All Around awful at the Honda. I need to stop with Oppenheim. He might rate out well, but he is just a lousy golfer, and I need to come to that realization sooner rather than later. We all know I probably won’t ever stop with bad golfers since I have been consistently betting JJ Spaun for five years. If JJ wins this week, I might be back to Even on him. This week I have taken more time than usual. This is due to my recent struggles, as I’m trying to work through them. DFS is a challenging game. You just got to stay at it.
Ruby #1 Chesson Hadley ($6600)– I know we have been there and done that with Hadley before. He has been playing very well lately. He has gained on approach last four tournaments and missed 3 of those cuts. He made the cut in Punta Cana and finished 13th, albeit against a weak field. Still showing signs of life, there was a good thing. Finished 14th back in September at the Safeway and has a good history at the Safeway with a 3rd place finish in 2017. If that truly is a comp course, he should play well here. He has a 4th place finish here in 2015 and a 20th in 2018. He has played well here before.
Ruby #2 Harry Higgs ($7100)– I know he’s above $7k, but I just had to include him this week. His opening line in the betting market was 130-1. He ranks #1 in my model in both the last four rounds and the last eight rounds on record. Last 12 rounds, he ranks 5th. The guy is striping it. He finished 2nd at the Safeway in September of this year. He has never played this course on the PGA Tour, but he has fared well at the Safeway comp course. He most recently gained 8.1 strokes on approach at the Honda while losing 3.1 putting. Putts average this week he will be in contention.
Ruby #3 Roger Sloan ($6700)– Yes, I understand Sloan will be a popular play below $7k on DK this week. The guy has been playing some solid golf. Three straight top 25 finishes on tour usually constitute solid play, especially for his caliber player. Hasn’t lost on approach since the Sony Open. Finished 13th in the 2019 Safeway open as well. He’s going to be popular, but I’m assuming around 10-12% for DK Lines. You can get different in other places if you play Sloan, and it won’t affect you.
Good luck this week.