Well, yes I messed up last week and included Ryan Moore after he had already WD from the PGA Championship. That was my fault and I sincerely apologize for that. I’m not going to try and even come up with an excuse it was bad. Won’t happen again, but some of you haters will still come back, and I welcome all that! That was bad last week. The good was the other 2 both made the cut. Henley was an absolute fire with irons again and finished 7th in the field in approach last week. He just couldn’t putt, again. In 2015 Henley putter was here he would have a victory over the last 3 weeks. Oh well, he was playing well and that was a solid pick. Ryan Palmer was all over the place, but boy did he score. He outscored HV3 in DK while finishing 3 shots back. HV3 played well but didn’t really score. He did make the cut and I heard a lot of people on Saturday clamoring at me how well he was doing. I think they forgot how HV3 usually plays on Sunday.
Ruby #1: Wes Bryan ($6600)– Former winner at Heritage. Last 3 PGA events his irons have been so solid. He gained 2.5 on approach at the Heritage, 9.3 on approach at the Travelers, and 5 on approach at the Rocket Mortgage. We all know he’s a very streaky but very good putter. He has played the Wyndham 2 times in his career and missed the cut both times. That I do not like. He has been playing much better recently, so I do like where his game is at. Last 12 rounds he ranks 15th in my model. Last 8 rounds he ranks 7th. Like I said he has found something as of late and playing more consistently after his injury layoff. He does have the extra motivation of making the playoffs with a win so you never know.
Ruby #2: Brice Garnett ($6700)– Been there done that with Garnett recently. He paid off very well as a ruby the last time. Finishing 26th at the 3M open coming off 2 MC, I think we would take that every day. He still lost strokes putting at the 3M. He has played par 70s well in the past like the Honda finishing 11th. Finished 6th here last year. HE will be more popular this week than he was at the 3M, but ill still go back to the well. He’s hitting his irons very well. He put extremely well here last year, so maybe he has a liking for these greens and this is the week his putter catches up to his irons. Last 12 rounds Garnett ranks 8th in my model and top 30 going back 24 rounds until now. A top 20 out of Garnett and we would be very happy.
Ruby #3 Cameron Davis ($7000)– One appearance here and it came last year to the tune of a 22nd place finish. He put the lights out gaining 5 strokes putting last year. He currently has good form with his irons gaining almost 5 strokes on approach at the 3M open en route to a 12th place finish. He missed the cut at the Workday Charity open but did gain almost 2 strokes on approach. Davis missed the cut by 2 at the Workday Charity open. He had a double bogey and 3 bogeys on his back 9 on Friday there. He had 8 birdies and 1 eagle in 2 rounds and still shot E. He had his blow-up holes but that was a much tougher course. He can obviously score. This course lends itself to players that can score. 2 years ago, it yielded a 59 from Snedeker.
Coal: Kristoffer Ventura ($6900)– When I pick coal, I don’t take the obvious fade. I try to take a popular player than I’m going to fade. I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about Ventura this week so I dove into his stats. Needless to say, I don’t see what other people see. Any of the last 100 rounds he ranks highest last 8 rounds at 67th in my custom stat model on Fantasy National. Yes, he’s a good putter. He doesn’t really do anything else well. He gained 10 strokes putting at the Shriners and still barely managed a top 20. In 2020 he has 1 made cut and 5 missed cuts. Lacks any kind of consistency. 1 top 20 in his entire career. No thank you for me this week.