Daily Fantasy Golf Helper for the Greenbrier Classic
By now, you've probably dabbled in daily fantasy sports, but if not, don't worry. Now is a great time to start, especially with FanDuel now offering a revamped version of PGA golf.
Golf can be one of the most exciting DFS sports to follow, as tournaments span four days and allow ample time to prepare each week, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the basics of building a lineup on FanDuel, the scoring setup, and advanced stats to know about the PGA.
But whether you're brand new to the PGA or daily fantasy sports in general, we have you covered.
Let's take a look at some golfers to target for the Greenbrier Classic.
Stats to Target
|Key Stats for the Greenbrier Classic at Old White TPC|
|Par 4 Scoring|
|Strokes Gained: Tee to Green|
|Good Drive Percentage|
For more information on why we're prioritizing these stats, check out this week's course primer.
Best of the Best
Bill Haas (FanDuel Price: $8,800 | bet365 Odds: 14/1) - Haas finished T2 at the Greenbrier in 2011, T33 in 2012, T9 in 2013, and T23 in 2014 before missing the cut in 2015. After a string of missed cuts, Haas has four straight top 25s and is one of the top players in this field. On the season, he's 21st in par 4 scoring, 9th in greens in regulation, 8th in scrambling, 4th in bogey avoidance, and 11th in strokes gained: around the green. Nearly everything points to Haas this week.
Tony Finau ($8,900 | 25/1) - Finau finished T13 in 2015, his only try at the Greenbrier, and is in good form of late, with a T29 last week, T17 the week before, and T40, T29, T13, cut, T3 in his five prior events. Finau is 14th on the tour in par 4 scoring, 6th in greens in regulation, 10th in birdie or better rate, and 8th in strokes gained: tee to green.
Kevin Kisner ($9,500 | 18/1) - Kisner overcame his demons at the Greenbrier (three missed cuts) to finish T2 in 2015. The DEAN & DELUCA winner also finished T11 at the Heritage and T6 at the Memorial of late. Kisner has dominated when he’s been on, and in this crummy of a field, we should want part of that potential. He’s 19th in the field in greens in regulation, 20th in scrambling, 29th in bogey avoidance, 1st in strokes gained: tee to green, 19th in strokes gained: around the green, and 14th in strokes gained: putting.
Webb Simpson ($8,300 | 22/1) - Simpson has strong form at The Old White TPC: cut, 3, T41, T7, T9, cut. He's also got strong form in recent weeks: T8 at the Travelers, T35 at the U.S. Open, T67 at the Memorial, 5 at the DEAN & DELUCA, T16 at THE PLAYERS, cut at the Wells Fargo, and T11 at the Heritage. He's 14th in par 4 scoring, 3rd on the season in scrambling, 17th in bogey avoidance, and 13th in strokes gained: around the green, too.
David Lingmerth ($7,600 | 20/1) - As if you needed more reason to like Lingmerth, he finished T6, T16, and T9 at the Greenbrier in three tries. His overall stats are still dragged down from early-season struggles, but he’s still a top-20 putter by strokes gained on the season. Lingmerth has gotten the better of this course and is playing his best golf right now. It’s as simple as that.
Charles Howell III ($7,600 | 40/1) - Howell returned from a lengthy layoff (since mid-March) to push Kyle Stanley to a playoff last week at the Quicken Loans. Howell has reeled off 15 straight made cuts and probably is the best statistical fit at the course. The primary issue is that he missed three of four cuts here since 2012 (with a T52 in 2013). Prior to that, he was T32 in 2011 and T9 in 2010. Still, he's tied for 5th in par 4 scoring on the year, 12th in greens in regulation, 1st in scrambling, and 1st in bogey avoidance.
Jamie Lovemark ($7,300 | 70/1) - Lovemark has been bad at The Old White TPC in the past (85th and cut in 2014 and 2012, respectively), but it’s tough to overlook his current form. Prior to a T75 at the Travelers, he was T27 at the U.S. Open, T10 at the Memorial, and T18 at the Byron Nelson. Lovemark ranks 6th on the tour in par 4 scoring, 35th in the field in greens in regulation, 25th in scrambling, 11th in bogey avoidance, and 15th in strokes gained: around the green.
Russell Henley ($7,700 | 30/1) - Henley is a top-25 par 4 player on tour this season and is seventh in the field (among 133 qualified golfers) in greens in regulation as well as fifth in bogey avoidance. He’s not a great scrambler (55th, 49th in strokes gained: around the green), but he’s a top-10 putter and picked up strokes around the green overall in his two attempts at the Greenbrier (a solo fifth in 2015 and a T30 in 2013).
Xander Schauffele ($6,600 | 45/1) - Schauffele hasn't played the Greenbrier before, but with a T35, T14, and T5 in the past three events, he's got strong form and great stats. He's 21st on the tour in par 4 scoring, 19th in good drive rate, and 34th in birdie or better rate. He's iffy with scrambling (110th) and around the green (155th in strokes gained), but he makes up for it by sitting 23rd in strokes gained in his past 50 rounds, per FantasyNational.com.
James Hahn ($6,200 | 55/1) - Hahn's full season stats -- aside from sitting 25th in good drive rate -- don't look great, but Hahn has played well of late. He was T46 at the Quicken Loans, T6 at the Memorial, and 3rd at the Byron Nelson. Per FantasyNational.com, Hahn is 24th in strokes gained in his past 24 rounds among players in the field. At 55/1, he looks underpriced on FanDuel.
Luke List ($6,100 | 110/1) - List ranks fourth in the field in strokes gained: tee to green over his past 50 rounds, per FantasyNational.com. He's 21st on the tour on the full year in the stat and is 14th in birdie or better rate. List was T59 in his lone appearance here in 2013, but that probably shouldn't bog down the way you view him. The biggest concern is five missed cuts in his past seven events. He's picking up strokes until the green, and if he brings his putter, then he has a chance to finish top five.
Chad Campbell ($5,800 | 100/1) - Campbell has played the Greenbrier three times (T41 in 2013, cut in 2014, and T37 in 2015). In his first two tries here, he gained strokes around the green but lost strokes putting. In 2015, he gained strokes putting but lost them around the green. Among players in the field, he’s third in scrambling and second in bogey avoidance. He’s also 28th in strokes gained: around the green and 107th in strokes gained: putting. Campbell was T10 at the St. Jude, T34 at the DEAN & DELUCA, and T13 at the Byron Nelson after missing three straight cuts (which he also did at the Travelers). There are question marks, but at his price, he’s worth a tournament flier.