2018 WGC Mexico PGA DFS Cash Game Preview
We’re back folks! After a week off, we’re entering the WGC- Mexico tournament with a condensed field and no-cut aka perfect time to not play as much cash! But after last week’s no-show on my part at the debacle known as the Honda Classic, it was only fair to get this article in to show you the way this week. You’re probably going to need to have a couple low-owned folks to cash this week so let’s take a quick look back first to the Genesis:
|Cash Game Lineups for the Sports Degens|
|Player||Tournament||DK Cost||DK Points||Tournament Position||MadeCutYN|
|Dustin Johnson||Genesis Open||11900||80||T16||Y|
|Alexander Noren||Genesis Open||8700||66||T16||Y|
|Keegan Bradley||Genesis Open||7600||21||MC||N|
|Ollie Schneiderjans||Genesis Open||7600||26.5||MC||N|
Ollie was the bomb for the weekend and Keegan’s lovely final nine only got us of 2/4 thru. Dustin still put up 80 points although finish -4, but still not what we were looking completely for. But nonetheless, we are back this week for the WGC. Diving right into cash options:
Branden Grace, $7700 – In a land of Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson and Daniel Berger, Grace’s name is going to go undermentioned. His putting lacks, but this course showed last year you can win without hitting a lot of putts (DJ missed 16 putts inside 10 feet). His approach and off-the-tee game this season has gained strokes in each tournament and he ranks 2nd in SG: Around the Green in his last 24 rounds. If the approach game is off, he still has the ability to get up and down and minimize mistakes even with his troublesome putting. His talent is too good to even bee in the $7k range, let alone stuffed in with guys that don’t have a chance to win.
Patrick Cantlay, $8700 – Cantlay had an impressive showing at the Genesis Open and comes in ranked number 1 in Par 5 SG in his last 24 rounds, a popular stat this week. His GIRs rank third and his approach game remains on fire. His price bump into a stacked field might scare folks off, but he’s going to put up the numbers be a good play in GPP and cash games this week.
Hao-Tong Li, $7400 – I’m on board and I don’t care who knows it. I used him quite a bit at the Genesis and even though he was never in contention, he was around for the weekend and had an ace. His stats don’t pop because his exposure is limited on the PGA and world markets outside of Euro tour events, perfect for a dart. However, his win last month over Rory opened some eyes and the fact he was only used at 1% at the Genesis means he’s still not getting the publicity he should be getting. He gained almost five strokes via his approach at that tournament, a quality that’s going to help him in Mexico.
Pat Perez, $7400 – Another guy who is going under the radar after a hot start this year, Perez ranks 3rd in Birdie or Better % and 5th in SG Par 5 over his last 12 rounds. He was going to be the “IT” guy this year, but never got going in the California swing. He still was making cuts, but not producing for his price. Now at $7400, Perez is absolutely worth a shot in cash this week with the ability to make birdies and show his improvement around the greens.