Scott McAfee, aka @Scottimac11 on Twitter, DraftKings, and Fan Duel, continues Tour Level’s unique prospective, covering cash games in “Making the Cut” at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow. Scott was ranked in the top 40 of the 2016 Rotogrinders PGA rankings (it’s the only real measure) and still currently resides in the Top 40 in 2017. He has a degree in Finance and work as a trader in his day job. He loves to chat about DFS golf on Twitter so feel free to chat with him @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 and golf betting related items. The main purpose of this article is 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’s “Against the Grain” series on Tuesday, and Kelly McCann’s “Chalk…or not” report due out on Wednesday.
Recap of the WGC- Bridgestone
Hideki Bot went absolutely insane on Sunday. Its been said if his putter gets hot, he could win any tournament. Charley Hoffman and Zach Johnson also gave it run until the last few holes. Rory put on an absolute driving clinic. As always the WGC events are great TV.
My cash lineups were sick, I wrote that Hideki was my favorite play of the week and that lineup was awesome cus it had Charley Hoffman from the Value plays section in it as well. I did have my second lineup with Spieth but he just didnt have the putter this week. I was 51-19 in my cash games.
My First cash lineup was 477
My Second cash lineup was 403
Again this week, we will deploy our “normal” strategy. We will continue to use two studs and fill out the last four spots of the lineups with guys we think will reach value.These remaining four must have good recent form and some good recent stats that we can spot for some value. Remember if you’re going to play the big GPPs, you must play a cash game for an equal dollar amount. I will continue with a standard 40 head-to-head matchups and 20 to 25 single entry and double ups. Yes, this is a repeat paragraph because we need to stick to the plan and strategy because it has proven to work.
Also we have weather to navigate this week, so please check back wednesday night.
Stats we like this week- SGT2G always, SGOTT, SGAPP, and BOB
Cash Game Locks
Hideki Matsuyama- ($10,500)– Hideki is a flat out baller, his SGT2G is 3.7 strokes gained over the last 10 events. Hes coming off a win where he shows he has some confidence in his putter. His owernship will be high, but that doesnt matter in cash. All the Hideki!
Charley Hoffman- ($7500)– Recent form is amazing, his T2G stats are top 10 over the last 10 events. Charley is due to hold it together for a whole tourney. “I’m trying to win a golf tournament, im tired of getting second”.
Daniel Berger ($7700)- I love Bergers game, he coming in at 7th in the TLF model on the spreadsheet, his T2G stats are also Top 20. I’ve said all year I think Berger wins the PGA Championship, if Hideki wasnt insane i would feel comfortable with that comment. at 65/1 hes worth some dollars on sportsbooks too.
Tony Finau ($7000)- Tony is averaging 2.0 strokes gained T2G over his last 5 outings good for 3rd in this field. His recent form is also really good. Tony should hit a top 10 this week
Kyle Stanley ($7100)– Ball striking and T2G in majors, light up some Stanley.
Rounding Out the Lineups
Paul Casey ($7800)– Ball Striking, he was a couple missed putts from contending at Bridgestone. his Price Tag is crazy and it feels like DK is just giving us a top 10 guy at less than 8k.
Ian Poulter ($7000)– His putting stats continue to get better each week, he is the number one T2G guy on tour over the last 10 tourneys, which is crazy to think about. He is actually one of my favorite plays this week
Keegan Bradley ($6800)– Here is my weekly, he loves the course pick, he has also won a PGA Championship before.
Here to a 3rd consectutive 8/8 week, we cant count last week!