Nov
18
2020

Edge Factor: PGA DFS

Shockingly enough there is golf being played after The Masters.

The Masters was basically void of any drama with Dustin Johnson putting in an incredible performance where he basically dominated the entire way. He was uber-popular in all Draftkings formats last week, and rightfully so. He was priced too low and has been playing lights out.

Fortunately, for the field this week, DJ is taking a well-deserved rest. 36 golfers played last week in this week’s field, though. This field is also one of the strongest fields the RSM has ever seen. Webb Simpson, Tyrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, and Sungjae IM are atop the pricing and are all coming over after playing in The Masters.

The RSM Classic is played in Seaside Island, Georgia. The first two days are actually played at two different courses, the Seaside Course and the Plantation Course. The tournament is finished at Seaside, and that is the only course that has had shot link in years past.

Each of the courses is a little over 7,000 yard, Bermuda green courses. The big difference is a Seaside is a Par 70 and Plantation is a Par 72. There seems to be a lot of crossover with some of the other oceanside par 70 courses on a tour like Harbour Town and Waialae Country club. Wyndham even provides some similarities to this week’s event.

High-End Play(s):

Sungjae Im: $11,000

It is very hard to get away from Webb Simpson, who is the highest priced golfer in the field at $11,200. I may try to cram them both in some lineups. There doesn’t seem to be a big difference between a lot of the golfers in this field after the top, so I don’t hate the idea of jamming some top-end guys in. Im is starting to round back into form and is coming off a great Masters performance. He is also back in Bermuda which he loves and this seems like the perfect course fit for him.

Mid Range Play(s):

Sebastian Munoz: $9,000

Munoz has 10 straight made cuts. In that time, he has three top 10s, three top 20s, and two more top 30s. He has been striking the ball incredibly during this stretch. There is not shot tracker for The Masters, but he did gain 5.1 strokes total for the tourney. Munoz will be popular, but that is ok.

Corey Conners: $8,700

Coming off a top 10 at The Masters, Conners looks to bring is hot ball striking to Sea Island. Five straight made cuts and gaining around three or more strokes ball striking in four of those five, this looks to be a great course fit for the Canadian. His putting is always a concern, but it is hard not to follow his ball striking.

Doc Redman: $8,000

Redman has been very popular within the DFS community over the last month and is priced down to a point where I think he is a really good play here. His results within his last eight events are mixed, including two missed cuts and three top five’s. He finished 4th at Bermuda and gained 11.4 strokes in total. Bermuda is another decent comp course for RSM.

Low End Play(s):

Russell Knox: $7,200

This seems to be the perfect type of course for Russell Knox. He is not a great putter, but the Sea Side courses seem to fit Knox really well. He also is starting to get back into some of his older forms. He has two straight top 20s. He has gained in two of his last three measurable events on APP as well.

Jason Dufner: $6,400

I am, admittedly, a sucker for Jason Dufner. The stats are usually just so good though. He is one of the best ball strikers on tour and just can’t putt… ever. In this field, in the last 36 rounds, he ranks 1st in Opportunities gained. He also hasn’t lost on approach in his last three measurable rounds. At his price, he doesn’t have to win, but he has as good a chance as anyone to finish inside the top 10.

Favorite Play:

Corey Conners

Fade:

Tommy Fleetwood

Keep an eye on:

Joaquin Nieman- he missed The Masters because of COVID but is striking the ball great right now.

Winner:

Sungjae Im

Good luck everyone and let’s hit some green screens!