2018 PGA Championship – Trevis’ PGA Punt Plays

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:

Kevin Kisner – $13,000 – Finished +1 in 39th

Kevin Na – $12,600 – Finished E in 31st

Charl Schwartzel – $12,600 – Finished E in 31st

Emiliano Grillo – $12,600 – Finished +8 in 66th after going +8 Sunday

(WD) Adam Hadwin – $12,100

 

 

2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club

The course will be set up as a Par 70 around 7,350 yards with Bentgrass greens. Per usual, I am avoiding course history as it changes in this event year to year.

 

Shane Lowry – $12,000

Lowry comes in at 32nd in total strokes gained. He has no stats that pop out as worrysome. However, I can say his short game isn’t as good as the rest of his form. He has 4 stats clocking in the top 33.

Adam Hadwin – $11,800

Haddy was written up last week right before he bailed on us due to his hip. I don’t think he is going to miss this major for anything, but I also don’t think it is bad enough to negatively effect his performance. He comes in at 28th in total strokes gained. Solid stats all around with his best being 20th in both SG: SG and SG: P.

Kevin Na – $12,000

Na makes it to the list for the 2nd straight week. He didn’t screw us last week in a no cut event as he finished E. This week he comes in at SIXTH overall in total strokes gained. His only downside is his OTT which is near the bottom of the field. If you can forgive that, he is a lock. He is 8th in SG: SG, 7th in SG: P, and 4th in SG: APP.

Anirban Lahiri – $11,700

Lahiri is 29th in total strokes gained. He is the most consistent Punt Play as he is the only one without a single stat outside of the top 57. He has 4 stats inside the top 33 with his best being 22nd in SG: OTT.

Ryan Armour – $11,300

Armour is 25th overall in total strokes gained. He is all over the place in recent form. Amazing with 4th in SG: SG and 3rd in SG: ARG. Then the opposite of amazing with an 87th in both SG: OTT and SG: BS. Getting to the green is the burden, afterwards he is golden.

Honorable Mention: Jim Furyk – $11,300

I HAD to make a 6th Punt Play for this week. Furyk owns this event and was good the last time he played on this course way back when. He is 32nd in total strokes gained. He has 3 stats in top 16 with a 6th in SG: APP. In regard to “showing up” to this big stage, he made the cut 4 straight years (missed last year) with a 5th place finish in 2014 and a 2nd place finish in 2013.

 

 

 

 

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

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by Trevis (@DFSKarmaTrevis)

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

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