PGA DFS First Look: The American Express

Sony Open

Field Size:

  • 156 golfers

Cut Rule:

  • Top 65 and ties

Key Statistics for the Week

  • Strokes Gained Approach
  • Strokes Gained Off the Tee
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Strokes Gained Putting (Emphasis on Bermuda)
  • Strokes Gained on Pete Dye Courses

Weather Forecasts

Hole Yardage Specialists (based on holes at the Stadium Course)

  • Jon Rahm
  • Sungjae Im
  • Jhonattan Vegas
  • Abraham Ancer
  • Corey Conners

Salaries, Odds, Course History, and Recent Form

Golfer Odds DK FD YH 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 -1W -2W -3W -4W -5W
Jon Rahm 5 $11,300 $12,100 $51 500 500 6 1 34 2 99 17 88 1
Patrick Cantlay 9 $10,900 $11,900 $47 2 500 9 500 500 4 4 1 11 23
Scottie Scheffler 16 $10,600 $11,500 $46 73 3 500 500 500 2 57 2 4 38
Sungjae Im 18 $9,900 $11,400 $47 12 10 12 500 500 91 8 19 9 1
Talor Gooch 20 $9,700 $10,700 $43 21 17 4 67 500 27 15 1 60 11
Tony Finau 20 $10,200 $11,300 $45 4 14 500 500 500 19 7 72 45 45
Corey Conners 22 $9,400 $11,200 $40 500 500 117 50 500 11 22 40 17 17
Abraham Ancer 25 $9,200 $11,100 $43 5 2 18 76 500 80 35 14 27 7
Seamus Power 28 $9,500 $10,600 $36 500 500 150 11 21 3 15 4 110 11
Matthew Wolff 28 $9,300 $10,900 $41 40 61 500 500 500 11 5 2 17 120
Russell Henley 35 $9,000 $10,500 $37 94 86 135 500 102 2 22 7 56 25
Patrick Reed 35 $8,800 $10,800 $40 94 500 500 98 12 15 3 32 61 56
Cameron Tringale 45 $8,900 $10,200 $39 56 43 51 105 138 7 100 2 59 56
Will Zalatoris 50 $9,100 $10,400 $43 500 500 500 500 500 37 85 54 106 14
Justin Rose 55 $8,600 $10,300 $37 500 500 34 500 500 9 12 40 57 6
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 60 $8,700 $9,900 $33 500 500 500 500 500 17 32 102 15 57
Rickie Fowler 60 $8,500 $10,100 $36 21 10 500 500 500 40 44 3 76 138
Luke List 65 $8,000 $9,600 $26 21 98 91 122 41 10 11 72 7 96
Alexander Noren 65 $8,400 $10,000 $35 40 14 500 500 500 121 45 18 59 12
Adam Hadwin 65 $7,900 $9,500 $32 32 500 2 3 2 51 56 46 6 45
Si Woo Kim 65 $8,300 $9,900 $37 1 WD 40 500 500 55 23 18 76 121
Jhonattan Vegas 80 $8,100 $9,700 $34 500 55 69 11 34 12 26 72 54 14
Taylor Moore 80 $7,300 $8,800 $30 500 500 500 500 500 8 86 24 17 131
Carlos Ortiz 80 $8,200 $9,800 $36 500 48 65 500 500 2 WD 25 47 101
Harold Varner 90 $7,600 $9,500 $34 500 86 18 139 78 WD 72 32 11 16
Charles Howell 90 $8,000 $9,400 $26 83 98 34 20 12 36 16 33 47 71
Michael Thompson 90 $7,500 $8,500 $21 5 98 9 500 114 5 57 15 56 51
Brian Harman 90 $7,900 $9,800 $35 8 21 145 20 3 48 61 54 115 72
Troy Merritt 100 $7,300 $8,700 $25 83 68 500 79 87 22 15 28 96 27
Sebastian Munoz 100 $7,500 $9,000 $32 500 21 76 500 138 3 86 4 49 137
Chris Kirk 100 $7,800 $9,400 $32 16 500 147 79 21 27 96 64 48 14
Kevin Streelman 100 $7,400 $9,200 $34 108 79 34 29 114 51 50 85 49 47
Gary Woodland 100 $7,700 $9,300 $29 16 500 500 500 500 117 72 9 75 74
Russell Knox 100 $7,800 $9,100 $20 16 37 18 29 500 7 40 72 72 12
Adam Long 100 $7,600 $9,100 $23 69 98 1 500 500 80 16 11 22 25
Phil Mickelson 100 $7,400 $9,200 $38 125 132 2 105 21 30 36 66 102 17
Cameron Champ 100 $7,800 $9,700 $33 148 21 500 500 500 101 66 27 31 1
Chez Reavie 110 $7,700 $9,000 $21 73 79 28 36 12 26 41 33 96 108
Brendon Todd 110 $7,700 $9,300 $29 500 37 500 500 500 48 73 11 62 101
Hayden Buckley 130 $7,200 $8,400 $26 500 500 500 500 500 12 73 71 8 4
