Normally, I would have a recap section to show how well I did on Draftkings and how well my overall player pool performed. Because I was away and couldn't invest enough time and money to do the proper research I needed to feel comfortable with my picks. Overall, I only put in 6 lineups total and picked the usual guys I normally pick if I was doing research. The only player that really killed my chances was Burgoon who needed 1 birdie in the last 4 holes to make the cut, which includes 2 par 5s, and he didn't do it. Instead, he makes bogey on 17 to fall just sort of the cut line. Congrats to D.J. on his 3rd win of the season and his 19th career victory!
We are headed to Firestone Country Club for the WGC–Bridgestone. This will be the last time this event will be played at this iconic venue. You have your top 50 players in the world this week and one of them is none other than Tiger Woods. You do have to give props to the guy for getting to this point when 12 months ago, we weren't sure if he will play again. He started from being ranked at 1,199 at the Hero World Challenge then need a top 6 finish to get to number 50 in the world. Doing that in short amount of time is remarkable, even without a win. By the way, this the venue where Tiger has won it, 8 times! The course is a Par 70; 7,400 yards. There is no cut this week, which means, as soon as the player hits his tee shot on the first hole, he's going to get paid. The stats that I'm looking at B.O.B.%; SG: Approach the Green; SG: Off the Tee; Driving Distance; SG: Par 4 scoring; and SG: Putting as a tie breaker.
Rickie Fowler ($10,000) – Fowler is quietly getting into form for this week. He has 5 top 30s in his last 5 starts which includes an 8th place finish at the Memorial. For stats, he's 14th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; 16th in the field for SG: Putting; and 20th in the field for SG: Approach the Green. With 4 straight top 10s in the last 4 years, he should be on everybody's radar, however, with a lot of bigger names above him, it might be possible he will be less than 15% in ownership.
Paul Casey ($8,600) – It's hard to fade Casey at this price when he has 3 top 20s in his last 4 starts, which includes a runner-up finish at The Travelers. For stats, he's 2nd in SG: Putting; 7th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; and 10th in the field for SG: Approach the Green. With a 5th place finish here last year, he'll be nice a one and done if he hasn't been used already.
Zach Johnson ($8,100) – Zach is a nice value at $8,100 with his course history here. He has 3 top 10s in the last 5 years, including a runner-up finish last year. For stats, he's 4th in the field for SG: Putting; 12th in the field for B.O.B.%; and 20th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring. He also has 4 top 20 finishes in the last 4 starts.
Patrick Cantlay ($8,200) – With 3 top 15s in his last 4 starts, Cantlay would a nice pivot option in this range. For stats, he's 7th in the field for SG: Approach the Green; 11th in the field for B.O.B.%; and 16th in the field for SG: Off the Tee. With no course history, he's going to be my dark horse this week.
Austin Cook ($7,000) – Here's another player with no course history who should be good value. Cook is playing nicely coming into this week. He has 4 top 35s in his last 5 starts. For stats, he's 5th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; 9th in the field for B.O.B.%; and 12th in the field for SG: Approach the Green.
Cash Games: For cash games this week, I tend not to play as much as I normally play. The reason is because there is no cut. I will still play the smaller 50/50s and double ups that have less than 100 players to give myself the best possible chance of cashing.
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.
As of Monday evening, there doesn't seem to be an advantage with any tee times. With this small of a field, I wouldn't worry too much about it this week. I can say that it looks like there will be rain Tuesday and Wednesday and come Thursday morning, it will be perfect golf weather with softer conditions. Look for low scoring this week. If there are any changes, I will update it vie twitter.
Good luck everyone!!