PGA DFS First Look: The Northern Trust

Cut Rule:

  • Top 65 and ties (at least 52% of the field will make the cut)

Key Statistics for the Week

  • Strokes Gained Approach
  • Strokes Gained Off the Tee
  • Strokes Gained Around the Green
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Strokes Gained Putting (Emphasis on Bentgrass)

Weather Forecasts

Yardage Specialists (based on holes at Liberty National)

  • Jon Rahm
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Paul Casey
  • Abraham Ancer
  • Scottie Scheffler

Salaries, Odds, Course History, and Last Five Events

The % +/- columns show the difference in salaries and outright odds rankings for each site.

Golfer Odds DK % +/- FD % +/- YH % +/- Cuts 2020 2019 2018 -1W -2W -3W -4W -5W
Jon Rahm 8 $11,500 0% $12,000 0% $48 100% 1/1 3 500 500 3 7 1 WD 8
Jordan Spieth 12 $10,800 50% $11,900 0% $44 200% 2/2 6 19 500 12 2 19 18 2
Paul Casey 28 $8,700 0% $10,200 0% $36 0% 0/0 500 500 500 5 4 15 36 7
Abraham Ancer 28 $9,400 10% $10,600 30% $40 20% 1/1 2 500 500 1 14 59 4 104
Scottie Scheffler 28 $9,300 20% $10,700 20% $37 90% 0/0 500 500 500 14 8 12 47 7
Viktor Hovland 30 $9,500 -29% $10,500 0% $41 -21% 0/0 500 500 500 36 14 12 1 WD
Branden Grace 90 $7,200 0% $8,700 0% $20 0% 1/1 30 500 500 2 30 98 54 7
Corey Conners 55 $8,300 0% $9,300 0% $34 0% 1/1 21 500 500 36 13 15 79 84
Daniel Berger 28 $9,100 0% $10,800 0% $39 0% 0/0 500 500 500 5 8 34 7 20
Webb Simpson 35 $8,900 0% $10,300 0% $38 0% 3/3 18 15 8 7 15 19 98 127
Patrick Cantlay 30 $9,200 -7% $10,900 -29% $42 -29% 1/1 12 500 500 23 98 13 15 1
Brian Harman 70 $7,700 0% $9,200 0% $28 0% 1/2 52 112 500 91 36 19 109 5
Bryson DeChambeau 25 $9,600 13% $11,200 0% $46 -50% 1/1 24 500 500 8 33 98 19 26
Tyrrell Hatton 55 $7,800 0% $9,500 0% $38 0% 1/1 59 500 500 17 78 18 84 2
Collin Morikawa 16 $10,400 67% $11,800 0% $43 133% 1/1 52 500 500 26 4 1 71 4
Brooks Koepka 22 $10,200 0% $11,500 0% $43 17% 1/1 30 500 500 54 6 5 4 88
Tony Finau 55 $8,200 0% $9,700 0% $37 0% 1/1 30 500 500 34 28 15 127 104
Rory McIlroy 22 $10,000 17% $11,400 17% $40 100% 2/2 6 19 500 12 4 46 79 59
Jhonattan Vegas 100 $7,100 0% $8,300 0% $20 0% 1/1 38 500 500 15 16 2 11 57
Dustin Johnson 16 $11,000 -33% $11,700 33% $49 -67% 2/3 24 77 15 10 98 8 25 19
Matt Fitzpatrick 55 $7,900 0% $9,500 0% $34 0% 0/0 500 500 500 57 26 2 55 10
Kevin Streelman 100 $7,400 0% $8,600 0% $24 0% 2/3 97 19 58 7 19 140 80 15
Patrick Reed 40 $8,600 0% $9,900 0% $38 0% 1/2 1 112 500 31 22 34 98 32
Cameron Tringale 90 $7,300 0% $8,700 0% $23 0% 1/2 88 58 500 16 26 14 80 26
Ian Poulter 55 $7,700 0% $8,800 0% $26 0% 2/3 10 99 9 10 26 4 36 40
Emiliano Grillo 130 $7,200 0% $8,400 0% $22 0% 0/1 88 500 500 27 123 12 111 80
Xander Schauffele 18 $10,600 -20% $11,600 0% $46 -20% 0/1 88 500 500 46 1 26 10 7
Charley Hoffman 100 $7,000 0% $8,300 0% $25 0% 3/3 77 70 31 98 30 57 57 3
Jason Day 100 $7,400 0% $8,600 0% $24 0% 2/3 88 25 12 125 14 10 44 73
Keegan Bradley 130 $7,500 0% $8,500 0% $20 0% 2/2 64 33 500 39 78 14 80 99
Sam Burns 60 $8,000 0% $9,400 0% $33 0% 0/0 500 500 500 2 76 18 13 72
Justin Thomas 25 $9,800 0% $11,100 13% $48 -75% 1/1 12 500 500 26 22 40 8 19
Hideki Matsuyama 40 $9,000 0% $10,100 0% $38 0% 1/1 30 500 500 75 2 4 26 62
Lucas Glover 200 $6,700 0% $7,600 0% $20 0% 1/3 43 WD 118 132 57 125 1 41
Shane Lowry 70 $7,500 0% $9,100 0% $24 0% 1/1 52 500 500 23 22 12 23 65
Seamus Power 130 $7,000 0% $8,400 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 60 1 8 8 19
Russell Henley 65 $7,600 0% $9,000 0% $24 0% 1/2 59 77 500 7 78 11 19 13
Chris Kirk 150 $6,800 0% $7,700 0% $20 0% 0/1 500 92 500 29 110 78 12 110
Jason Kokrak 65 $7,700 0% $9,100 0% $34 0% 2/2 12 9 500 140 34 26 12 116
Brian Stuard 250 $6,500 0% $7,100 0% $20 0% 1/2 52 106 500 15 102 6 15 8
