Sony Open – The Primer – PGA DFS Analysis

Featuring in-depth analysis of The 2020 Sony Open. 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 Sony 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

  • Patrick Reed, $10,800

Reed was excellent a week ago at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, losing to Justin Thomas on the third playoff hole – good for a second place finish.  You get a nice discount on him vs. Thomas this week ($1,200), which can open up a lot more possibilities when it comes to roster construction this week.  While I do think Thomas will be lower owned, his price point is a little restrictive from a roster construction standpoint, and has me gravitating towards Reed, even though I do think he will be a popular choice from an ownership standpoint.

  • Hideki Matsuyama, $10,500

Matsuyama has the potential to be lower owned than he should be this week, as I could see ownership flocking to Reed in this price range instead.  Matsuyama should hang around all weekend long, and I expect him to be among the final groups headed into the weekend.  He is expensive, but does not quite break the bank from a pricing standpoint, making him a very intriguing option for The Sony Open this weekend.  He ended the 2019 season playing outstanding golf and I would not be one bit surprised to see him pick up where he left off.

The Next Tier

  • Abraham Ancer, $9,000

Ancer is more expensive than I would like – which should help keep his ownership level in check this weekend.  He has been playing outstanding, coming into this one with incredible form.  The only drawback here is the cost to roster him – you will have to decide ultimately if he is worth this tag, but I think he is worth keeping in your player pool with a sizeable weighting for those playing large-field, multi-entry GPP this weekend.

  • Kevin Kisner, $8,700

Kisner can be a sneaky player and when he is rolling, it is hard to find a golfer that gives himself as many chances of scoring while doing so safely than Kisner.  I liked what I saw from him at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and will be mixing him into line-ups for me this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Do Not Forget About…

  • Rory Sabattini, $7,600

If you are looking for a value option that can light up the DFS scoreboards, Sabattini could very well be your guy.  He ended the 2019 season with 5 excellent showings in 6 tournaments, and I expect him to roll into 2020 and be in the mix this weekend.  There are safer options on the board than Rory at this price point, but I think he has a higher ceiling than most options in this price range, making him well worth keeping in your player pool for your Sony Open line-up builds.

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.

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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