This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. You get to see pros have to use their imagination and play shots they are not used to playing. This is golf in its most natural form. With that being said, it does make it difficult to determine who will succeed at any given Open. Here are some guys who may be drinking out of the Claret Jug come Sunday:
Nicolas Colsaerts - $7,200
Well Colsaerts almost pulled off the comeback last week!!! The best part about DraftKings pricing for the Open is that salaries were released prior to the finish of last week's event, so it does not take Colsaerts’ high finish into consideration. So it's safe to say I'm going to be riding him again this week. He is on an absolute tear as he is near the top of the field in GIR, driving distance and birdies over the past few months. Oh and did I mention he is $7,200?
Lee Westwood - $8,500
How much would you be willing to pay for a guy who finished 2nd at the Masters, was in contention on Sunday at Oakmont and finished 4th the last time the Open was held at Troon? On top of that, let’s say that guy also had top 15 finishes in 5 of his last 6 starts. So you would expect him to be $10,000 right? Well, the good news is that you only have to pay $8,500 for him.
Brendan Grace - $9,700
If you asked me to pick a winner this week, Grace would be on my short list. He is an outstanding links player who is very consistent and excels in windy conditions. He nearly had a victory at last year's US Open at Chambers Bay. He has been really close to breaking through with a landmark victory but just hasn't been able to put four rounds together on the big stage yet….until this week. He has elite ball striking statistics and played well the first two rounds last week but faltered over the weekend. Look for Grace to capture that first major this weekend.
Adam Scott - $10,600
Scott is a great option to put on your roster in large-field DraftKings events such as the
Millionaire Maker. Scott has been nearly non-existent since his back-to-back victories earlier in the season. With him being priced directly below Day, DJ, Rory and Spieth, I expect Scott to be very low owned (less than 15%). Owning a player of that caliber at that ownership percentage could be something that makes your lineup succeed. Scott has been playing better lately with top 20s at the US Open and Firestone. On top of that, he has finished in the top ten in the last 4 Opens.