DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – The Masters – Week 15

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

4th – Sungjae Im – $7,700 – Valspar Championship

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

The Masters

*All stats correct up to and including the Valspar Open

Hideki Matsuyama – $8,700

The Japanese World Number 26 ranks out very highly on my custom model for the 2019 Masters. The 2 time WGC winner has made his last 20 cuts in a row and has 3 top 10 finishes in his last 7 events. Matsuyama has played 7 times at The Masters and finished top 20 in each of his last 4 attempts. He also has a 5th and 7th place finish here too. Over the last 2 months ‘Deki’ ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Total Tee 2 Green and 6th for Opportunities Gained.

Matt Kuchar – $7,900

Kuuuuch doesn’t seem to have been out of the news since winning the Mayakoba Classic in November. Since that win he has climbed from 40th in the world to 16th. Over the last 2 months Kuchar ranks 7th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 7th for Opportunities Gained. He also ranks 6th for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats. As if all this wasn’t mouth watering enough, the 8 time PGA Tour winner ranks 4th in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at Augusta. This excellent course fit to Augusta has resulted in him making 9 of his last 9 cuts here with 4 top 10’s in that run.

Sergio Garcia – $7,700

The 2017 Masters Champions burned so many people last year after his Tin Cup moment on the 15th hole when he shot a 13 in round 1. That aside he does have a good track record around Augusta. In the field this week he ranks 16th for Shots Gained Total here gaining 1.2 shots per round on the field. His current form is also very good where he ranks 13th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 14th for Opportunities Gained. The Spaniard also ranks 11th in the all time Shots Gained Total stats cementing his place as one of the elite players here this week. Since his win at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in October the 39 year old Spaniard has mood-swinged his way to 8 top 10’s in 12 events.

Keegan Bradley – $7,000

Keegan, Keegan, Keegan. What to make of Keegan Bradley. Brilliant, awful, majestic, terrible, on fire, tanking. Which Keegan is going to turn up? The Full Keegan or the former Major winner. I for one actually think the former Major winning, pin seeking, ball striking Jekyll is going to successfully wrestle Hyde from his side this week. The World Number 34 will enter the 2019 Masters ranked 10th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 5th for Opportunities Gained. Despite his putting woes Bradley does still rank 19th in this elite field for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats so to be priced up as just the 42nd most expensive play is a bit of a bargains. Course form wise he had played at The Masters 5 times, made the cut 4 times and posted a 27th and 22nd.

Bernhard Langer – $6,500

The 2 time Masters Champion will be 61 when he tees it up at Augusta this year. Despite his age the German is still able to grind out decent results here. In the last 6 years he has notable finishes of 38th, 25th, 24th and 8th! Has played 3 events on the Champions Tour this year and finished 3rd, 2nd and 1st. The World Golf Hall Of Famer can still play!

Kevin Kisner – $6,700

Kisner is a University Of Georgia graduate that knows Augusta very well. He has already played 3 Masters making the cut every time with finishes of 37th, 43rd and 28th. The World Number 50 ranks 27th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee To Green over the last 2 months and 34th for Draftkings Points Gained. This great tee to green play along with one of the best putting strokes in the game has seen ‘The Kiz’ record 6 top 30 finishes in a row. He will be brimming with confidence too after making the final of the WGC Dell Match Play.

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DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – The Masters – Week 15

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

4th – Sungjae Im – $7,700 – Valspar Championship

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

The Masters

*All stats correct up to and including the Valspar Open

Hideki Matsuyama – $8,700

The Japanese World Number 26 ranks out very highly on my custom model for the 2019 Masters. The 2 time WGC winner has made his last 20 cuts in a row and has 3 top 10 finishes in his last 7 events. Matsuyama has played 7 times at The Masters and finished top 20 in each of his last 4 attempts. He also has a 5th and 7th place finish here too. Over the last 2 months ‘Deki’ ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Total Tee 2 Green and 6th for Opportunities Gained.

Matt Kuchar – $7,900

Kuuuuch doesn’t seem to have been out of the news since winning the Mayakoba Classic in November. Since that win he has climbed from 40th in the world to 16th. Over the last 2 months Kuchar ranks 7th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 7th for Opportunities Gained. He also ranks 6th for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats. As if all this wasn’t mouth watering enough, the 8 time PGA Tour winner ranks 4th in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at Augusta. This excellent course fit to Augusta has resulted in him making 9 of his last 9 cuts here with 4 top 10’s in that run.