Doug Ghim 130 $7,500 $8,700 $25 5 121 500 500 500 40 27 66 40 58
Lucas Glover 130 $7,600 $8,900 $30 108 79 12 29 41 5 35 91 45 67
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 130 $7,400 $9,000 $29 32 21 76 500 500 48 33 18 25 14
Emiliano Grillo 130 $7,600 $8,800 $32 37 500 500 500 102 80 91 85 73 18
Jason Day 130 $7,300 $8,900 $31 500 500 500 500 500 73 54 64 113 125
Lanto Griffin 130 $7,500 $8,900 $27 83 500 500 79 500 40 64 7 6 75
Denny McCarthy 130 $7,400 $8,800 $25 94 48 100 91 500 48 10 11 15 39
Tom Hoge 130 $7,100 $8,600 $25 125 6 91 57 500 91 4 46 56 17
Andrew Landry 130 $7,200 $8,500 $21 64 1 28 2 500 121 86 7 125 4
Brendan Steele 150 $7,200 $8,700 $31 21 43 57 20 6 119 51 69 2 76
Alex Smalley 150 $7,200 $8,500 $20 500 500 500 500 500 91 73 15 12 47
Aaron Rai 150 $7,100 $8,600 $27 500 500 500 500 500 91 16 19 15 62
C.T. Pan 150 $6,800 $8,100 $25 73 500 51 79 128 102 45 57 11 6
Andrew Putnam 150 $7,100 $8,200 $22 21 10 34 17 500 27 96 41 64 39
Vincent Whaley 150 $7,100 $8,300 $20 73 29 500 500 500 17 63 15 64 7
Adam Svensson 150 $7,000 $8,300 $21 500 500 18 500 500 7 73 110 45 22
Patton Kizzire 150 $7,300 $8,500 $28 53 98 135 42 50 42 73 56 64 121
Greyson Sigg 150 $6,700 $8,000 $26 500 500 500 500 500 42 73 86 33 22
Patrick Rodgers 150 $7,300 $8,600 $23 108 64 500 500 500 57 109 4 75 6
Kramer Hickok 150 $7,200 $8,400 $23 21 135 40 500 500 20 73 4 85 30
Dylan Frittelli 150 $6,800 $8,200 $24 500 500 28 500 500 153 19 100 22 96
Danny Lee 150 $7,100 $8,600 $20 83 111 500 128 41 91 7 2 131 20
John Huh 150 $7,100 $8,400 $20 21 48 70 3 148 125 12 110 15 63
Scott Piercy 150 $7,000 $8,400 $24 108 61 57 6 41 70 19 40 106 132
Wyndham Clark 150 $6,900 $8,200 $20 54 86 18 500 500 29 41 25 56 117
Taylor Pendrith 180 $7,000 $8,100 $23 500 500 500 500 500 125 26 129 122 5
Scott Stallings 180 $6,800 $8,000 $20 73 55 91 79 8 29 61 122 5 96
Brandt Snedeker 180 $6,900 $8,100 $24 128 500 500 91 500 36 47 126 56 76
Adam Schenk 180 $7,000 $8,300 $25 37 14 67 105 500 119 29 115 28 3
Rory Sabbatini 180 $6,900 $8,200 $31 12 48 57 69 72 67 WD 72 3 92
Francesco Molinari 180 $7,000 $8,300 $20 8 142 500 500 12 WD 115 67 35 52
Pat Perez 200 $6,400 $7,700 $20 73 500 WD 500 500 117 85 44 WD 120
Davis Riley 200 $6,800 $7,800 $20 500 500 500 500 500 20 91 29 72 7
Joseph Bramlett 200 $6,500 $7,400 $21 154 139 500 500 500 20 142 110 126 91
Jason Dufner 200 $6,600 $7,700 $20 83 55 153 36 25 72 79 42 24 28
Nick Taylor 200 $6,700 $7,800 $20 47 86 40 20 34 41 33 109 47 117
Nick Hardy 200 $6,900 $7,800 $20 500 500 500 500 500 67 63 79 26 36
Zach Johnson 200 $6,900 $7,900 $26 62 121 28 20 87 67 16 54 109 125
Harry Higgs 200 $6,800 $7,900 $22 500 86 500 500 500 104 96 50 39 9
Dylan Wu 200 $6,900 $7,700 $20 500 500 500 500 500 20 51 46 75 47
Chad Ramey 200 $6,800 $8,000 $26 500 500 500 500 500 80 109 86 17 14
Matthew NeSmith 200 $6,800 $7,900 $20 150 17 500 500 500 29 46 98 48 14
Peter Uihlein 200 $6,400 $7,100 $20 500 500 100 17 500 109 72 34 47 48
Henrik Norlander 200 $6,900 $8,000 $25 12 68 500 500 50 55 109 67 45 18
Robert Streb 200 $6,700 $7,900 $22 500 145 40 500 500 104 73 7 62 9
Austin Smotherman 200 $6,200 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 104 40 79 66 110
Hank Lebioda 250 $6,700 $7,600 $24 62 17 76 500 500 67 133 15 72 98
Brian Stuard 250 $6,600 $7,700 $20 47 72 40 105 78 80 73 66 27 79
