Last Updated: 2019-06-17
The new schedule for the PGA Tour has made several events a lot more interesting. We have maybe the best field ever on hand for this year’s Travelers Championship at TPC at River Highlands. The Open Championship is less than a month away and players are looking to qualify for that field at Royal Portrush or simply sharpen their skills before the last crack at a major championship for 2019.
We’ll be scouring the daily fantasy board for as many good buy-low candidates as we can. Because of the short length of this course and the past winners, we should be able to find a lot of good risks at low prices so that you can fill out your roster with the top options.
We nailed last week’s winner Gary Woodland, so let’s hope for more of that this week. Salaries listed are from DraftKings.
Kevin Streelman ($8,200) – Kevin Streelman has an elevated price tag this week for a few reasons. The first is that he finished fourth at the Memorial a couple weeks ago. He was also sixth at the RBC Heritage back in mid-April. He’s also at a higher price this week because he won here back in 2014. Streelman isn’t a huge hitter, but he is an accurate player off the tee that can manipulate the ball on his drives. That’s what it takes here, as evidenced by past winners like Bubba Watson and Kenny Perry. Streelman is 24th in SG: Off the Tee and has four top-10 finishes here dating back to 2008, including that win. He was 33rd here last year, but he was eighth two years ago.
Ryan Moore ($7,800) – Ryan Moore has had a couple of weeks off to try and round into form for the Travelers Championship. He was third in his native Texas in the Valero Texas Open, but hasn’t had much to show for his efforts this season. This is a course where he has played very well. Moore has four top-10 finishes over the last 10 years and was 17th back in 2016. He did miss the cut last year, but that was his first MC here since 2008. He should play to Sunday and be a good value option for you with some top-10 upside. Another player in this range with good results here is Charley Hoffman at $8,100.
Sungjae Im ($7,800) – Sungjae Im fell just short of qualifying for the US Open, but that isn’t a bad thing. He got a much needed week off. Im has already played 25 events this PGA Tour season and a reset may have been needed. He finished seventh at the RBC Canadian Open to go into his one-week layoff with some confidence. He had finished outside the top 25 in seven straight starts and hadn’t had a top-10 finish since the Corales Championship and the Valspar Championship three months ago. Now Im can set his sights on getting into The Open Championship with a clear head and a course that should play well to his abilities.
Lucas Glover ($7,500) – Has everybody forgotten about Lucas Glover? It sure seems that way. Glover has a rather poor history here with missed cuts in four of his last five tries, but he has four top-20 finishes in the last three months. So what if he struggled at Pebble Beach and Muirfield Village, two pretty tough courses. Glover is 23rd in SG: Tee to Green and tied for 55th in SG: Putting. While that’s not great, it’s plenty good enough to be able to contend at a course like this, especially considering the courses that he’s contended at earlier in the year. He’s 35th in SG: Around the Green and 30th in SG: Approach. He isn’t awful in any specific area. He may not excel in too many areas, but he’s a balanced player with a lot of upside at a price point like this.
Brian Harman ($7,400) – I know Brian Harman has not been in great form this season or really for the last couple of years, but this is a course built for the ball flight of a lefty. Bubba Watson has three wins here and Phil Mickelson has a couple as well. Harman has had two of his better finishes here, with a sixth in 2018 and a third in 2015. He’s made three straight cuts, which is a bonus, considering he’s already missed 10 cuts this season, but this TPC at River Highlands track seems to suit him. He played well for two rounds at the RBC Canadian Open, but fell off on the weekend. Some more consistency would help and a week off plus some confidence for his past performances in Connecticut should be just what the doctor ordered this week.
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