PGA $6,000+ NORTHERN TRUST
The best field of the season has assembled at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey for the Fed Ex Cup playoffs and coaches are getting some absolute bargains at selection.
With the salaries playing nice and soft the choice at the top between Rory and Brooks is not, for mine, a choice at all – just take them both and find value elsewhere.
Brooks Koepka ($23,290): There is no reason why we can’t pay up for the best in the world here with some great value down the list. If Brooks plays well he wins, and at likely 25-30% owned you kind of have to have him to get amongst the cash if he wins it.
Rory McIlroy ($22,560): Not sure how many teams will play both Rory and Brooks but I don’t see why you wouldn’t given the value elsewhere. Rory is in great form and can easily win this. \
Billy Horschel ($16,190): Billy Ho loves playoff season, is in form and is well priced – that’s a triple threat that I am not ignoring here. Really safe selection to get through the cut and can content if he brings his best. Great putter, solid long irons, Exactly the kind of player we want for this event.
Louis Oosthuizen ($15,070): Pure ownership play here with Louis. No one ever picks him so if he brings home a top 20, top 10 (which he absolutely can) then he can really rocket your team up the leaderboard. Expect sub 5% ownership and he is one of the class players in this field particularly at his price range.
Matthew Wolff ($14,880): Has the length for this course, has the iron game. Wolff is a pure ball striker and has absolutely everything to play for. IN a stacked field I’m not sure how many people will get to him at his price tag, could be another guy who comes in at really good ownership for the pedigree he brings.
Wyndham Clark ($8,000): Flat min price for a guy who has 3 tops 10’s and another 3 top 20’s this season. Can be abit streaky but down at this price you are taking a risk. Clarke is solid off the tee, a fantastic putter and around the green player. Ranked in the top 40 for Par 4 Scoring at that 450-500yd distance – we just need him to hold his irons together. If he can do that he may be one of the plays of the slate.