Sergio Garcia – $7,700

The 2017 Masters Champions burned so many people last year after his Tin Cup moment on the 15th hole when he shot a 13 in round 1. That aside he does have a good track record around Augusta. In the field this week he ranks 16th for Shots Gained Total here gaining 1.2 shots per round on the field. His current form is also very good where he ranks 13th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 14th for Opportunities Gained. The Spaniard also ranks 11th in the all time Shots Gained Total stats cementing his place as one of the elite players here this week. Since his win at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in October the 39 year old Spaniard has mood-swinged his way to 8 top 10’s in 12 events.

Keegan Bradley – $7,000

Keegan, Keegan, Keegan. What to make of Keegan Bradley. Brilliant, awful, majestic, terrible, on fire, tanking. Which Keegan is going to turn up? The Full Keegan or the former Major winner. I for one actually think the former Major winning, pin seeking, ball striking Jekyll is going to successfully wrestle Hyde from his side this week. The World Number 34 will enter the 2019 Masters ranked 10th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 5th for Opportunities Gained. Despite his putting woes Bradley does still rank 19th in this elite field for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats so to be priced up as just the 42nd most expensive play is a bit of a bargains. Course form wise he had played at The Masters 5 times, made the cut 4 times and posted a 27th and 22nd.

Bernhard Langer – $6,500

The 2 time Masters Champion will be 61 when he tees it up at Augusta this year. Despite his age the German is still able to grind out decent results here. In the last 6 years he has notable finishes of 38th, 25th, 24th and 8th! Has played 3 events on the Champions Tour this year and finished 3rd, 2nd and 1st. The World Golf Hall Of Famer can still play!

Kevin Kisner – $6,700

Kisner is a University Of Georgia graduate that knows Augusta very well. He has already played 3 Masters making the cut every time with finishes of 37th, 43rd and 28th. The World Number 50 ranks 27th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee To Green over the last 2 months and 34th for Draftkings Points Gained. This great tee to green play along with one of the best putting strokes in the game has seen ‘The Kiz’ record 6 top 30 finishes in a row. He will be brimming with confidence too after making the final of the WGC Dell Match Play.

 

DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – Valero Texas Open – Week 14

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

4th – Sungjae Im – $7,700 – Valspar Championship

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

Valero Texas Open

Chris Kirk – $7,100

The World Number 174 has only made 3 cuts all season so should qualify for low ownership this week. A deeper dive into his stats paint a different picture to the 6 of 9 cuts missed this season. The FanShare Pro Dashboard immediately highlights to us that he is in the top 20% of players this week for current form. His green dot symbolising that he is in the top 20% of the field for Average Draftkings Points Gained over his last 3 events. He also has an amber dot for course form meaning he qualifies in the top 50% of the field for Average Draftkings Points Gained at TPC San Antonio. This has resulted in notable finishes of 8th, 8th and 13th here in 5 attempts here. A deeper delve into his stats shows that he ranks 3rd in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at TPC San Antonio and 10th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months. The 4 time PGA Tour winner has always been a good putter so with his recent tee to green game and on a course he has been successful at before we should see it all marry together for a very good week for the former World Number 16.

 

Vaughn Taylor – $6,800

The World Number 210 still continues to be priced up at a very generous price despite continuing to climb the World Rankings this year. He ranks out at number 1 in the field again for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months. Just as impressive though is his ranking of 14th in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at TPC San Antonio where he gains a massive 1.9 shots per round on the field. At just $6,800 a repeat of last year’s finish of 16th will do very nicely!

 

Justin Harding – $7,700 

Despite winning 2 group matches at the WGC Match Play last week the South African still appears to be a unknown outside of the European and Sunshine Tours. So far there have been no tags for him on the FanShare Pro Dashboard. Following his European Tour win last month at the Qatar Masters, Harding moved up to 48th in the Official World Golf Rankings. This is a dramatic rise that saw him rank 716th just over a year ago. This world ranking places him as the 10th highest ranked player in the field this week yet is priced up as just the 28th most expensive player. In the last year Harding has recorded five victories, three 2nds and two 3rds. If Harding gets into a position to win, we know for sure that he won’t freeze. Justin Harding is the new Ice Man of the European Tour.

 

Chip McDaniel $6,000 

The 23 year old qualified for the Puntana Corales last week via Monday qualifying. He made the most of this opportunity by finishing 5th after a final round 63. He played well all week and was at the top of the GIR stats throughout, ending the week ranked 5th for GIR gained. Following winning the Kentucky Junior Amateur Champion for three years straight McDaniel will attempt to qualify for the MacKenzie Tour later this month. A player hitting the ball as well as he is at this price could be a GPP option not to pass up on.

