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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.
Well, we’ve managed to get through the entire 2016-17 wraparound season. It all comes down to The TOUR Championship where the ultimate winner of the FedEx Cup will take home $10 Million. Just to go over some rules regarding the FedEx Cup. There are only five who control their own destiny, which are the current Top 5. Anyone outside the Top 5 would need scenario’s regarding the Top 5 to happen in order to win.
For example, for Charley Hoffman to win the FedEx Cup (currently #13) he would need win the TOUR Championship, #1 to finish T7 or worse, #2 T4 or worse, #3 T3 or worse, #4 must finish in a three way tie for 2nd or worse, #5 T2 or worse. Very, very complicated procedures. Regardless, we’re going to see a lot of these guys play careless golf as they’re going for it all here (especially those outside the Top 10). With just a 30 man, no cut field, cash games are not recommended. I do recall there being overlay last year as good as free money in some cash games. Should you come across any Thursday early afternoon before lock, then obviously you’ll want to get your best lineup in there. I’d avoid at all costs otherwise. Unique lineups are recommended as well, meaning, leave some money leftover to avoid mutual lineups.
With that being said, lets talk about some picks.
Previous 5 Winners:
2016: Rory McIlroy (-12)
2015: Jordan Spieth (-9)
2014: Billy Horschel (-11)
2013: Henrik Stenson (-13)
2012: Brandt Snedeker (-10)
NOTE: ONLY ONE PREVIOUS WINNERS IS IN THE FIELD (Jordan Spieth 2015)
KEY STATS FOR THIS WEEK:
- SG Tee-Green
- SG Putting
- Birdie or Better
- Bogey Avoidance
- Par 4 Scoring
– DFS PGA Plays of the Week –
Jordan Spieth ($11,600)
- This weeks core will consist of just three names. Why am I doing that? With a 30 man field, and some soft pricing, I’m going to give the three guys I believe you should have 100% of, and the “Others to consider” below, can fill out our lineups. With that said, Jordan Spieth is going to be a popular play without a doubt. I almost feel wrong writing him up here, but what am I going to do, not write up my pick to win this event? Spieth is looking to become just the third Two Time winner of The TOUR Championship, and the second to do so twice at East Lake (Phil Mickelson being the other). He enters in probably the best form out of the entire field. He disappointed a bit last week, and still managed to squeeze out a T7. He ranks first, naturally in this weeks Cheat Sheet, but when you look deeper into the numbers, he’s arguably the best play on paper this week, more so than anyone in any event has been all season. He’s first in Par 4 Scoring and Birdie or Better Rate, second in T-G, third in Bogey Avoidance, fourth in GIR, and 29th Putting. There’s not a single negative thing to talk about in this young mans game that he needs in order to win at East Lake. He did finish T17 last season. Last season, Jordan Spieth wasn’t the golfer he was in 2015, and now. Prior to his 2015 win, he finished T27 in 2014, and T2 in 2013. He’s the favorite in Vegas, he’s the favorite in this column, and quite frankly he’s probably the favorite amongst his competitors. Ranking first in the FedExCup Standings heading into this week, it’s his Cup to lose, and the last time he was in this position, he didn’t lose it.