For those of you new to the plethora of content DFSKarma.com puts out on a daily/weekly basis, this is my weekly PGA article that focuses on the cheapos no one else dare write about. It had massive success last year with my getting sub $7K (DK) golfers finishing top 10 at less than 1% ownership on an almost weekly basis. Well, I’m bringing it back this year with the same concept. My cap this year is $7300 in DraftKings pricing (but you can still play them on FanDuel, FantasyDraft, or Yahoo). I focus on recent form and course history heavily to spit out my favorite 5 golfers from within that range.
That being said, my PGA Punt Plays article looks a little different (for the better) moving forward. You will see below that I have highlighted 5 players within Fantasy National within my price range of $7300 and below.
2019 U.S. Open
Jimmy Dubs (prok 7.15% ownership) coming in hot at FOURTH overall in my model AND FIVE stats inside the Top 6!!! His OTT is barf worthy, but his amazing Poa putting should slide him into the weekend.
Old Man Furyk (proj 16.8% ownership) is 11th overall in total strokes gained. I can already tell the hype he is getting coming into this event for his price and it makes sense with his recent form being where it’s at.
Scott Piercy (proj 3.2% ownership) is the WOAT. I’m saying that because of his MC when I selected him as my OAD play. That should be good news for ownership as his recent burn will cause people to fade. He absolutely blows on Poa greens but I think his other stats allow for a missed putt or two…or five.
BeeGee (prok 2.55% ownership) is solid at getting the ball off the tee recently and with this shorter course, that could provided plenty of birdie chances. Good thing his Poa game is decent with 35th in SG and 22nd in P.
Chez Reavie (proj 6.25% ownership) use to be touted by Anthony on a weekly basis. Now he barely even talks about him. How the mighty have fallen. $6900 is all it takes to roster someone who is clocking in at 19th overall in my model.
SIDE NOTE: I’m extremely confident that ALL 5 Punts make the cut this week
Old Man Furyk’s projected ownership is crazy high for a reason. The man doesn’t miss cuts on this big stage. Also that 2nd place finish in 2016 is nice.
Grace is also 4 for 4 here but has back to back Top 5 finishes on his recent resume.
Scotty Not-Hotty tied with Furyk for 2nd in 2016, missed in 17, and finished a lackluster 45th last year. I think he can get Top 30 this week.
Chez Dispenser missed the cut here last year. I’m not sure how well he will perform on the weekend, but I believe he will at least make it to Saturday.
Jimmy Dubs’ history is all over the place. 9th place in 2014. Back to back missed cuts in 16 and 17. Ugly weekend finish here last year. I think the cards are right and we may see another Top 15 finish from him this go around.
SG = Strokes Gained
SG: TOT = Total
SG: T2G = Tee to Green
SG: BS = Ball Striking
SG: SG = Short Game
SG: OTT = Off The Tee
SG: APP = Approach
SG: ARG = Around The Green
SG: P = Putting