Pat Mayo and Rick Gehman discuss their favorite 2021 American Express DraftKings picks and favorite values for the week. Mayo previews the course, debates the best roster construction for the week and explains which players are best suited for DFS cash games and which should be deployed in guaranteed prize pool (GPP) tournaments.
2021 American Express DraftKings: Key Stats
Strokes Gained: Approach
Par 3s Gained
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2021 American Express: Courses
Course: Stadium Course at PGA West (SC)
Course: Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West (TC)
2021 American Express: Past Winners
2020: Andrew Landry -26
2019: Adam Long -26
2018: Jon Rahm -22
2017: Hudson Swafford -20
2016: Jason Dufner -25
2015: Bill Haas -22
2014: Patrick Reed -28
2021 American Express DraftKings Notes
Field: 156 players
Cut: Top 65 and Ties after 36 Holes
Lineup Lock: Thursday, January 21
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000
2021 American Express DraftKings Picks
Tony Finau $10,500
Scottie Scheffler $9,500
Kevin Na $9,200
Abraham Ancer $9,100
Cameron Champ $8,900
Paul Casey $8,700
Adam Long $8,500
Gary Woodland $7,700
Charley Hoffman $7,400
Keegan Bradley $7,300
John Huh $7,200
Francesco Molinari $7,000
Vaughn Taylor $6,800
Jim Herman $6,700
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Pat Mayo is an award-winning video host and producer of long and short-form content, and the host of The Pat Mayo Experience daily talk show. (Subscribe for video or audio). Mayo (@ThePME) won the 2020 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year and Golf Writer of the Year awards, along with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Sports Betting Analyst award, and was finalist for four FSWA Awards in 2020 (Best Podcast, Best Video, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 21 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are third-most all-time. Mayo has been recognized across multiple sports (Football, Baseball & Golf), mediums (Video, Writing & Podcasting), genre (Humor), and game formats (Daily Fantasy and Traditions Season Long). Beyond sports, Mayo covers everything from entertainment to pop culture to politics. If you have a fantasy question, general inquiry or snarky comment, ship it to Mayo at ThePatMayoExperience@gmail.com and the best will be addressed on the show.
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