PGA DFS THE PLAYERS Championship Preview

Now that football is over, PGA DFS is here to provide my weekly addiction of convincing myself that I have the perfect lineup combination to win the top prize on my way to world domination. That’s right! It’s that time of year where we switch from trying to predict who scores touchdowns, to guessing who will be rolling in a higher percentage of 15-20 foot birdie putts.

Is it mostly a ridiculous exercise in futility? Pretty much. But, that certainly won’t be stopping me. And, whether my suggestions work out or flame out, it will always be an honor going into every PGA DFS battle with you each week. That, and I have nothing better to do.

First and foremost, in PGA DFS it’s all about getting your guys to the weekend. The factors I consider are event history, course layout versus player strengths, recent form, and prime bounce back candidates who are playing well, but happened to miss the cut the prior week. One factor does not necessarily outweigh another. And, like any good speculative decision-making process, instinct always play a role.

Event Information

Course: TPC Sawgrass, par 72, 7,245 yards, Ponte Vedra Beach FL

Golf’s unofficial fifth major championship kicks off this week at TPC Sawgrass! As mentioned in previous posts, this week starts a five month run where we get to see who acquires the spoils of golf’s most prestigious events every four weeks. Hopefully, some of us will get to see it in person as well.

Regardless of pandemic impacts, TPC Sawgrass will be the usual host of THE PLAYERS for the 38th consecutive year. The legendary island par 3 on hole 17 is undoubtedly Sawgrass’s primary claim to fame. Because of it’s intimidating layout, and being the second to last hole to play, it’s sure to create plenty of weekend drama. I share this clip each year as proof that this one specific golf hole is “better than most” at realizing the most memorable moments this sport can produce.

Similar to my comments regarding another Florida course, the Honda Classic’s Palm Beach Gardens, course management and familiarity are huge this week. THE PLAYERS isn’t a major, but Sawgrass will definitely be setup in a manner where the smarter players will take their medicine when the course demands it. That said, course history will factor into my targets more significantly this week. Depending on conditions (especially those Florida winds), expect a cut line around even par, and a winning score in the range of 10-15 under par.

Key Metrics and Odds

Week-to-week, I put an emphasis on ball striking (BS), and strokes gained: approach (SGA) the green. They are the best golf statistics that reflect a player’s ability to consistently put themselves in position to have favorable scoring chances, regardless of course setup. I would even argue that high rankings in other stats like putting, birdies, and Par-4 scoring average are directly correlated and a byproduct of strong ball striking and/or a precise approach performance. I’ve added strokes gained: putting (SGP) and applied a weighted average (WA) calculation with the following percentages:

  • BS–50%
  • SGA–40%
  • SGP–10%

The WA metric is meant to serve as a high level illustration on how each player’s all-around form has been up to this point in the season, based on my opinion of how each stat contributes to golf performance results. To help sift through the field regarding just these stats, I put the table below together every week using all data from the official PGA Tour website. It is listed in order of each players’ WA metric ranking. Sort as you wish.

