Preview: The Tour Junkies dish out the goods for The Wyndham Championship from Sedgefield CC 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: Fairways Gained / Proximity / Course History / Ownership / Recent Form
Lock of the week:Embed from Getty Images Henrik Stenson $11,000 - Typically in a weak field event where scoring is easy, we would fade the top end of the DraftKings plays, but we’re not doing that for the Wyndham Championship. Stenson won this event last year without hitting a single driver all four days of competition. The big Swede missed the cut at the PGA last week and finished in the back half of the field at the WGC the week before. However, in both events, he was still ball striking his pants off! He just couldn’t putt. Stenson remains one of the best ball strikers in the planet, and Sedgefield suits him perfectly. Given the lackluster form and price tag, we see Henrik being lower owned this week in GPPs. We’ll be all over him and looking for a repeat victory.
Value Plays:Ryan Moore $9,000 - Given the decent form and solid course history, the former conductor hat wearing Ryan Moore, seems like quite the value in this field at $9K. He’s gained 15 strokes total in the last five years at Sedgefield. Plus, he’s checking the right boxes lately ranking top 20 in Fairways Gained & SG: Around the Green and fourth in Proximity. Moore seems like a lock in cash lineups and probably a solid GPP play coming in around 15% ownership. Embed from Getty Images CT Pan $7,800 - Ya down with ol’ CT?! Ya you know me! Ya down with ol’ CT! Ya you know me! The accurate young pro has gained 10 strokes in his last six weeks on the PGA Tour and finished T16 here last year. He’s checking every stat box imaginable this week including Fairways Gained, Proximity, BoB% and SG: ATG. Plus, he’s 108th in the FedEx Cup standings meaning he’s got to play well these next two weeks to keep his season going. We love Pan in GPP and cash games.
Chris Kirk $7,500 - Our fellow Georgia Bulldog has been undervalued on DraftKings all season long despite having one of his best seasons in a long time on the PGATour. He’s hitting fairways and he’s fourth in Proximity over the last 12 rounds and the form is solid. Kirk feels like the safest bet to make the cut in the entire $7K range. Like Pan, he’s a lock in GPP and cash contests.
Best bargain basement option:Embed from Getty Images Vaughn Taylor $6,900 - Old man Taylor is kind of a gut call this week for us. There’s not a lot to back him up statistically other than the fact that he doesn’t SUCK in any key category for Sedgefield. Vaughn has popped in the past at tournaments where scoring is low and birdies abound. He’s 111th in the FedEx Cup standings, which means he’s in danger of his season ending this week if he doesn’t play well. We’re not huge fans of many in the $6K range, but Vaughn seems worth a few shares in GPPs only.
Player to Avoid:Hideki Matsuyama $11,300 - While Deki-Bot has played well at Sedgefield in the past, his form right now is just not good. He’s only gained two strokes total in the last six weeks on the PGA Tour likely due to being outside the top 100 in Fairways Gained and Proximity over the last 12 rounds. When you combine the poor form and big price tag, it’s rather easy to skip over Hideki this week. If you’re wanting to spend up on a low owned stud, go with Stenson, Sneds or Bello in this range. The likelihood of Hideki returning value with a T10 is rather low considering the shape of his game at the moment.