Daily Fantasy Golf Helper for the Wyndham Championship
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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 -- and we have daily fantasy golf projections and lineup building tools, too.
Let's take a look at some golfers to target this week.
|Key Stats for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC|
|Strokes Gained: Approach|
|Proximity from 175+|
|Birdie or Better Rate|
|Strokes Gained: Putting on Bermudagrass|
For more information on why we're focused on these stats, check out our course primer.
Stats cited below come from FantasyGolfMetrics and include the past 50 rounds on the PGA Tour. Ranks are among the field.
Best of the Best
Rafa Cabrera Bello (FanDuel Price: $11,600 | Paddy Power Win Odds: 20/1) - At the top of the price pool, you have a few options: Webb Simpson ($12,200; 11/1), Henrik Stenson ($12,100; 14/1), Hideki Matsuyama ($11,900; 16/1), and Brandt Snedeker ($11,800; 25/1). Simpson has great form at this course but projects to be heavily owned. Cabrera Bello, then, should be on the radar for tournament lineups. RCB had a rough stint overseas with three straight missed cuts but has finished 17th at the WGC-Bridgestone and 10th at the PGA over his past two events. He's already seen his win odds improve from 28/1 to 20/1. He ranks 15th in the field in strokes gained: tee to green (though he is 41st in approach) over the past 50 rounds. Simpson is a safer anchor to your lineups, but Cabrera Bello as a tournament pivot is mightily intriguing.
Daniel Berger ($11,300 | 33/1) - Berger finished second in approach strokes gained average at the PGA Championship last week, via datagolf, and he's 16th among the field in that stat over the past 50 rounds. Berger has had success on Bermuda in his career, ranking 52nd in strokes gained: putting, 8th in approach, and 6th in birdie or better rate.
Joaquin Niemann ($11,100 | 25/1) - Niemann made the cut last week but finished just 71st at the PGA Championship. That still gives him five straight cuts made, and Niemann ranks top-20 in strokes gained: off the tee, strokes gained: approach, birdie or better rate, greens in regulation, and proximity from 175-plus yards. He doesn't have a long track record on Bermuda (two events) but has dominated them.
Russell Henley ($10,700 | 33/1) - Henley is a great Bermuda putter (6th in the field) and ranks 17th in strokes gained: approach over the past 50 rounds on tour. Henley was 46th at his only attempt here in 2016, but the stats profile lines up this week to make him one of the best bets in this range.
Chris Kirk ($10,300 | 60/1) - Kirk has made 10 straight cuts and has gained strokes: tee to green in 7 of his past 8. Kirk hasn't had great success here (cut in 2011, 22nd in 2012, 65th in 2013, and 46th in 2016), but he enters 2nd in approach, 11th in birdie rate, 22nd in greens in regulation, and 34th in proximity from 175-plus yards. Kirk also ranks 9th in approach and 12th in birdie rate on Bermuda (68th in putting).
Billy Horschel ($9,800 | 33/1) - Horschel has made five of six cuts at Sedgefield, missing in 2015, but he gained strokes: tee to green in all of them. Horschel ranks 2nd in strokes gained: off the tee, 18th in approach, 25th in birdie or better rate, 8th in greens in regulation, and 9th in proximity from 175-plus yards. He's also 23rd in putting and 14th in birdie rate on Bermuda greens.
Harold Varner III ($9,300 | 45/1) - Varner's only red flag is his putting splits on Bermuda (138th in the field in strokes gained: putting). He's still 19th in birdie rate on Bermuda, and over the past 50 rounds, he leads the field in strokes gained: tee to green. He's 5th in approach, 15th off the tee, and 38th in proximity from 175-plus yards. Varner finished 10th here a year ago, as well.
Keith Mitchell ($9,100 | 80/1) - Mitchell ranks 3rd in the field in strokes gained: tee to green, 13th off the tee, and 7th in approach. Since a missed cut at the Greenbrier, Mitchell finished 2nd at the John Deere (a similar course and field to this one), 7th at the Barbasol, and 78th at the Canadian Open. Mitchell has just 13 Bermudagrass events on the PGA Tour and hasn't putted well (120th) but still ranks 7th in birdie or better rate on Bermudagrass.
Sam Ryder ($8,600 | 66/1) - Ryder has picked up strokes gained: tee to green in seven of his past eight events, losing just -0.20 on average at the Quicken Loans because he tanked on Sunday. Over the past 50 rounds, Ryder is top-25 in everything we're looking for: off the tee, approach, birdie rate, greens in regulation, accuracy, and proximity from 175-plus yards.
Jason Kokrak ($8,600 | 80/1) - Kokrak has been all over the place lately, but he's been more hit than miss over the past four events (3rd a the Greenbrier, cut at The Open, 12th at the RBC Canadian Open, and 19th at the PGA Championship). Kokrak finished 17th at Sedgefield last year. He's 11th in approach and greens in regulation over the past 50 and looks strong, aside from his putting splits on Bermuda (88th).
Hunter Mahan ($8,000 | 80/1) - Mahan ranks 3rd in birdie or better rate and 10th in greens in regulation over the past 50 rounds, so that's a good start for a fantasy-friendly value play. He's also 24th in putting on Bermuda and 18th in birdie or better rate on Bermuda, too. Mahan has finished 34th at the John Deere, 7th at the Barbasol, cut at the Canadian Open, and 23rd at the Barracuda of late.
Whee Kim ($7,900 | 66/1) - Kim has been all over lately. Since the Quicken Loans (a missed cut), Kim finished 74th at the Greenbrier, 16th at the John Deere, 66th at the Barbasol, 2nd at the Canadian Open, and cut at the PGA Championship (75-67, missing by two strokes). Statistically, Kim has struggled off the tee lately (135th) but has his approach game dialed in (12th, and 7th in proximity from 175-plus yards). Kim is also 5th in birdie or better rate and a fine enough Bermuda putter (43rd) to be a punt play this week.