NameSalaryVegas OddsWABSSGASGP
Matthew NeSmith6700240/119.137148
Jon Rahm1090015/121.1217133
Collin Morikawa940020/122.661192
Corey Conners740095/123.41118107
Russell Henley7400110/124.225597
Dustin Johnson1120012/124.493187
Joaquin Niemann770050/126.314866
Xander Schauffele1030020/126.4302610
Sam Burns7300130/126.4223322
Daniel Berger880040/130.1175016
Justin Thomas990016/130.744663
Henrik Norlander6700220/131.7528180
Tyrrell Hatton850033/132.2461052
Keegan Bradley6900150/132.4149218
Tony Finau910029/133411181
Patrick Cantlay920024/133.8264336
Viktor Hovland930024/134.31835113
Ryan Palmer7300150/135.4223988
Paul Casey840047/138.13225121
James Hahn6500300/138.868038
Webb Simpson950020/139.6197021
Bryson DeChambeau970013/140.1482465
Will Zalatoris760065/140.5508123
Emiliano Grillo6700220/140.61056132
Cameron Tringale7200150/140.8374639
Doug Ghim6200150/143.4473271
Sungjae Im830047/146.3138558
Lanto Griffin7300110/147.5722323
Kevin Streelman6800220/1482655130
Bubba Watson7300160/148.63129215
Charley Hoffman6800220/149.3543775
Jason Kokrak770095/149.31510114
Abraham Ancer750085/149.82171109
Stewart Cink6200450/151.11188104
Kyle Stanley6500270/154.15121202
Russell Knox6800240/155.53951156
Cameron Percy6000250/158.1782687
Hideki Matsuyama870036/1595438168
Zach Johnson6800240/159.7616820
Martin Laird6500270/160.24111138
Sam Ryder6300450/160.34057175
Scott Stallings6200450/1637320185
Chris Kirk7000150/166.58140100
Aaron Wise6600350/1676234224
Doc Redman6300350/1674963173
Brendan Steele6700240/167.92096195
Scottie Scheffler890037/168.76138105
Sergio Garcia750085/169.316102205
Sebastián Muñoz6900180/170.25666158
Chez Reavie6500240/1729512197
Harold Varner III6700240/172.69631122
Cameron Davis7100150/172.89336119
Patton Kizzire6500250/174.33313250
Sepp Straka6500350/174.57961106
Harris English750095/175.15610743
Cameron Champ6600220/176.73492229
Rory McIlroy1060013/177.3698780
Louis Oosthuizen780070/180.6591273
Carlos Ortiz7400150/181.92415579
Shane Lowry7100150/183.137118174
Talor Gooch7000180/184.77610067
Kevin Kisner7200150/185.2919133
Matt Jones7100240/1866712429
Brian Harman6900180/188.8919745
Jason Day800048/189.26312673
Cameron Smith790065/189.41097933
Billy Horschel770095/190.33616371
Harry Higgs6000500/192.91097296
Luke List6700240/193.560106211
Brian Stuard6200650/194.39483141
Max Homa760085/194.51098176
Hudson Swafford6100450/194.526167147
Patrick Reed900039/197.9145632
Austin Cook6000650/199.67714147
Adam Scott810070/199.71169441
Peter Malnati6600350/1100.2164446
Tommy Fleetwood790036/1101.39993146
Lucas Glover6500300/1101.49090204
Matt Kuchar7200150/1102.782122129
Si Woo Kim7200130/1105.789125112
Nate Lashley6400350/1105.785122144
Matthew Fitzpatrick820047/1107.71606037
Jhonattan Vegas6300190/1109.353169152
Michael Thompson6300350/1110.1112104125
Brice Garnett6200650/1110.46419024
Bo Hoag6100650/1110.410213074
Joel Dahmen6300350/1111.265159151
Tyler Duncan6100650/1111.615042198
Scott Piercy6400350/1111.613363199
Jim Herman6000900/1111.871140203
Andrew Putnam6300180/1112.913910418
Justin Rose7800110/111311911383
Scott Brown6000500/1113.4101117161
Kevin Na7300130/1115.598129149
C.T. Pan6300350/1116.416652126
Denny McCarthy6200450/1116.87317891
Byeong Hun An7000180/1117.115641227
Tom Hoge6300350/1117.41735493
Charl Schwartzel6400250/1119.211413486
Andrew Landry6100420/112188144194
Wyndham Clark6900180/1125.3103153126
Francesco Molinari7600130/112716977117
Lee Westwood720085/1127.814811578
Vaughn Taylor6200450/1128107150145
Rickie Fowler7400150/1128.487165189
Marc Leishman7500150/1129.617182113
Rory Sabbatini6400350/1131.617011026
Victor Perez6900220/1131.713414951
Patrick Rodgers6400300/1132.6100173134
Troy Merritt6200650/1133.718173140
Jason Dufner6100500/1134.6148118134
Nick Taylor6400350/1134.89719295
Bernd Wiesberger6800240/11362046292
Adam Schenk6400450/1138.3108170163
Richy Werenski6400240/1138.4142143102
Branden Grace7000150/1140.618874170
Ryan Armour6100650/1140.913817135
Jordan Spieth860029/1142.32147553
Brendon Todd7100180/1142.71461735
J.T. Poston6500300/1142.71741379
Charles Howell III6600300/114412018984
Gary Woodland6800220/1145.3174103171
Tyler McCumber6000650/1148.4106182226
Adam Long6300350/1148.6123179155
Pat Perez6000450/1148.719699111
Mackenzie Hughes6600220/1149.815717225
Maverick McNealy6900220/1153.8155164107
Henrik Stenson6700240/1154.8180116184
Mark Hubbard6200440/1155.217914577
Danny Lee6100450/1157.4184108222
Ian Poulter7100150/1158.514320742
Kyoung-Hoon Lee6600300/1159.1152168159
Dylan Frittelli6500300/1160.2126194196
Scott Harrington60001000/1162137201131
Keith Mitchell6200320/1164.1164160181
Adam Hadwin6900350/1164.9159188102
Xinjun Zhang6000650/1169.2185147179
Brandt Snedeker6400350/1169.419515599
Alex Noren7000180/1174.321814669
Robert Streb6100650/1174.6166200116
Robby Shelton6100650/1177.6210136182
Beau Hossler6100650/1177.717821527
Anirban Lahiri6200500/1180.420717761
Christiaan Bezuidenhout710080/1183.321318528
Tom Lewis6600350/1184.7181198150
Jimmy Walker61001000/1190.922118660
Phil Mickelson7000220/1192.5201187172
Brian Gay6000650/1194200205120
Graeme McDowell6300450/1206.2216218110
Danny Willett6600300/1206.6225193169
Sung Kang6000650/1217.2223216193
Ryan Moore6800240/10000
Robert Macintyre6700220/10000
Jerry Kelly60001000/10000

Course History

The table below is a quick way to search any player’s past performance in this event. The simplest way to use it is to search the player’s name. This will execute a quick filter of just that one player’s historical appearances at this event. Below the table, I list the notable players that standout strictly in terms of their course history.

