Review & Betting Guide To The Quicken Loans National

The 18th hole at Congressional Country Club © Keith Allison

The 18th hole at Congressional Country Club © Keith Allison

This week sees the tour rock up at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda Maryland for the AT&T National. The Blue Course at Congressional has seen the original design by Devereaux Emmett evolve through many changes and redesigns by some of the worlds top golf course designers, including Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones Snr and Rees Jones.

The course was formed in 1924 with Herbert Hoover as the Club’s first president. Founding life members include Presidents Taft, Wilson, Harding and Coolidge, while the membership in the early decades reads like a “Who’s Who” of American industrial giants and government dignitaries.

The Blue is known for its wide undulating greens, rolling terrain and tree-lined fairways and measures 7,250-yard par 72 but plays as a par 70 for professional events.

I am currently away this week on a press trip to Kissimmee, Sawgrass and Fort Myers, sorry for the lack of in depth analysis. This is due to the limited amount of time but look out for the destination and equipment reviews in the coming months. Here are this weeks tips.

My tips to win:

Jason Day 14/1

Jordan Spieth 14/1 

Brandt Snedeker 25/1

My each-way tips:

Bo Van Pelt 66/1

KJ Choi 40/1

My outside tip:

Martin Laird 125/1 

For updated odds during the tournament go to

TOPICS: Golf, Golf on the Web, Lifestyle, Off course, Tournament reviews and betting guides

ABOUT: James Mason

James Mason is a contributing writer for Golf Monthly magazine, producing destination reviews, technical and equipment reviews and blogs. He was also part of the judging panel for the 2010 Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. James has written equipment reviews and technical features for Greenside magazine, destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer.

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