PGA $10,000+ CANADIAN OPEN
Guys that won’t get into too much trouble off the tee and guys that can stiff their approach shots – that is the two step formula to competing at Hamilton GC this week.
Course history gets thrown out the window this week as we travel to Hamilton in Ontario where the Canadian Open has not been held since 2012.
In 2012 the Swans were dominating the AFL, the Giants were getting hammered so assessing course form may not be the best way to go into this tournament if you catch my drift.
Rory McIlroy ($20,700): Rory burnt us badly last week missing the cut at Memorial but that just makes me so much more eager to go back again. He is still the best player in this field and not only do we get a price discount, we will get an ownership drop off that missed cut as well.
Matt Kuchar ($18,700): Kuch will be a pretty popular second man in this week as majority of teams look for a superstar and pair them with the usually-reliable Matt Kuchar. He is also coming off a missed cut but it’s been several seasons since he missed 2 straight cuts. Very confident of two solid T10 finishes from our first two guys.
Webb Simpson ($18,610): One of the plays of the week for mine. Simpson ranks in the top 20 in Fairways Gained (#19), SG: Approach (#9) and Scrambling (#8) which are all key statistics for this week. With Kuch likely to be popular and one of the big 4 likely to be in majority of lineups, Simpson could get overlooked big time here and come in around that 10-12%.
Sergio Garcia ($17,910): If Simpson will get missed, then Garcia could be single digits. has had two absolute stinkers in the last two majors and that will be fresh for people at selection. Ranked #5 in this field for SG: Approach, Garcia is well-suited to this shorter, second-shot course despite being a big hitter.
Erik Van Rooyen ($14,680): There is a chance he will be the one to van-ruin our lineup here but this guy is a serious contender when on. Been dominating in europe and is in this as a warm up for Pebble Beach next week. Great on approach, great off the tee, hits his long irons really well, solid putter. He is a guy who makes the most of his opportunities (#15 in field for Birdie Gained). Not a great scrambler so if he is not stiffing his approaches he is in trouble on this course with the thick rough around the greens.
Tom Hoge ($8,960): Salary cap was always going to start to bite down this end and it has forced us into taking Tom ‘hollywood’ hoge as our last man in. His named popped up on the Fantasy Insider PGA Podcast and as I was listening, taking a chance on Hoge made more and more sense. Coming off a win that got him a spot at Pebble, Hoge can see this as a free game which could really relax his play and switch that approach game from good to great.Latest