YearPlayerFinish
2019Aaron BaddeleyCUT
2017Aaron BaddeleyT41
2016Aaron BaddeleyCUT
2015Aaron BaddeleyCUT
2014Aaron BaddeleyCUT
2013Aaron BaddeleyCUT
2012Aaron BaddeleyCUT
2011Aaron BaddeleyT6
2010Aaron BaddeleyCUT
2009Aaron BaddeleyT9
2008Aaron BaddeleyT32
2007Aaron BaddeleyT37
2006Aaron BaddeleyCUT
2005Aaron Baddeley78
2004Aaron BaddeleyCUT
2019Aaron WiseCUT
2019Abraham AncerT12
2019Adam HadwinCUT
2018Adam HadwinT57
2017Adam HadwinT30
2016Adam HadwinT39
2015Adam HadwinCUT
2019Adam LongT79
2019Adam ScottT12
2018Adam ScottT11
2017Adam ScottT6
2016Adam ScottT12
2015Adam ScottT38
2014Adam ScottT38
2013Adam ScottT19
2012Adam ScottT15
2011Adam ScottCUT
2010Adam ScottT26
2009Adam ScottCUT
2008Adam ScottT54
2007Adam ScottT6
2006Adam ScottT53
2005Adam ScottT8
2004Adam Scott1
2003Adam ScottT17
2002Adam ScottCUT
2019Alex CejkaCUT
2017Alex CejkaT79
2016Alex CejkaT9
2015Alex Cejka74
2011Alex CejkaCUT
2010Alex CejkaT58
2009Alex CejkaT9
2008Alex CejkaCUT
2005Alex CejkaT12
2004Alex CejkaT33
2019Alex NorenCUT
2018Alex NorenT17
2017Alex Noren10
2019Andrew LandryT47
2018Andrew LandryT67
2019Andrew PutnamCUT
2019Anirban LahiriT74
2018Anirban LahiriCUT
2017Anirban LahiriCUT
2015Anirban LahiriCUT
2019Austin CookCUT
2019Beau HosslerCUT
2018Beau HosslerT46
2017Ben CraneT79
2015Ben CraneCUT
2014Ben CraneCUT
2013Ben CraneT8
2012Ben CraneCUT
2011Ben CraneT45
2010Ben CraneT4
2009Ben CraneT5
2008Ben CraneT6
2006Ben CraneT36
2004Ben CraneT66
2003Ben CraneCUT
2018Ben MartinCUT
2017Ben MartinT30
2016Ben MartinCUT
2015Ben MartinT4
2017Bernd WiesbergerT12
2016Bernd WiesbergerT49
2015Bernd WiesbergerCUT
2018Bill HaasCUT
2017Bill HaasCUT
2016Bill HaasT43
2015Bill HaasT4
2014Bill HaasT26
2013Bill HaasCUT
2012Bill HaasT25
2011Bill HaasCUT
2010Bill HaasT39
2009Bill HaasCUT
2008Bill HaasCUT
2007Bill HaasT72
2019Billy HorschelT26
2018Billy HorschelT37
2017Billy HorschelCUT
2016Billy HorschelT28
2015Billy HorschelT13
2014Billy HorschelT26
2013Billy HorschelCUT
2019Branden GraceT72
2018Branden GraceT46
2017Branden GraceT48
2016Branden GraceT57
2015Branden GraceT42
2013Branden GraceT48
2019Brandon HarkinsCUT
2018Brandon HarkinsT67
2019Brandt SnedekerT5
2018Brandt SnedekerCUT
2016Brandt SnedekerCUT
2015Brandt SnedekerCUT
2014Brandt SnedekerT48
2013Brandt SnedekerT8
2012Brandt SnedekerCUT
2011Brandt SnedekerCUT
2010Brandt SnedekerCUT
2008Brandt SnedekerCUT
2007Brandt SnedekerT12
2019Brendan SteeleCUT
2018Brendan SteeleT79
2017Brendan SteeleT6
2016Brendan SteeleT57
2015Brendan SteeleCUT
2014Brendan SteeleT26
2013Brendan SteeleCUT
2012Brendan SteeleCUT
2011Brendan SteeleCUT
2004Brenden PappasCUT
2019Brian GayT56
2018Brian GayT72
2017Brian GayCUT
2014Brian GayCUT
2013Brian GayCUT
2012Brian GayT46
2011Brian GayT12
2010Brian GayCUT
2009Brian GayW/D
2008Brian GayT32
2007Brian GayCUT
2006Brian GayCUT
2005Brian GayT75
2003Brian GayCUT
2002Brian GayT63
2001Brian GayT40
2019Brian HarmanT8
2018Brian HarmanCUT
2017Brian HarmanT53
2016Brian HarmanT54
2015Brian HarmanT8
2014Brian HarmanCUT
2013Brian HarmanCUT
2012Brian HarmanT51
2019Brian StuardCUT
2019Brice GarnettT35
2018Brice GarnettT41
2015Brice GarnettCUT
2019Bronson BurgoonCUT
2019Brooks KoepkaT56
2018Brooks KoepkaT11
2017Brooks KoepkaT16
2016Brooks KoepkaT35
2015Brooks KoepkaCUT
2019Bryson DeChambeauT20
2018Bryson DeChambeauT37
2019Bubba WatsonT56
2018Bubba WatsonT57
2017Bubba WatsonCUT
2016Bubba WatsonT43
2015Bubba WatsonT42
2014Bubba WatsonT48
2013Bubba WatsonT37
2011Bubba WatsonT45
2010Bubba WatsonCUT
2009Bubba WatsonT37
2008Bubba WatsonCUT
2007Bubba WatsonCUT
2019Bud CauleyT47
2018Bud CauleyCUT
2013Bud CauleyCUT
2012Bud CauleyCUT
2019Byeong Hun AnT26
2018Byeong Hun AnT30
2016Byeong Hun AnCUT
2018C.T. PanT46
2019Cameron ChampW/D
2019Cameron SmithT56
2018Cameron SmithCUT
2017Cameron SmithCUT
2017Cameron TringaleT35
2016Cameron TringaleT16
2015Cameron TringaleT56
2014Cameron TringaleCUT
2013Cameron TringaleCUT
2012Cameron Tringale72
2016Camilo Villegas70
2015Camilo VillegasCUT
2014Camilo VillegasCUT
2012Camilo VillegasCUT
2011Camilo VillegasCUT
2010Camilo VillegasCUT
2009Camilo VillegasT14
2008Camilo VillegasT66
