“Going for The Green” – this week’s four golfers fit the course well and have good form or course history, and are targeted as part of GPP winning lineups on FantasyDraft.
PAT PEREZ – $18,500
Perez is well on his way to distancing himself from the moniker “West Coast Pat” that implies he can only perform well during the California swing. He’s made the cut in 12/13 events, the only miss coming as a result of him withdrawing at the Waste Management Open. He’s finished in the top 25 in eight of those events, four of which are top 10s.
Pat has shown history of being able to compete here at Harbour Town as well. Before taking last year’s tournament off his previous three appearances in this event resulted in finishes of 26th, 18th, and 18th. The Bermuda greens of Harbour Town will be a welcome site for Perez as well as he ranks 16th in the field in SG:Putting (1.279).
Fresh off an 18th place finish in Augusta there is no reason to believe Perez is slowing down anytime soon. The $18,500 price tag reflects his strong performance on the year but it may keep many players off of him.
LUKE LIST – $17,000
List is one of the premier ball strikers on Tour and the only thing that has held him back from his first career victory has been his inability to putt consistently. On weeks where List putts above average he finds himself in contention, shown most recently at the Shell Houston Open. List finished the week 12th in Strokes Gained: Putting and brought home a third place finish. The podium finish is another in a long line of solid performances for List on the year; in 15 starts on the season he has seven top 25s, three of which are top 10s.
Harbour Town appears to be a course that List can take over. His 36th overall rank in SG:Approach will certainly suit him well as will his top 10 rank in Birdie or Better Percentage. Last year in his first appearance in this tournament List finished 39th.
STEWART CINK – $16,600
I will continue to use Cink until his performance falls off dramatically or until everyone else catches on to him and plugs him into their lineups weekly. Cink has been extremely consistent this season. His 13 starts on the season have resulted in nine top 30 finishes including in his last five.
Looking at Cink’s stats there aren’t any numbers that jump out and pinpoint why exactly he’s seen such a turnaround in his performance, it’s just that he’s been very consistent across the board. I do feel his current Scrambling percentage of just 60% could lend itself to some trouble, but if he continues to hit over 71% of Greens In Regulation then there won’t be much to worry about.
BRIAN STUARD – $15,600
Among the elite invite only field in Augusta last week was Brian Stuard who very quietly brought home a 36th place finish. The win that earned Stuard his invite came last year at the Zurich Classic which is played on another Pete Dye course, TPC of Louisiana. This week’s key stats point to another week of contention for Stuard.
- Strokes Gained: Approach – 56th, .361
- Scrambling – 41st, 63.29%
- Good Drive % – 1st, 89.74%
Stuard is also .600 strokes better on Bermuda greens than he is on their Bentgrass counterparts. I look for Stuard to bring some momentum out of Augusta and with a pricetag of only $15,600 he’ll provide salary relief from any higher end guys we may want to roster.
These four golfers leave you with $32,300 for your final two roster spots. Using the “Going for The Green” picks alongside the “Weekend Warriors” on DFSDatalytics.com makes for many great combinations that can take down both GPPs and cash games.