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PGA DFS - Sony Open 2020 (FREE)

Updated: Jan 8, 2020

The first full tournament field of the year is absolutely loaded and is ready for each style of DFS player. For the players that love Studs and Duds approach you can do that for those that love to reduce the risk and play a fair and balanced lineup, you can do that as well. The real only worry with this week is the recent form factor. Most of the recent form we are going off of will be from tournaments that were no-cut events, as we know the mindset players have going into that and while playing in those events is completely different. Also, some of the recent form we are going off of is from a month + out. Still, this should be a solid event with a ton of plays. I think the biggest issue is trimming the players pool down, because of how many great plays that we have this week. Thus I have including an "Others Receiving Votes" category this week for the player pool.

Key Stats This Week: GIR, Ball Striking, and Driving Accuracy

This is the free write up that we will do weekly. It will highlight our favorite play at each tier.

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High Tier:

Webb Simpson: Webb is the highest-priced player that I want to go out of my way to get this week. He is the best overall play on the board this week according to my model. Webb does not have a missed cut at this event in the last four years and has an average finish of 10th in those 3 starts. He is T13 or better in every single stat we are looking at besides Total Driving where he ranks 43. This is absolutely elite! Webb also has an average finish of 9th on his 3 starts this season. Now, this will regress back somewhat eventually by Webb should have a good week this week. Webb has made the most cuts a row in the field, tied with Morikawa at 15 straight.

Mid Tier:

Andrew Putnam: Putnam is a very interesting play this week, and I love his upside, but he is not a lock. Putnam has finished 2nd, and T69 at this event the last two years. He is an elite Ball Striker, and Total Driver ranking T37 or better in both stats. He is also the best putter in the field. What hurts Putnam is his Birdie or Better % where he ranks 147. Putnam has had mixed results this season with 2 top 20 finishes to start the year then a T59, and a T36. Still, I like Putnam's chances to make the cut as he has made 13 straights cuts.

Low Tier:

Ryan Palmer: Palmer had made the cut at this event in his last two starts here finishing T58, and T13. If we are looking at the core 3 stats this week (Ball Striking, GIR, and DA) Palmer ranks 5th in the field. He has been sporting some good recent form as well with 3 straight top 20 finishes.

Value Tier:

Henrik Norlander: It feels weird that I have recommended Norlander more than once this season, but still it seems like Norlander could be this year Jason Kokrak where they could from nowhere and have a career year. Norlander ranks 28th in Total Driver, 8th in Ball Striking, 12th in GIR, and 27th in DA. He had a T20 finish in '17, and a MC in '16. Norlander made his last 4 cuts, with his last start being a T5. Not sure we can play him in cash but I love him for Stud and Dud builds.

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