2007Camilo VillegasCUT
2006Camilo VillegasT3
2018Chad CampbellCUT
2017Chad CampbellCUT
2016Chad CampbellT39
2013Chad CampbellT43
2012Chad CampbellCUT
2011Chad CampbellT26
2010Chad CampbellCUT
2009Chad CampbellCUT
2008Chad CampbellT10
2007Chad CampbellCUT
2006Chad CampbellT70
2005Chad CampbellCUT
2004Chad CampbellT42
2003Chad CampbellT6
2019Charl SchwartzelCUT
2018Charl SchwartzelT2
2017Charl SchwartzelCUT
2015Charl SchwartzelT51
2014Charl SchwartzelT48
2013Charl SchwartzelT55
2011Charl SchwartzelT26
2010Charl SchwartzelCUT
2007Charl SchwartzelT58
2019Charles Howell IIIT35
2018Charles Howell IIIT17
2016Charles Howell IIICUT
2015Charles Howell IIIT56
2014Charles Howell IIICUT
2013Charles Howell IIIT66
2012Charles Howell IIICUT
2011Charles Howell IIICUT
2010Charles Howell IIICUT
2009Charles Howell IIICUT
2008Charles Howell IIICUT
2007Charles Howell III79
2006Charles Howell IIIT53
2005Charles Howell IIICUT
2004Charles Howell IIICUT
2003Charles Howell IIIT32
2002Charles Howell IIIT60
2000Charles RaulersonCUT
2019Charley HoffmanCUT
2018Charley HoffmanCUT
2017Charley HoffmanT30
2016Charley HoffmanCUT
2015Charley HoffmanT30
2014Charley HoffmanT38
2013Charley HoffmanT37
2012Charley HoffmanCUT
2011Charley HoffmanT26
2010Charley HoffmanT22
2009Charley HoffmanT37
2008Charley HoffmanCUT
2007Charley HoffmanT75
2019Cheng Tsung PanT72
2019Chesson HadleyCUT
2018Chesson HadleyT11
2016Chesson HadleyCUT
2015Chesson HadleyT24
2014Chesson HadleyCUT
2019Chez ReavieCUT
2018Chez ReavieT30
2017Chez ReavieT56
2016Chez ReavieCUT
2012Chez ReavieCUT
2009Chez ReavieT60
2019Chris KirkT56
2018Chris KirkT46
2017Chris KirkT12
2016Chris KirkW/D
2015Chris KirkT13
2014Chris KirkT13
2013Chris KirkT55
2012Chris KirkT51
2011Chris KirkCUT
2019Corey ConnersT41
2018D.A. PointsCUT
2017D.A. PointsCUT
2014D.A. PointsCUT
2013D.A. PointsT48
2011D.A. PointsCUT
2010D.A. PointsCUT
2019Daniel BergerT67
2018Daniel BergerT57
2017Daniel BergerT65
2016Daniel BergerT9
2015Daniel BergerCUT
2017Daniel SummerhaysT53
2016Daniel SummerhaysT23
2015Daniel SummerhaysCUT
2014Daniel SummerhaysT23
2013Daniel SummerhaysT26
2019Danny LeeCUT
2018Danny LeeT7
2017Danny LeeCUT
2016Danny LeeT35
2015Danny LeeCUT
2019Danny WillettCUT
2018Danny WillettCUT
2017Danny WillettW/D
2016Danny WillettCUT
2015Danny WillettCUT
2018David LingmerthCUT
2017David LingmerthT72
2016David LingmerthCUT
2014David LingmerthCUT
2013David LingmerthT2
2019Denny McCarthyT41
2018Derek FathauerCUT
2017Derek FathauerCUT
2015Derek FathauerT17
2019Dominic BozzelliCUT
2019Dustin JohnsonT5
2018Dustin JohnsonT17
2017Dustin JohnsonT12
2016Dustin JohnsonT28
2015Dustin JohnsonT69
2014Dustin JohnsonT59
2013Dustin JohnsonW/D
2011Dustin JohnsonT57
2010Dustin JohnsonT34
2009Dustin JohnsonT79
2008Dustin JohnsonCUT
2019Eddie PepperellT3
2019Emiliano GrilloT26
2018Emiliano GrilloT37
2017Emiliano Grillo11
2016Emiliano GrilloCUT
2017Ernie ElsCUT
2016Ernie ElsT64
2015Ernie ElsT66
2014Ernie ElsT72
2013Ernie ElsCUT
2012Ernie ElsCUT
2011Ernie ElsCUT
2010Ernie ElsCUT
2009Ernie ElsT45
2008Ernie ElsT6
2007Ernie ElsT37
2006Ernie ElsT8
2005Ernie ElsT17
2004Ernie ElsT26
2002Ernie ElsT44
2001Ernie ElsCUT
2000Ernie ElsT20
1999Ernie ElsT17
1998Ernie ElsT11
1997Ernie ElsT10
1996Ernie ElsT8
1995Ernie ElsT68
1994Ernie ElsT45
1993Ernie ElsCUT
2019Francesco MolinariT56
2018Francesco MolinariCUT
2017Francesco MolinariT6
2016Francesco MolinariT7
2014Francesco MolinariT6
2013Francesco MolinariCUT
2012Francesco MolinariCUT
2011Francesco MolinariCUT
2010Francesco Molinari9
2019Gary WoodlandT30
2018Gary WoodlandCUT
2017Gary WoodlandT75
2016Gary WoodlandT28
2015Gary WoodlandCUT
2014Gary WoodlandT11
2012Gary WoodlandCUT
2011Gary WoodlandCUT
2018Geoff OgilvyCUT
2015Geoff OgilvyT24
2014Geoff Ogilvy69
2013Geoff OgilvyCUT
2012Geoff OgilvyT12
2011Geoff OgilvyW/D
2010Geoff OgilvyCUT
2009Geoff OgilvyT22
2008Geoff OgilvyCUT
2007Geoff OgilvyT37
2006Geoff OgilvyCUT
2005Geoff OgilvyCUT
2004Geoff OgilvyT16
2003Geoff OgilvyT21
2002Geoff OgilvyCUT
2017Graeme McDowellT69
2016Graeme McDowellT9
2015Graeme McDowellT56
2014Graeme McDowellT62
2013Graeme McDowellCUT
2012Graeme McDowellCUT
