Featuring in-depth analysis of The RBC Canadian Open, 2019. Daily fantasy golf analysis for this week’s DFS slate to help you build winning cash game and tournament lineups on DraftKings.
Welcome to The Primer column for The RBC Canadian Open! We are here to help you build your DFS lineups for FanDuel, DraftKings or whatever other sites you choose to play on (this article does have a DraftKings bias though).
The Best of the Best
- Brooks Koepka ($11,700)
Koepka comes into this one in great form (as he usually does), with three straight top 5 finishes, including a win at the PGA, and a second place at the Masters. He’ll be teeing it up this week in another national open – and while it doesn’t have the same importance as the majors, I expect him to contend. Many will flock to DJ due to his history here, but keep in mind this tournament is usually held at Glen Abbey. While DJ is still a great option this week, I do like Koepka as a pivot off of him that should be lower owned, and a play that I like slightly more this week.
- Matt Kuchar ($10,500)
Kuch is a little more expensive than I would like, but it’s hard to argue the likelihood of him finishing this weekend in the mix. The field isn’t the strongest, and Kuchar has the type of game that should play well at Hamilton Golf and Country – where you don’t have to be a bomber to succeed. Look for him to play four steady rounds, and rebound after a poor showing a week ago.
The Next Tier
- Shane Lowry ($8,600)
It pained me to see how poorly Lowry played in 2018, as he had long been a favourite golfer of mine to roster in the middle price range. With that said, he was a pretty easy fade for most of the season due to his poor form. We’ve seen him turn things around of late, with two straight top 10 finishes, and I like his chances of keeping things rolling this week.
- Joaquin Niemann ($7,700)
Niemann was a player that I thought would be poised for a big 2019, and while it would be a stretch to call his season thus far anything other than disappointing, I think we are seeing him turn a corner, with three top 40 finishes in his past four events. He’s a bomber, who hits greens and fairways with regularity, and he seems to be putting better of late, which has been a key catalyst in the turnaround. I love him at this price point this week.
- Corey Conners ($7,500)
Conners made waves earlier this year, winning the Valero Texas Open before starting the Masters with a strong first round. He’s priced affordably, and has made 5 of 6 cuts while hitting greens at a great clip all season long. If you want to play the narriative game, he is from Listowel, Ontario – which is about 90 minutes from Hamilton Golf and Country Club. I think he sticks for the weekend, and like him at this price point.
- Sebastian Munoz ($7,200)
Munoz has made two straight cuts, including four rounds in the 60’s at the Byron Nelson, coming into this tournament in great form. He’s strong off the tee, great around the greens- and if he can string together a good enough performance on the greens, he could be relevant this weekend. He’s a risky play – but I like the spot he is in as a low-owned option this week.
It should be a fun week of PGA action – and here’s to hoping it’s a good one for you! If you have any questions at all, you can find me on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.