Cameron Young 250 $6,700 $7,600 $27 500 500 500 500 500 91 29 76 2 141
Chan Kim 250 $6,100 $7,000 $31 500 500 500 500 500 104 15 93 53 134
James Hahn 250 $6,600 $7,600 $24 32 132 57 36 500 72 27 15 76 71
J.J. Spaun 250 $6,600 $7,500 $20 94 121 51 91 50 91 16 46 27 7
Martin Laird 250 $7,000 $8,100 $23 47 98 91 128 9 86 22 11 75 77
Sahith Theegala 250 $6,700 $7,500 $20 500 500 500 500 500 48 96 61 74 76
Wesley Bryan 250 $6,600 $7,400 $20 500 500 500 63 138 27 71 26 48 25
Hudson Swafford 250 $6,700 $7,600 $22 128 98 65 29 1 48 121 35 33 32
Ben Kohles 250 $6,600 $7,300 $20 500 500 500 500 500 27 109 39 75 146
Sepp Straka 250 $6,700 $7,500 $20 140 4 135 500 500 42 121 72 33 51
Brice Garnett 300 $6,400 $7,500 $20 135 121 500 63 500 73 50 85 76 56
Trey Mullinax 300 $6,300 $7,000 $20 500 500 34 57 50 104 96 72 85 56
Roger Sloan 300 $6,500 $7,400 $20 40 86 12 500 500 91 61 102 72 71
Joshua Creel 300 $6,000 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 WD 40 92 114 8
Ryan Moore 300 $6,500 $7,200 $20 73 6 500 500 500 91 85 76 39 88
Andrew Novak 300 $6,500 $7,300 $20 500 500 500 500 500 67 26 22 79 58
Nate Lashley 300 $6,500 $7,200 $20 145 WD 12 29 500 104 51 121 85 35
Bronson Burgoon 300 $6,500 $7,200 $20 37 43 107 42 500 73 35 132 108 16
Sam Ryder 300 $6,400 $7,000 $20 47 29 40 50 500 63 137 110 85 7
Lee Hodges 300 $6,400 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 133 57 46 71 27
Doc Redman 300 $6,400 $7,800 $23 70 29 500 500 500 91 102 45 75 116
Tyler McCumber 300 $6,600 $7,000 $20 40 64 500 500 500 4 72 62 76 92
Max McGreevy 300 $6,600 $7,300 $20 500 500 500 500 500 140 16 19 62 75
Jonathan Byrd 300 $6,400 $7,000 $20 500 500 57 113 500 37 20 101 59 34
Kevin Tway 300 $6,500 $7,100 $20 108 500 500 500 152 61 109 2 56 138
Callum Tarren 300 $6,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 67 96 WD 132 101
Anirban Lahiri 300 $6,400 $7,100 $20 73 73 76 500 25 96 86 40 98 64
Tyler Duncan 300 $6,500 $7,200 $20 56 64 51 79 500 104 109 29 45 14
JT Poston 300 $6,400 $7,400 $22 142 37 7 142 34 42 142 110 85 76
Graeme McDowell 300 $6,500 $7,300 $20 500 500 500 500 500 67 133 86 100 12
Jared Wolfe 300 $6,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 104 63 102 76 92
Brandon Hagy 400 $6,200 $7,000 $20 21 48 76 500 58 73 121 51 54 56
Camilo Villegas 400 $6,300 $7,000 $20 135 500 500 145 97 67 121 72 34 35
Scott Gutschewski 400 $6,100 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 67 121 39 75 51
Luke Donald 400 $6,300 $7,000 $20 83 500 500 500 500 27 121 85 46 53
Seth Reeves 400 $6,200 $7,000 $20 500 500 147 500 500 125 137 57 76 8
Justin Lower 400 $6,300 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 64 73 17 141 15
Kevin Chappell 400 $6,300 $7,000 $20 500 111 500 6 500 55 143 108 148 36
David Lipsky 400 $6,300 $7,100 $21 500 500 500 500 500 91 73 110 126 98
David Skinns 400 $6,300 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 133 29 34 144 69
Brett Drewitt 400 $6,200 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 154 55 142 39 140 120
Brandon Wu 400 $6,300 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 104 149 34 121 75
Austin Cook 400 $6,200 $7,000 $20 32 132 500 14 500 104 142 91 67 11
Richy Werenski 400 $6,300 $7,000 $20 21 121 107 29 9 125 121 50 109 47
Michael Gligic 400 $6,200 $7,000 $20 135 21 500 500 500 140 29 127 66 20
Kurt Kitayama 400 $6,200 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 104 137 65 45 120
