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PGA DFS: Plays and Pivots for the Wyndham Championship on DraftKings

The Tour is heading to Greensboro, NC for this year’s Wyndham Championship. The course, as usual, is Sedgefield Country Club. It’s a par-70 course that plays just a touch over 7,100 yards, and the greens are bermudagrass. There are only 48 bunkers on the course to go along with the 13 water hazards. It’s not the most difficult course around, despite all of that water. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2013 for it to be inside of the top 30 most difficult courses for a given season. Last year, there was only one hole in the top 125 most difficult holes on tour. As you’ll see with the winning scores, there are birdies to be had.

Be sure to check out the course preview article for more information on Sedgefield CC.  

Checking The Chalk

Webb Simpson ($11,200) is way up at the top of the pricing heap this week as the only golfer above $11,000. He has now made eight straight cuts dating back to March and hasn’t finished outside of the top 30 during that span, including three top-five finishes. Simpson’s averaging over 80 DK points in his past eight outings. Over the last 24 rounds, Simpson has been just as impressive. During that stretch, he’s in the top 15 in SG: Ball-Striking. Simpson also happens to be 2nd in SG: Putting and DK scoring over that stretch. 

He’s expensive, but Collin Morikawa ($10,400) looks like he’ll be plenty popular, as well. Morikawa is coming off of a win in just his seventh start on Tour. He has hit more than two-thirds of his greens in regulation in six of his seven starts in his young career.

As of this writing, I think ownership can go a few different ways. Make sure you check back for the projections and see where you can gain leverage using the Power Ranking Model. 

GPP Plays

Sungjae Im ($8,300) seems a bit underpriced this week given the season he’s put together. Granted, he’s coming off of a missed cut but, since the beginning of June, he’s made six of his last seven cuts. Even with a 16.5-point effort from his missed cut thrown in, Im is averaging over 73 DK points during that span. He’s broken 75 DK points in 11 of his 24 events this year. 

We haven’t seen him in a few weeks, but Vaughn Taylor ($7,400) has been playing solid golf since a couple of missed cuts in April. He’s on a streak of seven made cuts and has hit more than 70% of his GIR in all but two of those appearances. Taylor has even flashed some upside during that stretch. He’s averaging over 81 DK points including three 90-plus point performances. Taylor has finished in the top 20 in four of those starts. 

Cash Locks

So far this season, the totals for the cash locks are 51/56 (91%) made cuts, 37/56 (66%) top 30s, and 17/56 (30.3%%) top 10s. Here are this week’s cash locks:

  • Paul Casey ($9,800)
  • Joaquin Niemann ($9,100)

Ownership Projections and Model Results – Wyndham Championship

Head over to the Power Ranking article to see what the model results mean and how those groups have performed historically.

