Brandt Snedeker is the defending champ and has won this twice in the last five years.
The wait is nearly over!
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DraftKings has plenty of ways to join the action weekly in a salary-cap-format game. Gamers pick six players on a budget of $50,000 and hope they make the cut and go low. Each week I’ll list the players who I think have the most value and give examples of potential lineups.
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My arm is a bit sore from patting myself on the back for having champion Hudson Swafford in the lineup. Sean O’Hair picked up a top 10 (T-9) and anchorman Bill Haas finished T-17. Now, about those picks of Jamie Lovemark, Webb Simpson and Brian Gay…The alternates included were highlighted by Brendan Steele (T-6), Patrick Reed (T-12), Martin Laird (T-9) and Bud Cauley (T-3).
Fantasy golf is hard as evidenced by my whitewash at Sony last week.
Picking the winner from a 156-man field is satisfying especially when he was ranked No. 209 in the world. Having five guys in the top nine is just as tasty.
Gamers will run into a much different animal. Torrey Pines South Course, which will host three of the four rounds, is a monster. The monster’s coat is a bit thicker as well as San Diego has absorbed a ton of rain in the last two weeks. Smallish greens, lush rough and narrow fairways eliminate any questions about why the winner has been in single digits under par the last three years.
Not many dinkers and dunkers populate the leaderboard at the FIO but I’m always looking for a bit of balance. The big boys should make the most noise and my lineup will reflect that.
My lineup this week: FIO
Jason Day ($11,400): Love that he’s already knocked off the rust in Maui; 2015 winner.
Gary Woodland ($8,600): So close in the recent past and enters the week on form after top 10’s in his last two on Tour.
J.B. Holmes ($8,200): T-2 and T-6 the last two trips to Torrey.
Brendan Steele ($8,000): West coast player who’s off to his best start ever.
Charles Howell, III ($7,300): He’s never MC. Ever.
Martin Laird ($6,500): If it looks too good to be true it usually is but I would have spent $8,500 on this guy.
You’re welcome to mix-n-match if the guys above don’t float the boat.
Snedeker and Walker are the course horses who are a bit out of form but I won’t talk you out of shoehorning them into the lineup.
Tony Finau and Harold Varner, III won’t have any problem keeping up off the tee this week.
Jason Kokrak is riding the #NappyFactor and Bud Cauley, mentioned down here last week, also could get some run.
Michael Kim, a native and solid player who you see plenty in this column and Kyle Stanley are fantastic sleepers.
One ping. One ping only.
Brad Fritsch ($6,100): He’s played twice and found the top 10 each time.