Lots of sites offer up advice on what players to take in DFS golf leagues. This column instead is here to tell you who NOT to take, despite good evidence to the contrary.
Our method? Find whatever I, “greebytime,” think is a good play and recommend to you to NOT follow suit.
Think this is a bit? Here’s a link to my column from last week at The Colonial. Let’s do a brief recap of my expert betting strategy.
- My big pick was Webb Simpson, a guy tailored made for the course, an amazing ball-striker, yada yada yada. Webb missed the cut.
- I thought about taking Sung Jae Im, but got cold feet. Im finished T10.
- I went chalk with Rory McIlroy, spending the most of my DFS money on McRib. McIlroy limped to a T32 with an uninspired +4 on Sunday.
- I did have faith in Jordan Spieth, who put a good run on it and finished T10, and probably had his best four consecutive rounds in some time.
- And my long shot on Tyler Duncan (shout out to Tron Carter for the suggestion) was a good use of a cheap player, as Duncan finished T38.
- My other bets on Harris English and Dylan Fritelli were not as successful, as they also missed the cut.
So, you can see I am not GREAT at this. As the tour moves to South Carolina to Harbour Town, I want to let you know who I’m betting on so you can learn from me and bet elsewhere.
Xander Schaufele ($10,200) – Xander probably should have won on Sunday, but had a horrible lipout on the 17th hole. He’s still had 5 top-10’s this year and made the cut in 9 of 10 events. Feels like he could build on last week and close it out this weekend.
Dustin Johnson ($8,500) – It’s sort of crazy that DJ is this cheap. Part of that is he looked bored out of his mind in Fort Worth and missed the cut by a mile. Still, DJ is a Carolina product and should be able to crush. At this price, he’s too tempting to resist.
Patrick Reed ($8,800) – Reed had a T7 last weekend by going -10 on the weekend. He’s a reprehensible human being, but the kid can golf his ball. When he has it going – and this weekend suggests he does – the guy is worth gambling on.
Brandon Grace ($7,800) – Grace had a bad Sunday, finishing T19 despite going +3 for the day. But he’s in decent form and can compete anywhere.
Joel Dahmen ($7,500) – You know we’re big fans of Dahmen and his bucket hat. He’s also a bit of a hothead who won’t tolerate any semblance of cheating, and we love him for that, too. The thing is, Dahmen can also PLAY, and rallied to a T19 on Sunday. He’s a good value.
Jim Furyk ($7,100) – Furyk is an outright stud, and has won twice at Harbour Town. I’m not picking him to win, but making the cut is big for a cheaper play. And who knows, Furyk is always capable of adding to his career winnings and making a splash.
So that’s one lineup you should avoid. But because I’m a compulsive gambler, I have another one that includes Sung Jae Im (not making the same mistake twice), Jason Kokrak (ride that hot streak!), Maverick McNealy (quietly playing fantastic), Collin Morikawa (always a fan of taking last week’s 2nd place finisher) and Brian Stuard – I’m actually a fan of both “Little Brians” this week – Stuard and Gay both have a ton of success at Harbour Town and are quite affordable.
So, there you go. Be afraid and steer clear.