At the age of 50, Jim Furyk still feels he has the game to compete with the best players in the world. Prior to last week’s WorkDay Charity Open, Furyk represented a great source of value for the week. Unable to overcome an ugly opening round of 75 Furyk missed the cut by just one shot. Playing in his 25th Memorial tournament Furyk will look to bounce back this week. Since the restart, Furyk is 2 for 4 in made cuts but has played better than the box score would indicate. Furyk’s other missed cut since the restart came at the RBC Heritage where he shot 2 under for the first two rounds of golf missing the cut by just two shots. Priced-down in this strong field, Furyk projects as one of the better point per play dollar options in the RotoGrinders Model for the week. A made cut ( 21 career Memorial made cuts) and a top 30 finish ( 15 career Memorial top 30 or better finishes) will easily pay off the salary for Furyk this week.
Brooks Koepka will enter this week’s Memorial with a bit of extra motivation to play well. After missing last week’s WorkDay Charity cut, Koepka made a last-minute choice to play this week. Koepka understands that he basically needs to run the table in order to play his way into the FedEx Cup race, and is hopeful that the momentum from Friday’s second round carries over into this week. Koepka took to twitter last week to throw some shade at the newly beefed-up Bryson DeChambeau. Koepka has historically been a guy motivated to prove his critics wrong and would love to put the narrative of DeChambeau being the current best player in the game to rest. Even at a discount in price Koepka should not garnish much ownership this week. Koepka found something in his back nine on Friday, and if that form carries over to this week there is little doubt that Koepka can contend for a win. Since the restart, there have already been two winners who missed the previous cut, Koepka will tee it up on Thursday with that goal clearly in his sights.
For the first time in a few weeks, the PGA Tour is set to play a tournament without any positive COVID Test results. With just about 10 minutes until roster lock, there is no major news to report. K.J. Choi is the only player to pull out of this week’s event after pricing was released. ReslutsDB will be up and running a few minutes after lock. Good luck this week Grinders!!!!
Kevin Roth’s weather report for this week’s Workday Charity Open has just been recently updated and is now available to read on his weather page. With Thursday appearing to a pretty even weather draw, gamers will have to make a guess on how Friday’s weather forecast plays out in order to predict any edge. With a chance of stronger winds and perhaps some storms late on Friday afternoon, there is a chance that the late Thursday/ early Friday wave could end up with the favorable draw for the week. With a possibility of delays, there is a chance that Friday afternoon golfers avoid the high winds which would negate the potential edge. The uncertainty of the timing of Friday’s storms makes weather a tiebreaker this week, and less of a reason to fade a player you really like. Stacking tee time waves however is a great way for those with MME builds is a good way to gain exposure to any weather draws for the week.
Jason Day finds himself in somewhat of an unusual situation. With five missed cuts already this season ( 3 since the restart), Day is in jeopardy of having his worse season ever on The PGA Tour. Currently, outside of the top 100 in this year’s FedEx Cup standings, Day clearly has his work cut out if he plans on finishing the season strong. The good news is that Day played his ten rounds of par since the restart at a combined score of seven under par. Last week’s missed cut at 4 under is a great example of a player who is close to playing well and could get looked over as simply just a missed cut. Currently projected to have a sub 6% ownership number for the week, Day is the type of player that could make a difference in a GPP. Day lives in the area and has played more than his fair share of golf at Muirfield Village. For those who are willing to take a risk on what has been a long term talent in the world of golf, this is a great buy-low spot on a player with a ton to prove.
Due to the COVID pandemic, Matthew Fitzpatrick has been without his regular caddie during the PGA Tour restart. After using a fill-in caddie for the first three weeks of the restart Fitzpatrick will have a long time Phil Mickelson caddie Jim “Bones” MacKay on the bag for the next two events at Muirfield Village. Since retiring from Mickelson’s bag MacKay has been an on-course reporter for NBC/Golf Channel. When news surfaced that Fitzpatrick needed a caddie for the next two weeks, MacKay reached out to offer his services. In addition to getting one of the most respected caddies in the game, Fitzpatrick will also gain a bunch of local knowledge from MacKay over the next two weeks.