DFS - GOLF - DraftKings - Workday Charity Open - 7/9/2020
Thursday, July 9th 2020 at 6:50 AM (Muirfield Village)
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We had a solid bounce back last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic as despite a missed cut by Scottie Scheffler, we had no problem cashing in both our 50/50’s & GPP’s with outstanding performances by Bryson DeChambeau, Matthew Wolff, & Mark Hubbard.
Let us keep the winning going as we look at our DraftKings lineup for the Workday Charity Open that will be taking place at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
Weather looks like it could be an issue as it looks like there will be at best, scattered thunderstorms between Thursday night through Sunday and it looks it could be a short day of golf on Friday with an 80% chance of storms in the afternoon. As it looks like it could be many delays, I’m not going to worry too much about of trying to focus stacking AM or PM tee-times in the first two rounds.
In terms of the historic Muirfield Village, the course is a Par 72 and is going to play about 7,400 yards. Muirfield Village does have four Par-5’s which favorite the long hitters, however, this is more of a ball-strikers golf course and we’re going to be focusing more on golfers who have strong SG: Tee-to Green & SG: Approach The Green.
Let’s take a look at our DraftKings lineup:
The core of our team will consist of Patrick Cantlay, Hideki Matsuyama, & Gary Woodland.
Cantlay is one of my favorite golfers to roster as he is one of the best all-around golfers on the PGA. I stayed away from him from the Travelers as I was worried about the long lay-off, but I was mistaken as Cantlay looked sharp, finishing T-11th with a closing round of 65. Cantlay was outstanding at Muirfield Village last year in his win at the Memorial Tournament as he currently ranks 7th in SG: Tee-to-Green & 5th in SG: Approach The Green, I don’t see why he can’t pick up another win in this tournament.
Matsuyama is another former winner at Muirfield Village and despite some putting issues last week, racked up an impressive 22 birdies and was one of the best in terms of SG: Tee-to- Green. Matsuyama looked like he was rounding back into form over his last two rounds last week and I think he’ll be at the top of the leaderboard come Sunday as he comes into this tournament ranked 2nd in SG: Tee-to-Green & 6th in SG: Approach The Green.
Woodland was one of the many golfers that disappointed many DFS players at the Travelers Championship with his missed cut, however, I’m not shying away from the former Kansas Jayhawk as he has too much value at $8,300. Woodland has struggled around the greens this season, but he has solid distance to score on the Par 5th and comes into this tournament ranked 37th in SG: Tee-to-Green & 10th in SG: Approach the Green.
As we paid up for both Patrick Cantlay & Hideki Matsuyama, we need to find some value for the rest of our lineup and that starts with Billy Horschel.
Horschel has not made the cut over his past two tournaments, however, he missed the cut by pretty much the number in both and in those four rounds, did not have a round higher than 70. Horschel has played well at Muirfield Village in the past and between the fact that Horschel seems to play better on the tougher PGA courses and that I think his entire game will come together this week, I’m going to roll with him at a nice value at $7,500.
Max Homa has missed two of his last three cuts, but similar to Horschel, has pretty much been on the number when he missed those two cuts. Homa is raising talent in the PGA as he is a solid overall player and comes into this tournament ranked 38th in SG: Off-the-Tee & 49th in SG: Approach the Green. Homa has three top-10’s on the season and I don’t think it’s that much of a long shot that he finishes in the top-10 this week.
Rounding out the team, we are going to go with some nice value in Henrik Norlander. Norlander is coming off an impressive T-12th (-14) at last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic and has gone under 70 in seven of his last eight rounds. Norlander strongest attribute is his SG: Approach the Green (ranked 67th) and should be able to take advantage of the four Par 5’s.
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