Taking a look at this week’s 2022 PGA DFS: PGA Championship FanDuel Picks, we see a course in Southern Hills Nation Membership that has a whole lot of beef to it.
Southern Hills checks in as a par-70 course, measuring at 7,556 yards with each par 5’s measuring in at over 600 yards. It’s going to additionally characteristic a handful of par 4’s measuring between 450 and 500 yards.
Regardless of Southern Hills’ size, driving distance won’t be a major key indicator this week. I’ll, nevertheless, use driving distance to get rid of a few of the PGA Tour’s shorter hitters as they are going to be at a serious drawback on strategy photographs for the week.
There are some stable gamers this week that I will not even be contemplating. That features Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Abraham Ancer, Billy Horschel, and Matthew Fitzpatrick. All rank 145th or worst in driving distance this season.
For this week, I will be primarily specializing in SG: Strategy the inexperienced; SG: placing; and par-4 effectivity from 450-500 yards.
2022 PGA DFS: PGA Championship FanDuel Picks
Mito Pereira – $8,000
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Mito Pereira has had a really stable three months, exterior of a WD on the Zurich Basic. In that span, he has entered seven PGA Tour occasions, making the lower six instances, together with his worst end in that stretch being T30th at The Honda Basic.
Pereira is having a superb season and his stats match up pretty effectively this week with our key indicators. Though he hovers simply south of common in SG: placing at 113th, he’s presently within the elite class in SG: Strategy the inexperienced at thirteenth.
Lastly, Pereira can be elite in par 4 effectivity from 450 to 500 yards, sitting in eleventh place with a stroke common of three.982 on such holes.
Pereira has an opportunity to make some noise this week from an affordable value level. He has worth play written throughout him.
Jason Kokrak – $9,100
Jason Kokrak is having a incredible season. Because the flip of the calendar to 2022, Kokrak has entered 10 tournaments and made the lower 9 instances. He additionally confirmed effectively on the Masters Event, ending T14th, and proving he has the fortitude to compete in majors.
Whereas he hasn’t had any high 10s since successful the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open all the way in which again in November, Kokrak has confirmed he’s a cut-making machine. Get a PGA Tour participant to the weekend, and something can occur over 36 holes.
Kokrak additionally checks off the containers for our key indicators this week. He’s solidly within the high half of the PGA Tour in SG: Strategy the inexperienced at seventy fifth. Kokrak has proven he’s additionally one of many higher putters on tour, rating thirty third in SG: placing. Lastly, Kokrak sits in T-Twenty fifth in par 4 effectivity from 450 to 500 yards with a stroke common of 4.030.
This golf course units up effectively for Kokrak to bust again into the highest 10.
Corey Conners – $9,800
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Like my first two picks, Corey Conners is having a extremely good 2022 PGA Tour season. He’s additionally using a stable scorching streak as he is made his final seven cuts, ending third on the WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play occasion, and like Kokrak, displaying his fortitude by ending T-Sixth on the Masters Event.
Conners is a ball-striking maestro who putts it simply effectively sufficient to compete on the bentgrass greens this week at Southern Hills CC. Sitting in forty sixth in SG: Strategy the inexperienced is definitely decrease than Conners would love, as he’s an excellent iron and wedge participant. He has the power, on this space of the sport, to complete primary on this statistic.
His placing is healthier than common, barely, as he resides in eighty fifth in SG: placing.
Lastly, Conners is superb in par 4 effectivity from 450 to 500 yards, coming in at thirty seventh with a 4.054 stroke common.
Max Homa – $9,800
There’s a pattern with my picks to date this week. Now together with Max Homa, all 4 picks are having arguably profession years. Homa, fairly frankly, has been top-of-the-line gamers on the PGA Tour this season and is coming off a win on the Wells Fargo Championship two weeks in the past, his fourth profession win.
Homa has made the lower in every of his final eight begins, and has 5 high 20 finishes in that stretch, together with a win and a T10th.
He additionally reveals effectively in our key indicators this week. Homa presently resides in twenty sixth in SG: Strategy the inexperienced and twenty eighth in SG: placing. His worst rating of our key indicators continues to be stable at sixty fourth in par 4 effectivity from 450 to 500 yards with a 4.090 scoring common.
Though Scottie Scheffler has a stranglehold on the participant of the 12 months race, Homa can in all probability transfer to second place in that race with a win this week, as stunning as which will appear for some.
Jordan Spieth – $11,000
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After a stunning missed lower on the Masters Event, Jordan Spieth has righted the ship. He has performed in two occasions because the Masters Event, successful the RBC Heritage, and ending second final week on the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Spieth’s profession resume speaks for itself. A win this week would put him in elite firm and provides him the profession grand slam.
To ensure that him to win at Southern Hills, Spieth wants to search out some magic within the one membership in his bag that propelled him to all his earlier success; his putter. He presently resides close to the basement in SG: placing at a putrid a hundred and seventy fifth.
Regardless of the poor placing, Spieth continues to be having 12 months on the heels of nice statistics in every single place else and including some size off of the tee. He’s all the way in which as much as thirty third on the PGA Tour in driving distance. Driving distance has not been one thing Spieth has hung his hat on all through his profession.
Of our different two key indicators, Spieth reveals very effectively. He’s presently in 18th in SG: Strategy the inexperienced and twenty ninth in par 4 effectivity from 450 to 500 yards with a stroke common of 4.034.
Jon Rahm – $11,900
I do know Scheffler has had the very best season and is primary within the official world golf rankings. Nevertheless, I nonetheless assume Jon Rahm is essentially the most proficient participant on the PGA Tour. He has proven week in and week out that he’s the very best ball-striker on the earth. His placing has simply been depressing for many of the season. However it’s enhancing every week.
I used to be really pleasantly stunned when doing analysis this week when I discovered Rahm all the way in which as much as 108th in SG: placing. He is closing in the midst of the pack in that statistic, which is a gigantic enchancment from earlier within the season.
Once more, his ball-striking, from tee-to-green is the very best on the earth, actually, he is first in SG: tee-to-green, aided by his 14th rating SG: Strategy the inexperienced. Rahm makes use of his glorious ball hanging and his size to overcome the lengthy par 4’s as effectively. He’s presently thirty first in par 4 effectivity from 450 to 500 yards with a 4.045 stroke common.
If Rahm’s brief recreation reveals up this week, he could have an ideal likelihood to raise the Wanamaker Trophy for the primary time.
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