 

Byeong Hun An – $9,200

The World Number 54 has missed just one cut in his last 22 events. Over the last 2 months he ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green and 9th for Opportunities Gained. The South Korean also ranks 12th in this field for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats making him one of the elite players this week. The 2017 instalment of The Valero Texas Open is the only one Hun An has played and he finished a very respectable 40th gaining 0.6 shots per round on the field.

Joaquin Niemann – $7,600

The cheapest player you’ll find boasting double greens this week is the Santiago Sensation. Niemann lands himself in the top 20% in the field this week for current form and top 5% for course form. Over the last 2 months the World Number 162 ranks 6th for DraftKings Points Gained over the last 2 months and 12th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green. His missed cut last week burnt a number of DFS players so he should be available at discounted ownership this week. Course wise, he ranks 10th for Shots Gained Total at TPC San Antonio. The former top ranked amateur in the world finished 6th here on his debut last year and there is no reason to believe he can’t repeat that sort of performance this year.

DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – WGC Match Play & Corales Puntacana – Week 13

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

4th – Sungjae Im – $7,700 – Valspar Championship

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

 

WGC Match Play

An important word of note this week. When constructing your lineups this week be sure to have players in separate brackets that can’t meet until the quarter finals. Last year there was a surprisingly high number of lineups that could literally only have 3 or 4 players advance to the quarters.

Jim Furyk – $7,200

World Number 54, Jim Furyk, comes into this week full of form. If a more popular player entered this week with Furyk’s form people would be crowing about his chances, but luckily for us Furyk is no Tiger, JT, Rory or Rickie when it comes to the popularity stakes which means we should get him under the radar this week. From the 5 events he has played this year Furyk has managed to plot his way to 4 top 20 finishes which includes a 9th and a 2nd. Stats wise, the former US Open winner ranks 3rd in the field this week for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months and 14th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the same period. His recent putting prowess is going to be the real difference maker this week however. Furyk ranks 3rd in the field this week for Shots Gained Putting over the last 2 months, which, when it comes to Match Play is going to prove to be a real weapon in his armory. Following the Ryder Cup debacle, the 2018 USA team captain will relish the chance of beating certain players on his way to lifting the Walter Hagen Cup.

Brandt Snedeker – $7,800

What I’m looking for in the World Match Play is a player that consistently putts well on these types of greens. If we filter the all time Strokes Gained Putting stats to fast, Bermuda greens then Brandt Snedeker ranks 1st in the field this week. The world’s most famous ‘pop putter’ is also putting well of late too. He ranks 11th in the field this week for Shots Gained Putting over the last 2 week. This excellent putting form paired with his general all round good game saw him pop his way to a 5th place finish just 2 events ago at The PLAYERS Championship.

Justin Harding $6,200

I’ve been looking forward to seeing Justin play on the big stage for quite some time now. The South African has risen from 716th in the Official World Golf Rankings to 49th in just 14 months. He won’t pop on anyone’s stat models this week as he has no PGA stats to talk off. This will almost guarantee a low ownership. Playing mainly on the Sunshine Tour that feeds many South Africans to the PGA Tour, Harding played 28 events last year. He finished top 10 in 12 of them which includes eight top 3 finishes and four wins! Harding’s last 7 finishes on the European Tour has been 2nd, 1st, MC, 26th, 4th, 11th, 7th. This means that despite the step up to the European Tour he is still producing. There is probably no one playing better than Harding on the European Tour right now and I’m excited to see how that form transpires this week.

Matthew Fitzpatrick – $7,700

When talking about a player that putts well and is also playing well at the minute, Matthew Fitzpatrick is a name that springs to mind. The Englishman ranks 4th on The EuropeanTour this season for Shots Gained Putting and 23rd in this field for Shots Gained Putting over the last 2 months on the PGA Tour. He also ranks an impressive 12th in the field this week for Shots Gained Putting on fast, Bermuda greens. ‘Fitzmagic’ is close to playing off of his best ever mark in the Official World Golf Rankings where he currently sits 34th and has some very impressive results of late. In his last 7 events Fitzpatrick has balled his way to a 4th place finish at the Singapore Open, a 2nd at the Hong Kong Open and a 2nd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Lee Westwood – $6,600

Former World Number 1 Lee Westwood is having somewhat of a mini revival right now. For a while now, Westwood has been a lightly raced horse only playing in the big events, however, this hasn’t prevented him once again climbing the world rankings. In August last year the Englishman dropped as low as 125th in the Official Golf World Rankings. Since then, however, he has already climbed back up 65th in the world. Along the way he has picked up 4 top 7th place finishes including a 2nd and a 1st in just 12 events. Widely considered the best player in the world to have never won a major, Westwood still holds enough sway to put pressure on any player in a match play event. Following the pain of last year’s Ryder Cup, playing Europe’s 4th highest all time point scorer in the Ryder Cup could cause a few wobbles from some of the burnt 2018 USA team.

