To take JT or to fade JT, that is the first and possibly biggest question facing coaches for the Safeway tonight!

For me, he is just a bit too expensive. We’ve seen the 6/6 hovering at around 4-5% over the first two events this season and it is currently paying out 100% so getting all your guys through the cut means cash.

The field below 12k is not very appealing at all so we’re building a balanced team here to hopefully have the best chance of everyone seeing Saturday.


Hideki Matsuyama ($19,730): With Thomas and Cantlay above him and Scott basically the same player but an aussie, I don’t see many people getting to Matsuyama this week but of the top four I like him the most. Played here on two occasions for a 3rd and a 17th. It’s a course that should really suit his ball striking.

Colin Morikawa ($17,090): This kid is another one who could slip under the ownership radar but who can definitely content here. Great ball striker, great on approach. So much upside.

Chez Reavie ($16,700): Think Reavie will be chalky tonight but his consistency is hard to get away from, this track suits his short, accurate hitting. If he putts well he will top 5.

Ryan Moore ($16,300): The second of the ‘chalk duo’, Moore has amazing course history (2nd here last year) and is another guy who keeps it on the fairways, putts well – he just fits this course. Just need him to make a cut at this price too.

Abraham Ancer ($16,300): Finished last season in career form and if he brings that ball striking here he will contend not just make the cut. Tends to start well his last few starts to the new season have seen him finish inside the top 10. Will be very low owned so close to Reavie and Moore.

Vaughan Taylor ($13,270): I love the idea of going back to a guy who burnt a third of the field last week. Taylor has good course history, is a good ball striker and solid putter. The only knock on him is his last start. Prepared to forgive him and take the ownership / price drop.

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