Peter Malnati 400 $6,200 $7,000 $20 120 111 18 79 77 125 40 72 122 7
Sung Kang 400 $6,100 $7,000 $20 153 500 500 63 87 67 63 WD 72 48
Paul Barjon 500 $6,100 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 48 96 72 39 42
Chesson Hadley 500 $6,200 $7,000 $20 142 29 91 42 500 80 73 117 62 27
Dawie Van der Walt 500 $6,100 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 119 142 86 91 75
Davis Love 500 $6,000 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500
Jim Herman 500 $6,300 $7,000 $20 94 500 76 91 500 125 47 54 96 42
Seung-Yul Noh 500 $6,100 $7,000 $20 125 111 500 500 114 30 WD 117 101 71
Bill Haas 500 $6,100 $7,000 $20 73 111 126 98 17 67 47 86 45 52
Chris Stroud 500 $6,100 $7,000 $20 500 98 107 69 500 121 35 79 131 100
Curtis Thompson 500 $6,100 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 119 142 125 7 132
T.J. Vogel 500 $6,000 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 113 35 88 49 104
Kyle Mendoza 500 $6,000 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 65
Mark Wilson 500 $6,000 $7,000 $20 500 143 107 150 138 91
James Du Preez 500 $6,000 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 95 107 57 23
Jimmy Walker 500 $6,200 $7,000 $20 60 79 500 134 500 65 137 121 115 24
Brian Gay 500 $6,100 $7,000 $20 83 121 117 42 123 91 40 121 100 12
Jonas Blixt 500 $6,000 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 102 155 109 65 140 120
Kelly Kraft 500 $6,000 $7,000 $20 108 500 500 500 128 133 109 29 WD WD
John Pak 500 $6,000 $7,000 $20 500 500 500 500 500 98 39 118 99 78
Nick Watney 500 $6,100 $7,000 $20 128 29 51 50 87 96 86 100 46 56
Martin Trainer 500 $6,000 $7,000 $20 128 156 107 500 500 133 153 5 100 105

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  • Supersharpie

    So, I see that no one has started a thread on this tournament in the forums. Are we making the shift to posting here this week?

  • Money0227

    FYI…Windfinder link has not been updated.

  • Notorious

    Lead RG Analyst

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    @Supersharpie said...

    So, I see that no one has started a thread on this tournament in the forums. Are we making the shift to posting here this week?

    The PGA forums chat has moved to our discord. Check it out: https://rotogrinders.com/discord

  • Notorious

    Lead RG Analyst

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    @Money0227 said...

    FYI…Windfinder link has not been updated.

    Fixed. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Georgesteele

    Is there a way to find out how a guy was playing in a particular year leading up to the tournament? Would be a good way to decipher between horse for a course, or just playing really well.

  • joephoto

    I bookmarked this first look page.
    So we got a lot of scrolling to do to get to each forum thread now.
    But anything is better than discord texting.
    Hope we have a first look page with UFC/ MMA for our Saturday night talk.

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    @Georgesteele said...

    Is there a way to find out how a guy was playing in a particular year leading up to the tournament? Would be a good way to decipher between horse for a course, or just playing really well.

    Look above at -1W, -2W, -3W, -4W….

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