2018 WGC Bridgestone Invitational PGA DFS Preview
Hello Degens! Last week 9 of 13 picks made the cut and we had the winner, so did everyone else. For the year 72% of the picks have made the cut and 44% of the time I’ve had the winner on there.
Course/Past Event History
On to a new week and another World Golf Championship event, the Bridgestone Invitational. This event takes place at the Firestone Country Club South Course in Akron, Ohio. It is a par 70 with 2 par 5s (one reachable in 2 shots) and 4 par 3s. It plays long at about 7,400 yards and uses tree lined fairways to intimidate players. Hideki Matsuyama fired a bogey free 61 last year to win by 5 shots over ZJ. Other past winners include Dustin Johnson in 2016, Lowry in 2015 and Rory in 2014.
The forecast calls for rain chances all week, so the course should play softer and longer, which will put a bit more emphasis on driving distance. Kind of like last week. I’ll continue to monitor it until lock, but at the moment, the winds look light. Still there could be an advantage somewhere. This is a no cut, limited field event so the tee times won’t be that far apart. Either way its worth watching.
Rory McIlroy $11,300 – He continues to go under owned and I doubt that changes much this week. DJ and Tiger are the 2 guys around him, so I think his ownership is once again lower than those 2. If the putter works a little this week then I like his chances to be contending come Sunday.
Tommy Fleetwood $9,200 – Had it not been for some bad holes last week he would’ve been right up there with DJ. I like starting the team with him and Franny to get a little different.
Francesco Molinari $9,400 – I will not avoid the hottest player in the world.
Paul Casey $8,600 – Its possible that he could go a little over looked this week. I’m not going to bank on that, but I do expect him to be lower owned in the lower $ buy ins than the higher.
Xander Schauffele $7,900 – Full Disclosure: I never get him right. He is playing very well right now and this is a good price for his potential.
Kevin Na $7,200 – Of the guys priced below 7500 he is my favorite. He is gaining strokes Tee to Green consistently and I think most people will go with Grillo at a discount, so I will pay up and try to be different.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat $6,900 – His propensity to spray it off the tee scares me a bit, but he tends to show up in these strong field events.
Limited field so limited picks this week. Be sure to watch the weather and I think that leaving some money on the table is a requirement in large field GPPs. We will be in the slack chat all week, so hit me up if you would like an invite. We have channels for every sport.
– Jesse @DFSGolfGods