2018 Honda Classic Picks and Tournament Preview

Honda Classic LogoThe 2018 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.

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.

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 as one of the toughest courses on the PGA Tour schedule.

Our Honda Classic PICK TO WIN Courtesy of GolfStats.com

Sergio Garcia is our pick to win the 2018 Honda Classic. We came up with the pick by using the advanced player stats at GolfStats.com.

  • Garcia has played at this event 7 times and has made the cut EVERY time.
  • He finished 14th last year and 2nd in 2016. He has 2 top 10 finishes here in the last 4 years.

We love using GolfStats to put together bets and fantasy lineups. The site cuts hours of our research and prep time for each weekly event.


2018 Honda Classic Tourney Preview

The 2018 Honda Classic will once again have a strong field playing for the $6.6 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 Rickie Fowler. 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 easier.

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.

Free Golf Contest for the DBC

Dates - February 22 – February 25, 2018

Prize Pool - $6,600,000

First Place - $1,188,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

PGA National Champions Golf Course

2018 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

Rickie Fowler Defending ChampionRickie Fowler2017 - Rickie Fowler


Adam Scott2016 – Adam Scott


Padraig Harrington2015 – Padraig Harrington


Russell Henley2014 - Russell Henley


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)

2018 Honda Classic Fantasy Golf Picks Info

We mentioned DraftKings above which is a solid pick for the PGA Tour but if you already have a DraftKings account then you really need to try out FantasyDraft.com. They have been in the fantasy golf game and DFS for a while and have grown into one of the top fantasy golf sites for players to play for real money and just for fun.

Why you need expert picks for the 2018 Honda Classic

I find the more golf I watch, the more stats I look at improving my abilities to make better picks for my fantasy golf games. I am by far no expert at making golf picks but the guys at Golfstats.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. We have sent many players to GolfStats and we see their usernames on the leaderboards alot! The PGA Tour season is still young...try them out before the really big fantasy golf contests start to come out.