Daily Fantasy Recommendations for the Wyndham Championship
What a finish at the PGA Championship last week, right? Wow! Of course, now the question on everyone’s mind demands an answer even more—is Tiger Woods back? Can we say that with confidence now? Or could he implode the next time he takes the course?
We will not find out this week. But what we will see at the Wyndham Championship is a bunch of guys trying to make sure they are in the top 125 of the FedEx Cup standings. So, the fair-weather daily fantasy player may not recognize a lot of the names.
But before diving into an examination of some of those names…
How about a little information about the course and weather?
The Wyndham Championship takes place at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. It’s a par-70 course that is 7,127 yards long. From what the experts say, it is one of the most straightforward courses in the country.
What does that mean? Look for prototypical ball strikers and expect some low scores.
About that weather—it’s not going to be good. Temperatures will be in the high-70s to low 80s (which isn’t bad). But it is going to be partly cloudy on Thursday and a chance of thunderstorms for the rest of the weekend.
The chance of rain will be at a low of 20 percent on Thursday before jumping up to a high of 60 percent on Friday. It drops to 50 percent on Saturday and 40 percent on Sunday.
It could get ugly.
I would be foolish not to put Henrik Stenson’s name out there. The man only shot a tournament record 258 last year (62-66-66-64). Incredible, right? However, while he has made the cut in 11 of 13 tournaments this year and placed in the top ten five times, he is not playing well right now.
He tied for 35th at the British Open, tied for 39th at the WGC-Bridgestone, and missed the cut last week at the PGA Championship. Feeling some discomfort in his elbow certainly didn’t help last week. So, if you are thinking about going with him, check on his health first.
The following are some other players worth considering for your daily fantasy lineups:
• Webb Simpson: Ask around about ball strikers and Webb Simpson will be one of the first people mentioned. Just about every expert and major publication online is recommending Simpson. He hasn’t been playing great lately, but he is playing well. Combine that with his history (which is excellent) at Sedgefield, and you have the makings of a remarkable run.
• Daniel Berger: You have to love a guy who can start a tournament 6-over just on the front nine, but then come back to finish tied for 12th (which he did last week at Bellerive). He’s been an up-and-down player this season. But if you like to ride a hot hand, he’s your guy.
• Rafa Cabrera Bello: He’s finished as well as tied for third and as poorly as 74th. So he’s capable but inconsistent. Lately, he seems to be on and playing well. Last week, he finished tied for tenth; previous week tied for 17th. He may not be great, but he’s playing well, and his game is well-suited for this course. He’ll probably not win, but he is going to play well
• Buyer Beware Option: Hideki Matsuyama— It’s been a few weeks since he’s played well and that concerns me. He tied for 35th last week and 39th the week before. At the British Open, he missed the cut. He could be in for a turnaround, or the cold streak could continue.
• Dark Horse Options: Joaquin Niemann, Shane Lowry, Johnson Wagner, Ollie Schniederjans, and C.T. Pan
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