Mayakoba Golf Classic – The Primer – PGA DFS Analysis

Featuring in-depth analysis of The Mayakoba Golf Classic, 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 Mayakoba Golf Classic! 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

  • Matt Kuchar

Kuchar is the defending champ in this event, and it shouldn’t be surprising to see him check in as the most expensive golfer this week.  It’s a steep price to pay for Kuchar, but I would be highly surprised if he isn’t in the mix come Sunday in what is a weak field event compared to many that we see on the tour.  His game fits the course quite well, and I think his price point will help keep his ownership levels in check this week, creating a great opportunity to go over-weight exposure on him.

  • Billy Horschel

Horschel plodded his way through the HSBC Championship two weeks ago, and is a golfer that I like to target in weak field events.  The price point may seem absurd for a player like Horschel who isn’t ‘elite’, but I do like his chances of being relevant this weekend, coming into this tournament with solid recent form.  He came 21st in this tournament a year ago at a time when he wasn’t playing well, and I think that the El Cameleon track is a good fit for his game.  He’s a great core play this week, and I don’t think he’ll be as high owned as he should.

The Next Tier

  • Denny McCarthy

This is more of a recent form selection, as McCarthy comes into this tournament with 4 straight top 20 finishes.  His price point is very affordable, and he can easily be paired with some of the higher spends on the board.  He’s a solid putter, which means if the rest of his game continues to translate, he should be able to knock down some putts and climb up the leaderboard throughout the weekend.  I like the spot he’s in this week.

  • Harold Varner

Varner has made 9 staight cuts, and while I do think he will be a popular choice this week, it’s hard not to love the spot he’s in.  He came 6th last year and also has a 5th place finish in his history for this tournament, showing that he knows his way around El Cameleon.  He’s got a great game, and is a great value play this week, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he was among the final pairings into the weekend.

Don’t Overlook

  • Zac Blair

He’ll have low single digit ownership levels, and comes into this one in solid form, with a 4th and a 28th place finish in two of his past three tournaments at the Safeway and Houston Open, respectively.  He’s a short-hitter, but on the short course, I don’t think he’ll be punished too much for that.  Priced at $6,400, he is a great source of salary relief that I expect to make the cut and pay off at his price point at this week’s event.

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.




About Brad

Brad hates the term fantasy sports expert, so instead he is someone who specializes in NFL, NHL and MLB DFS notes and analysis. He had a 68.2% win rate in 2015 NFL cash games to go along with a 83.5% win rate for the 2014 season. For NHL he had a 58.7% win rate in the 2015-16 season for cash games and a 66.2% win rate for the 2014-15 season. You can follow him on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.

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