27th Apr 2021 | Huntsville Championship
Huntsville Championship: Charlie Saxon
Game this season has been blighted by inconsistency, too many birdies and bogeys but the errors were eliminated last week on a way to a T11. He's a big danger if back in form.
The Huntsville Championship is a new event on the Korn Ferry Tour and a rare stop in Alabama. That might lead people towards Trey Mullinax, with Alabama being his home state but he’ll have to bounce back from a poor performance last week.
The player who caught my eye instead was Charlie Saxon. The 27-year-old is a highly talented golfer who knows how to win, unfortunately he struggled for form at the start of the year. A run of MC-MC-T73-MC contained plenty of promise and birdies, but there were too many bogeys. The colourful cards suggests a player trying to find his best game - then it clicked at the Veritex Bank Championship.
He made only three bogeys and one double all week and was slightly unlucky. His double bogey came before a suspension in play on Saturday and and then he bogeyed the par-5 18th on Sunday. That may have been no bad thing as it dropped him down the leaderboard and out of the spotlight.
The nature of his four rounds suggest much more consistent golf from Saxon and he is such a talent and a glimmer of hope must be pounced upon at 175/1 with Paddy Power paying 6 places at 1/5 odds.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 19:13 27th Apr, 2021 but subject to change