2016 Draft Kit

Draft Kings daily fantasy golf rankings for WGC-Bridgestone, Aug. 6-9

I had an early meeting before my early meeting today and I’m actually “traveling” to the other office right now.

But I figured I’d stop at home on my way and post this for you. I spent a couple hours putting together the list and don’t want to see it go to waste.

This is a top-35 of the players I recommend most for this weekend’s golf tournament on Firestone Country Club’s South Course, nicknamed “The Monster.”

It’s a beastly long course — 7,283-yard par 70 — with one of the toughest holes in the game, the 469-yard par-4 6th.

The long course means driving distance and accuracy will be key. Current performance is also an important factor, as is past experience on the course.

Here are four players that make cornerstone options going into the tournament:

Matt Kuchar — 30/1 odds to win. Kuchar was the first player that really stood out to me during research. He is tied for second in consecutive par-5 birdies, 15th in the PGA in putts per round, and ninth in rounds without a 3-putt.

Hideki Matsayuma — 25/1 odds to win. Matsayuma also stood out. He’s tied for third in consecutive cuts made. He also finished 12th in the Bridgestone a year ago.

Keegan Bradley — 30/1 odds to win. Bradley won the Bridgestone in 2012, finished tied for second in 2013 and tied for fourth in 2014. That’s a pretty great record. He’s also 13th in driving distance and finished second last week at the Quicken Loans tournament.

Zach Johnson — 30/1 odds to win. There are a handful of players who deserve consideration and who I considered putting here. They include Jim Furyk, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Hunter Mahan. I put highlighted Johnson here because he finished 23rd here last year and tied for fourth two years ago. He’s also coming off a British Open victory. He’s made eight consecutive cuts, tied for eighth, has been par or better for 12 consecutive rounds, tied for third in the PGA and is tied for third in driving accuracy.

Top 35 golf rankings for the WGC Bridgestone

Rk player odds salary ppg
1 Jordan Spieth “11/2 12500 93.921
2 Jason Day “12/1 11200 89.107
3 Bubba Watson 25/1 9500 84.885
4 H. Matsuyama 25/1 9400 79.389
5 Henrik Stenson 20/1 9900 82.45
6 Matt Kuchar 30/1 8700 76.053
7 Jimmy Walker 40/1 8300 80.417
8 Brooks Koepka 40/1 8400 79.167
9 Sergio Garcia 25/1 9700 75.773
10 Patrick Reed 40/1 8600 76.214
11 Justin Rose 15/1 10600 72.5
12 Zach Johnson 30/1 9000 73.079
13 Keegan Bradley 30/1 8800 68.395
14 Adam Scott 15/1 10200 67.5
15 Rickie Fowler 15/1 10500 69.967
16 Dustin Johnson 15/1 10800 74.357
17 Jim Furyk 30/1 8900 66.769
18 J.B. Holmes 80/1 7500 67.056
19 Ian Poulter 100/1 7400 69.538
20 B. Snedeker 50/1 8200 69.553
21 Ryan Palmer 60/1 7800 69.094
22 Hunter Mahan 80/1 7500 63.342
23 Phil Mickelson 40/1 8500 66.321
24 Robert Streb 100/1 7500 68.417
25 Kevin Na 100/1 7400 67.225
26 Brendon Todd 80/1 7600 65.1
27 C. Hoffman 100/1 7500 66.357
28 Bill Haas 60/1 7800 61.29
29 L. Oosthuizen 25/1 9800 58.40
30 F. Molinari 100/1 7700 60.58
31 S. Bowditch 150/1 7300 58.60
32 C. Schwartzel 50/1 8000 53.75
33 G. McDowell 150/1 7300 45.69
34 Webb Simpson 100/1 7400 65.93
35 Paul Casey 50/1 8000 64.34

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do this every week. If you guys like this, please let me know in the comments.

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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