Russell Knox – $6,600

The last name on my list was a toss up between Byeong Hun An and Russell Knox. Both have very similar credentials. However, with Byeong Hun An being a standout candidate in his price range and Knox being accompanied by the likes of Si Woo Kim and Luke List in his I figure Knox is going to be lower owned. His 12 cuts made in a row highlight how solid his form is right now but the thing that gives me the most belief in a great performance this week from World Number 62 is how many opportunities he is giving himself to make birdie right now. The Scotsman ranks 2nd in the field this week for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months. A Match Play opponent that is giving himself chance after chance after chance to make birdie is eventually going to wear down any opponent. There is also something about WGC events that brings out the best in Knox. 3 of his best 15 career finishes have been in WGC events.

Corales Puntacana

 

DJ Trahan – $7,000

Ok, so to find value in an ‘alternative’ event like this you are going to need to delve deep. Luckily for you I have done just that and DJ Trahan at $7,000 looks to be good value to me this week. The World Number 609 ranks 3rd in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 17th for Opportunities Gained. One thing that may surprise you is that the former World Number 62 ranks 4th in the field this week for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats making him one of the elite players playing here. He is also a relatively high Draftkings Points scorer too, ranking 8th for DK Points Gained over the last 2 months. This steady play of late has seen him record 4 top 20 PGA Tour finishes in his last 6 events.

Johnathan Byrd – $8,300

PGA Tour veteran Johnathan Byrd comes into this event having made his last 6 PGA Tour cuts in a row. In fact 3 of his last 4 events have resulted in top 25 finishes. The world number 494 ranks 3rd in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and also 9th for Opportunities Gained. This shows how well he is playing of late. This solid play has resulted in him ranking 6th in the field this week for DK Points Gained over the last 2 months.

Kyoung Hoon Lee – $7,500

The South Korean was hotly tipped to go well last week but ended up shooting a 79 in round 1 and then withdrawing. The reason for his withdrawal was a hip injury. As of yet he has not withdrawn this week so hopefully all is well again. If we do have a fully fit KH Lee playing then $7,500 in this field is a real steal. The World Number 276 ranks 14th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 11th for Opportunities Gained over the same period. Before his withdrawal last week Lee was progressing nicely with his results having posted finishes of 25th then 35th then a very impressive 7th at the Honda Open. Performances like that in this field will yield a mass of Draftkings points this week.

Roger Sloan – $7,600

The impressive PGA Tour rookie has gone from strength to strength since joining the PGA Tour this season. At the start of this year the Canadian was ranked 462nd in the world and in just the space of 8 events he has climbed to 262nd. Ranking 25th in this field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months, 11th for Opportunities Gained and 6th for Draftkings Points Gained has helped Sloan make all 4 of his last cuts. The 2nd place finish he powered his way to at the Puerto Rico Open was in a very similar type of field as he’ll face this week so everything is pointing towards a repeat (or better) this week.

Adam Schenk – $7,400

Another PGA rookie churning out consistent results. Schenk has made 70% of his cuts on the PGA Tour since the start of this year with a 16th place finish at the Puerto Rico Open being the highlight. He approaches this week ranking 6th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 3rd for Draftking Points Gained. When the World Number 294 played here last year he plotted his way to a respectable 35th place finish so there are no question marks about his suitability to the Corales Golf Club.

Brian Stuard – $7,400

Brian is the 21st best ranked player in the field this week yet is priced up as just the 34th most expensive play. He put in an impressive 18th place finish last week at the Valspar so will be brimming with confidence going into this week. Stuard’s play has been good for a while now. Since the start of the year he has made 7 out of 8 cuts. This includes 3 top 20 place finishes in big events. Stats wise he ranks 20th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 7th for Opportunities Gained. In the all time stats Brian ranks 7th for Shots Gained Total in this field which makes him one of the elite players gracing Puntacana this week.

 

 

 

DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – Valspar Championship & Maybank Championship – Week 12

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

 

Valspar Championship

 

Jim Furyk – $9,200

Yes this is probably the most that Jim has ever cost on Draftkings but I honestly think he is worth every penny this week. Jim ranks 4th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 8th for Opportunities Gained over the same period. He also ranks 10th for Birdie Or Better Gained and 1st for Bogey Avoidance. The World Number 57 has made 9 of his last 11 cuts which includes 4 top 10 finishes. His 2nd last week will fill him with confidence this week going to a course where he has had a plethora of success over the years. The Major winner ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at Copperhead. Jim has made 9 consecutive cuts here and has notable finishes here of 7th, 7th, 2nd and 1st!

