Make the Turn
Really Crummy prize pools this weekend don’t warrant a ton of time spent…However I’ll pick 1 guy from each of the following positions 1-10/11-20/21-30/31-40/41-50/51-60/61-73. For in tournament statistics please download the pga app on your smart phone. Once you have, each individual player will have each stat category right on their profile page.
Emiliano Grillo ($8,500 -7 T8) The agrentinian has come off the President’s Cup and played some inspired golf. Maybe it made him realize that he’s one of the best players in the world, and certainly in this tournament. Statistically all parts of his game are good gaining strokes in all measured categories. If his approach game heats up just a bit, he can and will make a run this weekend.
Hunter Mahan ($7,000 -6 T15) We briefly mentioned him in the Winning Element under possible dart throws, and he hasn’t let us down thus far. His approach game is working well gaining just shy of 2 strokes, and his putter is heating up gaining over 3 strokes. I like that for a guy at basically min price.
Whee Kim ($7,400 -5 T23) Wheeeeee. Nice little 67 today for Whee after opening with a 72. He’s gaining strokes in every measured category, with his best being putting, gaining over 2 strokes with the flat stick. A nice mid price guy to help you get in Finau/grillo, if that’s what your going for.
Tom Lovelady ($7,200 -4 T34) We highlighted this guy in web.com series as a guy that loves to make birdies. 11 over the first two days, primarily through his hot putter, gaining over 2.4 SGP. In one of his first starts as a member of the PGA Tour, Lovelady has a chance for a good finish.
Xiu jin Zhang ($7,000 -3 T43) Zhang had it to -6 at one point, but fell back with a 39 on his back 9 today. Still 10 birdies over the first two days, while gaining 1.345 SG:T2G. If that continues, Zhang, whose just gaining .65 SG:P, should have plenty of birdie looks over the weekend.
Luke List- ($7,800 -2 T55) Luke had a bogey free 69 on Friday, which is very encouraging. Also gaining over 2.2 strokes off the tee, but loosing strokes on his approach, which will change this weekend. I suspect we could see Luke push for a 66 on Saturday and get himself into the mix for Sunday. If not, he’ll have some eagle looks at the very least.
We have to give John Daly credit when credit is due. The guy made a 16 footer to make the cut, and will surely draw fans out early tomorrow morning. Daly ($7,000 -1 T66) made 9 birdies over the first two rounds, which is by far the most in this category. I really don’t mind daly in a low dollar buy in.