PGA $5,000+ ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP
It’s a big NBA day but for aussie dfs golf fans, this field and the time it’s televised just don’t get better all year!
if you didn’t watch the Skins game Monday, this course is tight. You want guys who can hit a fairway, guys who can putt on what will be very fast bent grass greens, and guys who are good scramblers.
I suspect that -10/-11 will be very competitive here.
A balnced build looks the smart, safe play but no golf tournemant (dfs or otherwise) was ever won by being smart and safe!
This no-cut event gives us plenty of luxuries to take fliers on guys we wouldn’t normally touch with a ten foot pole in order to get access to the two guys who are far and away the best in teh world at the moment.
Rory McIlory ($23,210): The best player in the world hands down. It may seem like a risk taking him on a tight course but he hits his driver so straight and so long that he will get looks that literally no one else will here. There are 2-3 really long Par 4’s that will trouble plenty which he will be hitting 5 or 6 iron into instead of 3wd. he putts well he wins and he had a good look at the greens both Monday and again yesterday.
Justin Thomas ($23,860): Pairing JT with Rory will be very unique. Very few teams will pay up for both studs here so if they both come in top 5 we’re in the game. JT has the all-round game to play well here and even though he could be chalky coming off a win last week, he is more than capable of ging back to back so the win equity is there which means he has to go in.
Paul Casey ($17,400): This course is set up for Casey. He is long and straight thats what he has built his game on, and he actually putts really well on fast, bent grass greens (think Masters greens). Will (should) be the highest owned player on the slate but eating this very good chalk… With a pickle!
Patrick Reed ($16,220): A lot of the field will plug in Adam Scott here but despite his recent form in Japan, I don’t trust Scotty’s driver at the moment so this 4th spot is where we get creative. Reed is a gun putter especially on bent, and he scramble with the best of them. I suspect he will play plenty of those punchy, stinger irons to keep himself in play off the tee this week and if he can do that, I expect he contends (at very low ownership).
Chez Reavie ($11,270): I have hated his T2G game to start this new season but he is Mr Fairway off the tee and i have to hope that he finds that part of his game here on a course that should suit him perfectly. Should be chalky on pedigree and course-fit but a few may overlook on recent form.
Shaun Norris ($8,000): With 4 wins in Japan including one just two weeks ago, Chuck knows this course and at flat minimum, that’s an edge we’ll exploit here. Don’t even need him to figure in the finish, just beat home the rest of these numpties down at this range.Latest