After an exciting tournament down in Florida, the tour heads up to North Carolina. It’s a familiar course in the Quail Hollow Club. The course is a par 71 that plays just over 7,550 yards. Greens are slightly above average in size and the field will have to contend with four water hazards and 61 bunkers as they make their way around the track.
Checking the Chalk
Bryson DeChambeau ($11,000) is always one of the most discussed golfers on tour when he’s slated to start. Right now, I have him as the second-highest owned golfer on the entire slate. Sometimes that’s just because of his brand and the visceral reaction that causes golf purists to yell at the clouds because of his latest Trackman stats. His PRK Score and perfect lineup percentage are about in line with what you’d expect given his price. The consideration here, obviously, is what you do with the rest of your lineup when you click on his name.
Aaron Wise ($7,100) is shaping up to be the highest-owned golfer on the slate. I don’t do a lot of ranting in here but I have to say that this is bordering on parody at this point. I am well aware that this is going to blow up in my face and he’ll probably win, but it’s completely absurd that course history is driving his ownership this high. His last five starts this year have resulted in the following: MC, T44, T13, T65, MC. At this event, he finished T18 in 2019 and was tied for 2nd in 2018. Everybody, say it with me: That’s. Not. A. Reason. To. Play. Someone. Wise’s short game has been brutal, and he’s lost strokes on approach in two of his last four starts.
Perfect Lineup Percentage
Will Zalatoris ($9,400) is one of my favorite plays of the week. There hasn’t been a field strong enough to hold Zalatoris down and I don’t think we’re likely ever to see one. He’s the real deal, and should be treated as such!
Speaking of golfers I’ll continue to roster, Cameron Tringale ($8,400) continues to pop in PRK Score. He has a score of 88 this week. Historically, golfers with scores between 80 and 90 have performed well. They go on to win the tournament 2.3% of the time and finish in the top 10 nearly 20% of the time!
As we work our way down the salary scale, there are a few golfers under $7,500 that show up quite a bit in the perfect lineup. Here are the top five:
- Matt Jones ($7,400)
- Carlos Ortiz ($7,400)
- Sepp Straka ($6,800)
- Denny McCarthy ($7,200)
- Maverick McNealy ($7,300)