Featuring in-depth analysis of The World Golf Championship HSBC Champions, 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 World Golf Championship HSBC Champions! 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
- Justin Rose
Rose has a great track record at Sheshan International, winning in 2017 and finishing 3rd in 2018. He is priced up, but with some other elite golfers coming into this tournament with better form, I wouldn’t be shocked to see him lower owned than he should be. His last tournament saw a rather uninspiring T15th at the Italian Open, but I think he gets on track this weekend – and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the final group at the HSBC.
- Tony Finau
Finau was disappointing at the Zozo – but has a strong track record at Sheshan (2nd in 2018 and 11th in 2017), and prior to last week’s tournament, he had two top 10 finishes. Granted, they weren’t at the most competitive events in terms of field quality – but he’s a strong golfer, priced reasonably, and I think he’s a very strong value option at his price point.
The Next Tier
- Sergio Garcia
After an extremely disappointing PGA season in 2018, Sergio had a great fall playing in Europe. We’ll see if that translates as we roll into the 2019/2020 season, but at a very affordable price – I like the spot he’s in this week. The first two weeks of the schedule have been disappointing for Garcia, which should help keep his ownership levels in check – but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get on a roll this weekend at the HSBC.
- Billy Horschel
The price point is higher than I’d ideally spend on Horschel – but you can look at that as an opportunity to get him at lower ownership levels. He is fresh off a T6 at the Zozo last weekend and also finished T4 at the BMW PGA Championship in mid-September. We don’t have a long course history to draw on with him, but he did come in 11th last year, giving us some confidence in his ability to navigate the 7200+ yard track. I think he keeps playing well this week.
- Hao-Tong Li
Li’s form isn’t strong coming into this one, with two straight missed cuts – but if you look at the talent level of other golfers priced around him, he is one of – if not the strongest. He has made the cut at this tournament the past five years, and I think he has a strong probability of making that six. If his game gets going, he could contend this week, which is a great upside play for this price point.
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.