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My name is Scott McAfee aka @Scottimac11 on Twitter, Draft Kings, and Fanduel.  I will continue our unique prospective this week covering cash game in this “Making the Cut” for Quicken Loans National. at TPC Potomac   I was also Ranked in the top 40 in the 2016 Rotogrinders PGA rankings (it’s the only real measure).  I have a degree in finance and work as a trader as my day job. I love to chat about DFS golf on twitter so free feel to chat with me @Scottimac11

As with all of our content and tools here at Tour Level we aim to help you make better decisions in all of your fantasy golf/golf betting related items. The main purpose of this article his to help you “make the cut” with emphasis on cash games. For a more in depth analysis on GPP’s be sure to check out top ranked @DFSGolfer23 Jason’s Against the Grain Series on Tuesday as well as Kelly McCann’s “Chalk…or not” report due out on Wednesday.

Recap of the Travelers Championship

The Travelers Championship turned out to be an extremely entertaining Sunday, one of our Favorites here at Tour Level Mr. Jordan Spieth turned Sunday into a dramatic finish.  Spieth holed out from the bunker to win in a Playoff against Daniel Berger who was chasing his second win in 3 weeks.   Tour Level was all over Spieth Berger and Charley Hoffman so it was a great week here.

Personal Results

The Travelers Championship has always been a refill the bankroll week for me, We had 6/7 from the making the cut article make it to the weekend.  Both Locks made the cut and both value plays also made the cut.  I was lucky enough to add Berger to my cash lineups so i had a good week.  If you tuned into periscope which is every Tuesday night at 930 eastern i talked about how Daniel Berger was my favorite play of the week.  I also said I think Spieth will win, so naturally i had a good week.  I also played Charley Hoffman in both cash lineups.

My cash game record was 32-8.  I played a tad less than normal but i actually had my 4th best week ever with a couple top 25s in the Dogleg and the 200k Fore.

My First cash Lineup entered in 20 events was 439.00

My Second cash Lineup entered in 20 events was  449.00

Cashing Line average was 431.00

GPP Vs cash line results

350k Dogleg –  Cashing line was 434.50  I finished in 23rd(535.00 lineup) which was a nice payday for a light week

Cash Line Roster example


200k Fore- Cashing line was 432- I finished in 14th(549.00 lineup) in this event and also was a nice addition.

Cash line roster example is on the right.

PGA 225k Best Ball-  Cashing line was 431.00

Strategy Corner

Again this week we will deploy our “Normal” strategy. We will continue to use 2 studs and fill out the last 4 spots of the lineups with guys we think will reach value. These remaining 4 must have good recent form, good recent stats that we can spot for the Recent Form Generator, and this week will be a little tougher with no course history. Remember if you’re going to play the big GPPs you must play a cash game for an equal dollar amount.   I will continue you with standard 40 H2H matchups and 20-25 single entry and double ups.   Yes this is a repeat paragraph because we need to stick to the plan and strategy because it works.

This is a tough week with no real course History, I’m going to focus on the stats that @DFSjimmie wrote about in his “First Tee” article. Strokes gained on Approach, GIR and Par 4 scoring are my favorite stat correlations this week.I could put a good argument for bogey avoidance. These are also the weeks that having the right info can lead to huge weeks.

Cash Game Locks

Brenden Steele($8900)- Steele is one of my favorite plays this week,  he plays better on tougher courses. When we cant use course history i revert back to Ball striking and steele is one of the best, he has gained almost half a stroke onthe field the last 2 weeks.  Hes a safe play this week.

Kevin Chappell ($9300)-  Chappell was 1.4 strokes gained on Ball Striking 2 weeks ago, i Love Chappell this week, its a course that has long par 4s that need a little distance mixed with accuracy.

Value Plays

Kevin Streelman ($7400)-  Streelman has quietly been playing great golf. He was almost a whole stroke gained Tee to grain last time out.  His recent form is 3 tops 20s and he is also a good player on tough courses.

Danny Lee ($8200)-  Danny Lee has been playing great golf since going back to his old coach 5 weeks ago. Lee was more than a whole stroke gained on the field last week on Ball Striking. I have loved Rostering Lee the last month and it will continue this week.

Rounding out the Lineups

Kyle Stanley ($7600)- Stanley is ranked 5th on the year in Ball Striking and is also more than a stroke and a had gained on the field for the year.  I like recent stats better than season long but this is a solid one.

Hat-less Ollie ($8300)-  Ollie is one of the better ball strikers playing this week, if Ollie can play without losing Strokes Tee to Green he should be up for a top 10.