PGA DFS First Look: Hero World Challenge

The PGA First Look is complete with a course preview, odds, salaries, Official World Golf Rankings, and course history.

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Recent Winners of this Event: Jon Rahm (2018), Rickie Fowler (2017), Hideki Matsuyama (2016), Bubba Watson (2015)

Key Statistics (In Order of Importance)

1) Strokes Gained Approach
2) Strokes Gained Off the Tee
3) Birdie or Better %
4) Greens in Regulation
5) Strokes Gained Putting

Salaries, Odds, and Course History (2015-2018)

Golfer Odds DK FD DK % +/- FD % +/- Cuts 2018 2017 2016 2015
Jon Rahm 4 $11,200 $11,500 0% 0% 1/1 1 500 500 500
Justin Thomas 7 $10,600 $11,300 0% 0% 2/2 12 11 500 500
Patrick Cantlay 8 $10,200 $11,000 0% 0% 1/1 5 500 500 500
Tiger Woods 9 $9,500 $10,600 20% 0% 3/3 17 9 15 500
Xander Schauffele 9 $9,800 $10,400 0% 20% 1/1 8 500 500 500
Webb Simpson 12 $8,800 $8,800 0% 54% 0/0 500 500 500 500
Rickie Fowler 13 $8,200 $10,000 0% 0% 4/4 5 1 3 3
Justin Rose 15 $7,200 $10,200 11% -33% 3/3 3 5 500 13
Bryson DeChambeau 17 $7,600 $9,700 -13% -13% 1/1 12 500 500 500
Patrick Reed 18 $6,900 $9,000 0% 9% 4/4 11 5 10 2
Gary Woodland 18 $6,700 $9,200 0% -10% 1/1 8 500 500 500
Tony Finau 21 $6,500 $9,400 8% -33% 1/1 2 500 500 500
Jordan Spieth 25 $6,600 $8,900 -8% -8% 3/3 500 3 6 4
Henrik Stenson 27 $6,300 $8,400 7% 7% 3/3 4 17 2 500
Matt Kuchar 28 $6,400 $8,600 -7% -7% 3/3 500 9 3 14
Bubba Watson 38 $6,200 $8,000 0% 6% 3/3 12 500 6 1
Kevin Kisner 39 $6,100 $8,200 0% -6% 1/1 500 12 500 500
Chez Reavie 57 $6,000 0% 500 500 500 500

Color Coding
Course history in BLUE indicates a top ten finish.
Course history in GREEN indicates a top 25 finish.
Course history in YELLOW indicates a made cut with a finish outside the top 25.
Course history in RED indicates a missed cut.

Legend

Term Description
Site % +/- The percentage differential between a golfer’s salary rank and odds rank. The higher the %, the better.
OWGR Official World Golf Ranking
Cuts Cut record of each golfer at this course in the last five seasons.
2014 – 2018 Columns Course history at this event in the last five seasons.

Cover Image Credit: USA Today Sports Images

About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in RotoGrinders.com’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.

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