NameDK$Power RankingOwnership Projection
Webb Simpson11200-1.6121.61
Hideki Matsuyama10900-1.5410.09
Jordan Spieth10600-0.7810.15
Collin Morikawa10400-3.1712.65
Brandt Snedeker10000-0.8014.08
Paul Casey9800-1.3411.25
Patrick Reed9700-1.0823.80
Billy Horschel9600-1.0911.70
Viktor Hovland9500-1.5117.64
Matthew Wolff9400-1.387.39
Chez Reavie9300-1.1014.46
Rory Sabbatini9200-1.2710.77
Joaquin Niemann9100-1.0613.82
Cameron Smith9000-0.2314.90
Charles Howell III8900-0.897.28
Alex Noren8800-0.3314.11
Lucas Glover8700-1.2614.45
Martin Kaymer8600-0.438.62
Adam Hadwin8500-0.7912.56
Dylan Frittelli8400-1.094.18
Sungjae Im8300-1.2115.46
Byeong Hun An8200-0.738.75
Scott Piercy8100-1.2116.39
Jason Kokrak8000-0.388.39
Aaron Wise7900-0.476.84
Martin Laird7900-0.955.34
Russell Henley7800-0.537.45
Kevin Streelman7800-0.9912.29
Kyle Stanley7700-0.1612.43
Abraham Ancer7700-0.4910.77
Sepp Straka7700-1.108.36
Bill Haas76000.034.55
Doc Redman7600-0.7712.28
Brian Harman7600-0.796.20
Branden Grace75000.313.68
Jason Dufner7500-0.083.92
Russell Knox7500-1.116.09
Lucas Bjerregaard74000.795.81
Daniel Berger7400-0.226.04
Denny McCarthy7400-1.054.03
Vaughn Taylor7400-1.1313.02
J.T. Poston7300-0.275.53
Charley Hoffman7300-0.233.02
Bud Cauley7300-0.695.57
Wyndham Clark7300-0.862.10
Kevin Tway72000.400.99
Adam Schenk7200-0.250.45
Zach Johnson7200-0.414.51
Nick Watney7200-0.531.76
Troy Merritt7200-0.803.57
Brendan Steele71000.310.91
Corey Conners71000.004.72
Austin Cook7100-0.141.61
Brice Garnett7100-0.275.02
Roger Sloan7100-0.627.86
Peter Malnati7100-0.704.86
Kiradech Aphibarnrat70000.172.00
Beau Hossler70000.050.64
Si Woo Kim7000-0.033.91
Jimmy Walker7000-0.191.56
J.J. Spaun7000-0.212.00
Sebastian Munoz7000-0.542.62
Luke List69000.181.30
Bronson Burgoon69000.031.19
Ryan Armour6900-0.1610.31
Robert Streb6900-0.172.01
Josh Teater6900-0.431.97
Sam Ryder6900-0.462.12
Shawn Stefani6900-0.662.82
Harold Varner III6800-0.092.61
Danny Lee68000.350.59
Andrew Landry68000.216.62
Harris English68000.021.79
Pat Perez6800-0.312.73
Nick Taylor6800-0.625.57
Matt Jones6800-0.630.55
Kelly Kraft67000.290.52
Joel Dahmen67000.142.99
Brian Stuard6700-0.041.76
Scott Stallings6700-0.091.30
Chris Stroud6700-0.100.34
Jonathan Byrd6700-0.110.20
Kyoung-Hoon Lee6700-0.260.30
Talor Gooch6700-0.492.39
Luke Donald66000.250.15
Brian Gay66000.211.69
Peter Uihlein6600-0.050.92
Johnson Wagner6600-0.072.07
Wes Roach6600-0.101.24
Tom Hoge6600-0.121.97
Mackenzie Hughes6600-0.330.77
Jonas Blixt6600-0.370.75
Cameron Champ65001.000.43
Chesson Hadley65001.001.03
Seamus Power65000.110.18
Roberto Castro65000.080.91
Richy Werenski65000.051.75
Zack Sucher65000.010.93
Adam Long65000.011.42
Carlos Ortiz6500-0.450.72
Sam Saunders64000.230.64
Patrick Rodgers64000.040.24
Alex Prugh6400-0.090.13
Roberto Diaz6400-0.100.13
Adam Svensson6400-0.150.84
Stephan Jaeger6400-0.160.16
Scott Brown6400-0.200.65
Ryan Blaum6400-0.240.14
Michael Thompson6400-0.340.39
Hank Lebioda63000.081.59
Anirban Lahiri63000.970.63
Sang-Moon Bae63000.480.11
Patton Kizzire63000.451.16
Stewart Cink63000.221.77
Chase Wright63000.180.11
Kramer Hickok63000.170.20
Brandon Harkins63000.160.12
Cameron Davis6300-0.020.20
Ben Silverman62000.350.09
Ted Potter Jr.62001.080.28
Jose De Jesus Rodriguez62001.600.09
Padraig Harrington62000.990.09
Curtis Luck62000.830.07
Scott Langley62000.780.11
John Chin62000.740.09
Ernie Els62000.460.10
Tyler Duncan62000.380.10
Aaron Baddeley6200-0.420.88
Paul Peterson61001.600.06
Satoshi Kodaira61001.830.28
Seth Reeves61001.240.06
J.J. Henry61001.140.07
Cody Gribble61000.930.05
Hunter Mahan61000.900.06
Julian Etulain61000.550.56
Fabian Gomez61000.520.07
Kyle Jones61000.500.07
Boo Weekley61000.340.53
Joey Garber61000.320.78
Charlie Danielson6100-0.23.72
Whee Kim60001.590.04
Carter Page60001.600.03
John Lyras60001.600.03
Steve Scott60002.750.03
Will Claxton60001.360.03
Martin Trainer60001.270.59
Chris Thompson60001.100.04
Rod Pampling60001.030.03
Anders Albertson60000.860.05
Brady Schnell60000.840.04
Chad Collins60000.710.03
Mike Weir60000.550.03
Alex Cejka60000.550.03
Andy Pope60000.520.03
Michael Kim60000.360.04
Nicholas Lindheim60000.140.03
Image Credit: Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: Joaquin Niemann.

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