Daily Fantasy Golf Helper: Outlaw Tour, TPC Champions Classic
The Outlaw Tour is up on FanDuel, so we can go straight from the walk-off win from Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson in their skins match against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff to playing some DFS golf with a field headlined by Dylan Wu.
The data is sparse on the Outlaw Tour, including a lack of round-by-round scores for players who missed the cut, but we can still figure out a few potential standout plays for this week's event.
The Course and History
The event is hosted at TPC Scottsdale (Champions), which is a 7,115-yard par 71 with four par 3s and four par 5s. The fairways are wide, and there were 10 eagles over 3 rounds here back in September. The course played to an average of 72.06 strokes, so a little tougher than the listed par.
Here is the top 10 from that event.
Of the golfers in this week's field, only six participated in that event.
So, we can probably lean on Jake Byrum and Tucker Wadkins as potential values just given their performance here in September. I'd usually ignore that in a PGA event, but we're working with limited data here, so course history naturally gets more weight than it should.
The Best Picks
Dylan Wu ($12,000) - Wu costs us more than any other golfer in the field, but he has put together a string of four top-10 finishes over the past four weeks. He's also ranked 304th in the Official World Golf Rankings (only one other player is top 1,000). He's simply worth the salary, and we can save elsewhere.
Patrick Flavin ($11,200) - Flavin is 629th in the OWGR and finished 13th at the Scottsdale Open last week. Flavin comes at a pretty decent discount from the other top golfers in this field, as well, and any savings we can find will go a long way.
Andrew Yun ($9,800) - Yun ranks 1315 in the OWGR, which puts him sixth in this field. He did miss the cut last week at the Scottsdale Open but shot a non-terrible 71-74 and owns the best win odds of any sub-$10,000 golfer in the field.
Sam Triplett ($9,400) - Triplett went 68-72 last week at the Scottsdale Open to miss the cut on the number, so anyone seeing the "MC" by his name recently could assume poor form. However, Triplett did play here in the fall and finished T3 (67-70-67).
Noah Hofman ($8,800) - Hofman has had a slew of top-end finishes in collegiate invitationals over the past half of the year, including consecutive wins since early February.
Others to Consider: KK Limbhasut ($11,600), Jimmy Gunn ($10,900), Colton Yates ($10,400), Eric Hallberg ($9,700), Stuart MacDonald ($9,600), Daniel Hudson ($8,900), Juan Diego Fernandez ($8,400)