I apologize very much for missing the last 2 weeks with my write up. Most won’t care but I got extremely busy with work and life in general like everyone has been I/m sure. I will make a better effort to get them out earlier like this week.
Ruby #1: Chesson Hadley ($6800): This is a course that you need to get birdies to win. Chesson Hadley can be prone to very large numbers, but getting birdies has never been his issue. I am definitely a big fan of Hadley for some reason, maybe cause like him I’m tall and lanky and am prone to double and triple bogeys on the course. Unlike me, Hadley ranks out very well in my model. The last 24 rounds he ranks 28, last 12 17th, and last 8 12th. He has been improving and with a lower class of the field this week I definitely think he can win and compete! Chesson’s best categories are birdies, ball striking, and approach. Three categories I heavily weighted this week. Give me all the Chesson Hadley this week and don’t watch him over those 8 footers on Friday.
Ruby #2: Matthew Wolff ($6800): This is a pure value play for Wolff. Wolff is a much better player than sub $7k in this field. In a full filed with all the big guys, I can see it. He won last year in Minnesota at 125-1 and I was on him then. I’ll be on him again this week at 125-1 and will obviously be playing hi in DK. He struggles to keep the driver in play sometimes, which I don’t think will be an issue this week. The rough isn’t that bad here and the fairways are big. We all know Wolff can score and score a lot. He has won in a field similar to this as well. I think he’s a much better player than missing 3 cuts in a row. He has missed his last 2. He won’t pop in anyone’s model and this is purely a value gut play.
Ruby #3 Sam Burns ($6900)– Sam Burns is a very good putter. When he gets hot it’s even better. He finished 24th at the Travelers and lost a stroke putting! He’s hitting the ball extremely well. I’m a Burns truther that’s for sure and I’ll be diving back into that well again! Sam crushed it at the Travelers T2G and I hope that continues here. He has lost in putting his last 2 tournaments and I think that changes this week. He has been very solid ARG and ranks in the top half of my model going back quite a ways. He has 1 MC since Waste Management and quietly has been playing better. Missed cut at the Heritage doesn’t scare me 1 bit.
Coal: Cameron Tringale: This guy burned me hard last week. Absolutely brutal with his irons, losing almost 4 strokes on approach. He was even worse tee to green. He can not be trusted 2 weeks after a WD and 1 week after an abysmal performance. At 7% projected ownership I don’t understand where people are getting it from. I will not be playing Tringale this week.