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
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.
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.