After watching Fowler pull defeat from the jaws of victory how can Pebble Beach top that this week. It has been a great 2016 PGA season so far and we are still 2 months away from Augusta National!
Pebble Beach can play a multitude of ways, mostly depending on the weather. For this event they leave the rough short, unlike when they host US Open events. So you are going to have to make some birdies in order to win this thing. The thing with Pebble is the same guys always seem to be in contention here. With that being said, I was able to find a few guys who love this course.
Brandt Snedeker – Already hot from his latest showing, he has won at Pebble twice in the last few years, so he is an obvious favorite again. After he got that streak of bad play out of him he is making a run at the Ryder Cup again.
Dustin Johnson – Besides for the triple bogey double bogey combo he threw up in the 2010 US Open here he plays well at this track and is one of the best golfers in the world. So it is a strong play. His salary will be high though.
Jason Day – Another high salary, but will be in contention. Probably cannot afford both him and DJ, or Snedeker for that matter.
Pat Perez – Sleeper pick of the week. Will be cheap. Plays this course well. You will need to find value somewhere, he is it.
Kevin Streelman – Better than you think. Cheaper than he should be. Depending on his salary, I like him this week.
2016 Pebble Beach DraftKings Lineup
|Golfer||Salary||Comments - Stats|
|1||Dustin Johnson||11,400||DJ tears this place up, having won twice and top 7 or better 6 of his last 7 here.|
|2||Brandt Snedeker||11,100||The defending champ at a place prone to repeat winners. Aside from Saturday's round last weekend, Sneds is playing great golf right now.|
|3||Kevin Streelman||7400||Top 40 or better 3 of his last 4 trips here, but what I really like is his iron play currently, especially the short irons. These courses aren't long, so he'll hit a lot of them.|
|4||Jhonattan Vegas||7300||Vegas is averaging 300 off the tee, currently ranked 34th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, and he's hitting 74% of his Greens in Regulation.|
|5||Greg Owen||6400||Similar to Vegas above, Owen is 302 off the tee and currently ranked 21st in approaches from 50-125 yards. How is he only $6400, you say? Dude can't putt. Don't even look up his putting stats, it's ugly. If anything at all drops, he's worth the punt.|
|6||Jim Herman||6300||The Herminator is quietly putting together a decent season. He's made 7 of 9 cuts with 3 top 25 finishes.|