DFS - PGA - DraftKings - 3M Open Lineup - 7/23/2020
Thursday, July 23rd 2020 at 7:50 AM (TPC Twin Cities)
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It was great to watch the Memorial Tournament last weekend despite the fact our lineups, after some regrettable last-minute changes, failed to cash in our 50/50’s and GPP’s.
After looking like there could have been an advantage for the AM groups last Thursday, I decided to make some adjustments to roster a full team teeing off in the AM. Well, the weather if anything came earlier than expected and really if anything, game the PM groups more of an advantage. What’s worse, is that I replaced John Rahm (1st), Gary Woodland (T-22nd), and Lucas Glover (T-38th) with Hideki Matsuyama (Missed Cut), Joaquin Niemann (Missed Cut), and Kevin Streelman (T-54th).
If you have been playing DFS as long as I have, you know these things happen and we just move on and focus on this week!
For this week, we have the 3M Open which will be taken play at the TPC Twin Cities (Blaine, MN) and starts at 7:50 AM (EST).
TPC Twins Cities was one of the easiest golf courses that the professionals tee it up on last season and we should expect much of the same this year as despite the Par-71 course being long (7468 yards), there really isn’t much difficulty or areas where PGA professionals can get into serious trouble.
Similar to many of the tournaments, although distance will help, this is a course that favors ball-strikers and we really are going to be looking at the players that have solid SG: Tee-to-Green and SG: Approach.
Let’s take a look at our DraftKings lineup:
Kicking off our lineup, we’re going to spending $9,000+ on two of my favorite golfers this week in Lucas Glover ($9,400) & Harris English ($9,000).
Lucas Glover has not missed a cut since the PGA returned to action (5 for 5) and is known as one of the better ball strikers on tour. Glover finished a soldi T-7th last year at TPC Twin Cities, which included an impressive round of 62 in his final round. Glover finished with a +0.73 SG: Approach last week at the Memorial Tournament and comes into this tournament with a +0.63 SG: Approach & +0.78 SG: Tee-to-Green on the season.
Harris English was having one of his best seasons on the tour prior to the COVID shutdown and despite disappointing with a missed cut in his first appearance back after the break, English has looked back to form over his last two performances with a T-17th at the RBC Heritage & T-13th at the Memorial Tournament. English finished 6th last week in terms of SG: Approach (+2.51) and comes into this week with a +0.53 SG: Approach & +1.15 SG: Tee-to-Green on the season.
Erik Van Rooyen ($8,800) is probably going to have some higher ownership than normal this week as the South African is coming off an impressive T-22nd at the Memorial and is known on the tour for his ball-striking ability. Van Rooyen had his irons going for him last week finishing 7th in the tournament in terms of SG: Approach (+2.31) and comes into this tournament with a +0.59 SG: Approach & +1.17 SG: Tee-to-Green.
If you have been following my lineups, you know that Max Homa ($8,000) has been a huge disappointment for us over the past few weeks as although we faded him last week, we had him rostered the previous two weeks in which he also missed the cut basically on the number. Despite those missed cuts, I’m not afraid to go right back at him as he just has too much talent and value at $8,000. Homa comes into this tournament with a +0.44 SG: Approach & +0.51 SG: Tee-to-Green and I think this is the week he bounces back with a strong top-10 finish.
Will Gordon ($7,700) missed the cut in his last tournament (Rocket Mortgage Classic) however, Gordon has all the talent to make a run this week, similar to what we saw at the Travelers Championship where he finished T-3rd. Gordon showed his ability to be solid in terms of SG: Approach at the Travelers finishing the tournament with a +2.48 SG: Approach and has a +0.23 SG: Tee-to-Green in the 2020 season.
Rounding out our team, we are going to go with Talor Gooch ($7,100) who despite his disappointing performance at the Memorial Tournament, showed his upside with his T-17th finish at the Workday Charity Open the prior week. Gooch has been solid in terms of ball-striking this season and he is positive in both SG: Approach (+0.13) & SG: Tee-to-Green (+0.14), I like his upside this week.
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