After what felt like a Major tournament at the 2020 Memorial at Muirfield Village, we’ve got a MAJOR downgrade in the field this week. Nothing against guys like Dustin Johnson, Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, but this group of golfers lacks a lot of pop. Because of that, we’ve got plenty of surprising names getting massive price bumps heading into what should be a pretty easy course at TPC Twin Cities. Let’s get into some DraftKings DFS picks for this weekend.
Paul Casey ($10,100)
If I’m not mistaken, I believe Casey’s price for last week’s Memorial was below $8K, which is absolutely insane. Sure, Casey ended up missing the cut at Muirfield, but that was mostly because of one really, really bad hole on Friday. Take that away, and Casey makes it through to the weekend at ridiculously high ownership in cash games (almost 30%). His missed cut at Memorial may turn some lineups off of him. There’s no need for that. Casey was good on his approaches at Memorial, but was awful on that one hole around the green. Tee-to-green, Casey had been fantastic in three tournaments before Memorial.
Lucas Glover ($9,400)
If you need a safe option for cash games, Glover is your guy. The only real knock on The Glove is he doesn’t win. Luckily at this price we don’t need to him to in DFS. As long as we get another top 20 out of Glover, we’re in good shape. There’s reason to believe he returns to that realm after a 38th-place finish at Memorial, a much tougher golf course. Despite finishing just under the top 40, Glover gained strokes all around, and has been gaining strokes T2G like an animal since the return. Balanced lineups will be popular and Glover is a great option if that’s the course you choose.
Erik Van Rooyen ($8,800)
There’s been a ton of love from betting sharps for EVR heading into this weekend. He couldn’t putt at Memorial, but nobody was any good in that department. What stands out is he gained 8.3 strokes on approach and 8.8 T2G at Muirfield, which isn’t easy to do. Van Rooyen has been a little inconsistent since the return, but he can score like crazy and this should be a birdie-fest. It also helps EVR is a University of Minnesota product, so he should be familiar with the course. Like Glover, the South African may be a trendy pick in cash games, so expect ownership to be on the high-ish side.
Jhonattan Vegas ($7,900)
Vegas is a bomber who has had a hot putter recently. This doesn’t exactly fit the mold of what we’re looking for at the 3M Open, but if Vegas’ putter gets hot, we know that’ll mean more birdies. Vegas ranks tied for 10th over the past two months in Birdies or Better Gained. If he can bomb it off the tee and fairways are easy to hit, Vegas should be able to set himself up nicely on some of these Par 4s. The real appeal for Vegas is his ownership should be pretty low in GPPs.
Tim Wilkinson ($6,400)
There’s some appeal in Wilkinson for GPPs as a punt play near min-price. He made the cut at Workday after missing two straight since the PGA Tour returned. If we look at the two missed cuts one of them was on the number at Travelers — Wilk shot 3-under but the cut line was -4. The other was even-par at Rocket Mortgage, where he lost 3.3 strokes putting. This weekend, gaining strokes putting isn’t as important. Wilkinson gained 4.7 strokes T2G at Workday and finished inside the top 40. All we need is Wilk to get to the weekend, so if his irons are decent, he can provide some good tournament value.