2018 Genesis Open PGA DFS Cash Game Preview
We’ve finally entered the true part of the golf season with no more multi-course setups or wonky field pro-ams. Cash lineups were definitely a good idea to lay-low on for the week with some bombs out there even with the additional round (Thank you very much Patrick). Still, a solid tournament with improved coverage and a Ted Potter Jr. win to go with nice views means the Pro-Am season is over. Here’s a look at the week prior:
|Player||Tournament||DK Cost||DK Points||Tournament Position||MadeCutYN|
|Brandt Snedeker||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||8100||77.5||T20||Y|
|James Hahn||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||8400||82||T26||Y|
|Patrick Cantlay||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||8900||77||T35||Y|
|Patrick Reed||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||7900||52.5||MC||N|
We head south for the final tournament of the west coast swing to Los Angeles and Riviera Country Club, host of the Genesis Open. A stacked field sees Dustin Johnson at his home course leading in the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. No weird weather draws so no reason to segment the field other than your picks so let’s dive right in.
Ollie Schniederjans, $7600 – The swoop is perfect. I will always play Ollie, but this week is very interesting week. He fits this course well with his approach game and sits third in scoring for P4: 450-500 yards in his last 12 rounds and second in DK points. Ollie also has a limited course history, but finished eighth last year in his lone appearance. He also has success during his college days when playing the Riv, making him a very solid play this week.
Keegan Bradley, $7600 – Yup. We’re doing it. Keegs in cash. He’s playing too well to ignore at this point, especially in the approach game. He’s 5-of-6 in cuts made since 2012 including a second and fourth place finish. At the Farmers, he didn’t lose strokes putting. Repeat, didn’t lose strokes putting. If Keegan continues his off the tee strength, he’s going to have a leg up on the field. However, the caution would be his around the green game #lacks. Still, he should be around on Sunday, which is what you want from Keegan.
Alexander Noren, $8700 – Noren stateside saw him take Jason Day to a playoff at the Farmers three weeks ago and a solid finished at the Waste Management. Noren can roll it real well and he’s a guy who can contend. I wouldn’t be afraid to use him here, although it’s his first time playing the tournament. He’s 6th in P4: 450-500 yards scoring at difficult courses to hit the fairway and 11th in bogey avoidance. He’s 45-1 so a cash play that should score real well.
Dustin Johnson, $11900 – You can’t ignore the fact DJ is god at this course when it comes to cash. His highest price deters everyone else from playing people, but with the talent in the $7k range, you can easily fit DJ. He’s going to be in the final groups on Sunday and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t spend the cash. Just do it and move on.
Spring is around the corner and the fields continue to improve with big tournaments sprinkled everywhere as the tour heads to Florida. Enjoy the weekend and enjoy the cash.