After the dismantling of the U.S. Ryder Cup team this past weekend, it’s time to get to back to the PGA Tour’s fall season and My Top DFS Plays for the Sanderson Farm Championship.
The Sanderson Farms Championship (par 72, 7,461 yards in Jackson, Miss.) will have a weaker field than we saw in the Fortinet Championship last month. Only one Top 30 player, Emiliano Grillo, is the field this week.
But that doesn’t mean you have to take a balanced approach as my spreadsheet as six golfer below $7K are in my Top 40.
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Let’s not waste any more time and get into My Top DFS Plays for the Sanderson Farms Championship.
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Ludvig Aberg ($10,900)
Leads the 10k golfers, but I would take a hard pass on him after he was part of the European winning team last weekend in Italy. However, he is No. 2 on my spreadsheet. He is more of a large field GPP play.
Eric Cole ($10,300)
My main focus is on Eric Cole this week. He’s the only golfer down to the $6,500 golfers (I only grade out golfers down to the $6.5K for my spreadsheet) that is in the Top 20 in all four of my course fit categories. Plus he’s in the Top 20 in this field for SG: tee to green, SG: approach and SG: putting. I have no problem using Cole in cash and all GPPs.
Stephan Jaegar ($10,400) and Grillo ($10,100) are both large field GPP plays only.
$9,000 and Above Options
This group will be a pass from me, but Keith Mitchell ($9,900), S.H. Kim ($9,400), Doug Ghim ($9,100) and Adam Svensson ($9,000) are in my Top 20 this week. You can take flyers on them in large GPP fields.
$8,000 and Above Options
Now we are hitting the range you can find some gems to team up with Cole.
Tom Hoge ($8,600) is ninth and Ben Griffin ($8,400) is 10th on my spreadsheet, and both are more of GPPs plays that lack major upside with their play the second half of the season.
Sam Ryder ($8,500)
My preferred play in this range is Sam Ryder. Ryder has fourth straight finishes of 38th or better, including a T7 at the 3M Open. He is Top 25 on the Tour in SG: approach and putting.
$7,000 and above
Akshay Bhatia ($7,900), Dylan Wu ($7,600), Nick Lashley ($7,500) and Peter Kuest ($7,400) each are in my Top 10’s for course fit and Top 20 overall on my spreadsheet.
Wu and Kuest, who is No. 1 this week on my spreadsheet, are good plays for cash and all GPP formats, while Bhatia and Lashley are big field GPP plays.
When I started making my spreadsheet, I first thought there was no way anyone in the $6K range was going to be worth playing, but I was wrong.
Charley Hoffman ($6,800), Ryan Gerard ($6,700), Kevin Roy ($6,600) and Satoshi Kodaira ($6,500) all rank in my Top 40 overall and Top 20 for course fit.
Gerard and Roy are your safer picks for cash, while Hoffman and Kodaira are GPP plays.
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