This past week was an awesome tournament to watch! On DraftKings, a lot of players managed to get 6/6 through the weekend. For me, I had only 3/25 players missing the cut and had both Rory and Hadwin charging up the leaderboard on Sunday. It wasn't enough with Leishman's eagle on 16 for a nice one shot victory over Kisner and Hoffman.
We are headed to Puerto Rico Open. This is a secondary tournament for players who are not qualified for the Match Play that's happening in Texas. Coco Beach Golf Club is a par 72, 7506 yards. It will be hard to do course history since most players haven't played at this event for more than 5 years in a row. Ian Poulter and Graham DeLeat are going to be popular plays of the week. I will be looking into scrambling in replace of course history, along with, greens in regulation and their recent form in their past 6 weeks.
Luke List ($9,900) – List has been trending upward recently. With both his ball striking and his form. He has made his last 3 cuts and finished 17th last week. He's been hitting his greens at 64% and has been getting up and down 54% of the time.
Fabrizio Zanotti ($9,500) – At $9,500, I can see Zanotti being a popular play and for good reason. In his last 6 starts, he has a win in Malaysia and 2 top 20 finishes including a 12th place finish at the WGC in Mexico. He has the best combination of the stats that I'm looking for. His scrambling is at 79% and his greens in regulation is at 70%. He could be a nice dark horse for this week.
Rory Sabbatini ($7,400) – Just like Luke List, Rory's game is trending upward. He only has 1 missed cut and a 14th place finish at The Farmers earlier this year. His iron game and short game are getting consistent as well. Hitting his greens at 66% and getting up and down 63% of the time.
Nick Taylor ($7,200) – Here's another Canadian that's trending in the right direction. Taylor is becoming a consistent ball striker. He's been hitting the greens at 62% and his scrambling is 57%. He has 1 missed cut and 1 top 10 in his last 6 events. With a 5th place finish here last year, he'll be a fine core player for the week.
As you can see, the core players that I've chosen for this week aren't that exciting. Because of this, I'm going to cut back on how much I normally play. I'm only going to play 4 lineups and I'm going to rotate my core players and pick maybe 6 more players for my roster. If you're just a casual player/fan, then I recommend to cut back your bankroll or just wait until next week when a lot of players will be tuning up for the Masters in the following week.
Good luck everyone!