After being spoiled the past three weeks since the PGA Tour returned, we go back to normalcy with the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club this week. We had loaded fields featuring a good majority of the top golfers in the world the last three tourneys. Now, we get a moderate field, though not lacking talent by any means. Let’s get into some DraftKings picks in each price range for this weekend. Make sure and set your lineup here.
Webb Simpson ($11,000)
With fewer top options to choose from, there’s a chance ownership is spread out a bit. Still, the majority of that ownership at the top should go to Bryson DeChambeau ($11,700). If that’s the case, we can get a little bit of leverage on Simpson, who has arguably just as much win equity. Over the last 50 rounds, Simpson ranks first in total strokes gained and SG: Putting. The Rocket Mortgage is relatively new, so we don’t have a big sample to go off. A good comp is the Wyndham Championship, where Simpson has absolutely crushed it over the years.
Hideki Matsuyama ($10,200)
Hideki was awful in his first tourney back since the break, missing the cut at Heritage after a first-round 74. Perhaps a week off was just what Matsuyama needs and this course sets up nicely for him. Driving and ball striking shouldn’t be as much of a factor since it’s easy to hit the fairways at DGC. The big questions for Hideki is: Can his putter get going? Over the past 50 rounds, Matsuyama has done well on both Bentgrass and Donald Ross course designs. The big thing for Hideki at this price is win equity and ownership, which shouldn’t be too high this weekend.
Kevin Na ($9,100)
Na is coming off a fifth-place finish at Travelers at 1.7% ownership. That number should increase but Na could still fly a bit under-the-radar. He hit 83.3% of greens in regulation in Connecticut and Detroit Golf Club is one of the easier courses for GIR. Na’s putter can run very hot and cold, but recent form from last week suggests he’s doing OK. He gained 5.6 strokes with the putter at Travelers and his T2G game has been solid the past four tournaments. Na may be a little chalky, but it’s good chalk.
Jason Day ($8,600)
I was off Day last week when he made the cut at Travelers but there’s a lot to like about going back to him again. For one, if you look in this price range we see two VERY chalky options in Doc Redman ($8,500) and Lucas Glover ($8,400). Both could have ownership in the 15-20% range. Day likely goes under 10% owned again. Over the past 24 rounds at Donald Ross design courses, Day is third in SG and first in SG: Putting. This tournament could be wide open, so we’re banking on the pedigree golfer making a run.
Scott Stallings ($7,500)
There are a ton of great options in the $7K range. This was a tough call, but like the Day pick, we’re going to go against the field here. Harold Varner III ($7,600) and Will Gordon ($7,300) should be the chalk in this range. Stallings is coming off a strong showing at Travelers (sixth place, 104 DKFP). Like Na, Stallings killed it on GIR at 84.7%. As a result, his price is up $1,200 since last week. If Stallings can duplicate his putting performance from CT, he’ll have a shot at another top 20 finish.
Wesley Bryan ($6,500)
Bryan has made back-to-back cuts the past two weeks and probably should have placed top 20 at Travelers. He led the field in SG: Approach at 9.3 last week and is really just a hot putter away from taking off. If you look at his tournament history, the last time he went on a long run of made cuts, it was a result of his putter showing up. With $7K and $6K value being important this week, Bryan could be the key piece to a GPP win.