Featuring in-depth analysis of The 2021 WGC – Workday 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 2021 WGC – Workday 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).
In case you missed it – you can find my cheat sheet posted for The WGC – Workday Championship here!
This week, the players tee it up at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida at the 7474 yard, Par 72 track that requires some carry distance off the tee, and not shockingly, precision with the irons as the two key considerations for me in terms of metrics. Of course, as a WGC event, this is a no cut event – so you can afford a little more margin for error and should target players that have the ability to rack up birdies or better in bulk. Let’s have a look at my favourite options on the board this week!
Last Week’s Picks
- Xander Schauffele – T15
- Jordan Spieth – T15
- Russell Henley – T38
- Corey Conners – cut
- Doug Ghim – cut
The Best of the Best
- Tony Finau, $9,800
I know – I know. I still like him. Tough playoff loss a week ago, but I like the spot for Finau this week. He’s been playing excellent all season long and he has the type of game to compete at a tough track like the one we’re likely to see this week in Bradenton. His game has been elite in all facets of the game outside putting, where he is still above average (82nd). He ranks 23rd in SG: OTT, 10th in SG: APP, 5th in SG: TTG, 6th in SG: Total. I think he’ll be right back in the thick of things this weekend and he’s my favourite dollar for dollar option that is a high spend this week.
Others to Consider…
- Viktor Hovland, $9,400
An elite ball striker coming into this one off a 5th place finish, there’s a lot to love about Hovland’s game. With three top 5 finishes in his last 5 events, the recent form is certainly there, and I expect his elite game off the tee (5th) to play very well here. He has the ability to rack up birdies in bulk, even on tough courses and while he’s a little more expensive than I’d like, he’s an excellent core option to consider for this weekend’s WGC event.
- Joaquin Niemann, $8,100
He had a bit of a disappointing end to last week’s event, but I like the spot for him this week. His game can play anywhere, in any field and I think it’s just a matter of time before we see him make a big leap forward (we may already be in the middle of that). His stats are outstanding: 10th in SG: OTT, 12th in SG: TTG and 9th in SG: Total. He’s well above average in all of the main stats, and I think he’s got the chops to play well in this loaded field event. For an affordable price, there’s a lot to love here.
- Ryan Palmer, $7,200
At this point, having him this cheap is almost comical. He has three top 4 finishes in his past 5 events and while I’d be shocked if he wins here, I do think he’s playing well enough to be in the thick of things into the weekend. He’s an outstanding value play in this event at his price point. Should be around $8k.
Do Not Forget About…
- Abraham Ancer, $6,800
Has 4 top 15 finishes in his past 6 events, including a 5th place at The Amex. Of all the sub $7k options this week – he is my favourite by a pretty wide margin. Has shown the ability to compete in some strong field events in the past and while I think he’ll be a popular choice in studs/scrubs line-ups, I still like the spot for him this weekend and like his chances of putting together four strong rounds!