Last week was an awesome tournament to watch! For DraftKings, I had just 2/15 golfers missing the cut, including Jason Dufner. If I were to do it all over again, I will still pick Dufner. He just had a bad draw that basically cut his chances in half to make it for the weekend. On the weekend, it was a nice sweat because I had some Kisner and Cink in my GPPs and only 1/4 GPP lineups didn't cash. It was a solid week overall. Congrats to Kisner on winning!
We are headed to Dublin, Ohio for Jack's tournament, The Memorial. This is becoming one of the strongest fields in a non-major event. You have 13 of the top 20 golfers in the world playing. This might be one of those weeks where ownership will be more spread out at the top. The course is called Muirfield Village GC and it's a par 72 and 7,392 yards. The stats that I'm looking for this week are B.O.B.%; G.I.R.; Proximity.
Dustin Johnson ($12,000) – This week, it is very easy to fit 2 guys at the top and fill in the rest and that's what I'm going to do. D.J. is only $12k and with a lot of value below $7,000, you will have no problem fitting D.J. into your lineups. He's on form and there is no reason to fade him. He's 1st in the field for G.I.R. (1st); 6th in the field for B.O.B.% (6th); and 8th in the field for Proximity (12th). He has made his last 3 cuts, which he finished in the top 15 in all 3. He has also made 5 out his last 6 tries at Muirfield. He has finished in the top 5 twice, including last year. He is a clear favourite to win.
Jon Rahm ($11,100) – Just like D.J., there's no reason to fade Rahm this week. He just entered the top 10 in the world for the first time and there are no signs of him slowing down. He could be in the top 5 by the end of the season. He has made 2 out of 3 cuts and the one that he missed was a mdf and the other two were in the top 5. His stats are just as good as D.J.'s. He's 4th in the field for B.O.B.% (4th); 10th in the field for G.I.R. (12th); and 16th in the field for Proximity (25th).
Emilian Grillo ($8,500) – I'm going back to Grillo this week because of his consistent play and his price. He has made 3 out of 3 cuts in his last 6 weeks and that includes an 11th place finish at The Players. He's also played at The Memorial once, which was last year, and he finished 11th. For stats, he's 37th in the field for B.O.B.% (46th); 33rd in the field for G.I.R. (48th); and 25th in the field for Proximity (25th).
Brendan Steele ($6,700) – There are lot of players who I like this week that are below $7k and Steele is one of the best down here. He is 21st in the field for B.O.B.% (24th); 24th in the field for G.I.R. (32); and 17th in the field for Proximity (27th). He has made 2 cuts in his last 6 weeks, which includes a 6th place finish at The Players. As well, he's made 4 out of 6 cuts here including a 20th place finish last year. Steele could be a nice dark horse for this week.
We are going to go 40-60% for exposure with our core players. It will be around 40% for the top 2 guys and close to 60% for Grillo and Steele. For 3 entry max, I would recommend using the 4 and rotate them around and pick about 6 more golfers to complete your player pool. For multi entry, I would pick about 20 golfers along with your core. 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!