The Palmetto Championship is being held at a course that we’ve never seen before. Congaree Golf Club is down in South Carolina and is a par 71 track. As par 71s go, it’s definitely on the longer side measuring in at 7,655 yards. Greens are about average size with bermudagrass and there is water in play on 10 holes. With no data from the actual course, I’m relying heavily on PRK Score and Volatility. If you haven’t already done so, make sure you check out my series on volatility in PGA DFS, it included:
The Stud Range
We learned that volatility doesn’t matter as much as ownership. In this tier, we’re better off going the game theory route.
Harris English ($9,900) is slightly more volatile than the average golfer in this tier. He also saw a price increase and is going to be lower-owned. That checks all three boxes from our game theory series for this salary range. Matthew Fitzpatrick ($10,400) also fits the bill in this range, though with his lack of volatility he might not have the upside that allows him to take advantage of the low ownership.
Keith Mitchell ($8,800) and Alex Noren ($8,900) stick out in this group thanks to their recent volatility while Camilo Villegas ($7,600) is an intriguing option because of his long-term volatility.
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