The Tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind this week for the WGC FedEx St Jude’s Invitational. Seeing that WGC in the name of the event should send your mind to a couple of places right away. The first place is that we’ll be seeing many of the best golfers in the world. The second is that we’re looking at a much shorter field with no cut. These types of events are exciting because of the swings that can happen in your “Currently Winning” tab on your DK account. Most weeks, we have an idea1 of how we’ll end up. No-cut events can give you a sweat out of nowhere and, conversely, can snatch a sweat away from you in the blink of an eye.
Buy or Sell
Patrick Reed ($8,800) looks like he’s going to be a popular option this week. Just casually scrolling PGA Twitter, you’re sure to notice him as the cover boy of an article or two. It seems like he’s figuring some things out. Reed’s been up and down since the restart, but finished T10 last we saw him at the Memorial.
Thanks to the PGA Range of Outcomes app,2 we can see what the simulator thinks of Reed relative to the rest of his salary range. He definitely has some upside, but it doesn’t look like he’s the best option in his range. I’m willing to match his ownership or go slightly underweight this week.
If narratives are to be believed, this is the format in which Xander Schauffele ($9,800) thrives. Three of his four wins on tour have come in no-cut events. This is probably a product of randomness but it’s interesting nonetheless. In my opinion, Schauffele is a threat to win any tournament he enters. It’s completely absurd that he managed to finish T13 at the Memorial while losing five strokes putting.