20/20 Vision - January 21, 2020
It has been a few days since getting to fully in depth breakdown a slate. Sometimes life catches up and makes it difficult to get all the information you need. Today I will be heading back to golf with only one game in the NBA tonight. I will be looking at the Farmers Insurance Open today. It is a two course event taking place at Torrey Pines. Only one round will take place on the the North course, while the other three rounds will take place on the South course which happens to be the longest course on the PGA Tour! A quick look at how my “finding five” ended up last week for the American Express PGA event.
Sungjae Im – Im rated out as my best golfer in the field last week and was highly owned hovering between 25-30% in most tournaments. He put together a 10th place finish and 111 DraftKings points.
Lucas Glover – This was the frustration of my weekend! Glove was the only one of my five to miss the cut and in many lineups for me was also the only one to miss the cut. Glover had a terrible 2nd round in an event that had a 3rd round cut. He shot 4 over in the second round only to come back and shoot 7 below the next day. He ended up at -8 on the three days missing the cut by one stroke!
Vaughn Taylor – Taylor snuck in at the cut line at 9 under after three rounds and finished up at -12 across the four days with 82 DraftKings points.
Carlos Ortiz – Ortiz was fun to follow throughout the event. It was up and down for sure but he score well fantasy wise. He did have 10 bogeys or worst through the 4 days, but also put together 46 birdies, 3 eagles, and a hole in one! He ended up having 97 DraftKings points and was in the winning lineup for several contests that I was in!
Bronson Burgoon – My shot in the dark play was 2% owned, made the cut, and shot a very respectable 12 under. He never shot over par for a round and ended with 85.5 DraftKings points.
Finding Five – PGA Farmers Insurance Open – January 21, 2020
This week at the Farmers Insurance Open what I will be looking in regards to rating my golfers is the following:
1) Strokes Gained Off the Tee
2) Strokes Gained Approach
3) Strokes Gained Around the Green
4) Poa Annua Putting
5) Driving Distance
6) Driving Accuracy
Tony Finau – Finau is the I like the most under the $10,000 players. He rates well across the board except for putting. He is going to gain a bunch of shots off the tee and on approach. Hopefully doing that will give him some leeway with his putting. If he putts well he will have a chance to go really low in this tournament and he has never place out of the top 25 in his course history at Torrey Pines.
Matthew Wolff – He is priced at $8,200 on DraftKings and I like him as a pivot to the higher owned Brandt Snedeker who has great course history. Many of their stats are comparable. Wolff can blast the ball of the tee and needs to be better in his approach shots to be successful here.
Lanto Griffin – Another mid tier priced player at $7,900, Griffin isn’t going to wow anyone with his power off the tee or with his irons; however, he has shown the ability to be a good putter on Poa Annua greens. So if he can be solid in his greens to regulation he was chance to put together some nice birdies on this course with his putter.
Now, lets look at a couple punt plays to fit those high priced players in.
Scott Harrington – Only $6,400 on DraftKings, Harrington is solid in gaining shots off the tee and on approach with this tournament containing the longest course on tour. He is a good driver gaining shots off the tee and around the greens. I feel he could be a good punt play here possibly if you are trying to fit more upper tier players in!
Wyndham Clark – Clark is powerful driver, but not great with his accuracy. If he can zero in his accuracy here, which will help his approach shots, once he gets around the greens he could be dangerous. He well above average in shots gained around the green and Poa putting. Priced at $6,600 he is another shot in the dark play here that could help in GPPs. I trust Harrington more than Clark, but both should be low owned.