Hello Playmakers! PGA DFS Golf is back with the PGA Tour’s 2021 Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin this weekend. DPA Staff Colin Lynch here and excited to bring you my breakdown of this event!
The tournament features a 146 player field consisting of PGA Tour regulars. These players will tee off against one another starting Thursday 9:40 EDT at TPC Summerlin located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The course will play as a par 71 measuring over 7,250 yards and will feature Bentgrass greens. The Top 65 and tied will make the cut for the weekend after the completion of 36 holes.
Top Tier Targets
Viktor Hovland ($10,600)
Hovland is coming off two Top 20 finishes in his last three starts world wide (49th, 5th, 17th). He posted a Top 5 finish last month at the Tour Championship where he led the field in strokes gained on approach and strokes gained tee to green. Viktor ranks number one in the field in strokes gained ball striking and fantasy scoring (last 50 rounds). He’s one of the best scorers in the field and he is elite in every category except putting. Hovland has missed only two cuts in the last eight months.
Will Zalatoris ($10,100)
Willy Z is coming off a Top 15 finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship last week. He shot the lowest round of the tournament on Friday with a 61 (-11). Zalatoris has quietly posted Top 15 finishes in three of his last four starts on tour. He ranks inside the top ten in this field in strokes gained tee to green and he posted a Top 5 finish at this event last year in his PGA Tour debut.
Abraham Ancer ($10,400)
Ancer is a prolific scorer that is coming off back to back 9th place finishes on tour. Abe had a fantastic 2020-2021 season, highlighted by a win and five other Top 5 finishes. Ancer ranks Top 15 in the field in birdie or better percentage over the last fifty measured rounds. He has two Top 5 finishes at TPC Summerlin in the last three years.
Middle Tier Targets
Cameron Tringale ($8,500)
Tringale is coming off a Top 15 finish (11th) last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship. He’s a solid all around golfer that is one of the better putters in the field on bentgrass. Tringale has quietly posted nine Top 20 finishes in his last nineteen starts on tour. He ranks Top 20 in the field in birdie or better percentage, Top 5 in strokes gained putting, and 1st in bogey avoidance.
Mito Pereira ($7,800)
Mito posted a 31st place finish last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship where he gained over seven strokes ball striking. Pereira has quietly posted three top 6 finishes on tour in his young career. He ranks Top 10 in the field in strokes gained off the tee, Top 15 in strokes gained on approach, and Top 5 in bogey avoidance.
Kevin Streelman ($7,800)
Streelman is an elite ball striker that usually excels in birdie fest type events. He’s a solid and accurate driver of the ball, good with his irons, and one of the best in the field at avoiding bogeys. Streelman posted a 31st place finish last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship where he gained over five strokes ball striking. Streeldaddy ranks Top 25 in the field in strokes gained on approach and Top 15 in bogey avoidance.
Value Tier Targets
Ian Poulter ($7,000)
Poulter is significantly underpriced this week for a golfer that has made eight straight cuts on tour. He has seven Top 35 finishes in that span, highlighted by three Top 10’s. Poulter ranks number one in the field in strokes gained putting over the last fifty rounds. He’s my favorite value play on the board and he’s viable in all formats.
Paul Casey ($8,900)
Corey Conners ($8,800)
Charley Hoffman ($8,100)
Rickie Fowler ($7,300)
Pat Perez ($7,100)
Adam Schenk ($6,800)
Hank Lebioda ($6,300)
Sepp Straka ($6,200)
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