Paulie's Picks: Sanderson Farms Championship

For those of you who are addicted to golf, you are in luck this week with a double dose of action with the WGC-HSBC Champions and the Sanderson Farms. The Sanderson Farms field is filled with players trying to make a name for themselves. With that in mind for Draftkings and one-and-done leagues, check out my Sanderson Farms Championship picks below:

Draftkings Picks: 

Trey Mullinax: $7,600

I'm going to continue to pick Mullinax every week until his price reflects his ability and upside. This guy is an absolute beast who makes a ton of birdies, and I would not be surprised to see him in the winner’s circle by year end. When I picked him two weeks ago at the Safeway, he finished 22nd with 19 birdies and an eagle and easily exceeded his salary based expectation. Look for Mullinax who ranked 9th in birdies last year on the Web.com to contend this week.


Ryan Blaum: $7,500

Blaum is fresh off a 26th place finish at the Safeway two weeks ago. He also finished in the top 20 at each of the last two Web.com events. Add that consistency to the fact that he was 8th in birdies last year on the Web.com and is one of the best wedge players in the field and you have yourself a solid pick.

Brandon Hagy at the 2016 Rust-Oleum Championship

Brandon Hagy at the 2016 Rust-Oleum Championship

Brandon Hagy: $6,500

Hagy finished 35th at the Safeway with a whopping 21 birdies!! He has always been known as a birdie machine as evidenced by his rank of 12th in birdies on the Web.com last year. You can add him to the list of guys with upside due to his birdie making abilities.

Brian Campbell: $6,900

With the naked eye, Campbell’s 50th place finish at the Safeway may not look that great, but we need to take into account that he was in 17th place heading into the final round and just faded a bit under the pressure of Sunday on the PGA Tour. Add his current solid play to the fact that he ranked 6th in birdies last year on the Web.com and we have another player who has the ability to provide some value via DraftKings’ birdie-centric scoring system.

One-and-Done Picks:

With this being an opposite field event, whoever you choose this week would most likely never have been chosen in any other week so there is not much strategy to employ. With that being said, you either need to choose a player who is currently playing great or has great course history:

Patton Kizzire

Kizzire narrowly missed out on a win at the Safeway. With a combination of a weak field this week and the fact that he finished 4th here last year, he is a valid option to contend.

David Toms

Toms finished runner up at this event last year and his game suits this course perfectly. I wouldn't be surprised to see him near the top of the leaderboard come Sunday.

Picks to avoid:

Malnati/Poulter

I would avoid using these players this week as they had to travel back from the CIMB in Malaysia and may be a little tired, both mentally and physically.

Check out Paulie's Picks for the WGC-HSBC Champions here.

 

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