Those who took my Barclays Championship lineup as gospel were rewarded with a cash. All six of my selections made the cut as I finished in 4811th place out of a staggering 117,600 entries which turned my three dollar entry into eight dollars. I expect to stay hot as the top 100 golfers on the Fed Ex Cup points tee it up at the Duetsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston this week. Here’s my team:
Jason Day (12,500)
Once again Jason Day is the most expensive player available on Draft Kings, but his price is not without merit. Day didn’t win last week at the Barclays, but was an absolute point’s monster all week pouring in birdies left and right. His top five finish was far from a disappointment and like I said in last week’s write up I consider him the odds on favorite to hoist the 2016 Fed Ex Cup. Don’t let the expensive price scare you off, expect day to be in the mix all week in Boston.
Zach Johnson (8,000)
You drive for show and putt for dough in golf and not many are rolling the ball better than Zach Johnson heading into this week’s playoff event. Johnson finished fourth in strokes gained putting in last week’s Barclays Championship. Expect the rest of his game to round into form going forward. Johnson currently sits 52nd in the Fed Ex standings, meaning he has a little work to do to crack the top 30 to qualify for the Tour Championship in three weeks. Expect Johnson to be in the mix all week in Boston this week.
Ryan Moore (7,900)
Ryan Moore is quietly having a monster season on the PGA Tour! I expect this to continue at the Duetsche Bank Championship this week. Moore has made 15/19 cuts, posted six top ten’s, and has one victory. Moore needs a strong finish to the season if he wants to grab on one of the four remaining United States Ryder Cup slots. With Matt Kuchar, Rickie Fowler, and Bubba Watson all but assured three of the slots, Moore needs to play lights out to grab the attention of captain Davis Love to nab the last spot on team USA. Draft Ryan Moore with confidence!
Gary Woodland (7,700)
Like Ryan Moore, Gary Woodland needs a strong finish to the season in order to potentially make the United States Ryder Cup Team. Woodland has all the talent in the world and is consistently one of the longest players off the tee on tour in recent years. Woodland also ranks 26th on the Fed Ex points list, so a strong week would go a long way to ensuring he remain in the top 30 and qualify for the Tour Championship in three weeks.
Justin Thomas (7,600)
Thomas displayed his all-around talent in a big way at last week’s Barclays Championship finishing in a tie for tenth. Like Moore and Woodland, Thomas is on the Ryder Cup bubble and it would make for a great story if he could join best friend Jordan Spieth on Team USA in the Ryder Cup in late September. Thomas. Look for Thomas to reward his owners well this week at TPC Boston.
Scott Piercy (6,200)
With the values of our other golfers we had to go bargain hunting to round out our lineup this week and Scott Piercy certainly fits that mold. Piercy has made 18/22 cuts and has three top ten. Piercy also sits at 31st on the points list so he needs strong performances over the next few weeks to ensure a spot in the Tour Championship later next month. Now I don’t expect Piercy to win, but like our bargains in week’s past expect him to outperform his 6,200 price tag.
Written By: Robert Brinkman