This week's PGA Tour event in Canada has arguably the two best golfers over the past few months playing (Dustin Johnson and Jason Day). Beyond them, the field is fairly weak as it is stuck between the British and PGA. To show how weak the field is… Tony Finau is the 6th most expensive player this week!!! So, I would advocate taking Day and/or Johnson in your lineup as there is a very good chance one of them wins come Sunday. In order to afford them, you must add some lower salary players to your lineup. Below are four players who may surprise us this week. I'm not saying these guys will win, but I think they have enough upside to overshadow the risk of a missed cut.
Graham DeLaet - $7,500
When in doubt, choose a player for whom the tournament means everything to. The Canadian would dearly love to win this event. Fresh off a top-10 finish at last week's Barbasol Championship, he might just find himself in contention come Sunday.
Matthew Fitzpatrick - $6,800
After a near last place finish at the British Open, he is heading to Canada to play. Most people will shy away from him due to his horrid results over the last month (zero top-50 finishes). However, that is exactly the type of player that we want in our lineup as he will have low ownership and has shown the ability to play well and win (Nordea Masters in Europe a few months ago). How often can you roster the 45th-ranked player in the world for $6,800 in a weak field?
Chesson Hadley - $5,700
When Hadley is on, he is an absolute birdie machine. He played great last week, finishing 11th at the Barbasol with every round in the 60s. I expect this week's event to be a shootout, which should fall right into Hadley’s hands. If he makes the cut, he should provide great value with his birdie potential.
Kyle Stanley - $6,100
Stanley finished 12th here during his lone appearance in 2012. Over the years, Stanley has shown an ability to succeed on courses that require a lot of birdies. He is near the top of the field in birdie and eagle average, which should pay dividends in your lineup.