DraftKings Daily Fantasy Golf Helper: A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
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 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier at The Old White TPC.
|Key Stats for A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier at The Old White TPC|
|Strokes Gained: Tee to Green|
|Strokes Gained: Approach|
|Birdies or Better Gained|
|Strokes Gained: Par 4s (400-450 yards)|
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.
Viktor Hovland (DraftKings Price: $10,900 | FanDuel Sportsbook Win Odds: 13/1) - As the co-favorite with Bryson DeChambeau, Hovland is in elite territory in his first start as a card-carrying PGA Tour member. His partner at the top of the leaderboard was on his way into the top five in the Official World Golf Ranking this time last year, and it is still no shock to see Hovland headlining alongside him. Such was the Norwegian's rise in 2019. He was overshadowed by college teammate Matthew Wolff at Oklahoma State, but Hovland is every bit the premier prospect. He took down top amateur in both The Masters and the U.S. Open, and he finished the 2018-19 season with four straight top-16 finishes on the PGA Tour before and a T11 and T2 in two stops on the Korn Ferry Tour. He is first in this field in strokes gained: tee to green, second in birdies or better gained, and third in strokes gained: approach.
Joaquin Niemann ($9,700 | 22) - Niemann has been a beast on these types of courses throughout his short career, and in two trips to The Greenbrier, he has a T29 in 2017 and a T5 in 2018. He will pop whenever we look for strokes gained: tee to green, and he ranks fourth in this field over his last 50 rounds. In that same sample, he is also 4th on par 4s between 400-450 yards, 8th in birdies or better gained, and 15th in strokes gained: approach. Bentgrass is the only surface he gains strokes on with any consistency, and he fits well in our comparison courses covered in the course primer. Last season he was 10th at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, 5th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, 10th at the John Deere Classic, and 13th at the Wyndham Championship.
Byeong-Hun An ($9,500 | 33) - Another tee-to-green god, An showed an ability to gain in all three facets in 2018 -- off the tee, approach, and around the green. He finished 15th on the Tour in driving distance last year, averaging 307.1 yards per pop, and he ranks ninth in strokes gained: off the tee in this field over his last 50 rounds. Likewise, he is third around the green and fourth on approach. All that adds up to a tie with Hovland for the lead in this field in strokes gained: tee to green. He managed quite well at the comp courses, too, finishing T3 at the Wyndham and T13 in Detroit this summer, and he is making his debut at The Old White TPC.
Russell Henley ($9,400 | 33) - Henley pops specifically in the course history department -- he finished 10th here in 2018 and 5th in both 2017 and 2015. He had a rocky 2019 season, missing six of seven cuts in the events prior to exploding for a runner-up finish at the John Deere. He followed that up with a T31 at the Wyndham and a T59 at THE NORTHERN TRUST. Henley has long been a terrific putter and especially proficient on bentgrass greens, until last year at least. He had a putting year to forget on bent, finishing outside the top 150 in strokes gained: putting on those surfaces after finishing 33rd in 2018 and 56th in 2017. He is due for regression to his baseline, and if he overperforms one week, he is going to fly up the leaderboard. He is 12th tee to green and 13th on approach over his last 50 rounds, so the ball-striking is in solid form.
Scottie Scheffler ($9,300 | 33) - Savvy DFS players will recall targeting Scheffler in limited PGA action last year and will not be surprised to hear that he ultimately led the Korn Ferry Tour in earnings by a significant margin and earned his PGA Tour card for the 2019-20 season. Scheffler finished inside the top 10 in half of his Korn Ferry events and was 5th in greens in regulation percentage over the course of the season at 74.62%. In limited action on the PGA Tour (just 32 rounds), he ranks 7th in this field in strokes gained: tee to green.
Kevin Streelman ($8,600 | 50) - Streelman became a cash-game linchpin around April and lasted until he flamed out spectacularly in the Playoffs. He is back in his element here, an experienced player in a weaker field at a course that fits his rock solid tee-to-green game. Streelman is third in strokes gained: tee to green, seventh in approach, and ninth on par 4s between 400-450 yards. Before missing the cut at the Northern Trust and the Wyndham to close the season, Streelman had reeled off nine straight made cuts, including three finishes of T6 or better in that span.
Russell Knox ($8,400 | 60) - Knox is an elite ball-striker who won't mind the soft, potentially rainy conditions this week. If anything, slowing down the greens plays to his advantage even if it is a bit sloppy on the course. The Scot does not have much recent form at the comp courses, but that is because he would play European events leading up to the Open each year. He has chosen to stay stateside and enjoy the rest after the Playoffs rather than shipping back overseas, leaving no doubt as to his commitment to show well at The Old White TPC. He is second in strokes gained: approach and seventh in strokes gained: tee to green.
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Sepp Straka ($7,600 | 80) - Straka is built for The Old White TPC. He is 1st in birdies or better gained, 10th on par 4s (400-450 yards), 15th in strokes gained: tee to green, and 20th in strokes gained: approach. His late season form includes missed cuts at THE NORTHERN TRUST and 3M Open but decent finishes at the Wyndham (T39 with a Sunday blowup), the Barracuda Championship (12th), the Barbasol Championship (2nd), the John Deere (T26 with another Sunday dud), and the Rocket Mortgage (T11). His best putting surface thus far in his short career has been bentgrass.
Andrew Landry ($7,400 | 80) - The tee-to-green form doesn't look spectacular at first glance (39th), but he really came on at the end of last year and ranks 15th in just the last 24 rounds. Everything else look solid over his last 50, with approach ranked 26th (notably 10th in the 24-round sample), 14th in birdies or better gained and a nice clean first in strokes gained on par 4s between 400 and 450 yards. It is no fluke, either, as he ranks 12th on the entire PGA Tour over the last two full seasons on such holes. Landry did his work late last year at exactly where we'd expect -- his T3 at the John Deere and T19 at the Wyndham pushed him into the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Cameron Tringale ($7,300 | 80) - It's possible we've missed our window with Tringale, but he flashed at exactly the places we'd want him to at the end of last year. He was T16 at the John Deere and T5 at the Rocket Mortgage despite lackluster Sundays. He was very much in the hunt at TPC Deere Run after firing 66-66-65 the first three rounds, but a 73 in the finale ruined his chances. He ranks 2nd in birdies or better gained, 12th on par 4s (400-450 yards), 15th in approach, and 24th tee to green.
Kevin Chappell ($7,000 | 120) - Chappell is the ultimate tournament flyer, as he missed the entire regular season following back surgery. Chappell played two late-season Korn Ferry events, but otherwise we haven't seen him since the Mayakoba Golf Classic last November. He has since tumbled all the way outside the top 200 in the Official World Golf Ranking and will try to get back into the swing of things at The Greenbrier. Before the injury, Chappell was a stats darling who particularly popped in strokes gained: tee to green. He was inside the top 35 in that stat on the PGA Tour in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
David Lingmerth ($6,900 | 100) - Another course history stud with four finishes of T16 or better in his five tries at The Old White TPC, Lingmerth is overpriced in the betting markets but could offer some decent value on DraftKings. He is 25th in birdies or better gained and 37th in strokes gained: approach.
Josh Teater ($6,400 | 210) - On the other end of the Vegas spectrum is Teater, offered at more double the odds of Lingmerth despite a much better statistical profile. Teater closed out the season making five of his last six cuts, and in his last time out, he finished T6 at the Wyndham. He ranks 17th in approach, 21st on par 4s (400-450 yards) and 27th in strokes gained: tee to green.
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