Done with the US Open, and no more million dollar contest for a month until the British Open. All for the better probably because of how top loaded the payouts are. But we have a whole slate of others here to play this week out in Hartford!
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Crappy picks last week, not going to sugar coat it. I picked the wrong high salaried players. Working on a rebound this week. Just so everyone here knows, I actually use this lineup on DK. Not just trying to make people pick bad players.
Scott Brown ($6,800) — My boy Scotty B. below 7k? I’ll take it. Good showing in Memphis, and his only MC in the past few months was the difficult Memorial. He doesn’t have great course history, with a bad finish two years ago (almost DFL), and barely MCd last year, but then again, he wasn’t good until this year! I’ll take a player playing well over course history as well.
Matt Jones ($7,400) — Bunch of made cuts in a row (ok, only 4) and a T3 in Memphis. Made the cut here last year. In the 7k range is exactly what I’m looking for.
Harris English ($9,400) — Made the cut last year here, so he knows the course, and also playing well besides not playing the US Open. This is always a testy price range since you need these players to finish well, not just make the cut. Might make a change here before Thursday morning though. Right now, good pick.
Zach Johnson ($9,100) — After realizing that ZJ is 300 less than Harris, I made the switch. Besides the Open, where he played alright and made the cut, he’s been 17, 19, 13, and 5 in the 4 starts before. Harris is good, but he has one win in his career. ZJ is the way to go over Harris this week.
Carl Pettersson ($7,100) — Made three cuts in a row, and finished T7 last year. At 7.1k, good pick.
Patrick Rodgers ($7,500) — I’m going with it. His recent finishes showing that he’s got what it takes. Pretty low salary for talent level. Hoping he practiced in his week off instead of spending his money.
Bubba Watson ($11,800) — Hate to do it, but he’s the pick this week. Given the course history, and having one of the lowest salaries for the most expensive player, I think I’m going to have to root for Bubs. T6, T14, 1, T38 (slacking), T2, 4, T31 from 2008 to 2014. Yeah, everyone’s going to pick him, and you should too probably.
Not great picks of the U.S. Open, but kind of what I expected since it was a crapshoot (except for Spieth) for the most part. Back to normal pricing this week so I’m looking to find those cheap good options that’ll allow me to pick some of the best players in the field.
Bubba Watson ($11,800) — The odds on favorite this week with his course history. Hoping he can bring back the form that he showed earlier in the season.
Russell Knox ($8,400) — A bit of a high price for him, but with this field it still seems like it’s below market, especially considering his recent play.
Justin Thomas ($7,900) — Always looking for Justin to make a lot of birdies. He’s been pretty consistent and hopefully he can shake of the 76 he had a couple weeks ago to MC at the Memorial.
Matt Jones ($7,400) — Love his price for the upside and even more because of his consistent form this season.
Jerry Kelly ($7,100) — I’m still high on Kelly even though he missed the cut in his last event. Very solid play the last couple months, he seems to be putting together another quietly solid season.
John Peterson ($6,900) — Hoping John can find his game after a couple weeks off. Two bad starts in a row after an extended hot-streak, time off may have been just the thing he needed to get back into the swing of things.