9th Sep 2020 | Evans Scholars Invitational
Evans Scholars Invitational: Trey Mullinax
Not played much owing to a freak injury but leads tour in driving distance and T10 last week was highest finish in over two years and fuelled by high quality ball-striking.
Many (!?) people are probably wondering what happened to the love affair between Betting Bias and Trey Mullinax. There’s certainly been a hiatus but owing more to misfortune than anything else and certainly not a laughing matter. This article on Golf.com explains in detail but the summary is Mullinax was hit by a stray golf-ball in a pro-am which left him with a fairly serious brain injury.
It’s been a long road back but for the first time I saw hints of the old Trey Mullinax, the golfer who almost (and should) have won the 2018 Valero Texas Open and remember this is a golfer who finished T9 in a US Open.
His T10 last week at the Lincoln Land was his highest finish since the St Jude Classic in the middle of 2018. The underlying statistics are also hugely encouraging. He leads the Korn Ferry Tour in driving distance and last week he was T36 for accuracy, 9th for distance and T12 for GIRs; that is excellent ball-striking matching that of current Korn Ferry hot-hand Charlie Saxon.
If he is indeed getting back to his best he should not be 140/1 for a Korn Ferry Tour event.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:50 9th Sep, 2020 but subject to change