Russell Knox – $8,100

Russell ranks 9th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and also 2nd for Opportunities Gained over the same period. The World Number 62 has now made his last 11 cuts in a row which includes 4 top 20 finishes. Russell’s strength is his bogey avoidance where he ranks 10th in the field this week over the last 2 months. Course wise, Russell ranks 21st for Shots Gained Total at Copperhead and the Scotsman finished 16th here last year with a 66 in round 3.

Vaughn Taylor – $6,800

Vaughn has had a torrid time here at Copperhead over his last 5 attempts, however, other than the 2016 instalment, the last time he played here was 2011. In 2016 he missed the cut by just one shot. Back in 2004 Vaughn did shoot a 65 in round 2. The opportunity should be there for another repeat performance this year as he ranks 1st in the field this week for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months. He is gaining 1.5 opportunities for birdie over the field over this period. The World Number 220 ranks 14th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months, 16th for Bogeys Avoided and 11th for Birdie Or Better.

Sungjae Im – $7,700

The impressive PGA Tour rookie continues to produce great results. He is now up to 72nd in the world. Since joining the PGA Tour Sungjae has recorded 6 top 16 place finishes in 15 attempts including a 7th, 4th and a 3rd. Form wise, the Korean ranks 20th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months, 16th for Opportunities Gained and 5 for Bogeys Avoided. A stat that could prove instrumental to any high finish this week.

J.T Poston – $7,900

The Postman ranks 17th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months which has helped him to some pretty impressive finishes of late. He has made his last 8 cuts in a row and recorded 5 top 30 finishes in this time including a 7th at the Desert Classic in week 3 of this year. The World Number 201’s only event at Copperhead resulted in a 14th place finish (2017) and gained 1.7 shots per round on the field.

Kevin Na – $7,800

Tiger’s new bezzie looks to be trending in the right direction for a good finish this week. The World Number 60 ranks 10th for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months so is only a few made putts away from posting a good score. Copperhead certainly brings the best out of Na too having made 6 of his last 8 cuts here. In this span he has recorded 3 top 10 finishes including a 2nd here in 2014. We know Kevin putts well here and with the amount of looks he is giving himself recently the two could marry up to produce a very tasty finish this week.

 

 

Maybank Championship

 

Adrian Otaegui – $8,600

Otaegui is the number one player in the field this week World Rankings wise yet is only priced up as the 16th most expensive play. The World Number 70 has 5 top 25 place finishes in his last 11 events which includes three top 5 finishes. The Spaniard has played here both of the last 2 years that the this event has been played at Saujana Golf Club recently and has finishes of 52nd and 39th. Adrian was able to post a score of -9 last year when ranked 151st in the World. He goes in this week as much stronger player.

Gaganjeet Bhullar – $8,000

In my opinion this will be the last week before Bhullar eclipses Shubhankar Sharma as the highest ranked Indian player in the world. Bhullar is getting closer and closer to his first European Tour win. The World Number 123 came very close to winning last week but 2 double bogeys in his final round meant he came up just short. The 9 time Asian Tour winner has now made the cut in his last 6 European Tour events since becoming a European Tour regular this year. Bhullar has recorded finishes of 20th and 27th here the last 2 years so everything is falling into place for him to finally take down a European Tour event this week.

Mikko Korhonen – $7,600

So Draftkings still continue to give us a free square with offering the current Shot Clock Masters champion at such a cheap price. Still the 18th best player in the field World Rankings wise, the Fin is priced up as just the 29th most expensive play. Form wise, the World Number 115 has now made 12 of his last 13 cuts recording 5 top 25 finishes in that time. On his only effort here at Saujana Golf Club Korhonen recorded a 20th place finish when ranked 274th in the world.

Panuphol Pittayarat – $6,900

The Asian Tour regular has risen from 431st in the world to 209th in just over 2 years. He has made 7 of his last 8 cuts worldwide which includes 5 top 15 finishes. The Thai has also enjoyed success here at Saujana Golf Club too with finishes of 9th and 23rd in the last 2 years. He has twice shot a 66 round here. Everything is gearing up for another good finish here this week again.

Yuta Ikeda – $7,300

Ikeda is the 12th best ranked player in the field this week World Rankings wise yet is priced up as just the 41st most expensive play. The Japanese national shot a 64 here last year en route to 9 under 39th place finish. The 20 time world wide winner has made 21 of his last 26 world wide cuts recording 11 top 15 finishes in this time. Last time out he finished 11th at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6.