Roger Sloan 150 $6,800 0% $7,800 0% $20 0% 1/1 64 500 500 2 6 16 31 71
Pat Perez 200 $6,700 0% $7,300 0% $20 0% 0/3 88 99 105 30 11 79 14 110
Talor Gooch 150 $6,800 0% $7,800 0% $20 0% 1/1 71 500 500 91 33 36 18 14
Matt Wallace 150 $6,500 0% $7,800 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 8 40 26 84 73
Harris English 40 $8,800 0% $9,800 0% $43 0% 0/1 500 77 500 4 46 1 3 14
Joaquin Niemann 65 $8,100 0% $9,400 0% $33 0% 1/1 30 500 500 17 10 59 2 36
Harold Varner III 150 $6,700 0% $8,000 0% $20 0% 1/1 3 500 500 57 15 78 11 98
Max Homa 130 $7,200 0% $8,200 0% $27 0% 1/1 38 500 500 51 40 25 99 95
Troy Merritt 180 $6,600 0% $7,500 0% $20 0% 1/1 12 500 500 51 39 98 134 2
Marc Leishman 150 $7,200 0% $8,500 0% $22 0% 1/3 104 71 105 36 51 78 3 64
Adam Scott 40 $8,400 0% $9,600 0% $27 0% 3/3 5 1 58 2 36 46 13 35
Brice Garnett 250 $6,300 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/1 109 500 500 51 34 16 72 79
Cameron Smith 40 $8,500 0% $10,000 0% $32 0% 1/1 59 500 500 5 10 33 30 72
Brendon Todd 150 $6,800 0% $8,200 0% $21 0% 0/0 500 500 500 10 76 98 78 30
Sergio Garcia 90 $7,600 0% $8,900 0% $25 0% 2/3 114 37 31 26 25 19 17 19
Si Woo Kim 90 $7,400 0% $9,000 0% $24 0% 1/1 84 500 500 2 65 32 WD 58
Matt Jones 250 $6,200 0% $7,100 0% $20 0% 2/2 30 33 500 70 51 98 52 36
Brendan Steele 300 $6,300 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/1 500 77 500 97 67 80 72 37
Bubba Watson 130 $7,400 0% $8,800 0% $24 0% 1/3 109 13 83 46 51 6 19 50
Sungjae Im 65 $7,800 0% $9,300 0% $30 0% 1/1 38 500 500 24 46 22 47 8
Ryan Palmer 150 $7,100 0% $8,000 0% $30 0% 2/2 77 66 500 26 78 4 104 32
Carlos Ortiz 200 $6,900 0% $7,700 0% $24 0% 1/1 67 500 500 36 42 125 47 84
Kyle Stanley 250 $6,400 0% $7,300 0% $20 0% 2/2 71 50 500 108 101 76 41 41
Matt Kuchar 250 $6,400 0% $7,600 0% $20 0% 2/3 97 19 28 29 82 76 130 84
Patton Kizzire 200 $6,500 0% $7,400 0% $20 0% 0/1 88 500 500 108 39 11 25 120
Charl Schwartzel 150 $6,900 0% $7,900 0% $21 0% 1/1 500 25 500 151 2 26 19 53
Luke List 250 $6,400 0% $7,400 0% $20 0% 1/1 77 500 500 91 58 5 4 88
Denny McCarthy 300 $6,200 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/1 104 500 500 15 67 105 109 78
Sebastian Munoz 130 $7,300 0% $8,300 0% $21 0% 1/1 43 500 500 29 4 78 4 67
Doug Ghim 250 $6,200 0% $7,200 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 75 98 18 32 54
Brandt Snedeker 150 $6,600 0% $7,900 0% $20 0% 2/3 6 77 12 140 72 11 19 38
Keith Mitchell 250 $6,300 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 1/1 64 500 500 55 5 115 91 148
Kevin Na 90 $7,500 0% $8,900 0% $27 0% 2/2 77 500 24 2 23 2 47 104
Maverick McNealy 150 $6,900 0% $8,100 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 18 16 18 21 30
Sam Ryder 300 $6,000 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/1 109 500 500 35 34 25 3 58
Stewart Cink 180 $7,100 0% $8,000 0% $26 0% 2/2 500 68 28 43 98 98 30 57
C.T. Pan 180 $6,600 0% $7,800 0% $20 0% 1/1 24 500 500 29 3 136 79 80
James Hahn 300 $6,100 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/1 500 92 500 62 131 5 144 77
Billy Horschel 100 $7,600 0% $8,600 0% $32 0% 1/2 21 92 500 17 53 54 95 67
Richy Werenski 400 $6,000 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 37 59 140 81 79
Erik Van Rooyen 200 $6,700 0% $7,600 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 37 1 58 98 72
Alexander Noren 150 $6,900 0% $7,900 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 16 125 91 4 77
Scott Stallings 250 $6,300 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/2 116 103 500 75 18 39 55 25
Kevin Kisner 65 $7,900 0% $9,200 0% $23 0% 1/1 12 500 500 1 63 73 8 5
Hank Lebioda 250 $6,300 0% $7,600 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 75 WD 8 4 5
