Trevis’ PGA Punt Plays – 2018 Travelers Championship

Welcome back to my newest edition here in FantasyDraft’s Locker Room! If you haven’t played a PGA contest on FantasyDraft yet, I’ll fill you in. You can roster 7 golfers. Only the top 6 scores are added to your overall score, thus the lowest score of the 7 golfers in your lineup is dropped and does not count against you at all. It doesn’t matter if it was your most expensive golfer that bit the dust and missed the cut (Spieth earlier this year), or if it was a minimum salary punt play that performed like minimum price players typically do. The salaries for PGA on FantasyDraft are also rather tight so you usually must have a relatively cheap or min. priced player to help roster one or two “favorites to win”.

With that said, the purpose of this weekly PGA article is to enlighten you to the best PGA Punt Plays for the week. The overall goal here is to find the cheap golfer that can make the cut and aide your roster in case one of your “Top 6” falter or miss the cut altogether. If you roster one of these suggested players and they are the lowest score on your lineup, it usually means your “Top 6” performed adequately.

 

Last Week Recap:

 

Charles Howell III – $11,400  – Finished 25th with +12

Jhonattan Vegas – $11,100  – Finished 41st with +14

Scott Stallings – $10,400  – MC

Chesson Hadley – $12,000  – MC

Richy Werenski – $10,200  – MC

 

2018 Travelers Championship

This event is played at TPC River Highlands as a Par 70. The course is 6,841 yards long with Bentgrass greens.

 

Chad Campbell – $11,600 

The good news is he has logged experience here in each of the last 5 years. The bad news is that he missed the cut the past 2 years while making the cut each of the 3 years prior with a 7th place finish in 2014. My former Punt Play of the Week comes in ranking 10th overall in total strokes gained. He has 5 stats ranking in the top 29. His best ones are 17th in SG: T2G and 8th in SG: APP.

 

William McGirt – $12,000

Good ole Willie is a perfect 4 for 4 over the last 5 years (didn’t compete in 2016). He worst finish in that time span was last year when he finished 43rd. I am going to grand McGirt my Punt Play of the Week with him coming in 8th overall in total strokes gained. He ranks 1st overall (FIRST!) in SG: SG AND SG: P. That is out of EVERY golfer in my model. So yeah, he is Bentgrass green extraordinaire.

 

Jon Curran – $10,400 

In the last 5 years Curran has competed here thrice and missed the cut twice. His only made cut was a respectable 10th place finish in 2015. The minimum salary play this week comes in 27th overall in total strokes gained. He has 6 stats ranking in the top 48 with his best ones being 13th in SG: SG and 8th in SG: ARG.

Chris Stroud – $11,700

Stroud is my 2nd Punt Play that is 4 for 4 on made cuts, not having competed here last year. He finished 10th in 2015 and 2nd in 2013, so yeah, he wins the course history award. Stroud clocks in at 37th overall in total strokes gained and like McGirt, KILLS it with Bentgrass greens. He ranks 3rd in SG: SG, 2nd in SG: ARG, and 15th In SG: P

Cameron Tringale – $10,600

The last time I had Tringale as a punt he burned me. At least he has good course history this time right? Wrong. He hasn’t competed here in the last 4 years and the last time he did was a missed cut in 2013. So why Punt him? Because he is near minimum salary and I can’t pronounce his last name to save my life, THAT’S WHY! He is 40th overall in total strokes gained. He is 26th in SG: SG and 22nd in SG: P, so he is “decent” with Bentgrass as well.

Stat Key

SG – Strokes Gained

SG: TOT – Total

SG: T2G – Tee to Green

SG: BS – Ball Striking

SG: SG – Short Game

SG: OTT – Off the Tee

SG: APP – Approach

SG: ARG – Around the Green

SG: P – Putting

 

Trevis Waters

Trevis has had a FantasyDraft account (MrFantasyGuru) even before the official launch of the site. He has also had well over a decade of fantasy sports experience and is a published fantasy sports writer with 3 books he hopes you don’t buy as they are now incredibly outdated. As a jack of all trades, he spends the wee hours of the morning teaching kids in China how to speak English, the afternoon working on all of the podcasts and free fantasy content you can find at ACKarmaSports.com, and the evenings filming for his movie review YouTube channel. Trevis is also the owner of Jasper the Dog, his lab/greyhound mix who became YouTube famous (and sponsored) for picking the March Madness bracket each of the past 4 years. You can find him on Twitter here @DFSKarmaTrevis

You may also like...

Leave a Reply