All 3 Rubies made the cut. That is pretty good for value, given the week that was. Stanley was solid, Glover had one good day, and Ryder was very good for his price. All in all, that was a solid week for the rubies but nothing that special.
Ruby #1 Cameron Percy ($6900)– I’m going to start by saying woof. That was my thoughts when looking at the bottom range on draft kings this week. It is not pretty at all. Percy was the first one that stuck out for me. He gained 2.8 on approach at the Farmers in just two rounds but missed the cut because of poor putting. He is usually not a very good putter on POA, but I’m hoping he turns it around this week. He can’t be much worse than he has been. Even average week, and I’ll be happy. If you are going into this range, you are throwing darts, and Percy defines that.
Ruby #2: Austin Cook ($7000)– Going at the threshold here, but Cook is the opposite of what I usually look for. He is an excellent putter, coming off a lousy putting week. He did gain 1.4 on approach at Phoenix, which is a good sign. He will turn his putting around as he is an excellent putter, and if the irons can stay close or continue to improve, he can contend at this price its worth it for a guy who, when he has a hot putter, will make a lot of birdies.
Ruby #3 Vaughn Taylor ($7000)– I struggled with this last play. Vaughn is popping out in my model because of his opportunities gained. I couple that with a win back in 2016 in this tournament, which pushed Vaughn over the top. Usually, a very positive putter in the strokes gained putting category, but he hasn’t been overly great as of late. His irons haven’t been good at all, but maybe in the comfort of Pebble, he can turn that around this week.
Good Luck this week