What an exciting U.S. Open this past weekend! Despite the complaints about the fescue earlier in the week, the course was in perfect shape! Finally, a U.S. Open without any drama! No issues with the greens and no issues with any rulings. Well deserved for the USGA. For DraftKings, you had one of the lowest percentages for 6/6 through the weekend, with only 1% in the Milly Maker. I was lucky enough to have one of them, however, just didn't have enough guys in the top 10 to have a nice payday. Congrats on Brooks Koepka on winning his first major championship!
We are headed to Cromwell, Connecticut for The Travelers Championship. It's 6,841 yards and a par 70. It is somewhat of a stack field with Spieth; Rory; and Day being the star attractions. This is the site where Jim Furyk shot the 58, which he's the only professional to ever do so on the PGA Tour. For stats this week, it's back to normal, I'm looking at B.O.B.%; G.I.R.; and Proximity.
Paul Casey ($9,700) – Casey is coming into form in the height of the season. In his last 6 starts, he has made all 6 cuts and has finished inside the top 30 in all of them as well. For stats, he's 23rd in the field for B.O.B.% (47th); 6th in the field for G.I.R. (7th); and 18th in the field for Proximity (28th). He's been knocking on the door for a few weeks now. In his last 2 starts here, he has made the cut in both attempts and finished 2nd in 2015. Don't be surprise is he gets it done this week.
Brendan Steele ($9,000) – There was a stretch earlier in the spring where it looked like Steele was coming off the rails, however, after healing his elbow injury, he may have found his consistent play once again. He has made 5 out of his last 6 cuts including a 6th place finish at The Players. His stats are getting better as well. He's 10th in the field for B.O.B.% (27th); 20th in the field for G.I.R. (41st); and 22nd in the field for Proximity (34th). In the last 6 years playing here, he has made all 6 cuts and has a top 10 back in 2014.
Kyle Stanley ($8,600) – I'm going back to Stanley this week because it feels like it's a Stanley's course. He's 8th in the field for B.O.B.% (23rd); 1st in the field for G.I.R. (2nd); and 3rd in the field for Proximity (3rd). In his last 6 weeks, he has made 5 cuts including 2 top 10 finishes. Stanley hasn't played well here in the past, only making 2 cuts in the last 6 years. However, with his good form coming into this year, he's totally a different player then in the past. Look for him to be a popular pick this week for guys who have a chance to win.
Emiliano Grillo ($7,200) – Besides from the missed cut last week at The U.S. Open, he has become a very consistent player this season. He's missed only 2 cuts all season and his best finish in the last 6 weeks was at The Players, finishing 11th. He has consistent stats entering this week. He's 21st in the field for B.O.B.% (43rd); 29th in the field for G.I.R. (59th); and 44th in the field for Proximity (70th). Grillo obviously, has no course history here, however, don't make that the reason to fade him. This feels like a course for him to play well. He will be my dark horse for this week.
For this week, we are doing our normal exposures across the board. For multi entry gpps, I will recommend going 40-60% for your core and choosing around 20 other golfers to complete your player pool. For 3 entry max gpps, I would recommend just rotate the 4 golfers I mentioned above and then choose up to 6-9 more players. That way, if your core hits, then you will have a 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!