PGA DFS Core Plays: Rocket Mortgage Classic
Top-ranked grinder, Notorious, breaks down his favorite daily fantasy golf plays at various salary ranges for the coming week’s golf tournament. Who should you be building around? Find out below.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview
The drought continues for yours truly, but that doesn’t make having golf back any less sweeter (well, maybe a little). My two core plays from last week both missed the cut and the golfer that was the last out from making my article and my betting sheet was Dustin Johnson. Overall, it was another great event from the PGA Tour. We had a few players in the mix on the back nine on Sunday. From a DFS perspective, less than 2% of lineups got all six of their golfers through the cut. Eventually, we are going to have a week where the chalk starts to hit a higher rate. Perhaps it will happen this week since we have a much weaker field than we’ve seen for the last three events.
There are still plenty of big names teeing it up this week, but it’s clearly not as star-studded. For example, Kevin Na currently has the 10th lowest odds to win the event. As for the course, Detroit Golf Club is a Par 72 that measures just under 7,400 yards. The course features four par fives, three of which should be reachable by most of the field. This was a new tournament and new course last season, so we don’t have a ton of data to work with. We know the fairways were easy to hit, the greens were easy to hit, and scrambling was easier than tour average. We had a very weak field here last year and the course still gave up a winning score of 25-under par.
Course officials said that they will be growing out the rough this week in order to temper scoring, but I still expect the winner to reach at least 20-under par. Even if the thicker rough makes approach shots more difficult when you miss the fairway, this should still be a birdie-fest. This is one of three Donald Ross designed courses currently in rotation on the PGA Tour. The other two are Sedgefield Country Club and East Lake Golf Club. If you are a course history truther and want two comp courses for this week, I would start there. With us having a much weaker field, lineups aren’t going to look as pretty at first glance. This is one of those weeks where a little extra research could go a long way.