Off the Tee: PGA DFS – CIMB Classic
Welcome to the 2019/2020 PGA Season! Coming to you live through the PGA DFS thought process, I will provide an insight at the first glance in my research and where I am looking to target as I do an initial run down of my notes.
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Kevin Tway grabbed his first PGA tournament win ever at the Safeway Open last week in a playoff. Now there is a quick turnaround where golfers will head to Malaysia for the CIMB Classic. The tournament is played at TPC Kuala Lumpur, and it has been since 2010. The course is a par 72 measuring only 7,005 yards with four par fives. This course is extremely easy for golfers, so expect to see a lot of birdies and very low scores. Combine that with the heat we are going to see and you can expect the ball to travel extremely well off of the tee. With there only being 78 golfers in the field, there is not cut, which means you can take a chance in lineup construction, as all golfers are guaranteed 4 rounds.
The Big Bet
Justin Thomas – He is the top ranked golfer in this tournament and this is one of his favorite/dominating tournaments he is a part of. He has played this tournament 3 years in a row, resulting in finishing 17th last year, then back to back tournament wins the years before that. Justin Thomas finished the 2017/2018 season extremely strong and after falling short he will want to start his season off strong. I expect him to be the highest owned golfer and is a must for cash games. He is the ultimate fade for tournaments.
Rounding Out the Top 3
Paul Casey – I want to start off with saying, I don’t think it completely necessary to be paying way up in this tournament outside of Justin Thomas. Some of these golfers are extremely out of their regular price range due to the weak field and easy course. Paul Casey is one of those. Only if you are fading Thomas should you consider Casey. This is in hopes Casey wants to get back to better form.
Ryan Moore – I was really impressed with how Ryan Moore played the entire tournament at the Safeway Open. This is going to be a really tight turnaround for him and a large handful of other golfers in this tournament. Moore is in solid form, and although he will have to battle some jetlag his form is solid going in.
Cameron Smith – Just like Paul Casey, his price is pretty high compared to what it usually is, but everything points to a big tournament for him. Smith finished off the season a lot better than what he was usually playing, and experience should only add to this new season for him.
Pat Perez – Perez won this tournament last year and can become one of the few to win this tournament back to back. I am slightly concerned on his form, but with a no-cut event, his price allows him to become a lot more attractive.
Keegan Bradley – It is amazing what a no-cut event can do to an individual and Keegan Bradley for some reason feels a major boost in confidence when playing in those types of tournaments. He also finished second last year in this tournament,
At Beeline Sports we play majority on DraftKings and Fanduel, so we will stick to that when discussing value. Some of the golfers on each DFS site that show some value on pricing are as follows:
DraftKings: Anirban Lahiri, Cameron Smith, Kyle Stanley
FanDuel: Billy Horschel, Kyle Stanley, Emiliano Grillo, Marc Leishman, Ryan Moore, Cheng-Tsung Pan
Form Means Most Things
One thing I have noticed in playing PGA Golf DFS, is that the form a golfer is in going into tournaments matters…extremely. When a golfer feels good, they play good. When they play good, they usually keep playing good, even when a course might not be tailored to their playing style.
Billy Horschel – Put it this way to…to end the season last year Horschel finished 2nd, 3rd, didn’t make cut, and 3rd in the last 4 tournaments of the season. Pretty impressive. He now starts up this new season in great form, with a no-cut event to get it going. He has been out in Malaysia for a little bit of time now, so he should not be affected as much by the jet lag like some players.
Jason Kokrak – Kokrak’s PGA dream was eliminated after the BMW Championship last season, and has had plenty of rest going into the CIMB Classic. For the performances he was giving at the end of last season, Kokrak is just simply too cheap.
C.T. Pan – Pan is a great ball striker, and is familiar with the course here, as he finished 17th last season here. He finished last season with 2 top 5 finishes before not making the cut further into the Tour Championship.
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