In what should be a very light week in terms of player movement, K.H Lee has pulled out of this week’s ATT Pro-Am. Lee has been replaced by soon to be Senior PGA Tour player Tim Herron. LineupHQ will add Herron once he is officially added by each site.
Joel Dahmen has withdrawn prior to the start of today’s final round. Please remove him from any showdown builds.
Round one of The WMPO did not finish due to darkness. With only one group left on the course ( putting out on 18 green ), we can still get a good look at the splits from day one despite not a full set of data. Typically we see a stronger afternoon basis on this course, but today both waves played to almost an even split. The one thing to really stood out is that value plays dominated the leaderboard on day one. In order to roster the top six golfers in terms of showdown scoring, you would have to of left almost 7k of salary on the board. While this is on the extreme side of a single-round contest, I think it’s worth considering the idea of leaving money on the table if you like your roster. Single round prices ( first three rounds) are more in line with full round prices which factors in a golfers chance of gaining finishing points. Round two will start on time Friday with players going off one and ten in threesomes.
Outside of Sean O’Hair’s withdrawing late on Wednesday, it’s all quiet on the new front ahead of the opening round of this year’s WMPO. ResultsDB will be up and running shortly after roster lock. Showdown players can look to gain a small edge by attacking some later tee times in each of the first two rounds. With perfect weather in play this week you will normally see cooler temps in the morning which can make the course play a little harder. Nothing that should sway you off a golfer, but it’s worth noting that historically we have seen some low scores in the afternoon as conditions warm up. Good luck this week Grinders!!!
With a nagging wrist injury finally, in the rearview mirror, Daniel Berger enters this week with a bit of momentum on his side. Berger enters this week having made 3 straight cuts highlighted by 12 consecutive rounds of 70 or better. Underpriced in comparison to his recent form, Berger is a player worth taking a look at as a strong value play this week. With three top 11 or better finishes in five career starts at The WMPO Berger has a little bit of course history in his corner this week. Prior to his injury Berger was regarded as one of the better young players in the game. A solid start to this season gives us hope that Berger is on the fast track to greater things in the future.
Sean O’Hair will not play in this week’s WMPO. One would assume this late in the week that O’Hair has some kind of injury or illness keeping him out of the event. At this time we have no news to go on, and his replacement ( Robby Shelton) will not be available in DFS pricing pools.
There are not many courses where Tony Finau has a poor course history. Week in and week out Finau is a golfer you can feel confident in playing in your DFS rosters. After posting a T22 in his first start at The WMPO Finau has missed four straight cuts at this event. At the heart of this poor play seems to be worse than normal putting. In 12 career rounds at TPC Scottsdale Finau has only managed to post 4 rounds in the positive in the strokes gained putting category. While that does not look good on paper, it would not surprise anyone to see Finau figure these greens this week. Priced up higher than his course form would indicate Finau is trending as sub 10% golfer this week. For those looking to buck the negative course history narrative, Finau represents a great place to differentiate in terms of a top-end spend this week.
If you have not added Zack Sucher as a twitter follower than you are missing out on a great story in terms of DFS golf. The young touring pro is one of the few golfers in the industry to really embrace the DFS industry. One week after interacting with the world of DFS twitter Sucher was able to medal at this week’s Monday qualifier and gain entry into one of the smaller events on tour. Sucher and the other late adds now have projections, and are ready to roll in builds through lineupHQ.
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