Woof rough week. I got demolished on DK. Not 1 cash in 10 lines in multiple different contests. The -5 cut really got to me. Who cares now though because it is US Open week! Super jacked up for this week in the middle of September. I can get used to this that’s for sure. Let’s get right after it.
Ruby #1: Corey Conners ($6900)– Finished 33rd at the BMW which wasn’t exactly great but if you look at the way he played in it you would be encouraged. HE lost almost 8 strokes putting for the week. That is hard to do. His irons and Driving were on fire and he just couldn’t putt to save his life. We know he’s a bad putter, but not that bad. He has played well at hard courses in the good field both at Memorial and BMW, finishing 22nd and 33rd. Those are 2 of the best fields of the year and he was top 35. Now you get him below $7k. I really like that price for him this week. Maybe just maybe he has an average putting week.
Ruby #2: Jason Kokrak ($6800)– Kokrak has very quietly been playing amazing golf. Three straight top 15s with a 6th place finish at the BMW. Again, we know he’s not the best putter, but he has gained strokes in 2 of the last 3 tournaments putting. Where he has been dominating has been tee to green and OTT and approach. He is striping the ball extremely well. Kokrak hasn’t lost strokes off the tee since the 2020 AMEX and that was -.1 strokes. He is very good off the tee, that you can count on.
Ruby #3 Mac Hughes ($6900)– Kind of the opposite of the guys above Mac is an amazing putter. Hasn’t lost strokes putting since the Farmers Open in January 2020. He finished 10th at the BMW and 6th at the Memorial going back to the tough courses and strong fields. Before the Tour championship, MAC was very strong tee to green, struggled a little at the Tour Championship, but that doesn’t scare me. He still putts the lights out. He’s very good at scrambling and around the green as well. That probably has to do with his putting ability, but I’ll take it.
Coal: Kevin Streelman ($6700)– Streels coming in hot fire after a 3rd at the Safeway. He was good, but that was a poor field as we all know. Looking at him at the memorial and BMW he finished outside the top 50 at both. Streelman is a short hitter ranking low 180s. HE ranks near the bottom of the field in double bogeys avoided as well. If he misses the fairways I can see some huge numbers coming up for him. I don’t like the travel also from CA to NY for a guy his age who almost quit recently.