2015 Champion – Fabian Gomez
This week I will be again focusing on Cash Tournaments. Due to the US Open being played next week we are getting a subpar field this week. The result is overpriced golfers, some of whom you may have to pay up for even if it makes you feel wrong for doing so. I think there is a real possibility that even if you lose a guy or two on Friday evening you may be able to cash still.
The course this week is TPC Southwind located in Memphis, TN. It is hosted by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital so if you cash big this week maybe you will be generous enough to donate a little of those winnings to help fund their research. As far as the course goes there is a fair share of water on the course and will penalize errant tee and approach shots. The weather doesn’t look like it will be too much of an issue outside of the fact that it is going to +90 degrees Fahrenheit and pretty humid so take that as you will.
Stats to Focus on this week – Strokes Gained Tee to Green (SGT2G), Birdie or Better Percentage (BoB%) , Good Drive Percentage (GD%), Strokes Gained Putting (SGP) , Proximity , Prox 150-175 , Prox 175-200
Ryan Palmer $10,800 – Palmer comes in streaking. Making 13/14 cuts and 5/8 here with 3 tops tens (also has made 4 straight here). He ranks 18th in BOB% , 28th SGT2G, 31st in proximity from 175-200 yds and 40th in overall proximity. His last time out he finished 3rd at the Colonial. Palmer is going to head my Cash lineups this week.
GPP Options- Phil Mickelson $11,300 , Brooks Koepka $$11,100
$8,000 – $9,900
David Hearn $8,400 – The Canuck has made 5 of his last 6 cuts and is 4/5 at TPC Southwind. He appears to be improving with his putting after shedding the long putter that he had previously used. He is #1 overall in proximity and ranks 22nd from 150-175 yds and 23rd from 175-200 yds, the two most common approach distances on this course. He will not be hurt by the fact that he ranks 14th in GD%. Plug in Hearn and make that $$.
GPP Options- Harris English $9,900 , Graeme McDowell $8,200 , Francisco Molinari $8,100, Boo Weekley $8,000
$7,900 and below
Chad Campbell $7,800 – He has made his last 3 cuts on the tour which included a 10th and 12th place finish. He is also 6/8 at TPC Southwind. Currently he ranks 27th in SGT2G , 52nd in GD% and 66th in 150-175. This is a play mainly based on current form and course history more so than a stat fit.
Retief Goosen $7,600 – Retief has made 10 straight cuts entering this event and is 5/7 at TPC Southwind. He ranks 25th in SGP , 25th in proximity from 150-175 yds and 35th from 175-200 yds. Goosen most likely isn’t going to go out and challenge for the top of the leaderboard but odds are pretty good he will make the cut and score a Top 25 finish.
GPP Options- Will Wilcox $7,400 , Scott Stallings $7,100 , Robert Garrigus $7,000 , Ben Crane $7,000 , Camilo Villegas $6,900 , John Merrick $6,200 , Arjun Atwal $6,000
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