A Bit of a mixed bag this week. Reavie contended all week until the Sunday. Still returned more than his value. Merrit and Gooch were a colossal failure. The fade of Norlander turned out to be a poor choice as well. His hot putter continued. On the DK side it was a poor week, but we all know Rahm completely made up for it. Onto the 3M open.
Ruby #1: Brice Garnett ($6900)– Garnett has missed 3 of last 4 cuts. In those 4 starts he has only lost on approach in 1 event at the Charles Schwab Cup at Colonial. At the Workday Charity Open he gained 1.3 on approach and 2.2 tee to green. He struggled slightly with the putter but this course doesn’t take a great putting performance as evidence with Wolff last year. Garnett finished 23rd here last year. He was fantastic T2G last year at the 3M.
Ruby #2: Adam Schenk ($6900)– Adam Schenk has been a tee to green monster each of the last 2 tournaments he has played at the WD Charity Open and The Rocket Mortgage. He gained over 4 strokes T2G in each of those. He was positive on approach as well. He did miss the cut last year the 3M open, but he is in much better form this time around. Schenk didn’t have a bad round last year just never had a good round. You need birdies here and he didn’t get many last year. If you look at his round he was inside the cutuntil 18 on Friday and made a triple bogey on the last hole, a par 5, but he did make 6 birdies on Friday. He also had a 7 on a par 5 on Thursday. Turn those into pars and he easily makes the cut. I expect him to have learned from those.
Ruby #3 Seamus Power ($6500)– Power has been quietly playing very well as of late with a 12th at Rocket Mortgage. That is his only tournament since the return. He gained 4.4 tee to green at that tournament and 4.7 OTT. I don’t think OTT plays super well here but his tee to green numbers were encouraging. He ranks 31st last 8 rounds in my model which goes back quite a ways with him. If he makes the cut at his price he hits the value for you.
Coal: Chesson Hadley ($6900)– As we all know I’m a huge Chesson fan. This course doesn’t have a lot of trouble but when I looked at scores, huge numbers can pop up. WE all know Chesson can get birdies but he is very prone to big numbers as evident at this tournament last year. HE finished +9 and close to DFL. He is garninig close to 12% ownership on fantasynational.com and that is ridiculous for him. This even coming from a Chesson Truther. I can not and will not play him this week.