Valero was a really exciting tournament to watch! On Saturday, it was a survivor test with high winds and forcing pros to be patient and scramble for pars. On Sunday, there were 3 or 4 golfers who had a shot at a title! For DraftKings, I had 16/26 golfers that made the cut and with Finau and Taylor being up there early, it made for a nice sweat. That's four weeks in a row now where we either had a winner or a golfer who finished high on the leaderboard! Let's keep it rolling! Congrats to Kevin Chappell for his first PGA tour win!
After a week off from playing PGA DFS, we are back in the saddle with the Wells Fargo, where all “the big boys” like to play. This year is going to be different for this tournament because it's moving to a new golf course, known as Eagle Point Golf Club. The tournament's original golf course, Quail Hollow, is getting ready to host the PGA Championship happening later this year. With that being said, I'm taking out course history and just focus on recent form and stats that I like to look at for this week. Those stats are: G.I.R.; Proximity; and B.O.B.%. Other stats to consider will be sand save % and par 5 scoring.
Dustin Johnson ($13,000) – D.J. is back this week after taking a little time off after his “fall down the stairs” at The Masters which forced him to WD. Despite the fall, he still has a clear lead in the world rankings and his stats back him up. He is first in the field for both G.I.R. (1st) and B.O.B% (3rd). He is also 2nd in the field for proximity (2nd). It will be interesting to see if people will fade him because of his fall and his price.
Jon Rahm ($11,000) – Rahm is becoming a mini D.J. at this point. I can't say whether he will win at least once in his first 10 years, but he is well on his way to become a consistent player. He has played twice in the last 6 weeks and finished 27th at The Masters and finished 10th at The Shell Houston. He is 10th in the field for G.I.R. (15th); 20th in the field for proximity (28th); and 2nd in the field for B.O.B% (5th). Look for him to continue his run for the rest of the year!
Paul Casey ($9,900) – Casey is getting into form again after a rough start earlier this year. He only played The Masters in the last 6 weeks and he finished 6th that week. He is 9th in the field for G.I.R. (14th); 8th in the field for proximity (13th); and 26th in the field for B.O.B.% (53rd). As long as he has his putter working, he will have no problems contending this week.
Lucas Glover ($8,600) – Glover is ranking very well in the stats that I'm looking at for this week. He is 2nd in the field for G.I.R. (3rd); 4th in the field for proximity (8th); and 16th in the field for B.O.B% (31st). He has played 2 times in his last 6 starts, finishing 32nd at The Masters and a missed cut at The Shell Houston. He'll be my dark horse for this week.
For this week, because I have two guys at the top, I'm going to recommend going 30-40% exposed for the 4 golfers listed above. If you're playing multi entry gpps, I would go 40% to Casey and Glover then 30% to Rahm and D.J. For 3 entry max, I would just rotate the 4 and add about 8 more golfers. That way if your core hits, then you will have a good chance of having a really nice payday! It's good to be back playing pga dfs!
Good luck everyone!