2011Graeme McDowellT33
2010Graeme McDowellT26
2009Graeme McDowell78
2005Graeme McDowellT40
2017Graham DeLaetCUT
2016Graham DeLaetCUT
2015Graham DeLaetT56
2014Graham DeLaetCUT
2013Graham DeLaetT26
2012Graham DeLaetT70
2019Grayson MurrayCUT
2018Grayson MurrayT30
2017Grayson MurrayT79
2019Haotong LiCUT
2018HaoTong LiCUT
2019Harold Varner IIICUT
2018Harold Varner IIIT7
2017Harold Varner IIIT35
2016Harold Varner IIIT57
2019Harris EnglishCUT
2019Henrik StensonCUT
2018Henrik StensonT23
2017Henrik StensonT16
2016Henrik StensonCUT
2015Henrik StensonT17
2014Henrik StensonT34
2013Henrik StensonT5
2012Henrik StensonT15
2011Henrik StensonCUT
2010Henrik StensonCUT
2009Henrik Stenson1
2008Henrik StensonT10
2007Henrik StensonT23
2006Henrik StensonT3
2019Hideki MatsuyamaT8
2018Hideki MatsuyamaCUT
2017Hideki MatsuyamaT22
2016Hideki MatsuyamaT7
2015Hideki MatsuyamaT17
2014Hideki MatsuyamaT23
2018Hudson SwaffordCUT
2017Hudson SwaffordCUT
2016Hudson SwaffordT57
2019Ian PoulterT56
2018Ian PoulterT11
2017Ian PoulterT2
2016Ian PoulterT57
2015Ian PoulterT30
2014Ian PoulterT65
2013Ian PoulterCUT
2012Ian PoulterT25
2011Ian PoulterT57
2010Ian PoulterCUT
2009Ian Poulter2
2008Ian PoulterT21
2007Ian PoulterT28
2006Ian PoulterT27
2005Ian PoulterCUT
2004Ian PoulterT33
2019J.B. HolmesCUT
2018J.B. HolmesCUT
2017J.B. HolmesT41
2016J.B. HolmesCUT
2015J.B. HolmesT51
2014J.B. HolmesCUT
2012J.B. HolmesCUT
2011J.B. HolmesT6
2010J.B. HolmesT13
2009J.B. HolmesCUT
2008J.B. HolmesT10
2007J.B. HolmesT16
2006J.B. HolmesT38
2019J.J. SpaunW/D
2018J.J. SpaunCUT
2019J.T. PostonT22
2018James HahnCUT
2017James HahnCUT
2016James HahnT43
2015James HahnT30
2014James HahnCUT
2013James HahnT62
2018Jamie LovemarkT17
2017Jamie LovemarkT75
2016Jamie LovemarkT64
2019Jason DayT8
2018Jason DayT5
2017Jason DayT60
2016Jason Day1
2015Jason DayCUT
2013Jason DayT19
2012Jason DayCUT
2011Jason DayT6
2010Jason DayCUT
2019Jason DufnerT74
2018Jason DufnerT5
2017Jason DufnerT60
2016Jason DufnerT49
2015Jason DufnerCUT
2014Jason DufnerT48
2013Jason DufnerT62
2012Jason DufnerT68
2011Jason DufnerT6
2010Jason DufnerCUT
2009Jason DufnerT32
2019Jason KokrakT47
2018Jason KokrakT46
2017Jason KokrakCUT
2016Jason KokrakW/D
2015Jason KokrakCUT
2014Jason KokrakCUT
2013Jason KokrakCUT
2019Jhonattan VegasT3
2018Jhonattan VegasT41
2017Jhonattan VegasCUT
2016Jhonattan VegasT57
2015Jhonattan VegasT42
2012Jhonattan VegasT7
2011Jhonattan VegasCUT
2019Jim Furyk2
2017Jim FurykCUT
2016Jim FurykT35
2015Jim FurykT56
2014Jim Furyk2
2013Jim FurykCUT
2012Jim FurykT25
2011Jim FurykCUT
2010Jim FurykT47
2009Jim FurykT5
2008Jim FurykT27
2007Jim FurykT28
2006Jim FurykT3
2005Jim FurykCUT
2003Jim FurykT4
2002Jim FurykT14
2001Jim FurykT21
2000Jim FurykT61
1999Jim FurykT17
1998Jim FurykT35
1997Jim FurykT53
1996Jim FurykT13
1995Jim FurykCUT
2019Jimmy WalkerT67
2018Jimmy WalkerT2
2017Jimmy WalkerT56
2016Jimmy WalkerCUT
2015Jimmy WalkerCUT
2014Jimmy WalkerT6
2013Jimmy WalkerT15
2012Jimmy WalkerT35
2011Jimmy WalkerCUT
2010Jimmy WalkerT26
2019Joel DahmenT12
2019John HuhCUT
2018John HuhCUT
2017John HuhCUT
2016John HuhCUT
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2019Jordan SpiethCUT
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2019Justin ThomasT35
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2017K.J. ChoiCUT
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2019Keegan BradleyT16
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2019Keith MitchellT47
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2019Kelly KraftT47
2018Kevin ChappellCUT
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2019Kiradech AphibarnratCUT
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2019Louis OosthuizenT56
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2019Marc LeishmanCUT
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2012Marc Leishman45
2011Marc LeishmanCUT
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2018Martin FloresCUT
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2019Martin Kaymer71
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2019Martin LairdCUT
