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Generally, the goal is to have a lineup of all six golfers making the cut. Some weeks it will vary, but a majority of the time, six is the goal. Every week the spreadsheet will be updated with the field and stats necessary to look into when determining your lineups.
Hello everyone! An exciting week as we get our first above average field, led by Jon Rahm, Phil Mickelson, and Patrick Reed. The CareerBuilder Challenge is a La Quinta, California event that features a three course alternation from Thursday to Saturday, culminating in a three day cut on Saturday, with the Final Round played at the Stadium Course, which rates as the most difficult of the three. All three courses are Par 72, short courses, so while bombers see an advantage here, it doesn’t hurt those not as long off the tee. This is one of my favorite events of the year, with the alternating courses, and some low scoring involved. The mid tier this week is LOADED so it should be a fun, slightly less chalky week.
With that being said, lets talk about some picks.
Previous 5 Winners:
2017: Hudson Swafford (-20)
2016: Jason Dufner (-25)
2015: Bill Haas (-22)
2014: Patrick Reed (-28)
2013: Brian Gay (-25)
KEY STATS FOR THIS WEEK:
- SG Tee-Green
- SG Putting
- Birdie or Better
- Par 5 Scoring
- Driving Distance
– DFS PGA Plays of the Week –
Phil Mickelson ($10,000)
- While many may look at this field and think “It’s Jon Rahm week”, let’s not forget about Phil Mickelson. Coming into this week, Mickelson ranks eighth in our Cheat Sheet, presenting the fifth best Par 5 Scoring on Tour, ranking 17th in Birdie or Better rate, 33rd in Tee-Green, and 34th in Putting. While his Drive Distance isn’t too great, his iron striking makes up for it. At the CareerBuilder Challenge, of course there’s three alternating courses Thursday-Saturday, before the Stadium Course hosts the Sunday finale. In his recent trips to Tempe, Mickelson has finished T21, T3, T24, T37, T49 in his last five trips. That’s not the greatest track record, but those last two results are encouraging. Mickelson is in an unusual spot. He enters this event ranked 43rd in the World. Of course, if he drops out of the Top 50 before February, he would miss out on the first WGC event of the season, which would be the first WGC event he wouldn’t qualify for in his career. You best believe Mickelson understands what’s at stake in his first few events this season, and a good result in a familiar location is the motivation he needs for a good showing.
Also, see the odds for a TOP 5 or TOP 10 finish this week. Utilizing our picks and PGA CHEAT SHEET can provide huge value in the betting market!