In a no-cut event last week at the CJ Cup, all of my fantasy golf selections played four rounds, highlighted by Joaquin Niemann, who finished in solo sixth. This week the tour heads to California for another no-cut event in the ZOZO Championship.
Fantasy golf fans can rejoice this week as Tiger Woods is in the field for the first time since the U.S. Open. Along with Tiger, fans will see the majority of the top players in the world, so making the right selections this week will be key.
As always, check out Hans Geevers’ full-lineup picks that he posts each and every week. Hans’ article is also great for reading about the course, and how he believes it will play. You will find two of his selections on my sleeper list as well.
And, if you want to see my breakdown of every player in the field, check out my brand-new web show, Fantasy From The Fairway. Our ZOZO Championship episode is out, and you can find it here.
And of course, as always in my articles, I am only looking at players under the average Draftkings salary of $8,333. Finding value is the most important thing when selecting your lineup, so I hope to bring you some solid options.
Remember the ZOZO Championship is a no-cut event, so each player will play all four rounds unless they withdraw. So, keep that in mind when selecting lineups.
Along with the key stats Hans will be looking at, I will be looking at strokes gained on approach, driving accuracy, par 5 efficiency 500-550 yards, and par 3 scoring average. Here are my selections:
Russell Henley $8,100
Henley might be the hottest player in the field this week, coming off a tied third finish last week at the CJ Cup. However, looking deeper, Henley has finished inside the top 10 three of his last five events. In those five events, his worst finish a tie for 27th.
Besides being hot, Henley checks a lot of key stat boxes this week. He finished last season third on tour in strokes gained on approach, tied for 19th in par 3 scoring average, and 30th in driving accuracy, hitting 65.65% of fairways.
So far this season, Henley is tied for 24th in par 3 scoring average, 28th in strokes gained on approach, and tied for 39th in driving accuracy.
I don’t believe you can go wrong with Henley this week.
Adam Scott $7,900
Adam Scott is my only 7K selection this week, mostly because I really dislike the range. As discussed on my show, I feel there are much better plays in the 6K range, but if you have exactly $7,900 of salary left, I would go with Scott.
Last season Scott finished 2nd in par 5 efficiency 500-550 yards, tied for 28th in par 3 scoring average, and 57th in strokes gained on approach.
What worries me about Scott is lack of play since the return. Over the past five months, Scott has only played four events. Now, Scott has made all four cuts, including both the U.S. Open and PGA Championship.
Kevin Na $6,900
Kevin Na is my first of four 6K selections this week. I bounced between him and Kevin Kinser for this spot, but I’m going with Na.
Last season Na tied for 19th in par 3 scoring average, 58th in strokes gained on approach, and 62nd in driving accuracy, hitting 62.74% of fairways.
This season Na is already hitting over his average from last season, as he sits at 64.29% of fairways so far this year. He also sits tied for 77th in par 5 efficiency 500-550 yards this season as well.
Adam Hadwin $6,700
Hadwin looks to be coming back into form. He finished tied for 28th last week at the CJ Cup and tied for 34th at the Shriners the week before. He also finished 54th at the U.S. Open in September.
Last season Hadwin finished 40th in driving accuracy, hitting 64.53% of fairways. He also finished tied for 55th in par 3 scoring average, and 59th in strokes gained on approach.
So far this season, Hadwin is tied for 33rd on tour in par 5 efficiency 500-550 yards.
Joel Dahmen $6,500
My third 6K selection this week is Joel Dahmen. Dahmen finished tied for 38th last week, his best finish on the young season.
Last season Dahmen finished tied for 28th in par 3 scoring average, tied for 38th in driving accuracy, hitting 64.58% of fairways, and 44th in strokes gained on approach.
So far this season, Dahmen is 55th in driving accuracy, 60th in par 5 efficiency 500-550 yards, and 95th in strokes gained on approach.
Tom Hoge $6,400
Hoge is my fourth, and final 6K selection this week. He isn’t as hot as Henley, but he is on a bit of a roll.
So far in the new season, Hoge has finished T29, T28, T24, and T38. He has yet to miss a cut this season.
Last season Hoge finished 35th in strokes gained on approach and 94th in driving accuracy, hitting 60.58% of fairways.
This season, Hoge is tied for 32nd in par 3 scoring average and 64th in strokes gained on approach.
On my show, I picked Hoge to finish inside the top 20 this week, and for $6,400, you can’t ask for more than he has been doing so far this season.