Welcome to the PGA DFS Cash Game Plays! Every week I will outline three tiers of golfers for you (high, mid, and low price), with two to four golfers in each tier depending on the week. If I feel very strongly about certain golfers, I will provide them in my core plays at the bottom of the article. Let’s get to work.
Recap of Last Week
Tiger Woods is back ladies and gentlemen. After a T2 finish last week, barely missing a putt to force a playoff on 18, we can safely say that the GOAT is back. As for DFS, I once again made a good profit on Fan Duel and FantasyDraft, but the Kevin Na withdraw hurt me very badly on Draftkings. Let's look to right that ship this week.
This week we have the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, and if there is one thing you need to know about this course, it is one of Tiger's favorites. He has recorded eight wins here in his career, and if you cannot tell I am a little excited that I get to watch him play this weekend yet again. The course itself is a 7,419 yard par-72 that will let players showcase their whole skill set, from bombing off the tee to dropping pinpoint approach shots. Par-4 scoring will be one of the biggest stats to look for this week.
Tiger Woods (Draftkings 10k, Fan Duel 11.9k, FantasyDraft 17k):
You had to know this was coming. Tiger is looking like the best play this week in cash, and I cannot believe I (as a 20 year old) get to say that in 2018. His incredible record here is that of legends, with eight wins including a 4-peat from 2000 to 2003. He is finally rounding into form, and with the best odds to win in the field and only the fifth most expensive on Draftkings, lock and load him for a red shirt and black pants Sunday round.
Tommy Fleetwood (Draftkings 9.5k, Fan Duel 11.7k, FantasyDraft 15.9k):
This is the cheapest we have been able to roster Tommy all year, and this course sets up well for him. He has been gaining strokes putting and after being a chalk bomb last time out, he can easily come in at lower ownership. I believe that he will be the lowest owned in his range, considering Hatton and Noren are right below him (both of which are excellent plays).
Others to Consider:
Alex Noren (Draftkings 9.2k, Fan Duel 11.8k, FantasyDraft 15.5k)
Brian Harman (Draftkings 8.5k, Fan Duel 10.6k, FantasyDraft 15k):
A "dark horse" pick to win this week, Harman is coming in with excellent form after a top-5 finish in Mexico. He had taken three weeks off to reset and it looks to be paying off. This course suits him nicely and he is in a price range where a lot of players will look to go above or below him, possibly giving him to us at lower ownership.
Adam Scott (Draftkings 8.7k, Fan Duel 11.1k, FantasyDraft 15.1k):
I personally will not be going this route in cash, but that does not make him any less of a great play. He is a new golfer this year, staying extremely hot and consistent. Being 5th in the field in Strokes Gained Tee to Green and 14th in approach are two great stats to look at this week. If not going Harman, or even for GPP, look to Scott for much lower ownership with huge upside.
Others to Consider
Kevin Chappell (Draftkings 7.3k, Fan Duel 10k, FantasyDraft 13.9k):
Here is a price I never expected to see this week. Chappell is a very consistent cut maker with a second place finish at this course last year. He will be very chalky this week due to his price, but this may be some chalk you want to eat.
Francisco Molinari (Draftkings 7.3k, Fan Duel 9.9k, FantasyDraft 13.8k):
Here is the other chalk play of the week. Priced at only $7300 with 50/1 odds to win puts him well below the average price for those odds. He will be the most popular play in this price range, and rightfully so. If you are looking for an edge in GPP, this might be the best fade for you.
Others to Consider
Emiliano Grillo (Draftkings 7.6k, Fan Duel 9k, FantasyDraft 14k)