This week the PGA Tour returns to Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch. This event is in a brutal scheduling spot between the designated event at Wells Fargo and the PGA Championship. So we have a less-than-stellar field, which might allow some surprise players to contend. TPC Craig Ranch rewards players who hit the ball long off the tee, excel with their long irons, and can putt the lights out. Let’s take a look at a few players to target this week:
K.H. Lee, $9,300
Lee, the two-time defending champion, tries to add his name to PGA Tour history with a three-peat this week. He comes into the event in great form with an eighth-place finish last week at Wells Fargo. With a weaker field at Craig Ranch, it makes sense to put Lee in your lineup as I would be surprised if he doesn’t contend yet again.
Tom Hoge, $8,500
Why is Tom Hoge priced at only $8,500 this week? He is the 30th ranked player in the world, which makes him the fifth highest ranked player in the field. Hoge leads the field in approach from beyond 200 yards, ranks fifth in birdies, and has shown the ability to contend and win on the PGA Tour. He finished 17th a year ago at this event and makes for a great addition to your DraftKings lineup this week.
Pierceson Coody, $6,900
Coody, the former University of Texas superstar, is in a perfect spot to make a splash on the PGA Tour this week. He has already won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour. His game fits this course well as he is an excellent long iron player and is longer than average off the tee. In his last three KFT starts this year, he has finished top 15. His upside is immense and it will only be a matter of time until he is a mainstay on Tour. The $6,900 is a very cheap price for him this week.