Jon Rahm -

Dustin Johnson is the clear favourite this weekend, but it’s difficult to justify backing him as short as considering this is the first start since he injured his back before the Masters.

Instead, Jon Rahm looks the safest bet to contend at Eagle Point.

The Spaniard has had an excellent season, with four top-five finishes in his eight starts, including a win at the Farmers Insurance Open in January.

Rahm hasn’t missed a cut since August, and is well-rested, having not played since tied for 27th at Augusta last month.

Ranking third in total shots gained, third in shots gained off the tee and sixth in birdie average on the PGA Tour this season, he has the game to contend again here.

Paul Casey –

Casey’s performance at Augusta suggests he can earn the second PGA Tour win of his career.

The 39-year-old finished sixth, and has now finished inside the top 10 at the Masters in three consecutive years.

That bodes well for his chances at Eagle Point, a course that uses the same grass on the greens and fairways as Augusta.

Casey is in fine form, too, having finished 11th or better in three of his last five starts.

It’s not difficult to imagine him going close here in a field missing several of the game’s top players.

Webb Simpson –

North Carolina native Simpson grew up playing at Eagle Point, and the club member knows the course as well as any player in the field.

He’s also got an excellent record at this event, finishing second in 2015 and fourth in 2012.

The 2012 US Open champion has not won a PGA Tour event in over three years, but has had some success this season.

He came second at the Waste Management Open in Phoenix, and placed 11th at the RBC Heritage last time out.

That upturn in form – along with his success in his home state – means he is a must-back here.

JB Holmes –

Holmes – the 2014 Wells Fargo winner – looks poised for another successful weekend here.

He and Bubba Watson came fifth at the team-based Zurich Classic last week, finishing strongly with an eight-under-par final round of 64.

That was Holmes’ first top-five finish of the season, although the four-time PGA Tour winner has also only missed one cut in 11 starts since December.

Another player who has done well at Augusta – he finished fourth there in 2016 – he’s worth a punt at this price.