PGA Tee To Green –  Greenbrier Classic 

Week Two of our Tee To Green preview takes us to West Virginia and The Greenbrier. This week we will preview the event and also review last weeks Quicken Loans plays, hopefully you got them in your lineups. My Top Tournament line scored 582.3 and included plays from this article. Lets get to it!

Course Preview:  The Greenbrier Classic is held at the The Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  The TPC course is a par 70 that only has 2 par 5’s.

Weather:  Temperatures in the mid 70’s to low 80’s all weekend. There is an opportunity for thunderstorms in the forecast on Friday. Humidity percentages Thursday and Friday is forecasted in the upper 80’s and over the weekend will take a drop down into the lower 50’s.

Defending Champion:  Xander Schauffle, -14.

The Cut:  Top 70 and ties.  MDF Rule does apply (This takes a ridiculous amount of time to explain) if more than 78 players make the cut. In short, if more than 78 players make the cut, it will turn into a 54-hole cut for players not in the top 78 after the completion of 54 holes.

The Field:  This weeks field, again, like last weeks, is not a very deep field. Eight of the Top 50 in the world are here, highlighted by Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson and Tony Finau. Looking at the current FedEX cup point standings, the field looks a little deeper.

Last Week Reviewed:  Ricky Fowler, Kevin Streelman and Brandon Harkins. Fowler was pretty underwhelming for his price tag at $12,600. Ricky, however did finish 12th at -8 and gave us 80.6 FDP. Kevin Streelman, wow, what a disappointing final round. Streelman was in 100% of my lineups, my top lineup scored 582.3 and finished 8th out of 15,968 entries. Streelman probably cost me a takedown with his final round 76.  Streelman started the day at -9 and looked to be in a great spot entering Sunday, not to be this time. I do like Streelman again this week. Brandon Harkins at $7900 was our Value Play.  Harkins made the cut ad finished at -3 T32nd overall. All three of our plays made the cut, and got us a total, as a core, or 223.5, solid core, and allowed us plenty of room to pick up some top tier plays.

Top-Tier Play:  Bubba Watson – $11,800.  Bubba is the top play in the field in my opinion. First and foremost he’s the highest ranking player in the even, as far as FedEx cup points go.  The second reason I’m picking Watson, he’s made the cut at this event the last four times, his best finish was 13th in 2015.  Bubba also has 3 wins on tour this year.

Mid-Tier Play:  Austin Cook – $9100.  Cook comes into this event 28th in the FedEx Cup standings.  Austin has made 16 of 21 cuts this year. Cook has missed the cut in 3 of his last 4 events. I think his price is probably a little inflated solely based on recent performance. However, I think this is a great spot to insert a guy that should be relatively low owned.  Cook has one career tour win, wining the RSM Classic back in November. Solid stick, a cut maker, and a guy that I think we get really low owned.

Value-Tier PlayPatton Kizzrie – $8000.  Patton is ranked 9th in the FedEx Cup standings and 69th in the world. Ordinarily, 69th in the world isn’t something we would go raving about. However, this weeks field isn’t deep. A couple of reasons I like this play, number one, ownership, less than five percent is where i think his ownership falls. Reason two, if you look at when he’s made the cut, and when he’s missed the cut, this play makes a lot of sense. Kizzrie has missed the cut at The Memorial, The Players, The Masters, The Heritage, The Arnold Palmer and at The Wells Fargo.  Not exciting, I know. The flip side to that is he played well enough to get into some of these events.  Kizzrie won the OHL Classic back in November and won the Sony Open in January.

 

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