PGA Workday Charity Open – DraftKings Picks
The Course: Muirfield Village
– Par: 72
– Yardage: 7,456
– Greens: Bentgrass
Key Stats We’re Looking At:
– Strokes Gained: Approach
– Par 4s 450-500 Yards Gained
Who We’re Targeting:
Hideki Matsuyama ($10,000)
Sure, Cantlay is the popular pick here but we’re going to be a little on the contrarian side and take the salary savings. Over his last 24 rounds he’s ranked second on Stroked Gained which is a key stat to target this week.
Matt Kuchar ($8,500)
The $8000 tier is packed with great targets. Our first target in this range is Kuchar who’s won at Muirfield back in 2013. He’s also racked up 11 top-26 finished over the past 12 years. I like his history on this course and will stick with him for a top-10 this week.
Joaquin Niemann ($8,400)
He took last week off so hopefully the rest does Niemann well. His course history is good recording a sixth place finish in 2018 and he’s in good form post COVID with a 5th place at RBC. He typically does well on bentgrass and he’s been recently hitting his irons well. Sign me up.
Adam Hadwin ($8,200)
He’s coming off a 4th place finish last week and has three top 4’s this season. His course history isn’t great with a 52nd placing last year but I think his hot hand will push him into the top 20 here. Also, it might surprise you that over his last 36 rounds he’s second on Par 4s from 450-500 yards and fifth from 150-175 yards. He might be a sneaky pick.
Cameron Champ ($7,700)
It’s between Champ or Dahmen and you should be fine no matter who you take. I’m going with Champ partly because he finished 12th and 14th over his last two tourney’s and also he’s been hitting the ball extremely well which I hope will lead to more birdies this week.
Emiliano Grillo ($7,200)
Purely a course history play here. In his four starts at Muiefield he’s made the cut each time and he finished in the top 11 in two of those starts. I’ll be happy if his streak of making the cut continues.