2018 Waste Management Open PGA DFS Cash Game Preview
The Tour heads south to TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Open as they step outside of California before heading back next week. This weekend’s action is always on par with the Super Bowl and makes for a terrific Sunday. Everyone knows about the par 3 16th, the famous rowdy hole, but the course is great for variety of players, especially after the latest redesign. Hideki Matsuyama returns to see if he can go back-to-back-to-back at the WMO after a solid weekend at the Farmers, but some big names will be out to capture the title. Let’s take a look at last week first and then get focusing on the WMO:
|Player||Tournament||DK Cost||DK Points||Tournament Position||MadeCutYN|
|Tony Finau||Farmers Insurance Open||8700||85||T6||Y|
|Charley Hoffman||Farmers Insurance Open||7200||70.5||T35||Y|
|Charles Howell III||Farmers Insurance Open||8300||77.5||T6||Y|
|Shane Lowry||Farmers Insurance Open||8800||24.5||MC||N|
We were looking good for a 4/4 week, but Lowry’s collapse on his final nine cost the core four from going through. Finau pushed for a win, but struggled mid-round on Sunday and CH3 climbed late to get a T6 with Finau. Overall, 75% of the plays have made the cut with the average DK score being 72.5 points. This week we will look to pull both of those numbers up with a wide variety of names out there for good values.
Zach Johnson, $7700 – Hard to look the other way with a former major winner who is playing decent and has the course history you’d lean on if you’re in need of a golfer. He’s made the cut the past three years and finished his worst at 14th! He’s fourth in SG: APP his last 12 rounds and 8th in GIR gained. The T2G game is back, gaining strokes his last four tournaments and also includes being first in proximity his last 12 rounds on Bermuda greens. Don’t overthink this.
Matt Kuchar, $8400 – The cut-maker comes back stateside! Kuch played two weeks ago in Europe, finishing T32, but finished seven under par for the tournament. His stats won’t pop at all, but he’s 3/3 making the cut here and in two other comparable courses (The Olympic Club and Erin Hills), Kuch also made the cut here. He’s going to make the weekend so lock and load.
Brendan Steele, $7800 – 6/6 in his last six at the WMO, all T26 or better. He sits 10th in GIR gained in his last eight rounds and 17th in my eight round model. He’s not going to be a guy who really challenges to win, but he won’t be slamming a trunk here. Steele fits the corollary courses as well and he sits 12th SG: OTT in his last 12 rounds.
Scott Piercy, $7500 – There’s a load of guys worth putting into this article, but I wanted to make sure we got Piercy some show. He’s 5th in SG: APP and 7th Birdie or Better in his last twelve rounds, made the cut 5/6 years including last year when he was having his worst season as a pro. You really just have to ignore his 2017 season and realize he’s the good Scott Piercy again and worthy of your cash lineup at this price.
Enjoy the week folks as this is a fun one right next to the Super Bowl. The season and the big names are all coming to life and we will see even more of them next week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.