Featuring in-depth analysis of The 2020 Wyndham Championship. 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 Wyndham Championship! 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).
Last Week’s Picks:
- Brooks Koepka – T29
- Daniel Berger – T13
- Collin Morikawa – win
- Tyrrell Hatton – MC
- Ryan Palmer – T43
Last week was a wild finish at the PGA Championship with Collin Morikawa leaping ahead of a seven way tie thanks to his big eagle late on Sunday. It was one of the more intriguing tournaments that I can remember in terms of how many different ways things could have played out atop of the leaderboard, keeping PGA DFS players in a great sweat as things played out over the course of the weekend.
This week, a bit of a letdown from the standpoint of the quality of the field for this one. We have some high end options teeing it up, but not nearly the level of depth that we saw at the year’s only major, The Memorial, or even with the juiced quality fields that we saw right after the pandemic. With that said, as is always the case, it should be a fun week of PGA DFS action, so let’s look at some of my favourite plays on the board for this weekend!
As for the course, this week the players will tee it up at Sedgefield Country Club, as is the case every year so we can have a look at course history to get a gauge for who has been able to handle the course well. Played on Bermuda grass, just over 7100 yards and a Par 70 – like most courses that fit that description, we are looking for ball strikers here and the biggest metric that I’ll be using in SG: APP and SG: TTG.
The Best of the Best
- Paul Casey, $10,300
Casey has been an elite ball striker all season long, ranking 3rd on tour in SG: APP, 11th in SG: OTT and 12th in SG: TTG. He has just been dismal on the green, ranking 199th. Well, we got a taste of what he’s capable of last week when he gains strokes putting as he returned to his high level of historical play, finishing in a T2 last week at the PGA Championship. While he wasn’t dropping putts left and right, all he has to do is continue to putt ‘decent’ and his ball striking should be able to carry him into the weekend, high up the leaderboard. I like his chances this weekend.
- Harris English, $9,300
English sees a big price increase this week, which shouldn’t be too surprising given the field here, and adding another strong performance to the 2020 resume for English. He’s been an elite player for most of the year according to the stats, now sitting 19th in SG: TTG and while I don’t think you have to be an elite putter at Sedgefield – I’m certainly not going to penalize anyone for being just that. Ranking 8th in SG: Total, and coming into this one in great form – it’s hard not to love English for a reasonable price point.
The Next Tier
- Sergio Garcia, $8,500
He’s been a butcher on the greens the entire season, but has been elite off the tee – ranking 3rd on tour in SG: OTT. With above average ball striking, I think he’ll do a good enough job of hitting GIR to overcome his woes on the green. Priced very reasonably for an field of this calibre, I like him to bounce back from last week’s disappointing effort which saw him drop almost 3 strokes on the green alone.
- Doc Redman, $7,800
Redman’s game is a great fit here. He’s elite until he gets around the green where his scrambling is poor and he’s neutral as a putter – but I was encouraged by what I saw from him in last week’s major where he gained strokes putting and finished in a tie for 29th in a loaded field event, rebounding from two straight missed cuts. There’s some risk here for some inconsistent play, but I think he suits the course well and that he’ll put together 4 very solid rounds in this week’s event.
Do Not Forget About…
- Kyle Stanley, $6,800
There is plenty of risk that he could putt his way to a missed cut in any event that he plays in, but he’s been sprinkling in some very solid showings of late including a T12 at the Barracuda, a T32 at the 3M Open and a T24 at the Travelers. He’s a very strong ball striker, ranking 61st on tour in SG: TTG, which in an event like this is definitely in the upper echelon. He just simply has to putt well enough and do his usual thing with his irons and he’ll be good to go. There’s risk here, but there always is for the pick in this section (except when Ryan Palmer is eligible) – but I think you have great potential to get paid for that risk with him priced this low.
If you would like to see some more of my favourites for this week’s event, check out The Wyndham Championship Cheat Sheet!
If you have any questions at all, you can find me on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.