DraftKings PGA Picks for Dean & Deluca Invitational

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The PGA Tour travels to Fort Worth, Texas this week for the Dean & Deluca Invitational. The tournament will be held at the Colonial Country Club, which is a Par 70 course with three Par 3s, 12 Par 4s and only 2 Par 5s. The key stat this week will be Par 4 scoring.

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There will not be a star studded field showing up at the Dean & Deluca Invitational this week. Only seven of the top 30 players in the world will be entered this week. Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm, Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson and Siwoo Kim will be that stars of the field and some of the highest-priced golfers in DraftKings this week.

The Colonial Country Club is not very long (seven of the 12 Par 4s are less than 450 yards in length). The course does have small greens so the two most important stats this week will be accuracy off the tee and approach shots to the green. Some of the best players in accuracy and approach shots include Sergio Garcia, Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Kisner and Pat Perez.

 

$10K+ Prince Range:

Jordan Spieth $12,000: How disappointing has Spieth been lately? After three missed cuts in the last four events it will be hard to pull the trigger on the highest-priced golfer in the field. Spieth changed putters for this tournament and he has the best course history of any golfer in the field. He won this event last year. Hopefully his ownership will be lower than expected. Spieth should return to form at his home course.

Jon Rahm $11,800: Rahm has never played in a tournament at Colonial but that has not mattered much for this rookie. He has made all nine cuts this year and has finished half of his starts in the top 10. Rahm is a golfer who likes to bomb it off the tee, but this course does not require that type of play. If he can shape his irons properly of the tee Rahm should be in contention in the final round Sunday.

Sergio Garcia $10,800: The Spaniard has been inconsistent since winning the Masters in April. He finished 30th at The Players Championship and 20th last week at the AT&T Byron Nelson. This course fits his style of player better than the two previous courses. Garcia should be able to gain strokes on the field tee to green. If his putter heats up he should win the tournament.

Matt Kuchar $10,100: Koooooch is expensive this week as he should be. Kuchar is a smart golfer and knows how to play these short courses. His accuracy off the tee will set him up nicely for approach shots to the small greens. He is one of my top Cash Contests plays this week if you can afford him.

 

$9K Price Range:

Kevin Kisner $9,700: Many people accuse me of having a man-crush on Kisner because I use him almost every week. The reason why he frequents my lineups is because when you look at the stats his name always pops up. Kisner started off the season playing really well and started to fade over the last month. Taking a week off to rest should really help him this week. Kisner has an average of 67.7 per round at this course. He has finished in the top-10 in his last two tournaments at the Colonial. He is a good golfer for your DraftKings lineup this week.

Marc Leishman $9,300: Has made the cut in all seven of his appearances in this event. Leishman has finished in the top 30 in all of his trips to the Dean & Deluca Invitational. Last year leishman finished 13th. He enters the tournament this week after finishing 13th at the AT&T Byron Nelson. He should add another top-15 finish this week.

Jason Dufner $9,000: Dufner is one of my top plays this week. His price is not outrageous and his game sets up nicely for this course. Dufner has made 11 straight cuts in this event and he has three top-10 finishes. He is coming off a 13th-place finish in the AT&T Byron Nelson. I expect Dufner to be in contention this week.

 

$8K Price Range:

Tony Finau $8,700: Finau has been pretty reliable this season. He has made five of his last six cuts, including a 3rd-place finish at the Valero Texas Open. Finau usually plays well in the wind (the forecast is calling for high winds each day) and that is why he usually finishes in the top 15 in events held in Texas. DraftKings priced Finau a little higher than I would have liked to have seen him, but I will have him in a couple lineups this week.

Adam Hadwin $8,400: After a much needed week off, Hadwin is back on the course this week. That also means he is back in my lineups. Hadwin probably will not win this event but he will make the cut. Hadwin is 11/11 in cuts made this year and has made 14 straight cuts dating back to last year. He finished 5th in the Dean Deluca Invitational in 2015 and 22nd last year. Hadwin must be in all Cash Contests lineups this week.

Chris Kirk $8,200: Kirk is a nice Tournament Contest pivot this week. He is not a popular golfer so the casual fan may not know who he is. Kirk won this event in 2015 and finished 5th in 2012. He has never missed a cut here so Kirk should be a safe play for your contest.

