With the 2020-21 PGA Tour season off to a fast start, I am going to bring back my undervalued and sleeper Draftkings fantasy golf selections each and every week! This week the PGA Tour heads to the Dominican for the Coralres Puntacana Resort and Club Championship.
If you are new to my series, I will be bringing you Draftkings fantasy golf selections priced only under the average Draftkings salary of $8,333. When I put together my selections I base my picks of the probability of made cuts, which is how I judge my picks. Because the more players you have make the cut, the more money you win!
If you are looking for full lineup picks, or some information on the course, check out Hans Geevers’ full lineup picks here. You will find of his selections here on my list as well.
Along with the key stats Hans pointed out, I will be looking at Par 4 efficiency 400-450 yards, scoring average, par 4 and 5 scoring average, par 4 and 5 birdie or better, and strokes gained putting. Here are my selections:
Brice Garnett- $7,900
Garnett returns to the Dominican two years after he got his first, and only, PGA Tour win.
Last season, Garnett finished tied for 21st in par 4 efficiency 400-450 yards, 27th in greens in regulation, 59th in strokes gained putting, 59th in scoring average, 62nd in strokes gained off the tee, and tied for 74th in par 5 scoring.
Garnett did play in the first PGA Tour event of the new season at the Safeway Open, and made the cut. So there isn’t any reason to believe Garnett won’t make the cut at a course he knows very well.
Seamus Power- $7,500
A selection you will find on Hans’ list, and someone who checks the most key stat boxes on my list is Seamus Power. Power finished in the top 85 in nine key stats last season, which makes me believe he is priced much too low in a star-lacking field.
Power finished last season 12th in birdie or better percentage, 20th in par 5 birdie or better, tied for 21st in par 5 scoring, 33rd in driving distance, tied for 34th in greens in regulation, 43rd in par 4 birdie or better, tied for 63rd in par 4 efficiency 400-450 yards, 78th in strokes gained off the tee, and 82nd in strokes gained putting.
Power has also made both cuts in his career at this event, including finishing in a tie for 5th in 2018. At the price, this is my favorite play of the week.
Ryan Brehm- $6,800
If I asked you who the top three longest drivers on the PGA Tour were, who would you guess? Obviously you would be able to get number one, the 2020 U.S. Open Champ, Bryson DeChambeau. You would also likely come up number two, Cameron Champ. But guessing number three might be tough, unless you guess Ryan Brehm.
Brehm was third last year on tour in driving distance, averaging 315.3 yards per drive. 1.3 yards more than Rory McIlroy. A bit surprising.
Along with that, Brehm finished tied for 28th in par 5 birdie or better, tied for 30th in strokes gained off the tee, 48th in greens in regulation, and tied for 52nd in par 5 scoring.
A main reason I like Brehm is his ability to attack the par fives. Last season Graeme McDowell won this event with a score of -18. However, he totaled a score of -10 on the par fives.
Brehm also has decent history at the event. In 2018, Brehm only played one event on the PGA Tour, and it was the Corales Puntacana Championship. He finished in a tie for 35th.
Rhein Gibson- $6,400
Gibson will come into his second event of the tour season after finishing 73rd at the Safeway Open.
Last season, Gibson was one of the better putters on the tour, finishing 27th in strokes gained putting. Along with that, Gibson finished tied for 87th in par 4 efficiency 400-450 yards, 87th in birdie or better percentage, 90th in driving distance, and 94th in par 4 birdie or better.
I always love having a very good putter in my lineup, and at the price this week, I don’t think you can go wrong with Gibson.
Grayson Murray- $6,400
My last selection of the week is Grayson Murray. Remember above when I asked about the top three drivers of the golf ball last season? Well now I ask if you can guess the 5th longest?
Indeed it is Grayson Murray. Along with averaging 313.8 yards off the tee, Murray finished 8th in par 5 birdie or better, 16th in total birdie or better, tied for 32nd in par 5 scoring, and 69th in strokes gained off the tee.
I like Murray for the same reason I like Brehm, the ability to attack the par fives. If you don’t have the salary for Brehm, Murray should be a solid option for $400 less.