Fifteen minutes until roster lock and there is no major news to report. After what seems like forever we get the return of shot tracker this week. ResultsDB will be up and running a few minutes after lock. Good luck this week Grinders!!!
The five new additions to the field have been added to LineupHQ and are available to add to builds. Ricky Barnes and Kyle Reifers are the most experienced of the group and could be considered only as a deep GPP type of play. Barnes and Reifers should have a ton of motivation to improve their reshuffle number in terms of a conditional membership. Tommy Gainey gained entry to the field earlier today but has not been added to the pricing pool.
With so much attention focused on Matt Kuchar’s return to a tournament where he snubbed his caddie in pay, there was very little press about a piece of new equipment that was put into play. Kuchar will use a prototype Bridgestone golf ball for the second straight week as he prepares to play in his 8th RSM Classic. Kuchar joins fellow Bridgestone staffer Bryson DeChambeau as the only two golfers to have put this ball into play. The new ball not only goes a bit farther, but it also seems to have a better feel around the green. With the use of products like Trackman, changes such as a new golf ball are made much more seamless.
By now most know the story of Brendon Todd. The man who missed who once missed 37 of 40 cuts now has back to back wins on the PGA Tour. For Todd that choice to continue with golf took a turn for the better at last year’s RSM Classic. Prior to making it into the event, Todd was close to finalizing a plan to open up a pizza restaurant. Todd shot 61 to Monday qualify for the event and with a made cut he was able to get more starts on Tour due to his past champion status. Todd used those starts to make it through Korn Ferry Tour qualifying school. Playing with a chance for three straight wins, Todd stands out as a very low owned golfer for the week. Momentum is a funny thing and for a change, Todd finds himself on the right side of the equation. While a win this week is even more unlikely than his win last week, Todd is clearly playing with a ton of confidence and could easily find himself in contention again.
For those that love narrative street, there will be a few golfers to look at this week in terms of playing close to home. While there are quite a few golfers who call the Sea Island area home, there is one golfer who has the record to back up such a narrative. Kevin Kisner lives in the area and is a player who absolutely loves playing this tournament. Kisner has four top tens including a win in his last five starts at The RSM Classic. A deep dive into a bit of course history revels that Kisner has shot 67 or better in 14 of his last 30 rounds at this tournament. Even in his missed cut at the 2017 RSM Classic Kisner shot 2 under par and had a chance to make the cut late on Friday. Priced-down in comparison to other big named golfers, Kisner stands out as a great place to start roster builds for the week.
Now a full-time member of the PGA Tour and starting his second season as a professional golfer, Maverick McNealy enters this week looking to gain valuable FedEx Cup points. Looking to improve on his current ranking of 70 in this year’s race McNealy should be able to build on his five straight made cut streak. With a discounted price across the industry, McNealy is a player worth taking a look at this week. This former Standford standout tends to rely on accuracy over distance, so he should find the courses to his liking this week.
David Hearn is not the type of player that many in the DFS community typically go out their way to put in a roster build pool. Despite having both decent recent form and great course history to lean on this week Hearn is a player that is carrying a very low projected ownership number. Hoping to ride the momentum gained from a T8 two weeks ago at the Bermuda Championship, Hearn should feel right at home on a course where he has a perfect cut record including 3 straight top 20 or better finishes. Hearn is 34 under par in his last 12 rounds at The RSM Classic. With 8 of those 12 rounds at 68 or better, Hearn is a player that we can look to as a great source of value for the week. Even if you are not quite sold on Hearn in terms of your main build his solid course history combined with low ownership makes this a great spot to attack in both full week GPP’s as well as any of the showdown slates.
Jhonattan Vegas is no longer in the RSM Classic field. He has been replaced by Tommy “ Two Gloves “ Gainey. At this time there is no injury news associated with Vegas, we will add Gainey to LineupHQ once he gets assigned a salary.
Roger Sloan has pulled out of this week’s RSM Classic and has been replaced by Ricky Barnes. At this time there is no injury news associated with Sloan’s decision to withdraw. Barnes should get added to the pricing pool within the next 24 hours. The news should not move the needle too much as either player is at best a GPP dart throw.
It appears that rosters will lock on time today, but due to bad weather, the tee times for round one will be pushed back two hours. You can check back to see how your lineups stack up against the field as ResultsDB be up and running fifteen minutes after lock. As always we will post any late-breaking news before lock. Good luck this week grinders!!!!!
Kevin Roth’s weather report for The Mayakoba Classic is up in the main forum. The weather over the first two days could have a bit of rain, but at this point, there does not appear to be an edge in terms of stacking one wave. With multiple chances of rain over the first two days, there is a strong chance of delays on either day. Something to keep in mind if you are playing the Friday Showdown slate is the number of holes a player might have to play due to delays.
The four Monday qualifiers for The Mayakoba Golf Classic have been added to DFS pricing pools and are now available in LineupHQ. Of the four qualifiers, Ben Silverman has the most experience of the group. In two full seasons on The PGA Tour Silverman has yet to finish inside the top 125 in the year-end FedEx Cup race. Silverman has made 28 of 53 cuts in two seasons on tour with only two top tens. Tyler McCumber is playing in only his 8th tour start this week and will look to build on a 22nd place finish in last year’s Korn Ferry Tour race. Former NCCA individual champion Jimmy Stanger will make his 5th career PGA Tour start this week as he is still trying to find his way in the world of professional golf. Efren Serana rounds out the group as he prepares to play in his third Mayakoba Classic. All four players should be considered only as deep GPP flyers for the week.
In a little over six months’ time, Harris English has gone from a golfer struggling to keep his tour card to a player with a real chance of making a deep FedEx Cup run. The recent form started when English narrowly missed earning his card at The Korn Ferry Tour Championship. Playing early in the season as a conditional member of the PGA Tour, English has used 3 top six or better finishes to lock up his playing status moving forward. Currently inside the top 15 in this year’s FedEx Cup race, and a past champion of this event English is a player worth paying attention to this week. Always a great putter English has started to play of late due to improved form with his iron game. It’s worth noting that English has gained strokes in approach over his last five starts. Prior to that time, English had only gained strokes with his approach game 4 times in 19 starts. With such strong current form, English stands out as a clear source of value as he looks to continue the great start to the 2020 PGA Tour season.
Recent form and course history are things we often use to start off research for any given week on the PGA Tour. Russell Knox is a golfer that will stand out quite a bit this week because he easily checks off both boxes. The combination of his recent form ( 5 straight international made cuts) and his excellent course history ( 3 consecutive top ten’s) makes the addition of Knox to a roster a pretty easy choice. Course fit is an important thing to try and figure out on any given week, and Knox certainty likes playing this venue. El Camaleon is a course that typically favors accuracy over distance, and if the wind blows (some history of wind at this event) then you can see a clear path for success with a player like Knox. Always a great iron player, Knox has a long history of gaining strokes with approach. Knox has played 17 of his career 24 rounds at this course at 69 or better, and with only 3 of those 17 rounds coming in over par, it’s safe to play this tour veteran in all formats this week.
Scott Piercy has not exactly gotten off a great start to the 2020 PGA Tour season. Outside of a top 20 finish at The Greenbrier, Piercy has finished near the bottom of the field in three out of his four made cuts. Priced-down due to his poor recent form Piercy will look to get his season back on track at a venue that he has played well in the past. In his last three starts at this event, Piercy has three top 20 finishes including a pair of top 6 or better showings. Piercy has gained 27 shots tee to green in his last three starts at El Camaleon. Currently projected at a very low ownership number for the week Piercy could end up being a great GPP leverage play.
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