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2019Michael Thompson70
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2019Nick TaylorT16
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2019Ollie SchniederjansT16
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2018Pat PerezCUT
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2019Patrick Rodgers77
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2019Patton KizzireT79
2018Patton KizzireCUT
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2016Patton Kizzire76
2019Paul CaseyCUT
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2015Paul CaseyW/D
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2011Paul CaseyCUT
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2004Paul CaseyT10
2017Peter MalnatiCUT
2016Peter MalnatiCUT
2019Peter UihleinCUT
2019Phil MickelsonCUT
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2017Phil MickelsonT41
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2011Phil MickelsonT33
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2009Phil MickelsonT55
2008Phil MickelsonT21
2007Phil Mickelson1
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2004Phil MickelsonT3
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2001Phil MickelsonT33
2000Phil MickelsonCUT
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1993Phil MickelsonCUT
1992Phil MickelsonCUT
2019Rafa Cabrera BelloCUT
2018Rafa Cabrera BelloT17
2017Rafa Cabrera BelloT4
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2016Retief GoosenT12
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2013Retief GoosenW/D
2012Retief GoosenCUT
2011Retief GoosenT61
2009Retief GoosenT22
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2007Retief GoosenT28
2006Retief Goosen2
2005Retief GoosenT12
2004Retief GoosenCUT
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2002Retief GoosenT14
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2019Richy WerenskiT47
2019Rickie FowlerT47
2018Rickie FowlerCUT
2017Rickie FowlerT60
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2015Rickie Fowler1
2014Rickie FowlerT77
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2019Rory McIlroy1
2018Rory McIlroyCUT
2017Rory McIlroyT35
2016Rory McIlroyT12
2015Rory McIlroyT8
2014Rory McIlroyT6
2013Rory McIlroyT8
2012Rory McIlroyCUT
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2009Rory McIlroyCUT
2019Rory SabbatiniT35
2018Rory SabbatiniT30
2015Rory SabbatiniT6
2014Rory SabbatiniT38
2013Rory Sabbatini71
2012Rory SabbatiniCUT
2011Rory SabbatiniT26
2010Rory SabbatiniT39
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2008Rory SabbatiniT27
2007Rory SabbatiniT44
2006Rory SabbatiniCUT
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2018Ross Fisher71
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2019Ryan MooreT20
2018Ryan MooreT30
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2019Ryan PalmerCUT
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2005Ryan PalmerCUT
2019Sam RyderCUT
2019Sam SaundersCUT
2015Sangmoon BaeT30
2014Sang-Moon Bae68
2013Sang-Moon BaeT33
2012Sang-Moon BaeCUT
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2018Satoshi KodairaCUT
2019Scott BrownCUT
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2019Scott LangleyT67
2019Scott PiercyT56
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2009Scott PiercyT22
2019Scott StallingsCUT
2019Seamus PowerT35
2018Sean O'HairW/D
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2016Sean O'HairT64
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2012Sean O'HairCUT
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2019Sergio GarciaT22
2018Sergio Garcia70
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2009Sergio GarciaT22
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2019Shane LowryCUT
2018Shane LowryT46
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2011Shaun MicheelCUT
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2005Shaun MicheelT71
2004Shaun Micheel9
2003Shaun MicheelT54
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2019Si Woo KimT56
