Value Picks Returning Top 5 Finishes This Season
1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open
Joaquin Niemann – $7,600
The Santiago Sensation ranks 1st for Opportunities Gained in this field over the last 50 rounds. He also ranks 5th for Birdie Or Better Gained and 7th for Eagles Gained over the last 50 rounds. This is ideal for a guaranteed 3 round event. The World Number 155 that took the PGA Tour by storm last year has a top 10 finish hit rate of 27%. Joaquin ranks 1st in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 24 rounds and 3rd for Opportunities Gained over the last 3 months.
Corey Conners – $7,500
The Canadian is tidily climbing up the world rankings and has broken into the top 200 for the very first time. Corey’s last 5 outings have seen him record a 23rd place finish, a 3rd and a 2nd. However, his form extends further than that where over his last 50 rounds he ranks 6th in this field for Opportunities Gained and 10th for Birdies Or Better Gained. The reason for all these birdie opportunities is his excellent Tee 2 Green game where he ranks 6th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 50 rounds.
Anders Albertson – $7,200
The 2019 PGA Tour rookie ranks 3rd for Opportunities Gained over the last 50 rounds for the field this week. In the space of just under a year the PGA Tour rookie has risen from 700th in the World Rankings to 230th. Last season saw him record 6 top 11 place finishes on the Web.com Tour and finish 3rd on the Money Leaders list. The step up in class doesn’t seem to be an issue either with Anders making his last 4 cuts in a row with an impressive 5th place finish at The Sanderson Farms Championship 4 events back. Anders also sits 1st in Ball Striking over the last 3 months and 21st in DK Points Gained over the last 3 months.
Nick Watney – $7,200
Nick ranks 9th in our model this week and is available at a very juicy price of just $7,200. The World Number 144 ranks 6th in the field this week for Opportunities Gained over the last 3 months. This has helped him on his way to 4 top 30 place finishes in his last 7 events. Nick also ranks 17th for Birdie Or Better Gained over the last 3 months and sits 21st for DK Points Gained in the all time stats for this field. On paper the former World Number 9 looks to have a safe floor and in lieu of the fact he creates so many opportunities of late gives him a great ceiling too.
Sungjae Im – $8,100
The Korean birdie machine makes his first appearance in our model’s top 10 this week. With it being a guaranteed 3 round event this week birdies are of a premium and the World Number 92 ranks 8th in the field this week for Birdie Or Better Gained over the last 3 months. He has adapted to the PGA Tour extremely quickly having made 5 of 7 cuts and posting three top 16 place finishes including a 4th at the Safeway Open. For me, his result at the Sony Open last week was going to be a big sign of what’s to come. A 16th place finish gives me confidence that the 2 time 2018 Web.com Tour winner is going to be a PGA Tour star.
Sam Ryder – $7,100
I tipped up Sam last week and he missed the cut, however, he was drawn on the worst side of the weather and did shoot a 67 in round 1. The World Number 152 still sits 4th in this field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 24 rounds and 7th for Opportunities Gained. He is still giving himself the change to record a big finish and we can see proof of this in his 4 top 7 finishes over his last 11 events. Hopefully his last 2 missed cuts should keep his ownership down too.
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