Featuring in-depth analysis of The 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions. 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 2020 Sentry Tournament of 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).
Just a note about the Sentry Tournament of Champions – this is a 72 hole, no cut event with a field limited to players that picked up PGA tour wins during the 2019 season. As such, ownership levels will be spiked this week due to less options – but it’s great to have PGA DFS back nonetheless! Because of the narrow field, I have cut down the Primer to Four Golfers this week – but will be back with 6 normal choices as of next week’s event!
You can also check out the DraftKings Cheat Sheet for a deeper list for the Tournament of Champions!
The Best of the Best
- Justin Thomas, $11,200
Thomas trails only Rahm in terms of the oddsmakers’ lines for the week – and despite the fact that he doesn’t have a strong history at this event, I like his chances of competing this weekend. He has traditionally excelled with 7 of his 11 wins coming in no cut events – and comes into this tournament in great form, combined between international events and tournaments alike. Look for him to string together a strong 72 hole effort this weekend – he’s my favourite option on the board.
- Jon Rahm, $11,400
Rahm has played in this tournament twice, registering a runner-up and a T8 while not shooting a round worse than 2 under in his 8 rounds. I’m a little concerned that attention to his golf game might have been on the back-burner of late with his recent wedding, but oddsmakers don’t seem phased by that, seeing him check in as a betting favourite this weekend. He’s expensive, will likely be popular – but I think he’s a great bet to challenge for a title this weekend.
The Next Tier
- Collin Morikowa, $8,600
Morikowa is a little more expensive than I would have liked – but I feel that will also keep his ownership levels in check this weekend as well. Winner of the Barracuda Championship last summer, the Cal-Berkley grad should be in line for a great 2020 season, and I like how his game fits the track this weekend.
- Matt Kuchar, $8,400
Kuchar had been absent for this event in 2019, but he has a great track record here, including 4 Top 10 finishes. He is priced reasonably, and should be in line for a great weekend for a mid-priced option. The only drawback to rostering him this weekend is the likelihood that he will be a chalky option.
It should be a fun week of PGA action as we start to hit our stride for the 2020 PGA season! 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.