2018Si Woo KimT63
2017Si Woo Kim1
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2018Steve StrickerT23
2017Steve StrickerT41
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2013Steve StrickerT37
2012Steve StrickerCUT
2011Steve StrickerT12
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2019Sung KangT47
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2012Sung KangT61
2019Sungjae ImCUT
2006Tag RidingsCUT
2005Tag Ridings82
2019Talor GoochCUT
1997Taylor SmithT53
2019Ted Potter, Jr.CUT
2018Ted Potter, Jr.T41
2014Ted Potter, Jr.CUT
2013Ted Potter, Jr.CUT
2013Thorbjorn OlesenCUT
2019Thorbjørn OlesenT41
2019Tiger WoodsT30
2018Tiger WoodsT11
2015Tiger WoodsT69
2013Tiger Woods1
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2011Tiger WoodsW/D
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2007Tiger WoodsT37
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1998Tiger WoodsT35
1997Tiger WoodsT31
2019Tom HogeT30
2018Tom HogeT72
2019Tommy FleetwoodT5
2018Tommy FleetwoodT7
2017Tommy FleetwoodT41
2019Tony FinauT22
2018Tony FinauT57
2017Tony FinauCUT
2016Tony FinauCUT
2019Trey MullinaxCUT
2018Trey MullinaxCUT
2019Troy MerrittCUT
2017Troy MerrittCUT
2016Troy MerrittCUT
2015Troy Merritt72
2011Troy MerrittT61
2010Troy Merritt68
2019Tyler DuncanT74
2018Tyrone Van Aswegen66
2017Tyrone Van AswegenCUT
2019Tyrrell HattonCUT
2018Tyrrell HattonCUT
2017Tyrrell HattonT41
2019Vaughn TaylorT41
2018Vaughn TaylorCUT
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2011Vaughn TaylorCUT
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2009Vaughn TaylorCUT
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2006Vaughn TaylorT8
2005Vaughn TaylorT32
2019Vijay SinghCUT
2017Vijay SinghT16
2016Vijay SinghT28
2015Vijay SinghT63
2013Vijay SinghCUT
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2009Vijay SinghT9
2008Vijay SinghCUT
2007Vijay SinghT44
2006Vijay SinghT8
2005Vijay SinghT12
2004Vijay SinghT13
2003Vijay SinghCUT
2002Vijay SinghCUT
2001Vijay Singh2
2000Vijay SinghT33
1999Vijay SinghT20
1998Vijay SinghT54
1997Vijay SinghT31
1996Vijay SinghT8
1995Vijay SinghT43
1994Vijay SinghT55
1993Vijay SinghT28
2019Webb SimpsonT16
2018Webb Simpson1
2017Webb SimpsonT16
2015Webb SimpsonT66
2014Webb SimpsonCUT
2013Webb SimpsonT15
2012Webb SimpsonCUT
2011Webb SimpsonT69
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2018Wesley BryanCUT
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2018Whee KimCUT
2018William McGirtCUT
2017William McGirtT22
2016William McGirtT43
2015William McGirtCUT
2014William McGirtCUT
2013William McGirtT43
2019Xander SchauffeleCUT
2018Xander SchauffeleT2
2017Zac BlairCUT
2016Zac BlairT49
2019Zach JohnsonCUT
2018Zach JohnsonT75
2017Zach JohnsonT48
2016Zach JohnsonT54
2015Zach JohnsonT13
2014Zach JohnsonT26
2013Zach JohnsonT19
2012Zach JohnsonT2
2011Zach JohnsonT12
2010Zach JohnsonT22
2009Zach JohnsonT32
2008Zach JohnsonCUT
2007Zach JohnsonT16
2006Zach JohnsonT58
2005Zach JohnsonT8
  • Tommy Fleetwood is 3/3 in cuts made here with the last two finishes inside the top-10.
  • After a below average first seven appearances at Sawgrass, Webb Simpson has sandwiched a pair of T-16s with a win here over the last three starts.
  • Sergio Garcia has played here 19 consecutive years. He’s looking to cash a check in 17 straight appearances this year. Nine of the last 16 weekends have resulted in top-25 finishes, with five inside the top-10 including a win in 2008.
  • Another former winner, Adam Scott has tons of experience here with relative success. In his 18 career TPC Sawgrass starts, he’s kept weekend hotel reservations 15 times including his current streak of eight in a row. Six of those eight finishes have been inside the top-20.
  • In the six times Jason Day has made the cut of his eight PLAYERS starts, he’s produced four top-10s including his 2016 win.
  • Hideki Matsuyama has just one MC in six career Sawgrass appearances. The other five have all resulted in top-25s including two inside the top-10. He was also leading the tournament last year before COVID-19 shut the world down.

