The Tour is back in Texas this week for the first of another two week stretch. Playing the famed Colonial Country Club, check out our picks here!
With 5 / 6 making the cut last week (Compton decided to bogey the last two holes to MC by 1), but no one playing particularly well, it was enough to win the 50/50, but not cash in the GPP. Gonna cash in both this week.
Pat Perez ($8,000) — He was my good play last week, and I’m counting on him continuing his good play. Snuck through on the cut line and had a good weekend to finish T20. Especially at this price, he’s a must play.
John Peterson ($6,900) — Head scratcher with the price here. Hasn’t missed a cut since February, and seems like he’s the type of guy who can actually win, not just play well like some of the other guys here.
From a loaded field at the Masters to a normal field where value counts and picking lesser known names are key. Will the rookies who started playing fantasy golf last week because of the Masters continue? We can only hope since we’ll be taking more of their money!
Check out the preview here.
With a Masters success, finishing 5307/125950 (~4.2%) in the Million dollar DK GPP, I’m feeling better after my loss at the Shell Houston Open. This week’s salaries are back to normal, which looks abnormal considering the prices last week. Salaries are no longer depressed due to a weaker field, and that means we need to search a little harder for value. Don’t fear though, that’s a good thing since we’re better at finding that value than a random person inspired by the Masters to start playing DK fantasy golf. They look for names they recognize. We look for up and coming talent.
This week especially, I feel like there are a couple of different ways to make your lineup. 1) Super low salaried players coupled with high salaried players. 2) Bunch of mid salaried players. Note that I say “this week especially” since there seems to be a little more of a spread than in the previous tournaments. Me being the 50/50 player and not really wanting to commit a lot of money to one player (yes, even Spieth), I’m going the mid salary route.
Brendon de Jonge ($7,900) — Still going to be a must pick. Salary has jumped a ton since Shell where I think he was listed at $6,300 or something, but still a solid pick in this price range.
Russell Henley ($9,100) — Hasn’t missed a cut, and all we’re waiting on is for him to breakthrough again and win. Easily could happen this week.
Last week turns out was pretty damn good for me. 5 out of 6 making the cut, and first place in my 20 player 50/50. Granted first place doesn’t matter since the top 10 get paid. But being first meant that I didn’t have to worry on Sunday (or the Monday finish) about whether or not I was going to cash. Now onto the next challenge, the smaller field WGC Cadillac Championship.
Like I mention in the preview (found here), this tournament doesn’t have a cut! That means that all your players are going to be racking up points all the way until Sunday. So make sure you have guys that you know can go off on a random round.
Note that these picks may change up to the start of the first round, but I won’t get rid of players without writing about why they got dropped off my team.
Patrick Reed ($10,700) — Despite a bump in salary of $1,600 from last week, Reed is absolutely a must pick. His great play at the Honda (minus the double-bogey-bogey-par finish) was stellar, and he’s the defending champion here at Doral. And he’s still about $4,000 cheaper than the highest salaried player (Rory, who missed the cut at the Honda). Everyone is going to pick him, and for damn good reason.