This week I will be considering current form more heavily than most weeks as it is difficult to ascertain what kind of test players will face. What I do know is that ball striking will be at a premium.
This year’s event is at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey. This is the first time that Liberty National has held The Northern Trust. It was previously known as the Barclays and played there in 2013 and 2009.
This week concludes the PGA Tour’s regular season and the top 10 players after this week in the season long points race will divvy up a $10 million bonus.
This week’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC is the last chance for players to get into the top 125 in order to qualify for the playoffs.
This week players will compete in a brand new tournament at a familiar location, the World Golf Championships – Fedex St. Jude Invitational held at TPC Southland in Memphis, Tennessee.
The FedEx St. Jude Classic is now the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. It has replaced the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and is now played in late July instead of June.
As always, value picks are the theme. Those bargain bin options that you can use as punts with potential to fill out a lineup and save some money can be the difference between winning and losing.
This week players from all over the world converge on Northern Ireland in hopes of being crowned Champion Golfer of the Year. The 148th rendition of the world’s oldest Major, The Open Championship heads to Royal Portrush Golf Club, a course that hasn’t hosted The British since 1951.
Only 13 players participating next week in Northern Ireland at Royal Portrush are in the field this week, so that means that a LOT of players are gunning for that last spot.
This will be quite a week in golf DFS, that’s for sure. A lot of the top players are playing the Scottish Open to get ready for The Open Championship, so we’re going to have to dig really, really deep to find some good candidates that qualify as value picks.
This is the first recurring PGA Tour event in Minnesota since 1969. TPC Twin Cities was formerly the host site of a PGA Tour Champions event, also sponsored by 3M, but the elder statesmen of golf have been traded for the world’s top players.
Last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic was a new PGA Tour event and Nate Lashley came from literally out of nowhere to win the event. Guess what? We have another brand new event this week with the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.
Bettors and DFS players alike are flying blind into this weekend’s Rocket Mortgage Classic. We know the players and we know how they’ve played recently, but we don’t know this course and neither do they.
We have no course form data. This is the first annual Rocket Mortgage Classic. The players, unless they are locals, hadn’t even played this course before practice rounds to start the week. So, we really don’t have a lot to go on.
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.