Not a great week in DK for me but still some solid Rubies. Gooch with a top 20 at $6500 I think qualifies as a decent pick. Keegan once again made the cut in Boston and scored pretty decent actually. List crapped the bed on Friday and MC and McCarthy did make the cut but did very little besides that. I do appreciate some of the “critics” who continue to read this article and be critical of it. You guys truly are the best. You really came out after I had that big hit also, so I do sense some jealousy. I want you to know I feel for you, but keep up trucking you’ll have a good week also eventually. If you want you can leave a bad review in the comments again with a fake email like a tough guy. I’m good with that as well!
Ruby #1: Brenden Steele ($6600)– Steele is 7th in birdies last 24 rounds. HE can make them in bunches. As we saw last week these playoff events are really birdie fests. Last 5 BMWs the winner has finished lower than -20 every time. Steele is 12th last 24 rounds in GIR gained, 15th in SG Par 4, 7th in Opps Gained, 22nd in BS, and 15th in approach. Steele has been good at everything except ARG lately, but he has been hitting so many greens in regulation that hasn’t hurt him. He putts best on poa and worst on bent, so let’s see how it is when they are combined. I like a guy who can get a lot of birdies and we all know Steele can do that.
Ruby #2: Brian Harman ($6900)– Harman seems to have found something as of late. Hasn’t missed a cut since the Memorial, and has got better each of last 3 weeks culminating in an 11th place finish at the Northern Trust. He gained 3 strokes on approach at the Northern Trust, which was the first tournament he gained on approach since The Rocket Mortgage where he only gained .2 strokes on approach. He ranks 5th last 4 rounds in my stat model for this week. He has improved is my point there, albeit a small sample size. He has been very good T2G, so I can feel comfortable with him hitting fairways this week.
Ruby #3 Tyler Duncan ($6400)– Of the 3 listed, I think his putting makes him the riskiest. Maybe the most reward though. Duncan has been striping his irons, peaking last week with gaining 4.8 on approach. His T2G game has been magnificent last 2 weeks. Ranks 2nd in the field last 24 rounds in fairways gained. He will hit the fairway this week. If his irons are still on, he can really score as he ranks 23rd in the field in birdies last 24 rounds. If there was a glaring weakness it would be his par 4 scoring which is a little worrisome considering it’s a par 70 course. Duncan’s price allows you to be really flexible and take some big dogs up top. If he finishes in the top the 20s you win if you pick the right guys up top.
Good luck this week to all even the haters reading this.
No cut event so I’m not going to put out coal this week.