This past weekend was really one of the best sweats I've had in a while. First, on Saturday, we had one of the highest %s for 6/6 after 36 holes, however, after the carnage with the high winds during the 3rd round, that number dropped to less than 15% due to a mdf. As for me, I had one of the best weeks playing PGA dfs. I played 5 h2hs and I won 4 of them. As well, I played the $5 (3 entry max) and I had 2 out of the 3 cashing with 1 of them almost threatening the leaders. It was an excellent week overall! Congrats to Si Woo Kim on winning The Players! It's been impressive run for the past 5 weeks or so. Let's keep it up!!
We are leaving Florida and coming back to Texas for the AT&T Bryon Nelson. Much like at TPC Sawgrass, this is another course where you will find your best ball strikers for the week near the top of the leaderboard. The course is called TPC Four Seasons Resort and it's located in Irving, TX. It's a par 70 and 7,166 yards. The stats that I'm looking for this week are: GIR; PROXIMITY; B.O.B%. Other stats to consider will be Strokes Gained: Off The Tee; Par 3 scoring; and Sand Save %.
Sergio Garcia ($11,000) – At the top, I'm going to go with Garcia. Even though with his poor performance last sunday, I'm going to chalk it up as just dusting off the masters hangover that he had. His form and his stats are still very good relative to the field. He's 14th in the field for B.O.B.% (28th); 4th in the field for GIR (5th); and he's 63rd in the field for Proximity (109th). He is the defending champion this week and after getting some of the rust of last week, I see no problem in starting him for my core.
Tony Finau ($9,200) – I really like Finau's course history here. He has played here twice and he finished 12th and 10th in his both appearances. His stats are looking solid as well. He's 7th in the field for B.O.B.% (17th); 3rd in the field for GIR (4th); and 67th in the field for Proximity (116th). He only made 1 cut out of 2 events in the last 6 weeks, however, with his course history being solid as it is, I'm going to look past his recent performance and pair him up with Garcia in most of my lineups.
Russell Henley ($8,300) – Henley is getting into form with making his last 3 cuts in the last 6 weeks. He has one of the best combination in stats entering this week. He's 15th in the field for GIR (22nd); 11th in the field for B.O.B.% (24th); and 41st in the field for Proximity (79th). Even though he missed the cut last year, he did finish 22nd the year before that. With his form coming in, he could be a nice dark horse pick for this week.
J.J. Spaun ($7,300) – Spaun is becoming an excellent rookie this year. If it wasn't for Rahm's performance, Spaun could threat the rookie of the year status. He is just behind Henley with his stats. He's 30th in the field for GIR (22nd); 24th in the field for B.O.B.% (47th); 50th in the field for Proximity (91st). He had a nice 3 week break and with his stats still one of the best in the field, he will be a fine pick to round up my core.
For this week, it's back to normal exposure with the core players. I recommend going 40-60% for the 4 golfers I mentioned above. If you play multi entry, I will go close to 60% for Spaun and Henley then 40% for Finau and Garcia. I will also choose around 20 golfers if you were making 50 or more lineups. If you like to play the 3 entry max gpps, then just rotate the 4 in the 3 lineups and choose around 12 to 15 additional golfers. That way if your core hits, then you will have a really good chance of having a nice payday! Which, at the end of the day, is what we're all trying to achieve!
Good luck everyone!