DraftKings PGA: Swiping At East Lake

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This week marks golf’s final PGA Tour event of the season where the top 30 ranked golfers in FedEx Cup standings will compete at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia for the 11th FedEx Cup Title and a cool $10,000,000 prize for first place. I hate goodbyes, but at least not having golf around next week will allow us more time to concentrate on things that really matter like ignoring wives and kids to eat and watch football. A very difficult task presents itself for DraftKings PGA this week with such a small field. Research must go deep into the most mundane details in order for proper selections to be made. When working in high pressure and stressful environments, I find the most productive and efficient way to arrive at sound decisions is by doing what I, and all of America, was born to do—I swipe. The following is my guide to DFS greatness for this week’s Tour Championship on Draft Kings. Let’s swipe…

(Photo: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Marc 33, Australia $8,400

A bit chubby but I can bake a mean mac and cheese, don’t live with my parents, and specialize in dance offs. High maintenance only if you consider the fact I want to spend time with you high maintenance. My job is going really awesome right now just need someone to balance the rest out. Must love carbs and Netflix. INFJ

Leishman has been UNLEASHED lately! In my Dell Technologies preview I suggested Leishman as a dark horse to win that week, and the FedEx Cup Championship overall; Marc has not disappointed. His family’s story over the past few years is simply amazing and a much more impressive victory than anything that has, or will, be accomplished on the golf course. If you’re like me then you refuse to believe Leishman’s career year and the stability attained is his personal life are coincidental. A wise man once said “what we do in life, echoes on the golf course”… If you don’t believe him just ask this guy. These last couple weeks have felt more like Leishman’s arrival than a one off.  Even with somewhat offensive golf shirt selections, I will continue to ride the good vibes for the Aussie’s carb filled run at a FedEx title in East Lake. Marc’s going in all lineups. Right! For! Days!

©Christian Petersen (Getty/AFP)

©Christian Petersen (Getty/AFP)

Hideki 25, Japan $9,000

I just want someone to feed me and give me orgasms on the reg lol!

Real talk: that’s from a real profile. I couldn’t help myself. Sorry Mom. Your welcome everyone else. Anyway, it’s always important to monitor players with tremendous upside who play their price down with a mediocre stretch. A good example in my write-up last week was Lefty who had experienced a prolonged, very un-Phil like run that lacked the high place finishes we’re accustomed to seeing from Mickelson. He came into last week showing signs of a renewed focus for the BMW Championship, and I pounced at the $7,300 Draft Kings price tag being rewarded with a T20 finish from Hefty. Similar to Phil’s scenario, Matsuyama has been treading water since being on fire in July and August playing his way down to $9,000 on Draft Kings this week. The 25 year-old Japanese phenom offers the upside of guys like Dustin Johnson at a much more reasonable value. And honestly, I’m totally with you on your profile Hideki! Maybe we should just meet for a drink and see where it goes? Right.

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CHRIS CONDON/GETTY IMAGES

Dustin 33, USA $11,400

I pretty much always say what’s on my mind. If you can’t take a joke then we probably won’t get along. Not looking for a relationship, but if it happens it happens. Girls or guys welcome! Love being a third ; ) INTJ

Once again an actual profile. You can’t make this shit up! Goddamn I love swiping! The “if it happens, it happens” seemed to fit what I imagine to be DJ’s answer to whether or not he’d like to win his first FedEx Cup so I went with it. With DJ, the concern is never upside. It’s the floor that scares you into thinking this could be the sneakiest catfish since Lennay Kekua. If I’m dropping the coin necessary to acquire Johnson’s services this week I’ll make due with Rickie or Spieth. It’s a left.

