This week, the PGA Tour presents fantasy golf fans with the first full field event of the year, the 2023 Sony Open. A quality field of talent will compete for the Sony Open title, including defending champion Hideki Matsuyama. Let’s take a look at this event from a fantasy golf perspective!
Before I discuss my fantasy golf player selections I wanted to emphasize that the purpose of this article is not to provide an exact lineup for a specific fantasy provider.
Having stated that, this article will provide multiple player options in an effort to assist the reader in generating a unique lineup that will hopefully have the potential to win a GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest!
*Since 1999, 17 of the 24 winners of the Sony Open played the Sentry Tournament Of Champions the week prior to the event. Keep that in mind as you begin the process of determining which golfers to select for your fantasy golf lineups this week.
Now let’s shift our focus to my favorite fantasy golf/DFS player selections for the 2023 Sony Open.
Fantasy Golf: 2023 Sony Open in Hawaii DFS Player Selections
Since the beginning of August, Tom Kim has played eight tournaments on the PGA Tour. In those eight events just mentioned, Kim has accumulated six top 13 finishes, including a win at the Shriners Hospitals Children’s Open in October.
In relation to this week’s current listed Sony Open field, in the last 12 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Tom Kim ranks first in strokes gained tee to green, second in strokes gained approach, and tenth in strokes gained around the green.
Keegan Bradley certainly checks the box for me when it comes to previous event/course history. Since 2019, Keegan Bradley has played the Sony Open four times. In those four tournaments just noted, Bradley has accumulated two top-12 finishes, including a 12th-place result at the 2022 Sony Open.
It should also be noted that Keegan Bradley won the ZOZO Championship in October.
The 31-year-old South Korean fired a final round 67 at last week’s Sentry Tournament Of Champions en route to an eventual seventh-place finish.
Due to the fact that Lee played so well at last week’s tournament, I decided to take a hard look at his player statistics for the event relative to the field.
After four rounds of competitive golf played at the Sentry Tournament Of Champions, relative to the field, Kyoung-Hoon Lee ranked first in GIR (greens in regulation), 11th in strokes gained around the green, and fourth in strokes gained putting.
Lee has also played well at this week’s PGA Tour event in the past. More specifically, Lee finished 19th at the 2021 Sony Open.
Additional golfers I like this week: Russell Henley: Brian Harman: Corey Conners.