Earlier, I broke down the course at Trinity Forest Golf Club for the AT&T Byron Nelson and some of the angles to look at when selecting what players to roster on your daily fantasy lineups. Today, I give you the main guys who I’m considering for my cash game lineup, as well as some pivots that I’ll be looking to go overweight on in tournaments.
As always, I utilize the RotoQL PGA Lineup Optimizer to make sure that my player exposures are exactly how I want them to be, and use the Trending Player tool to get a read on what players the public is interested in.
Cash Game Plays
Jordan Speith: DK: $11,900, FD: $12,900
Jordan Speith is rightfully the clear betting favorite this week and has by far the highest RotoQL point projection. He is a member here at Trinity Forest and will likely be one of the few players extremely familiar with the layout. If that wasn’t enough, he won last year's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, which Speith himself says shares a lot of similarities to Trinity Forest. He will likely be extremely popular but will be hard to fade despite his high price forcing you to play a few value plays that are certainly to give you heartburn at lineup lock.
Adam Scott: DK: $9,200, FD: $11,800
Adam Scott made a switch in his putter last week at The Players and instantly saw his putting numbers jump up to an average clip. Scott has struggled a bit with his driver this season but he may be able to club down to 3-wood or irons off the tee if the conditions do in fact play firm and fast. I’ve targeted Scott for the last few weeks with up-and-down results, but the putter change, elite long-term ball-striking and an incredibly weak field make Scott one of the top overall plays in the field.
Kevin Na: DK: $7,200, FD: $9,000
The value-price tier is a complete wasteland this week, but DraftKings threw us a bone and priced Kevin Na way down at $7,200. He isn’t in the best form, but did have an OK week last time out at The Players with a T-46 finish. Na has some decent history playing in Texas and will relish playing on a course that requires some strategy tee-to-green. Na projects to be one of the highest owned players in the field so a fade in tournaments isn’t a terrible idea but he is one of the top cash game plays on the slate, especially to find some salary relief in a lineup with Jordan Spieth.
Sergio Garcia: DK: $10,100, FD: $12,400
If you’re looking for a low-owned pivot off of Jordan Speith then look no further than Sergio. His form has been pretty poor as of late, but there aren’t many better players suited for links golf than he is. RotoQL’s VIP Trending Tool is currently projecting Garcia to be by far the lowest-owned player outside of Billy Horschel above $9,000 on DraftKings, despite him easily being in the top 3 of overall quality of player at this weak field event. This is likely the lowest Sergio’s stock is going to fall all season, making now a great buy low opportunity.
Beau Hossler: DK: $9,000, FD: $9,500
Beau Hossler almost got his first career win earlier this season in Texas at the Houston Open and is one of the top plays this week, despite his inflated price tag across the industry. Hossler is a member here at Trinity Forest and actually does the majority of his practicing right here at this course, so he will be more familiar with the layout than almost anyone in field besides fellow member Jordan Speith.
Martin Laird: DK: $7,900, FD: $10,000
Pretty much any player under $8,000 on DraftKings is going to be a risky proposition this week, but Martin Laird is one of the few guys who has upside at a course that should fit his game. Laird has been playing solid golf recently which included a T-11 at TPC San Antonio, a course that has a somewhat similar layout to Trinity Forest. Laird is a high ball hitter, who also has plenty of experience on links layouts being from Scotland.