Oh Boy, it is US Open Week, which portends for some big time golf drama this weekend, perhaps culminating in some Father's Day dramatics as the tournament ends, somewhat perfectly, on the day we honor dads.
For the Open, which is on the longish Erin Hills and its lengthy 7741 yards should favor long hitters, and if you listened to The Tout Wars Hour last Thursday, on the FNTSY Sports Radio Network, you would have heard my talk with Pat Mayo on how to strategize.
Pat was pretty clear that the advantage to taking a squad of big hitters meant that your players would at least move down the fairway the most efficiently, and that put those players in a better position to cash in on pars, or better.
So, this time I am looking at some big hitters. Remember that you can match up against me at the DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA.
Dustin Johnson ($12,000): Defending champ, big hitter, nine-for-eleven making the cut, and 79.6 points per event.
Bubba Watson ($8,200): If there is indeed a distance stroke on the Tour, it belongs to Bubba. True Watson has been struggling, making just six of 11 cuts, averaging a funky 53 points per tourney, but he has the driver so let it rip.
Thomas Pieters ($7700): The Belgian's striking off the tee is solid, and Pieters performed well at the Masters, tying for fourth, so let's see how the chips, uh, well, that is his short game. And I am game.
Matt Kuchar ($7600): Kuchar had a strong finish at the Memorial, has made 12 of 14 cuts, and is averaging 67.8 points.
Adam Hadwin ($7200): Hadwin is 12-for-13 (of course the week I selected him is the week he missed), averaging 70.3 points per week.
Francesco Molinari ($7000): Molinari, who has 11 of 12 cuts made, was among the top drivers at the St. Jude, being undone by his short game. I will gamble the drives will keep him playing the weekend, and the chips and putts are not Molinari's undoing.
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Feel free to comment with your thoughts, and remember you can also hit me up @lawrmichaels.