Favorite Plays by Tier
Winged Foot GC: Mamaroneck, NY Par 70: 7,477 Yards
Not a huge impact this week for the first two days. Possibly some overnight rain Thursday into Friday, but nothing significant. The biggest impact is wind on Friday is expected to be 15 mph with gusts potentially nearing 20-25 mph the entire day. Friday will also be 10 degrees cooler than Thursday. Weekend has temperatures in the mid to upper 60s and winds around 10 mph. I don't see any significant weather advantages to tee times or those who prefer calm vs windy conditions.
There is some discrepency between Fantasy National and FanShare Sports. FanShare has Patrick Cantlay as their highest owned golfer, where as Fantasy National has him 20th. It's just one of those weeks where there is no definite chalk golfer and a lot of people are within 5 percentage points of one another. As far as the golfers who pop up near the top on both sites, here they are in no particular order: Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Tyrell Hatton, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson, Daniel Berger, and Dustin Johnson.
- A reminder that this is Top 60 and Ties that make the cut this week. Also, if you want to follow along, download the U.S. Open app. The PGA Tour app may work, but will be behind the U.S. Open App.
- I'm playing 16 lineups this week (weird number I know), and in the end, I really weighed SG: Off the Tee, Good Drives, and Bogey Avoidance the heaviest. I looked for players that did all three well since the restart and in the last 36 rounds on difficult courses with long rough and fast greens. Players that I added to my player pool because of the latter: Shane Lowry, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, and Kevin Streelman.
- Players I am betting to win, with Top 5 and Top 10 each way: Webb Simpson, Paul Casey, Sungjae Im, Brendon Todd, Brian Harman, Erik van Rooyen, and Lee Westwood. Yes, they are all in my player pool on DraftKings.