The BMW was so long ago I’m not going to recap it much here. At least in 2020 it feels like it was so long ago. Harman and Steele did fine and Duncan was not as good. That’s my recap. Onto the Safeway open for me.
Ruby #1: Chris Baker ($6400)– He seems to be a very popular pick in the $6k range this week. I don’t usually like playing the most popular in that range but he is playing so well right now. At least he was dating back to the Wydham and 3M open. Baker gained 4.3 on approach at the Wyndham, 6.5 on approach at the 3M open, and 3.3 on approach at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. He hasn’t lost on approach since Torrey Pines in January. That is a span of 5 tour events for him. He plays well in lesser fields. He has been crushing T2G as well gaining 6.6 at Wyndham and 4.8 at the 3M Open. With those stats you would assume he’s a bad putter, and you wouldn’t be completely wrong. He loses strokes over his career on Bermuda and Bent, but gains on Poa. We are on Poa this week. He gained over 6 strokes putting at Pebble Beach this year.
Ruby #2: Josh Teater ($6300)– Teater is a flyer that is for sure. When he pops, he pops. Doesn’t have a top 10 on tour since the 2019 Wyndham championship, but he has been playing well lately. He has gained over 3 strokes on approach each of his last 2 tournaments. He has been putting very poorly, but he has gained 3 strokes putting here in the past back in 2013. He has never been a very good putter, but hoping for a bump this week.
Ruby #3 Adam Schenk ($6900)– Schenk has been a Ruby in the past and he was quite successful in that role. Schenk hasn’t missed a cut since the Travelers Championship in June. He hasn’t placed well but he’s making cuts. He gained close to 4.5 strokes on approach in his most recent start at the Northern Trust. He does have a 14th place at the Safeway back in 2018. He can compete in this field and making get a top 10. His pricing makes him a good value play this week in this field.
Coal: J.B. Holmes ($6900)– I must be missing something here. This dude is pushing for 10% ownership on fantasy National and I can’t comprehend why. He ranks near 80th in almost every ranking I have. He has WD from all his recent events. Touching him this week is not smart. You can not convince me it’s a good play. Because he got a 9th here before is not a good reason. There are a lot of better options this week. Stay away from JB!!!