The RBC Canadian Open has passed us by with the #1 golfer in the world maintaining his throne, as Dustin Johnson defeated the field and held off the chasers late in the day on Sunday. We move to the WGC Bridgestone this week, where defending champion and hot dog eating superstar, Hideki Matsuyama, will take form in this non-cut event. That means four full days of birdies, bogeys and double bogeys for all your favorite swingers. Hideki will not be a target of mine this week, but that doesn’t mean he’s on the full fade list, as I do believe there always lives a narrative of the repeat winner. Tread lightly though, as this field is jam packed with stars and wannabes who are now playing for points to reach the FedEx Cup. Aim for the flag, we’re teeing off on a long par five here as I narrow down my pool to help you win all the monies.
Tiger Woods ($11,300 FD; $10,800 DK): Welcome to “Tiger Week.” We are all very familiar with Shark Week, where we tune in to the Discovery Channel and drop our jaws at the adventurous lives of sharks. Well, this is Tiger Week, where we will tune in to the Golf Channel and drop our jaws at the adventurous tee shots, fairway irons and seamless putts of the greatest shark to ever hit the greens, Tiger Woods. Lock and load, but don’t get bit.
Rickie Fowler ($11,300 FD; $10,000 DK): Rickie has been “due” since 1988. This week, he takes his mustache to the links of Akron, Ohio. Rickie has 4 top 10 finishes this year and ranks 13 in the race to the FedEx Cup. He’s a shoe-in for the playoffs, but I also believe he’ll crack the top 10 in points this week with a top 5 finish this week. Don’t be surprised if we have a pairing of orange and red on Sunday, as Rickie and Tiger battle for all the green.
Francesco Molinari ($11,200 FD; $9,400 DK): Speaking of colors, Molinari takes his Italian flavor back to the course this week coming off a dominating win at the British Open. The 35 year old veteran to the tour is putting together the best string of golf since turning pro in 2004. Molinari, who sits at 7th in FedEx Cup points will tee off with a favorable price and I fully expect him to take advantage of this four day swing fest. Frank’s OTT accuracy ranks amongst the fields finest as of late. As long as he can stay consistent with the irons and a strong putt game, look for Molinari to finish strong and guide your DFS squads into the money.
Other options: Henrik Stenson ($11,500 FD; $9,000 DK), Tommy Fleetwood ($11,400 FD; $9,200 DK), John Rahm ($11,300 FD; $9,600 DK)Top Tier Fade: Justin Thomas ($11,400 FD; $8,800 DK): There is something fishy about JT’s pricing this week. He could be a decent mid-tier punt on DK, but on FD, there’s better options at that price range. The inconsistent pricing tells me to stay away, so I will be listening.
Mid-Tier & Low-Tier:
Let’s be honest, four rounds of competitive, teeth shattering golf for any professional can be gut wrenching, and the scores this week are going to be off the charts. I’m here to help you take down a GPP, so below you’ll find a list of mid-tier and low-tier guys that I’ll have a share of, who exemplify greatness just like Shooter McGavin and Carl Spackler. Use the comments section if you have any feedback or questions, or pop into the FTA chat room and I’ll be happy to guide you with fire flame and thumbs up Emojis.
Mid-Tier & Low-Tier:
Matt Kuchar ($10,500 FD; $7,700 DK)Bryson DeChambeau ($10,200 FD; $7,800 DK)Patrick Cantlay ($9,700 FD; $8,200 DK)Daniel Berger ($9,400 FD; $7,100 DK)Kevin Chappell ($9,300 FD; $7,300 DK)Luke List ($8,300 FD; $7,200 DK)Note: Some of the price comparisons between FD & DK are just bizarre this week. Do not try to copy your lineup from one site to the other, as the value on DK screams much louder. Once again, this is crunch time – aka August Golf, where birdies can become eagles and bogeys can become triple bogeys. Watch out for the water, stay out of the sand, and as they say in French, “Entrer dans le trou. “
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