Daily Fantasy Golf Helper for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba
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 OHL Classic.
|Key Stats for OHL Classic at Mayakoba|
|Birdie or Better Rate|
|Strokes Gained: Tee to Green|
|Greens in Regulation|
|Par 3 Scoring|
|Good Drive Rate|
For more information why we're targeting those stats, check out this week's course primer.
Best of the Best
Pat Perez (FanDuel Price: $9,300 | bet365 Win Odds: 14/1) - Perez is second in win odds but fourth in FanDuel pricing. It's actually a pretty big gap in odds: Rickie Fowler is 10/1 and $10,300, Patrick Reed is 22/1 at $9,600, and Charley Hoffman is 28/1 and $9,400. But Perez won this event last year and enters on a heater. His past six results read: 24, 5, 1, 16, 12, 6. With these paspalum greens to boot, Perez is looking hard to avoid even if ownership is high.
Gary Woodland ($9,000 | 22) - Woodland was the 54-hole leader here last year and wound up second to Perez. Per datagolf.ca, Woodland is seventh in the field in greens in regulation over the past two months as well as seventh in strokes gained: approach. Four of his past eight finishes have been top 25s, and his putting woes have been less apparent on paspalum, according to FantasyGolfMetrics' putting splits app.
Chez Reavie ($8,200 | 28) - Reavie has played this course four times, finishing 60th and 49th before the schedule change. In 2015, he was 74th, but his most recent showing here was a 4th. Reavie enters with four straight top 25s, and he ranks 19th in the field in strokes gained: tee to green, 12th in approach, 2nd in driving accuracy, 16th in greens in regulation, and 36th in birdies versus the field over the past two months.
Byeong Hun An ($8,000 | 40) - An shook three straight missed cuts with a 21st at the Italian Open, an 11th at the CJ Cup, and a 32nd at the Shriners. Statistically, over the past two months, An is eighth in strokes gained: tee to green, third in driving accuracy and greens in regulation, and first in strokes gained: approach and birdies versus the field. That combination makes him a fantasy-friendly bet even if he doesn't vie for the top of the leaderboard.
Chesson Hadley ($7,400 | 20) - Hadley's only weakness over the past two months has been driving accuracy, and even then, he's still 49th in the field. He's second in strokes gained: tee to green and birdies gained, as well as third in approach strokes gained and eighth in greens in regulation. Hadley missed his only cut here back in 2013 but is on a tear, with a 4th, 2nd, 3rd, 46th, 2nd, and 1st in his pas six events. The 46, 2, and 1 came on the Web.com Tour, but the more recent three came on the PGA Tour, so no matter how you slice it, Hadley is playing some great golf.
Danny Lee ($7,100 | 60) - Lee is not safe, so don't get that idea in your head. But he is an elite iron player when things are clicking, and he's 1st in driving accuracy and 6th in birdies gained (as well as 16th in greens in regulation) over the past two months. At El Camaleon GC, Lee has a spotty history, including a withdrawal in both 2012 and 2016, a missed cut in 2013, and a third-place finish in 2014.
Kevin Streelman ($7,000 | 50) - Streelman also has some odd form at this course. He finished 28th and 3rd in 2008 and 2009 and didn't play it again until 2015 and 2016, when he was 34th and 4th. Streelman has a pair of top 13s in the past three events but was 67th at the Shriners a week ago. But he's the top golfer in the field in greens in regulation over the past two months, as well as 3rd in strokes gained: tee to green, 12th in approach, and 22nd in driving accuracy.
Jason Kokrak ($6,900 | 35) - Kokrak has played this course thrice, all of which came in the past three seasons. His finishes are clean: 15th last year, 17th, 16th. In the past 12 weeks, Kokrak has finished 20th, 7th, 17th, 53rd, 25th, and 16th. He ranks 10th tee to green over the past two months compared to the rest of the field and 30th in approach, as well. He's shaping up to be a popular pick this week, considering his reasonable price relative to his odds to win.
Luke List ($6,400 | 40) - List is known more for distance than accuracy, but he's a usable 46th in accuracy over the past two months among golfers in this field. He's always got some upside, though, considering he's 13th tee to green, 8th in birdies gained, and 28th in greens in regulation in the past two months. He does rank just 56th in strokes gained: approach in that span, though you aren't paying a premium for List, who finished 7th here last year and top 20 in three straight events.
Whee Kim ($6,100 | 55) - Kim is 7th in the field in accuracy and 27th in strokes gained: tee to green in the field over the past two months and notched a final-round 66 last week to head to a playoff. Prior to that finish, Kim was 4th, 39th, 54th, and 12th, so the upside for this price is obvious. Kim's two tries at El Camaleon GC are disappointing (63rd in 2015 and cut in 2014), but he's playing his best golf and is 114th in the Official World Golf Rankings, his best mark ever.
JJ Spaun ($6,000 | 80) - Spaun pops statistically here, as he ranks 4th tee to green, 6th in approach, 11th in birdies gained, 14th in greens in regulation, and 46th in driving accuracy. The results haven't quite matched the stellar stats: 10th last week, 34th, cut, 75th, 54th, 16th in the past 12 weeks. However, his debut at El Camaleon last year yielded a 28th, and he had a share of the 54-hole lead last week. If he puts it all together one week, you'll want to have rostered him at such a reasonable price.
Ryan Armour ($5,400 | 70) - Armour is playing out of his mind right now, with four top 5s in his past eight events and six top 25s in that span, with just one missed cut. We're emphasizing accuracy here this week, and last year's tour leader should be on the radar again. Armour leads the field in strokes gained: tee to green in the past two months and ranks 4th in approach, 3rd in birdies gained, 9th in accuracy, and 14th in greens in regulation.