Weekend Golf Scoring is as follows:
Per Hole Scoring
Double Eagle or Better (DBe): +10 PTs
Eagle (EAG): +6 PTs
Birdie (BIR): +3 PTs
Par (PAR): +0.5 PTs
Bogey (BOG): -0.5 PTs
Double Bogey (DBB): -1 PT
Worse than Double Bogey (DBW): -1 PT
Streaks and Bonuses
Streak of 3 Birdies of Better (MAX 1 Per Round) (BIR3+): +1.75 PTs
Bogey Free Round (BOFR): +1.75 PTs
All 2 Rounds Under 70 Strokes (A2U70): +2.25 PTs
Hole in One (ACE): +4 PTs
Basically what we are looking for here are guys that have played well during Thursday and Friday that we think will shoot some low rounds as the weekend comes on.
High Salary Plays
Justin Thomas will still be hard to get away from because of his 10 birdies so far in this tournament. Thomas isn’t putting up the best numbers, but has done a good job at getting birdies and that is the most important stat for weekend golf.
Jon Rahm has one of the best birdie rates on the season and has performed well over the week. Look to Rahm to be a solid high salary play for the weekend as he will continue to get birdies all weekend.
Hideki Matsuyama is a guy I was high on coming into the tournament. He is about middle of the pack on birdies for the first two days, but is one of the higher birdie guys on the tour. I think he can go low over the weekend and help you out with his ability to get birdies and eagles.
Mid-Range Slary Plays
Phil Mickelson should be considered because of his ability to hit the long ball and knock down shots. Phil has played well this weekend and has 10 birdies to his name so far.
J.B. Holmes is one of the top birdie makers on the weekend, but is not the highest guy on the season. Holmes has the ability to close out tournaments and should be considered for weekend golf.
Kyle Stanley will be hard to get away from because of his massive 15 birdies on Thursday and Friday. He is playing some solid golf, but is mid-range on the year for knocking down birdies on the tour. Will he regress to the mean or continue to stay hot? Only time will tell.
Low Range Salary Plays
With guys at this range I think you have to just look for birdie opportunities.
Cody Gribble may go out and fire another 75 tomorrow, but he has 10 birdies over the first two rounds and must be considered at this price. If Gribble can knock some shots on the green he will have a chance to go low.
Chris Kirk is a tough pick because of how up and down he is, but that’s great for weekend golf because we don’t care where he finishes. Kirk has 10 birdies so far and is one of the better birdie makers on the tour.
Season Birdie Picks
These are guys that have been strong all season but have not had a solid tournament.
Dustin Johnson always has the chance to go low and only has 3 birdies on the week so far. Will he make up for it and go low? I don’t know, but I know he has a strong possibility of firing a couple of 66s.
Rickie Fowler should be under consideration because of his ability to knock down shots all year. He is strong at the players and should be considered for weekend golf.
Patrick Cantlay could easily be considered because of his ability to knock down shots all year and is a guy that most won’t consider. Cantlay is averaging 4.31 birdies per round this season.
About the Author:
“CH” aka @UndoneRSG, has been playing fantasy sports since 1997. He made the transition from season long to daily fantasy sports in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. In college, Chris wrote his thesis on “Beating PECOTA ranking system” and came out with a ranking system that was equivalent with PECOTA. He has been obsessed with using statistics in fantasy ever since. Current math teacher, he is working on a ranking system for PGA and NBA that should be out shortly.