3M OPEN – PGA DFS – 07/22 – DRAFTKINGS TOP PLAYS

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Hello Playmakers! PGA DFS Golf is back with the PGA Tour’s 2021 3M OPEN at TPC Twin Cities this weekend. DPA Staff Colin Lynch here and excited to bring you my breakdown of this event!

The tournament features a 156 player field consisting of PGA Tour and European Tour regulars. These players will tee off against one another starting Thursday 7:50AM EDT at TPC Twin Cities located in Blaine, Minnesota. The course will play as a par 71 measuring over 7,400 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

Dustin Johnson ($11,300)

DJ is coming off a Top 10 (8th) finish last week at The Open Championship. He’s made four straight cuts on tour, highlighted by four consecutive Top 25 finishes (8th, 25th, 19th, 10th). DJ is a bomber that ranks Top 10 in the field in strokes gained off the tee, strokes gained ball striking, and strokes gained tee to green. DJ has four straight Top 30 finishes (25th, 13th, 20th, 28th) in starts coming off Majors. He ranks Top 15 in the field in strokes gained on approach and Top 5 in birdie or better percentage. DJ is the class of the field this week and he’s quietly been trending in the right direction.

Tony Finau ($10,700)

Tony finally rebounded with a Top 15 finish at The Open Championship. Finau is an elite ball striker that is one of the longest off the tee in the field. He’s made ten of his last fifteen cuts on tour, highlighted by nine Top 20 finishes. Finau ranks Top 10 in the field in strokes gained on approach and Top 20 in strokes gained off the tee. Tony also ranks Top 5 in birdie or better percentage. In two career starts, Finau has back to back Top 25 finishes at this event, highlighted by a 3rd place finish last year (3rd, 23rd).

Cameron Tringale ($9,500)

Tringale is coming off a 26th place finish at The Open Championship. His recent form has been as solid as it gets and he’s quietly having the best and most consistent golf season of his career. Tringale has made eleven of his last fifteen cuts on tour and all eleven have resulted in Top 35 finishes (26th, 14th, 26th, 32nd, 3rd, 9th, 13th, 31st, 26th, 7th, 17th). He’s one of the few golfers in the field that can gain strokes in all facets of his game. Tringale ranks Top 20 in the field in strokes gained on approach and ball striking. He also ranks Top 10 in birdie or better percentage and strokes gained putting. Tringale is a perfect 2/2 in made cuts here, highlighted by a 3rd place finish last year (3rd, 42nd).

Middle Tier Targets

Patton Kizzire ($8,600)

Patton is coming off back to back Top 25 finishes on tour (11th, 25th). He’s quietly made ten of his last fifteen cuts on tour, highlighted by five Top 25 finishes, including four Top eleven finishes (11th, 3rd, 3rd, 9th). Kizzire is known to get red hot with his irons and putter and he makes a ton of birdies. Patton ranks first in the field in birdie or better percentage, he also ranks Top 25 in the field in strokes gained on approach, and Top 10 in strokes gained putting. Kizzire is a perfect 2/2 in made cuts at this event (46th, 34th).

Hank Lebioda ($7,900)

Leboida is a talented young golfer that is coming off three consecutive Top 10 finishes (8th, 4th, 5th). Hank has been in solid form with finishes of 8th, 4th, 5th, 31st, 17th, 51st, 13th in his last seven starts, including five Top 20’s. He’s made seven consecutive cuts on tour and has gained strokes tee to green in all seven events. Leboida ranks Top 25 in the field in strokes gained tee to green, strokes gained ball striking, and strokes gained on approach.

Doug Ghim ($7,900)

Ghim is in solid current form coming off a Top 20 finish (18th) at The John Deere Classic. Ghim ranks Top 10 in the field in strokes gained tee to green and ball striking. He also ranks Top 5 in approach and Top 20 in strokes gained total. Ghim made his debut at this event last year and posted a Top 20 finish (18th).

Value Tier Targets

Jhonattan Vegas ($7,500)

Vegas comes into the 3M Open in great form coming off a Top 15 (11th) finish at The John Deere Classic. He’s quietly made thirteen of his last fifteen cuts on tour, including eight straight cuts. Jhonattan has three Top 15 finishes in his last five events. Vegas ranks number one in the field in strokes gained off the tee. He also ranks Top 25 in strokes gained on approach and Top 10 in birdie or better percentage. Vegas has gained strokes on approach in six of his last eight events. He missed the cut on the number in his debut last year.

Kyle Stanley ($7,300)

Stanley is coming off back to back 41st place finishes in his last two starts. He’s made seven consectuive cuts on tour and offers great cut making equity at this price point. Stanley ranks Top 10 in the field in strokes gained ball striking and strokes gained on approach. He also ranks Top 25 in strokes gained off the tee and he made the cut here in his debut, highlighted by a Top 35 finish (32nd).

Honorable Mentions

Bubba Watson ($9,100)

Keegan Bradley ($8,800)

Maverick McNealy ($8,400)

Lanto Griffin ($7,700)

Mito Pereira ($7,600)

Value/Punts

Adam Schenk ($7,400)

Beau Hossler ($7,300)

Pat Perez ($7,100)

Brice Garnett ($6,700)

Satoshi Kodaira ($6,500)

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