Khalin H Joshi – $6,200

I tipped Joshi up last week when he was priced at $6,400. He made the cut and had a decent return finishing 35th. His price has now dropped down to $6,200?? It’s time to load up again on the World Number 306. Theoretically he should do even better this week following his top 5 finish here last year. Since that top 5 finish at the Maybank Championship the Indian recorded his first win in October when taking down the Asian Tour Panasonic Open India. This could be the best $6,200 play you’ve ever played on Draftkings.

 

 

 

 

DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – Players Championship & Qatar Masters – Week 11

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

Players Champhionship

Byeong Hun-An – $6,800

Following his 19th cut in 20 events last week, the Korean has moved back into the World’s Top 50. This amazing run of cuts has seen Hun-An record 5 top 13 place finishes in his last 11 events. The former BMW PGA Championship winner’s recent form is so good that he ranks 5th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months, 7th for Opportunities Gained over the same period. He only ranks 33rd for DK Points scored however over the same period as he ranks just 132nd for Shots Gained Putting. This is why he is just $6,800 and not $9,800. The way I see it this week is that you get a player whose Tee 2 Green game is good enough it gives you a safe floor but with putting being as variable as it is, a player that offers a very high ceiling.

Matt Kuchar – $8,000

Not only is Kuchar’s current form undeniably good, so is his form at TPC Sawgrass. The World Number 22 ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at TPC Sawgrass and 8th for Draftkings Points Gained. This is off a sample size of 25 rounds so clearly a course that suits Kuchar’s game. For those with short memories the current Sony Open Champion has 2 wins and 4th in his last 8 events. Over the last 2 months he ranks 20th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 30th for Draftkings Points Gained over the same period.

Paul Casey – $7,900

This seems a very cheap price for Casey. The World Number 15 has three top 3 finishes in his last 4 events and 10 top 25 finishes in his last 11 completed events. This form see him ranked 22nd in he field this week for Draftkings Points Gained and 5th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the same period. Looking a lot further back the Englishman ranks 20th in the field for the DK Points Gained over the last 100 rounds and 15th for Shots Gained Total, cementing the claim of him being one of the elite players here this week. Course wise, Casey appears to have tamed TPC Sawgrass in the last couple of years recording back to back top 25 finishes. In fact, in Paul’s last 3 made cuts here he has performed really well other than in the 3rd round every time. He has posted 3rd rounds of 77, 76 and 76 these 3 times. Hopefully this week he will survive a 3rd shocker and post a top 5 finish.

Kevin Na – $6,700

The World Number 56 ranks 7th in the field this week for Draftkings Points Gained at TPC Sawgrass. This course fit has seen him produce past notable finishes of 7th, 6th and 3rd. Over the last 2 months Na ranks 12th in the field this week for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months. So what would be great is if this player that is creating all these opportunities at the minute felt good on the greens he’s about to play on. Well, Na ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Putting at TPC Sawgrass. Best get your calculator ready for adding up all the birdies he’s going to make this week!

Jason Kokrak – $6,700

Fast becoming one of my favourite players, Kokrak is playing off of pretty much his best ever World Ranking. The World Number 91 ranks 10th in the field this week for Draftkings Points Gained over the last 2 months. Over the same period he also ranks 3rd for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green and 5th for Opportunities Gained. If Kokrak could just hole some putts he could walk any event the way he is playing at the minute. To put it into perspective, Kokrak ranked 132nd last week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational for Shots Gained Putting and still finished 10th! His floor is so safe at the minute that $6,700 is a steal.

Matthew Fitzpatrick – $6,900

I’m amazed that there haven’t been more than 3 tags so far for Fitzpatrick. The prices were released before his excellent 2nd place finish last week hence why it is so low. I would’ve expected his ownership to be over 15% but this lack of tags suggest he may well be under 10%. In his last 13 events worldwide the Englishman has recorded notable finishes of 7th, 4th, 2nd, 2nd and 1st. He has now reach the World Number 33 which is pretty much the highest he has ever been. A quick browse of the FanShare Pro Tools shows us that he is the cheapest DFS play this week for any player price 66/1 or better this week. Don’t think that last week was just a fluke. Fitzpatrick ranks 15th in this field for Shots Gained Putting on fast / lightening Bermuda.

Qatar Masters

Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500

Gaganjeet is the 5th best player in the field this week World Rankings wise. The World Number 142 has now made 21 of his last 23 cuts. The Indian has made all 5 of his European Tour cuts this season and already has a top 10 place finish on the European Tour when he finished 7th at the Czech Masters in August last year. He is ready to take down a European Tour event and in this strength of field he will be licking his chops this week.

