Lock of the week:
Paul Casey $9,900 – Casey hasn’t missed a cut since January and he’s coming off a 6th place finish at The Masters. We’re targeting ball strikers this week for many reasons that you can catch by listening to Paul Tesori discuss Eagle Point on our podcast this week. Paul has been in the “ball striker” category for 10 years. He gains strokes off the tee and approaching the green. He’s a lock in cash or GPP contests.
Daniel Berger $8,300 – Here’s a nice nugget of info for you…Berger has the same Vegas odds to win this event as Webb Simpson. However, he’s $1,400 cheaper on DraftKings. This is too good of value to pass up on Berger. His play has been a little sketchy lately coming off the poor performance with Pieters at the Zurich, but we’re willing to risk it with this value in GPPs. Make sure you grab a Berger this week in tournaments.
William McGirt $7,900 – McGirt has some ties with North Carolina, and he’s been in solid form his last two events. He’s another ball striker type that is especially deadly with his irons. Eagle Point is a 2nd shot golf course as you have to be on the right tier of these greens to have a chance at birdie. This suits McGirt’s game pretty well. We like McGirt in cash or GPP contests.
Martin Laird $7,100 – Laird is another guy with ties to the area according to Paul Tesori. He’s coming off a top 20 at the Valero, and he’s another ball striker type that can survive a little wind that could rear it’s head on Eagle Point being only one mile from the Atlantic. He’s long enough off the tee as well to take advantage of a little distance. While Laird can be a little boom or bust, but we like him in GPPs.
Best bargain basement option
Alex Noren $6,600 – Noren is a total pricing anomaly this week. He’s a top 15 golfer in the world that can win in strong fields and play in the wind. He’s relatively unknown to the general American public since he spends most of his time on the European Tour. He’s not in the greatest form for such a high ranked golfer, but his Vegas odds to win are the same as Cameron Smith’s although he’s $2,800 cheaper on DraftKings. We love him in GPPs!
Player to avoid
Patrick Reed $9,800 – You’ve got to fade someone in this top tier on DraftKings, and Reed is the logical choice simply due to form. He did flash a little at the Zurich this past week, but he hasn’t had a top 25 since Pebble Beach in February. He’s a good wind player and great around the greens, but something seems off. The price tag is too high given the options around him.