After a week-long offseason, we’re back with some PGA action! This week the first event of the fall swing is taking place at Silverado Resort in Napa Valley, and the Dunhill Links is being played at some of the oldest links courses in Scotland. Two very different events, with arguably a better field in Scotland, but the contests are better on DK, so I focused mostly on the Safeway Open. I’ll give my picks below, and make sure to check the video for a fully detailed breakdown!
DK Cash: Niemann Grillo Steele List Kirk Landry Reavie Laird Piercy Im Duncan Spaun
FD Cash: Cantlay Moore Niemann Grillo Steele List Reavie Laird Piercy Landry McCarthy Im Bae
FD pricing is super soft this week and with guys like Bae, Landry, and McCarthy at near-minimum prices, the roster construction is different over there. On DK, pricing is sharper as usual, with odds mostly reflecting price. Reavie, Laird, Piercy, Landry are my favorite 7k plays in that order, but I also like a bunch of other guys in that range. Im is a Web.com tour standout who I think will make the cut here and has the game to impress this year. Cam Davis and Curtis Luck are solid young Aussies, but I don’t trust them enough for cash games. FD I will mostly have 3-4 of the top guys including Steele, while going with the value plays to fill out lineups. I think balanced approaches have merit since ownership will likely concentrate on stars/scrubs lineups. DK I will generally start with 2-3 of Niemann/Grillo/Steele, Reavie, Laird/Piercy/Rodgers, and fill out the rest of my lineups from there.
For the Dunhill Links, I’m focusing on guys with good tournament history or solid Euro Tour form. Having both is a big boost. I like all the 10k+ studs and rank Lowry at $9900 a bit above Fitzpatrick. My strategy will be to build around lower $ guys I like, then fill in with a top guy since I like them all.
Player Pool: Koepka Fleetwood Finau Hatton Fitz(eh) Lowry Pepperell Wood Fisher Kaymer VanRooyen Stone Herbert Kjeldsen McDowell Dunne Harrington Lagergren Dredge(favorite value)