The Players was exciting from start to finish. We basically had 3 sweats throughout the tournament. We first had our annual cut sweat, then the MDF sweat was even more thrilling to watch because one of our guys, Zach Johnson, decided to shoot a 79 on Saturday to miss Sunday's round. On Sunday, it was a sweat to watch Tiger to do something that we couldn't think he had and that was to shoot two low rounds in a row and he almost pulled it off. Overall, after Webb's 2nd round, it was pretty much a fore gone conclusion that he was going to win. Tiger made it watchable on Sunday. Here's a quick recap on how our guys did overall:
Zach Johnson – MDF; 44.5 DK Points
Francesco Molinari – MC; 24 DK Points
Adam Hadwin – T57; 68 DK Points
Bryson DeChambeau – T37; 75 DK Points
Grayson Murray – T30; 79 DK Points
We are headed to Dallas, Texas for the AT&T Bryon Nelson. Billy Horschel is your defending champion and Jordan Spieth and Sergio Garcia are your top two headliners. The guys are playing at a new course for this tournament called, Trinity Forest. It's a links style golf course and it's a Par 71, 7,380 yards. I say links style because it reminds you a lot of what they play during The Open and it's also very undulating. The stats that I'll be looking at for this week will be SG: Approach the Green; Proximity; SG: Around the Green; SG: Par 4 scoring; SG: Off the Tee; and because it's a new course, I'm going to throw away course history and put in DK Points as a tie breaker.
Charles Howell III ($8,700) – I can't believe we're here, but we are. CH3 was one of those guys that we'll play in the first part of the season and we tend to fade away. This year, however, he seems to of find something and he's getting Kuchar like right now. He has 4 top 25s in his last 6 starts. For stats, he's 4th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; 10th in the field for SG: Off the Tee; and 38th in the field for SG: Approach the Green.
Rory Sabbatini ($8,600) – Sabbatini might be too expensive for my liking, but you must ignore that this week because of the type of field that we have. He hasn't missed a cut in the calendar year and is having a consistent season. He has 4 top 30s in his last 6 starts. For stats, he's 6th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; 20th in the field for SG: Off the Tee; and 22nd in the field for SG: Approach the Green.
Martin Laird ($7,900) – Laird is getting into a groove and his price seems a bit of a value. He has made 4 straight cuts, which includes a top 15 at Valero. For stats, he's 4th in the field for DK points; 6th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; and 14th in the field for Proximity. He'd be a nice dark horse/one and done pick this week.
Grayson Murray ($8,200) – Going back to Grayson this week, he didn't kill you last week and there's really no reason to fade him this week a decent price tag. He has 4 top 30 finishes in the last 6 starts. For stats, he's 1st in the field for DK points; 4th in the field for SG: Off the Tee; and 11th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring.
Andrew Putnam ($6,900) – If you want to play Spieth, you must look below $7,000 and Putnam seems a better play than most. He has 2 top 10s in his last 4 starts. For stats, 10th in the field for SG: Approach the Green; 12th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; 37th in the field for Proximity.
Cash Games: For cash games, I like to play the small field 50/50s, for example, anything less than 100 entrants. I tend to make just 1 lineup and that lineup will have the 6 golfers who I think will have the best chance of making it to the weekend and have the upside of a top 10 finish.
3 Entry Max GPPs: For these tournaments, think of it as one lineup for cash, one for leagues and one that is completely different than the first 2. This technique is very common among the DFS community and even the DFS pros. Just start of with your cash lineup then use a “2 vs. 2" strategy for the other lineups.
20 – 150 Max GPPs: With these, you can have a player pool anywhere from 15-100 players. For 20 max GPPS, I tend to stay closer to 15-18 golfers in my pool. For 150 max GPPs, I recommend using around 25-30 golfers.
It's going to be hot this week for Dallas, Texas. Thursday is calling for thunderstorms, but as far as wind, doesn't look too concerning now. By Wednesday night, I'll look if there's any clear advantage for stacking tee times. As of right now, no clear advantage.
Good luck everyone!