As discussed in last week’s article, I felt that many European players were underpriced and had value. As you may recall, one of those I highlighted was Gregory Bourdy. He was holding the solo lead midway through the second round and looked prime to lead us all to high finishes in the Millionaire Maker on DraftKings. However, it was not to be, but he did still end up with a respectable top-20 finish (not bad for such a cheap option). The other 3 picks did make the cut (Wood, Bello and Johnston). Of course, other undervalued European players led to the winning lineup on DK (Lowry and Garcia). This week will be very different because of its weaker field, and we need to determine which players are the least overpriced.
Brendan Steele $9,900
Top 20 in 4 of last 5 starts on Tour. Finished 5th and 16th in last two events held at Congressional. May seem overpriced to the average golf fan, but when you dig into the numbers he is actually a “Steele” this week considering the semi-weak field.
Daniel Summerhays $8,100
Has 7 consecutive finishes of 51st or better, highlighted by his top 10 at Oakmont. He finished top 30 in 2 of his last 3 appearances at Congressional. Look for him to continue his good play this week.
Wesley Bryan $7,100
In addition to being a great trick shot artist, Bryan has compiled two wins on the Web.com Tour this year. With such a weak field and the inflated salaries of some other players (Roberto Castro at $8,600?), Bryan could prove to be a pivotal piece of a winning lineup.
Harold Varner $7,100
Made his last 7 cuts, including 4 top 25s. His length off the tee will do him well at Congressional, which has some of the longest par 4s on Tour. Look for him to grab a sneaky top 10 finish this week.