DraftKings Daily Fantasy Golf Helper: Wyndham Championship
Daily fantasy golf requires a new approach for each and every event.
The course and field change week after week, making no two contests alike. That means you need to refine your approach for each PGA Tour event to try to find golfers who are primed to excel for your daily fantasy golf lineups.
Each week, we have a course primer, and our daily fantasy golf projections and lineup builder can help you get started, but these golfers stand out specifically on DraftKings for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club.
|Key Stats for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC|
|Strokes Gained: Approach|
|Birdies or Better Gained|
|Strokes Gained: Par 4s (400-450 yards)|
|Strokes Gained: Putting|
Let's get to the picks. For details on why these stats stand out this week, check out the course primer.
Stats are from Fantasy National Golf Club and are for golfers in the field over the last 50 rounds, unless otherwise noted.
Webb Simpson (DraftKings Price $11,200 | FanDuel Sportsbook Win Odds 9/1) - Simpson boasts the best combination of course form and recent performance, and while we don't necessary think of him as one of the betting favorites on a consistent basis that distinction is well earned this week. Simpson has 4 top-6 finishes in the past 5 years at Sedgefield, and he has been lights-out of late with 8 straight finishes inside the top 30. Three of those were top-five's including last week's runner up finish at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He is 7th in strokes gained: approach, 8th in strokes gained: putting, and 16th in birdies or better gained. He is first in strokes gained: par 4s and fifth in the 400-450 yard variety.
Hideki Matsuyama ($10,900 | 14) - Like Simpson, Matsuyama has had a terrific season that has everything except that elusive win. He is first in birdies or better gained and second in both strokes gained: approach and bogeys avoided. He is 13th in strokes gained: par 4s (400-450), and his long iron play should set him up with many birdie opportunities again this week, as he has been a staple atop the opportunities gained metric all season. His missed cut at The Open was his first since the same event last year, and while a T43 at the WGC event is not ideal, Deki lost an absurd 2.51 strokes with his approaches at TPC Southwind.
Patrick Reed ($9,700 | 20) - If you'd rather pay $10,400 for the Barracuda Champion than $9,700 for a former major winner with four straight top 25s, best of luck. Reed is a bargain at this price and another high finish would go a long way toward securing his spot deep into the playoffs and on the President's Cup. He is 1st in strokes gained: par 4s (400-450), 20th in strokes gained: tee to green, and 26th in approach. He can gain in all facets, and in a weak field he should step his game up and compete for his first win since he donned the green jacket.
Chez Reavie ($9,300 | 31) - Reavie is 9th in approach, 10th on par 4s (7th in the 400-450 range), and 12th in strokes gained: tee to green. He disappointed in his last few starts after earning a win at the Travelers Championship on the heels of a T3 at the U.S. Open, but in a soft field at a shorter course he should see plenty of opportunities. Despite a limited, disappointing record here (T37 and two missed cuts in the past four years) Reavie is capable of outclassing much of this field and is one of a handful of golfers who can climb into the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 with a strong finish.
Rory Sabbatini ($9,200 | 41) - The South African has had a terrific year, rising over 100 spots in the Official World Golf Ranking and posting 6 top 20s in his past 9 events, including a very impressive T16 his last time out at The Open. Sabbatini has not been great with his irons (just 71st in this field over his last 50 rounds), but he is doing just fine on par 4s overall (4th) and in the key range of 400-450 yards (3rd). He is also 5th in birdies or better gained and 25th in strokes gained: putting.
Lucas Glover ($8,700 | 41) - Glover has really turned into a quality all-around player over the past year. This time in 2018 he had briefly lost his Tour card and had been relegated to the Korn Ferry Tour (then the Web.com Tour). A win at the Wyndham would cap off a tremendous comeback story, and Glover's statistical profile is rock solid. He is 5th in strokes gained: par 4s, 9th on those par 4s between 400 and 450 yards, 14th tee to green, 18th on approach, and 28th in strokes gained: putting.
Sungjae Im ($8,300 | 60) - All our old favorites are back! Im bombed fantastically in his second major championship, losing over six strokes off the tee at The Open. Prior to that event, he had made six straight cuts and finished T26 or better five times. Im is 14th in birdies or better gained, 16th in strokes gained: putting, and 23rd in strokes gained: tee to green. Although he is easily forgotten amidst the young rock stars who have burst onto the scene over the last few weeks, Im is now a steady pro with 32 starts to his name and it's only a matter of time before he starts competing.
Low Priced Options
Kevin Streelman ($7,800 | 55) - A late add to The Open, Streelman made the weekend to extend his made cut streak to nine straight events. He is 3rd in strokes gained: par 4s and 12th in those that measure between 400 and 450 yards. He is also 5th in strokes gained: tee to green, 11th in strokes gained: approach, and 20th in birdies or better gained. He is on the rise with his most recent form, as he is 3rd in approach and 10th in birdies or better gained over just the last 12 rounds.
Russell Knox ($7,500 | 90) - Knox is 10th in approach and 13th in strokes gained: tee to green, and he is a solid par 4 player as he is 25th overall and 33rd in the 400-450 range. He has gained with this approaches in eight of the last nine events on Tour, racking up four top-30 finishes in that span. Knox is best known for his iron play and at a course where hitting the green is hardly an accomplishment, knocking it close will be essential. Knox is 12th in opportunities gained, which are birdie opportunities on the green or fringe from inside 15 feet.
Vaughn Taylor ($7,400 | 80) - Taylor is, somewhat shockingly, first in the field in strokes gained: putting. He has gained in 15 of his last 17 events and has parlayed that success with the short stick into two top-10s in his last three events. Taylor is also 17th in birdies or better gained and 30th in strokes gained: approach.
Peter Malnati ($7,100 | 150) - Malnati has been a consistent cut maker for the entire season, missing just two weekends in 2019. He's getting it done both with the putter and the irons, as he ranks 15th in strokes gained: putting, 19th in strokes gained: approach, and 23rd in birdies or better gained. Those two trains are on a collision course and Malnati will pop up on the leaderboard on Sunday if he can do both.
Ryan Armour ($6,900 | 120) - With back-to-back top 10s at the Wyndham Championship, Armour has a great course history case this week. He is a specialist on shorter par 4s, ranking sixth in par 4s between 400-450 yards. He will need a decent finish to solidify his playoff spot, and he should find plenty of good vibes at Sedgefield to make the cut and push for a top 25.
Talor Gooch ($6,700 | 180) - Gooch rates out very well for this range, ranking 6th in strokes gained: approach, 10th in birdies or better gained, 25th on par 4s between 400 and 450 yards, and 36th in strokes gained: putting. He was awful on the greens at the John Deere Classic, losing 4.6 strokes putting on the week. The only other three times he lost strokes putting this season, he followed that event with a finish DFS-ers will take in a heartbeat - 4th at the Desert Classic, T29 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, and T17 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
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