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
Koepka put together a solid first round and really struggled on day 2. We know he has the capability to go low at this course with a first day 68 and he is one of the top guys in the tournament at birdies per round. I think its hard not to take Brooks unless you think he is just going to fade off in the distance, but he will still knock in a few birdies.
Hadwin is worth a look, but not because of his play over the last couple of days. He hasn’t gone low yet in this tournament, but is one of the top birdie getters on the tour. I think he has the ability to put it together in this tournament and have a decent weekend of making birdies.
Steele should still be considered because of his high rating before the tournament and he had two solid rounds of 70 and 71. I think Steele is a solid play because he will have a shot to put together a good weekend and make a run to the top of the leaderboard.
Mid-Range Slary Plays
Chappell has not been a huge birdie maker on the tour, but has put together two solid rounds going into the weekend. This makes me think he has the ability to get about 6-7 birdies as we move forward and give us a good chance to get quality points.
Lahiri is going to be a guy that I am going to consider every weekend because of his ability to knock down huge amounts of birdies each week. Since Birdies are worth 3 and Bogeys are worth -.5 we really don’t much care about pars and Lahiri is a guy that can get a high amount of points because of his ability to make birdies.
Kang has showed that he has the ability to go low with rounds of 69 and 70 and is one of the better birdie makers on the tour. Kang has a shot over the weekend to stay in the mix and may need to be aggressive as the tournament moves on.
Low Range Salary Plays
With guys at this range I think you have to just look for birdie opportunities.
Vegas needs to be considered because of his huge birdie rating over other pros to finish this tournament. At this low of a price point it is really hard not to consider a guy that has showed he can go relatively low and is a high rate birdie player.
Fritsch is on the same level as Villegas and could easily put together a low rounds or a terrible round, but at least he has showed that he has the ability to go low in Vegas.
Shelton is hard not to consider at min value because of two rounds of 68 and 69 in Texas. There is a chance that he has too much pressure and folds for the weekend, but right now he looks like a solid play for the weekend.
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.