Contest Approach

In the past, I’ve compared playing PGA DFS to fine dining. It goes like this. You’re out at nice restaurant and trying to decide between the $24 roast chicken dish, and the $35 filet entree. You know that almost every time the filet’s satisfaction will justify the price. But, you also know the roast chicken (garlic mash included of course) has potential to produce equal results. And, because of the reduced price, you’re now able to start with that crab cake and remoulade sauce appetizer.

Maybe, because it’s north of 60 degrees in Michigan right now? Or, subconsciously the royal family news has put the finer things in life in the back of my head? Maybe, I’ve binged watched too many seasons of Below Deck lately that the rich charter guests are rubbing off on me? Maybe, all of the above?

I can’t be for certain why, but I want my goddam filet right now. That’s the reason Rory and DJ are both part of my plans this week. I can’t speak for DJ, but I can say for sure that McIlroy is playing for more than just a trophy this week…

Another player that has actually been consistently providing filet like results, but comes at a roast chicken price is Tony Finau. Big events, small events–it doesn’t matter. Finau’s fantasy floor has simply been one of the best in the world since the restart. I believe the big win is coming for him, and I’ll continue to ride on that intuition until he gives me a reason not to.

Other Considerations

With those three tender bites locked in, I’ll be forced to shop in that risky 6k range like last week. I’ve been revisiting the Doug Ghim well frequently in 2021, and it’s paid off more often than not. He quietly shot up the leaderboard last Saturday with a 65, before faltering with an 81 in the final round. Considering how badly the wind impacted everyone’s final round last week, I’m willing to overlook those results for pretty much anyone. The price and upside combo that he has been able to provide this season will make him part of my plans this week.

Andrew Putnam (golfingindian.com)

Other than Ghim, Andrew Putnam is pretty streaky and has been on a good one lately. He’s reached the weekend in each of his last six starts, and notched three top-10s in the process.

We all know how significant the impact of birdie making ability is in PGA DFS. Two cheaper options that aren’t household names that rank inside the top-20 in birdies per round are, Peter Malnati and Harry Higgs. If you’re taking the filet approach, they are worth consideration in the 6k range.

If you hate this approach altogether and opt for the roast chicken way, Sam Burns ranks 11th (right between DeChambeau and Finau) in birdies per round. He is having a fantastic season, and is a prime PGA DFS bounce back candidate after missing the cut last week. In that same bounce back category, Billy Horschel also missed the cut at the API after finishing runner up in the WGC event the prior week. In seven starts at TPC Sawgrass, he’s cashed a check five times.

Core Four

Each week, I identify four players that I want to build around in my DK lineups. These selections are players that I believe have top-25 floors with top 10 upside, and a reasonable case to win. They will be used in all my lineups. This week’s selections:

  1. Dustin Johnson
  2. Rory McIlroy
  3. Tony Finau
  4. Doug Ghim

Good luck at TPC Sawgrass! Follow me on twitter @realBobbyAdcock compliments and insults are always welcomed.

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