Chez Reavie 250 $6,400 0% $7,400 0% $20 0% 1/2 38 106 500 132 43 11 59 18
Joel Dahmen 200 $6,600 0% $7,500 0% $20 0% 1/1 67 500 500 91 7 67 46 21
Lanto Griffin 200 $6,300 0% $7,300 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 91 76 33 25 70
Aaron Wise 200 $6,600 0% $7,400 0% $22 0% 1/1 43 500 500 46 130 69 66 9
Matthew Wolff 150 $7,100 0% $8,100 0% $28 0% 1/1 71 500 500 91 17 39 58 140
Garrick Higgo 180 $6,800 0% $7,700 0% $26 0% 0/0 500 500 500 WD 53 142 79 41
JT Poston 250 $6,500 0% $7,200 0% $20 0% 1/1 59 500 500 108 28 2 109 40
Doc Redman 250 $6,200 0% $7,300 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 75 49 91 121 61
Russell Knox 300 $6,200 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/1 114 500 500 24 107 110 105 41
Mackenzie Hughes 150 $6,700 0% $7,900 0% $22 0% 1/1 67 500 500 37 50 6 14 76
Zach Johnson 250 $6,600 0% $7,700 0% $20 0% 1/1 500 500 28 108 34 25 84 32
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 200 $6,500 0% $7,500 0% $23 0% 0/1 104 500 500 24 54 6 78 73
Adam Schenk 250 $6,400 0% $7,200 0% $20 0% 1/1 24 500 500 108 4 51 15 4
Brandon Hagy 300 $6,100 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 91 5 140 18 6
Chesson Hadley 300 $6,100 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 1/1 43 500 500 15 54 58 120 34
Gary Woodland 150 $7,000 0% $8,200 0% $21 0% 2/2 52 2 500 75 7 11 98 78
Anirban Lahiri 300 $6,100 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 46 42 3 119 52
Andrew Putnam 300 $6,100 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 1/1 12 500 500 108 2 123 109 78
Adam Hadwin 200 $6,700 0% $7,500 0% $20 0% 1/1 43 500 500 10 109 6 115 121
Scott Piercy 250 $6,500 0% $7,100 0% $20 0% 2/3 67 43 115 15 3 71 69 129
Cameron Davis 130 $7,000 0% $8,100 0% $23 0% 0/0 500 500 500 60 28 55 1 108
Sepp Straka 250 $6,400 0% $7,100 0% $20 0% 0/1 109 500 500 15 10 76 129 111
Kramer Hickok 300 $6,200 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 138 WD 58 2 88
Lee Westwood 180 $6,900 0% $8,000 0% $29 0% 1/1 500 25 500 31 59 35 46 99
Phil Mickelson 130 $7,300 0% $8,500 0% $30 0% 3/3 71 6 52 17 152 74 61 62
Tom Hoge 400 $6,000 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 108 120 137 136 66
Tyler McCumber 400 $6,000 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 15 116 98 129 99
Martin Laird 300 $6,000 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 2/2 83 72 500 75 57 28 78 104
Matthew NeSmith 250 $6,200 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 91 98 50 58 131
Robert Streb 400 $6,000 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 140 46 76 91 38
Brian Gay 500 $6,000 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 2/3 120 43 12 51 81 76 64 129
Harry Higgs 400 $6,100 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 15 76 91 78 140
Peter Malnati 400 $6,000 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/1 104 500 500 124 76 58 151 54
Dylan Frittelli 250 $6,400 0% $7,200 0% $20 0% 1/1 43 500 500 75 123 5 79 78
Hudson Swafford 400 $6,000 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 37 89 91 148 2
Henrik Norlander 300 $6,300 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/0 500 500 500 45 5 28 38 61
Cameron Champ 130 $7,300 0% $8,400 0% $23 0% 1/1 21 500 500 31 1 11 144 116
Wyndham Clark 300 $6,100 0% $7,000 0% $22 0% 1/1 18 500 500 150 127 76 151 72
Adam Long 300 $6,100 0% $7,000 0% $20 0% 0/1 116 500 500 91 25 145 23 147

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Comments

  • Ksjackson143

    In 2020, this event was played in tpc boston and Dustin Johnson won not Patrick Reed. Reed won in 2019.

  • bmmerriman42

    Big Trust woo woo! Rory with the Win

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