Oliver Wilson – $8,600

Wow! What a performance Oliver gave us last week. Not the bargain price we got last week but still a price I’m more than happy to pay. The former World Number 35 now has 3 top 5 finishes in his last 6 European Tour events. In case you missed this snippet last week, Oliver has now risen from outside the World’s top 2000 to 163rd in the space of 8 months which is just incredible.

Robert Macintyre – $8,300

Robert has now made 7 of his last 8 cuts on the European Tour. Since August last year he has risen from outside the top 1000 in the World to 249th. The Scotsman enjoyed 5 top 10 finishes on the Challenge Tour last year and has got his rookie European Tour campaign off to a good start. This is a golden opportunity to post his first European Tour top 10 finish having already come close with 2 top 15s this year.

Shubhankar Sharma – $8,900

The Indian Sensation is too good a player to be in a field of this strength and not be in the top 3 most expensive plays. He is still the 2nd best ranked player World Rankings wise this week and is priced up as just the 13th most expensive play. Form wise, he has made 4 of his last 5 cuts so it’s not like he is playing badly. He recorded a 2nd place finish at the PGTI Players Championship just 3 events ago. For just $8,900 the World Number 117 has a very safe floor and a massive ceiling.

Sean Crocker – $8,400

Sean took the Challenge Tour by storm last year recording 8 top 10 finishes in just 23 starts. So far on his European Tour adventure Sean has recorded 3 top 20 finishes including an 9th place finish at the Australian PGA Championship. Sean is the 11th best player in the field World Rankings wise yet is priced up as just the 18th most expensive play. The American should be able to kick on from his Challenge Tour success and record another good European Tour finish here this week.

Khalin H Joshi – $6,400

Another Indian player that is really starting to kick on. The World Number 294 won the Panasonic Open India just 9 events ago and also followed that up with an 8th place finish at the Golconda Masters PGTI event just 3 events ago. Whilst World Number 294 doesn’t sound much that does actually make him the 25th best player in the field this week World Rankings wise yet he is only priced up as the 105th most expensive player. If you’re looking for a low priced player this week that could return a surprisingly high finish, then Joshi is your man.

 

DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – Arnold Palmer Invitational & Qatar Masters – Week 10

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

Qatar Masters

Adrian Otaegui – $8,800

This will be Adrian’s first event back from his last minute, jet setting adventure to Mexico to mix with the world’s best at the WGC. He wisely took last week of so should be entering this week fully recovered. The Spaniard is the 2nd best ranked player in the field this week World Rankings wise yet is priced up as just the 14th most expensive. In his last 10 events the World Number 67 has recorded 3 top 5 finishes and recorded a 10th place finish here at Doha GC last year.

Gaganjeet Bhullar – $7,400

Gaganjeet comes into this event this week ranked the 21st best player world rankings wise and is priced up as just the 35th most expensive play. The World Number 139 has made 10 of his last 11 cuts which includes 6 top 27th place finishes. He has played this course once before and finished a very respectable 22nd.

Mikko Korhonen – $7,100

As with last week this is another nonsensical price for Mikko. He is the 13th best player in the World Rankings in this field, playing some of his best ever golf and is priced up as just the 50th most expensive player. Just load him up again as a free square. The Finn has made 11 of his last 12 cuts which includes a 16th, 12th and a 3rd. He also has plenty of experience of this Doha Golf course having played it 4 times and making 3 cuts. He also shot a 65 here in round one of 2017’s tournament.

Paul Waring – $7,600

The Englishman is on an impressive run at the minute. Although missing the cut last week Paul made his 7 cuts in a row before that. There were a lot of bad draws weather wise last week so anyone’s performance last week is forgivable. In this run, Paul has recorded a 6th place finish and a 3rd place finish, at big events too; Abu Dhabi and the Dubai Desert Classic. The World Number 138 finished 19th here last year and this was when has was ranked 251st in this world. Last year’s Nordea Masters Champion should go well again this week.

Hideto Tanihara – $6,900

I expected Hideto to go well last week and he did more than enough to suggest he is close to being back to his best. You don’t have to go too far back to remember his best being playing in the WGCs and almost winning the 2017 BMW PGA Championship. The Japanese Sensation ended up finishing 23rd last week but was a lot closer to winning than that suggests following a bad back 9 in round 4. The World Number 210 has now made 5 of his last 7 cuts and it was only 6 months ago he recorded back to back 6th and 3rd place finishes at the Omega European Masters and KLM Open. Hideto has only played this event once which was last year where he recorded a very respectable 28th place finish with a 66 in round 3.

