Preview of Greenbrier Classic
Poor Francesco Molinari. After firing a blistering eight under 62 on Sunday for his first PGA tour win, all anyone could talk about in the aftermath of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac was Tiger and the cheating scandal. But his 21 under par was eight strokes better than anyone in the field and his 140.6 points on FanDuel made those daily fantasy players who took a chance on the Italian pro a little richer.
A Who’s That Rather than a Who’s Who
Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler were the marquee names heading into Maryland on Thursday. Both had decent rounds, with Tiger riding a hot putter all the way to another top five finish. But it was a batch of lesser knowns such as Bronson Burgoon, Abraham Ancer, and Sung-hoon Kang who took over the DFS scoreboards in four-day contests. Each golfer outplayed their third tier salary expectations, creating one of the more topsy-turvy weekends of fantasy golf this season. Kang made headlines after being accused of a rule violation, but ultimately was proven correct and not penalized in the long run.
Honoring the Armed Forces at Greenbrier
For this weekend’s PGA stop in West Virginia, much of the early talk revolves around the young tournament honoring US soldiers just in time for Independence Day. A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier will be the official name moving forward.
Many of the world’s top ten will be taking this weekend off, but that won’t limit the fireworks sure to ensue with bombers the likes of Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau, and Bubba Watson set to compete. As the early favorites, these three look to add more hardware to their impressive resumes. Each are available for over $11,000 on DraftKings and represent a key piece to any lineup formulated.
Last year’s victor, Xander Schauffele, is an intriguing option for the available second tier players. With four top tens this year, he will hope to raise the trophy once again in White Sulphur Springs. FanDuel has him available for $10,200. Keegan Bradley, Ryan Moore, and Kevin Chappell are also more affordable players who could go on a birdie binge this weekend.
Sleeper picks are few and far between in the thinner field, but solid players such as Nick Watney, Kevin Streelman, and 2015 winner Danny Lee have the potential to put up big numbers at any given moment. For a deep dive, DFS golf enthusiasts could look at Brandon Hagy as the darkest horse. His $7400 price tag on DraftKings is dirt cheap, considering the young professional finished in the top 20 at this tournament in 2017.
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