Core Picks For GPP and/or Cash, Farmers Insurance Open
There are always some key stats to check out every week but playing at Torrey Pines the most important, by far, is driving distance. This is a LONG course (both North/South, but specifically South which will be played 3 of 4 days).
Birdie % is always a plus when playing on Draftkings, as well as putting on poa greens and having success on 200-250 yard par 3s.
I’m not getting tricky though, I’m targeting bombers first and looking at other stats second.
Write ups will be added.
Dustin Johnson – 11.1k
Driving Distance – 1st
Birdie – 5th
This is not to say I do not like Jason Day; I do. I don’t like what his price did to the lower end of my lineups so I will be using Day sparingly in some GPP lineups. Because of this, I would advise (and will be doing so myself) using DJ.
Jamie Lovermark – 8.3k
Driving Distance – 7th (web.com tour)
Birdie – 2nd (web.com tour)
His stats are from the Web.com tour but he’s played this course before with his most recent finish being 28th place. His game is built to be successful on long courses and his current form is outstanding. He’s finished in the top 10 in his last three tournaments and has a great deal of upside for his cost.
Daniel Berger – 8.2k
Driving Distance – 18th
Birdie – 36th
Berger hasn’t played much of the swing season but his game fits this course well. He finished tied for 24th here last season and he may not be as much of a value play as Finau but I still believe he’s under priced for what he brings to the table.
Tony Finau – 7.5k
Driving Distance – 7th
Birdie – 8th
Tony is too cheap for his weapons that match up well with Torrey Pines. Hopefully people will be afraid to use him after he missed the cut last week. He finished 24th here last season and I think he has the tools to improve on that which will more than pay off his salary.