf Championships - Mexico Championship and some top players will skip this week to rest up for next week’s WGC and avoid the issues with time change moving from the west coast to the east.

Regardless, The PGA National Champion course will again have loads of drama and the “Bear Trap” of holes 15-17 will once again challenge the players and the final Sunday could once again find the winner that can best overcome one of the toughest courses on the PGA Tour schedule.

2017 Honda Classic Tourney Preview

The 2017 Honda Classic will once again have a strong field playing for the $6.4 million in prize money. Look for many of the top PGA Tour players to make a return to tame the Bear Trap including defending champ Adam Scott. For fantasy golf players, having a strong field allows for salary cap prices to be a bit lower for some of the top picks which help you create a better lineup.

Don't forget about our promo running where if you are a new player at DraftKings and make your first deposit of $5 or more you will also have access into a FREE Fantasy Golf Contest to play for a grand prize worth thousands of dollars. This is a solid promo for anyone that has simply been playing free fantasy golf contests and now is ready to play for some real money! We are affiliate partners with DraftKings, read further down the page for more details.

Free Golf Contest for the DBC

Dates - February 23 – February 26, 2017

Prize Pool - $6,400,000

First Place - $1,152,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

PGA National Champions Golf Course

2017 Honda Classic Golf Course

Name of Course – PGA National – Champion Course

Where is PGA National - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

The Bear Trap PGA NationalPar – 70

Yards – 7110

Slope Rating - 148

Year Built – 1981

Designed by - Designed by George & Tom Fazio

Redesign: Jack Nicklaus

Past Honda Classic Champions

Adam Scott Defending ChampionAdam Scott2016 – Adam Scott

 

Padraig Harrington2015 – Padraig Harrington

 

Russell Henley2014 - Russell Henley

 

Michael Thompson2013 - Michael Thompson

 

Other Honda Classic info - Trends, Tidbits

  • Began in 1972 as the Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic
  • Has been called the Honda Classic since 1982
  • Tourney has been played at PGA National Golf Club's Champion Course since 2007
  • The original winner’s prize share for the tourney of $52,000 in 1972 made it one of the richest stops on the PGA Tour. The payout was larger than any of the 4 majors, and was more than double of the Masters ($25,000)
  • Jack Nicklaus is the only consecutive winner in the history of the tourney (1977, 1978)

2017 Honda Classic Fantasy Golf Picks Info

We mentioned DraftKings above which is a solid pick for the PGA Tour but if you are from the UK and want to play in European Tour Fantasy Golf Contests then you shoukld try out PlayON. PlayOn is a newer site and they offer salary cap games for golf. If you are from teh US or Canada then you can only play free fantasy golf games at PlayON but if you are from the UK, Australia and Ireland the you can play in cash games for both the PGA Tour and European Tour. They plan on expanding to more countries so no is the time to at least check them out.

Why you need expert picks for the 2017 Honda Classic

I find the more golf I watch, the more stats I look at, the more info I read that I actually improve my abilities to make better picks in my fantasy golf games. I am by far no expert at making golf picks but the guys at Golfbanker.com are. They offer picks for tournament winners and their expert DraftKings fantasy golf picks as well! You can rely on your knowledge and see how far you get…or you can simply invest in system that will win you a ton of cash…and if you don’t win money or aren’t happy, they still have a money back guarantee for you to take advantage of.