Recapping the PGA Championship and Previewing the Wyndham Championship
Despite the crowds chanting for a hard-charging Tiger Woods, it was Brooks Koepka who hoisted the Wanamaker Trophy when play completed on Sunday. With the win at the PGA Championship, the 28-year-old phenom captured his second major this year and third overall.
The final major of the season saw most of the pre-tournament favorites put up solid numbers. For the upper tier players on daily fantasy sites, there were few misses, as the worst performance was from Tommy Fleetwood, who still put up 68 points on DraftKings. But as exciting as the play on the course was in St. Louis, many four-day contests were decided in the final holes with the low scoring on Sunday.
Sleeper Picks Providing Impact
Tournaments are often won and lost by that key player sitting deep down the salary list. For some reason, Rafa Cabrera-Bello remains a third-tier salary, but his 10th place finish shows he is a forced to be reckoned with in big tournaments. Those who felt nostalgic and spent the mere $8300 on Stuart Cink were treated to 96.2 points on FanDuel from his 4th place finish.
Adam Scott, who hasn’t been a player of notice for quite some time now provided DFS players on DraftKings with 97 points. Brandon Stone was started in less than one percent of lineups, but for the few who did, his 80.3 points are a ridiculously favorable result for someone who cost $7500 on FanDuel.
Golf’s Elite Taking the Week Off
Only a handful of the world’s best will be in attendance for the Wyndham Championship this weekend in Greensboro, North Carolina. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be some fierce competition to make for an exciting daily fantasy weekend.
Webb Simpson, Henrik Stenson, and Hideki Matsuyama headline the field teeing it up at Sedgefield Country Club. Stenson hopes to defend his title, while Simpson would love to pick up a win in his home state. All have the talent to forge ahead of the pack, but with few other top tier options, their salaries are lofty on all daily fantasy platforms.
The players on the Fedex Cup bubble can really use a tournament like this to bolster their ranking. Shane Lowry is one such player who could have the extra incentive to be on his game. And at $9800 on FanDuel, could represent a steal from the mid-tier. Harris English is another bubble player, but he can be found near the bottom of the salary list. For those looking for a cheap sleeper option, English could put up surprising results.
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