Brandt Snedeker $8,100: Sneds missed the cut last week at the AT&T Byron Nelson. DFS players have a short memory so hopefully the MC last week will drive his ownership down. This course sets up nicely for Snedeker’s game. He finished second at Colonial in 2015 and he has five top-20 finishes in his last nine starts in this event. Snedeker should bounce back this week with a top 20 finish.

 

$7K Price Range:

Ryan Palmer $7,900: The Dean & Deluca Invitational has been one of Palmer’s best tournaments. He has played this event 14 times with three finishes in the top five. He enters the tournament in OK form. Palmer finished 27th last week and sixth in the Valero Texas Open. He plays well in high winds, so he should have a chance to finish in the top 15 this week.

Pat Perez $$7,600: Perez is having one of his best seasons on tour. He has finished five of his last six starts in the top 25, including a second-place finish at the Wells Fargo Championship. Perez has 12 appearances in this tournament with four finishes in the top 10. His price is too low this week in DraftKings contests.

Sung Kang $7,400: I played Kang last week and he rewarded me with a top-20 finish. I am going back to him this week. He has made six cuts in a row and Kang is starting to play some good golf. He is accurate off the tee and has been one of the best in greens in regulation. Kang should finish in the top 20 again this week.

Ryan Moore $7,200: Moore is priced way too low this week. He missed the cut last week in the AT&T Byron Nelson, but he made his previous six cuts. Every golfer is entitled to one bad week. I look for Moore to return to form this week and finish in the top 20.

 

$6K Price Range:

The golfers I like as cheap flyers this week include: Bill Haas $6,900, Stewart Cink $6,700, Martin Laird $6,600, Cameron Tringale $6,400,

 

Tournament Lineup 1

Sergio Garcia $10,800 (7/7 Cuts Made) 87.9 Avg.

Adam Hadwin $8,400 (11/11 Cuts Made) 77.0 Avg.

Brandt Snedeker $8,100 (8/11 Cuts Made) 67.2 Avg.

Ryan Palmer $7,900 (5/11 Cuts Made) 51.1 Avg.

Pat Perez $7,600 (11/12 Cuts Made) 68.0 Avg.

Ryan Moore $7,200 (8/10 Cuts Made) 60.6 Avg.

 

Tournament Lineup 2

Jordan Spieth $12,000 (8/11 Cuts Made) 79.5 Avg.

Adam Hadwin $8,400 (11/11 Cuts Made) 77.0 Avg.

Emiliano Grillo $7,800 (9/10 Cuts Made) 60.2 Avg.

Pat Perez $7,600 (11/12 Cuts Made) 68.0 Avg.

Ryan Moore $7,200 (8/10 Cuts Made) 60.6 Avg.

Bill Haas $6,900 (6/9 Cuts Made) 52.9 Avg.

 

Tournament Lineup 3

Jon Rahm $11,800 (9/9 Cuts Made) 83.3 Avg.

Jason Dufner $9,000 (10/11 Cuts Made) 72.1 Avg

Pat Perez $7,600 (11/12 Cuts Made) 68.0 Avg.

Sung Kang $7,400 (9/14 Cuts Made) 63.0 Avg.

Charlie Hoffman $7,300 (10/14 Cuts Made) 65.6 Avg.

Bill Haas $6,900 (6/9 Cuts Made) 52.9 Avg.

 

DraftKings Cash Lineup  (50/50 or Double-Ups)

Kevin Kisner $9,700 (9/10 Cuts Made) 71.2 Avg.

Jason Dufner $9,000 (10/11 Cuts Made) 72.1 Avg

Adam Hadwin $8,400 (11/11 Cuts Made) 77.0 Avg.

Pat Perez $7,600 (11/12 Cuts Made) 68.0 Avg.

Emiliano Grillo $7,800 (9/10 Cuts Made) 60.2 Avg.

Kyle Stanley $7,400 (9/10 Cuts Made) 70.6 Avg.

 

FANDUEL

Fanduel will not have any golf contests this week. They have received so much negative comments regarding their PGA setup that they decided to revamp the game for the U.S. Open. I was just getting good at the game and now they are changing it. Oh well, we will see what they come up with next.

 

Good Luck This Week!!!!