PGA GPP Breakdown: Sony Open
Top-ranked grinder, STLCardinals84, will break down his top GPP golf targets for the coming week’s tournament, going over his favorite plays at various price ranges. Who better than PGA DFS master, STLCards, to help you on your way?
Welcome back, Grinders! While last week was a fun way to get things rolling for the new calendar year, the season really arrives this week with the first full field event of 2019 at Waialae Country Club for the Sony Open in Hawaii. This tournament has been contested at Waialae ever since its inception in 1965. If course history is your thing, feel free to dig in for this event — because there is no shortage of it. As for the course itself, Waialae sets up as your traditional ball striking paradise. It is a short par 70 course that measures just over 7,000 yards from the tips, and that is very short by today’s PGA Tour standards. Given the fact that the wind often blows on the islands, too, it’s no wonder that those who can hit the fairways and greens with more regularity are the ones who will have success. It’s also a course with much tighter fairways than what we will see on many of today’s PGA Tour stops, so distance is not a priority. However, it’s worth noting that we have seen bombers play well here in recent years, and we have seen much better scoring over the last five or six editions of this event.
It’s a fun tournament to break down, so let’s get on with my top GPP picks of the week!
Justin Thomas ($11,400 DK / $12,300 FD / $18,700 FDRAFT)
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