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Sergio 37, Spain $7,900

I’m a slut for intellectual conversation and good food. Going for my second big award at work this year over the weekend. Sooooo excited! I’d rather be one person’s shot of whiskey than everyone’s cup of tea. No hookups. Basically I just want to steal one of your shirts and wear it with nothing else while I cook you dinner. ENTJ

Alright… who invented these ridiculous personality types and who has ever used them to describe themselves? I know! Bat shit crazy people that swipe all day. Seriously, if you are reading this and you are one of these people it’s time to stop reading, and start re-evaluating some things. As for you Sergio you deserve a left just for that 20 minute fiasco you put all of us through last Sunday. Additionally, your act at TPC Boston two weeks ago doesn’t exactly suggest you’ve completely moved on from your old self. Relax buddy! You just vindicated your entire career and married a beautiful woman—life’s good. Since his victory at Augusta, Sergio hasn’t posted a top 10 finish in a PGA Tour event. With a 30-man field all selections finishing in the top 10-12 range is a must for any high place finishes. If I’m shopping in Garcia’s price range I’ll opt for guys like Leishman and Patrick Cantlay who I believe could both win this event. And that whole thing about no hookups, but you want to wear my shirt with nothing else while cooking me dinner just doesn’t add up, and screams head case—Left!

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Justin 24, USA $9,900

I’m in the really cool hat lol! I’m not superstitious but I’m a little stitious…. Fall is my favorite season and flavor. Swipe right if you love True Detective. Swipe left if you liked season 2.

Thomas has been on an amazing tear having two wins in his last four starts including the PGA Championship, and the FedEx playoff’s second round Dell Technologies Championship. That’s a difficult pace to keep going. Last week’s T47 at the BMW Championship may indicate Justin’s sweltering play is beginning to cool off. Even though I love True Detective, and agree season two was an abomination, I’ll go with Jon Rahm or Jason Day if I’m buying in that market. Soft left.

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Justin 37, England $8,900

Two truths and a lie 1) Shot my first sub 70 round at age 11 2) Not here for hookups 3) I’m over my playoff loss to Sergio in the Masters

Hmm… We know that one is true so that leaves us with the Masters loss, and Rose’s agenda for swiping. Even for players of Rose’s caliber coming that close to winning a major, and being turned away in a playoff is a devastating blow that requires adequate recovery time. The Englishman’s play afterward suggested he wasn’t himself. In Rose’s seven starts subsequent to the Masters defeat, five were finishes outside the top 50 including missed cuts at the US Open and PGA Championship. Similar to coming out of bad relationships, time heals all wounds after tough losses on the course. The FedEx playoffs seems to have re-energized Rose where he has charged in the first three events to a T10, T10, and a T2 finish playing himself back into contention for the title at East Lake. This is the kind of play that lets me know Justin is putting himself out there and genuinely ready to move on. It also means that number two is the lie which makes him an auto-right in any week. I’d go right twice if I could. Maybe even drop a “super like” on him… Hard Right.

Projected Filet Lineup

The foundation of all my lineups this week is the tasty threesome of Leishman, Rose, and Cantlay who I believe are all capable of top 10 finishes and more. Fowler is my choice of red meat in Atlanta as he was in my filet lineup that finished 75th of over 19,000 entries in Draft King’s “Dogleg Championship Encore” cash tournament last week. Brian Harman makes for a nice lobster bisque starter in this six course ensemble who has played up in big events including T2, and T13 finishes at the US Open and PGA Championship respectively.

Name Salary
Rickie Fowler  $        10,900
Justin Rose  $          8,900
Marc Leishman  $          8,400
Patrick Cantlay  $          7,800
Matt Kuchar  $          7,700
Brian Harman  $          6,300

Projected Roast Chicken Lineup

The roast chicken lineup is designed to satisfy your needs that sometimes can be misconstrued for wants. In other words, you do not have to have DJ, Spieth, or Rickie to ensure high place finishes. Especially this weekend, everyone left has had a great season in their own right, and is capable of anything. By swapping out Fowler for Casey or Matsuyama, you can order up a tantalizing side of a buttery Brooks Koepka who possesses the ingredients to push this dish to be awarded a Michelin Star.

Name Salary
Hideki Matsuyama/Paul Casey  $          9,000/8,600
Justin Rose  $          8,900
Marc Leishman  $          8,400
Brooks Koepka  $          8,100
Patrick Cantlay  $          7,800
Matt Kuchar  $          7,700

Good Luck in Atlanta! Don’t forget to comment, share, and follow me on twitter @realBobbyAdcock. I’ll be back later this week for an NFL week 3 Draft Kings guide.

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