Preview: The Tour Junkies dish out the goods for The CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur and what it’s going to take to build the right DraftKings lineups. David and Pat come together to give their lock, value plays, sleeper and player to avoid in DFS formats.

Key Stats:  Driving Accuracy / DraftKings Scoring / Ownership / Recent Form

Lock of the week:

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Gary Woodland $9,700 – The big swinging Kansas Jayhawk is on record saying how much he likes the track at Kuala Lumpur, and the record shows it. Gary’s gained nearly 20 strokes total in the last five years on this golf course. He comes in this week in solid form with back to back top 12s. In the last six events, he’s 4th in this field in DraftKings scoring. TPC Kuala Lumpur ranks as one of the easiest tracks on the PGA Tour year in and year out. You’ve got to have guys in your lineups that can score. We think big Gary does just that, and we’ll be rolling him out in GPP and cash lineups.

Value Plays:

Cam Smith $8,400 – Like Woodland, the young Aussie is on record confessing his affection for Kuala Lumpur. He’s gained 19 strokes total and two T5’s with his attempts at the CIMB in the past few years. Plus, being Australian means he can handle the sweltering heat, snakes, spiders, tigers and other predatory animals that lie in wait on this track. Cam ranks 10th in this field over the last six events in DraftKings scoring. He’s another GPP and cash staple for us.

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CT Pan $8,000 – Pan is an accurate player off the tee that ended the year pretty red hot, including a near win at The Wyndam in August. He’s 3rd in the field in DraftKings scoring and placed 17th here last season in his first attempt. His Vegas odds to win are the same as JB Holmes, priced $500 higher. Justin Thomas got his first PGA Tour victory here two years ago, and we could easily see Pan following his lead this week.

Sam Ryder $7,700 – Ryder or die locked up his third top 5 since July last week at the Safeway in Napa. He’s 5th in the field over the last six events in DraftKings scoring. He’s a young player that is yet to become a household name around the PGA Tour, but that could change with a victory here in this short field. Given the easy nature of this course, it’s basically a track. Sam can handle that. He’s a GPP and cash play.

Best bargain basement option:

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Brian Gay $6,900 – The old, short, and wily veteran had 12 T25’s or better last season! 12! He’s a shortknocker that keeps it in the short grass better than anyone on the tour. He has the same Vegas odds to win as Piercy ($300 more) and better odds than Burgoon ($600 more) priced above him. Given the typical damp conditions in Malaysia, if this tournament gets to lift, clean, and place rules from the fairway, Gay could run away with this event. He’s got tremendous upside at $6,900. Full send in GPP and cash lineups!

Player to Avoid:

Marc Leishman $9,800 – You have to go all the way back to May to find a top 10 out of Leishman. That’s not great for the 7th highest priced guy in the field. His history here is fairly benign with his best finish coming two years ago with a T5 but never finished better than T29 before that in a 75 man field. We love Leish, but the value and form are just not there right now. We’ll gladly stay away in all formats regardless of potential ownership leverage.