PGA $10,000+ 3M OPEN
The prize pool has rocketed back up to five figures and there is no Thursday night footy – conditions are perfect for some PGA DFS!
The course at TPC Twin Cities may have undergone a recent upgrade to make it a little tougher for the best in the world, but from what I am seeing it is still going to be a birdie-fest and that’s how i’ll be approaching selection.
Hideki Matsuyama ($22,000): If you want consistency, you pick Deki. It’s that simple. Ranked #1st in SG Ball Striking, #2 SG Approach and #7 SG Off the Tee, on a made-cut streak of 24 now and coming off a 13th last week, Deki is likely to be the chalkiest play on the slate but for very good reason.
Jason Day ($19,280): Normally don’t like taking Day given a lot of aussies will see his name and plug him in on that alone, but I don’t trust Brooks or Bryson this week and I had the money so hopefully Day can get back on the winners board for me. Just needs to stay out of trouble off the tee (which is a risk given the amount of water on this course). His putting and around-the-green game should get him through the cut in this field.
Rory Sabbatini ($17,500): You could argue that no one is playing better than Rory Sabbatini. Three top 6’s in his last five starts including a 3rd last week shooting -18 which is a score he will need again here to compete at the top end. There is just no weakness in his game at the moment. His Approach game is probably the only thing stopping him from completely wiping this field out, if he fixes it up and starts sticking them look out.
J.J.Spaun ($15,580): Spaun’s last four starts have read 74th, 44th, 30th, 13th – if that is not trending in the right direction I dont know what is. Last year when he hit form at Nine Bridges and Shriners, he continued it at Mayakoba with a 3rd. Solid all-round game and should be very low-owned.
Peter Malnati ($14,670): If you are looking for a guy to plug in who is in good form Malnati is a good choice. Five top 40’s in last five starts including a 2th last-start, he is one of those players where if he hits the fairway it’s birdie time. His driver has been just woeful lately but his approach and putting have been keeping him in the hunt. If he can have a good week off the tee those 30th’s could turn into a top 20, top 10 no problems.
Sam Ryder ($10,960): Ryder is another guy who has been playing pretty well without getting those low numbers. Ranked #18 SG Approach in this field and #20 SG Putting and #66 Off The Tee, Ryder’s achillies heel lately has been his around-the-green game where he is ranked #140 in this field. It will doubtless be something he has worked on and if he can fix it up, top 30’s await.Latest