Oliver Wilson – $6,600

The Englishman was on fire at the end of last season. He finished 3rd at the South African Open and then 5th at the Alfred Dunhill Championship to finish the season off. Prior to that he also recorded 2 victories on the Challenge Tour within 10 weeks of each other. His start to this season has got off to a slow start with a best finish of 56th last week but he has enough recent form to suggest that he could easily go very well this week. He has had some real success at Doha too having played 7 times and making 6 cuts. He has 3 top 20 finishes here including a 5th place finish. If any course is going to kick start his season it is going to be this one!

Arnold Palmer Invitational

 

Jason Kokrak – $8,300

Jason may well be a very chalky play this week but may be chalk worth eating. In this field he ranks 8th for Draftking Points Gained over the last 2 months, 3rd for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months and 3rd for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the same period. It’s safe to say that Jason’s Tee 2 Green game is on fire right now. Jason just needs a few putts to drop to really be killing it. As putting is so volatile this could be the week where they do drop and he walks it. Although it matters a little less when you’re hitting fairway after fairway after green, Jason actually has some success at Bay Hill too. He ranks 25th in the field for Shots Gained Total here and has finishes of 20th, 6th and 4th here.

Keegan Bradley – $8,400

At the time of writing this article, Bradley only currently has 2 tags compared to McIlroy’s 11. This could change however as the week progresses so be sure to check the FanShare Pro Tools before lock in case others cotton on to his excellent credentials this week. The World Number 32 comes into this week off the back of 19 cuts made in a row. More short term, he ranks 14th for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months and 5th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the same period. More long term form shows that Keegan is one of the elite players in the field this week ranking 6th in the all time stats for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green. This equates to Keegan ranking 12th for Draftkings Points Gained in the all time stats. Course wise, Keegan’s stats are also impressive. He ranks 19th in the field for DK Points Gained at Bay Hill and 8th for Shots Gained Total here. This means he putts better here than most places ranking 90th for Shots Gained Putting Total but moves up to 61st when playing at Bay Hill. These great course stats have resulted in finishes of 3rd and 2nd here on previous visits. So a player at $8,400 that has great course form, current form and a recent victory (BMW Championship) screams value to me. Let’s just hope others gravitate towards the more ‘sexy’ plays in this much stronger field this week.

Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 

After the JB Holmes debacle earlier this season where he finished dead last when I tipped him and then won the following week I have learned not to give up on a player so quickly now. I had high hopes for Hun-An last week and although he didn’t do badly I was hoping for more. However, I am affording him another chance this week as his stats still look really good and I’m hoping a lot of people will be off him this week. So,  over the last 2 months the Korean ranks 25th for DK Points Gained, 15th for Opportunities Gained and 7th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green. The World Number 54 has also enjoyed some success here at Bay Hill where he has made the cut each of the last 3 years culminating in a 14th place finish last year. In fact he ranks 23rd for Shots Gained Total at Bay Hill in this field. He has made all 4 of his cuts this season and recorded 2 top 20 finishes.

Zach Johnson – $7,700 

The 2 time Major winner has the experience of 15 events here at Bay Hill and boy has he used that experience well! He has only missed one cut here form those 15 efforts and in this time he has recorded 5 top 10 finishes here. Therefore it is not surprising to see that he ranks 16th for DK Points Scored here and 9th for Shots Gained Total. Over the last 2 months Zach ranks 10th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green, 37th for Opportunities Gained and 41st for Draftkings Points Gained. He should be a safe cut maker this week with a lot of upside.

Kevin Na – $7,200

The PGA Tour veteran has had an uneventful enough 2019 to keep him under the radar this week. Finishes of 60th, 33rd and 36th aren’t likely to excite anybody. That said, the results are going in the right direction and Na does love Bay Hill. He ranks 14th for DK Points Gained here and 9th for Shots Gained Total. This excellent course fit here has resulted in him making 7 of his last 8 cuts here, recording 5 top 15 finishes including a 2nd in 2010. Kevin also ranks 6th for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months too. With all these opportunities being created recently by the World Number 56 it sounds like he just needs a course he putts well on to record a big finish. Where better than the place where he ranks 5th for Shots Gained Putting!

Vaughan Taylor – $6,500  

In this strong field this week who ranks out at number 1 for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months? Yep that’s right the World Number 228 Vaughan ‘The Yawn’ Taylor! Taylor also has 4 top 25 place finishes here at Bay Hill in just 10 attempts. As if that isn’t mouth watering enough for a $6,500 pick, Taylor also has a 3rd place finish to his name here (2007). His DK Points return is also good recently as he ranks 29th for DK Points Gained over the last 2 months and results wise he has 2 top 10 finishes in 6 events so far this year.