It is funny how one guy can kill your DFS experience. For example, I obviously play a lot of DFS baseball, and Amir Garrett looked like a great pick a couple of starts ago, just as Adam Conley did last Friday. What I got were -12.6 and -15.6 games respectively, either of which promised there was no chance I would finish in the money that day.
Same two weeks ago, when Adam Hadwin had a +8 round three, although I do feel the real problem I have with playing DFS golf as opposed to baseball or football is I just don't know the players as well. It is easy to pick favorites, and I have not done poorly picking sleepers, but regularly filling a roster that plays all four days is a struggle, for sure.
To the Bayou we go then, or the Big Easy, but for sure, I am not saying the picking is. What I do understand is there is so much more to truly understanding individual player skills, much like baseball, though the basic numbers we look at seem a lot more ephemeral within golf. That is to say, a player with a good eye and on-base skills in baseball will generally become a good and competent hitter over 162-game ranges.
That does not stop my undaunted efforts to learn and pick winners, and still, making the cut is where it is at, even if one of your guys pulls a Hadwin.
This week we go to Wilmington, North Carolina, and the Eagle Point Golf Club for the action, and don't forget you can match up against me at the DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA.
Phil Mickelson ($10,200): Love him, hate him, whatever, Phil is eight-for-eight in making the cut, and has averaged 78.6 points a week.
Adam Scott ($10,000): Scott has been pretty steady, nailing five of six finishes, averaging 70.1 points, and though he tailed at the Masters, performed well enough the first two days. I am guessing he will right himself.
Kevin Kisner ($8400): Kisner is eight-for-eight making the cut, averaging 80.3 points. He also has six top 11 finishes out of those eight.
William McGirt ($7900): McGirt is seven-for-ten with cuts, but he has been especially effective making the top tier in North Carolina tourneys, with two top-10 finishes over his last three RBC Heritage appearances.
Shane Lowry ($6900): Lowry has been erratic, to say the least, but he too did well at the Heritage, and his all-around game, especially getting to the green, should be a help this weekend in Wilmington.
James Hahn ($6300): Hahn makes for a decent low-end pick based upon his eight cuts made in 11 tries, though his point delivery system (52.8) could use a nudge.
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Feel free to comment with your thoughts, and remember you can also hit me up @lawrmichaels.