Monday Misprices for the AT&T Byron Nelson
Draftkings Value Plays by @Blatant_Chief
Last week at the Wells Fargo we tipped Dahmen and Wallace, so let’s see if we can find a few more diamonds in the rough this week outside Dallas for Lord Byron...
$7,600-Sebastian Muñoz-let’s start with one of many guys with Texas connections (University of North Texas), Cousin Sebastian is checking a ton of boxes for me this week. Along with winning over the last two seasons (Sanderson Farms), and perpetual lurking at big-boy events (Masters, and Tour Champ-correlated with similar zoysia fairways), we've seen him rev up his game for major season. Quite simply I think this is a solid value play below $8,000.
$7,500-Scott Stallings-typically a guy who is only playable on the West Coast swing, and our first of two featured Scotts, Mr. Stallings has been en fuego of late, on the opposite coast no less. With a respectable 29th at a tough Valspar, plus a 43rd last week at Well Fargo (which could have been a T-10 if not for a 78 implosion yesterday), along with being a top-level scrambler which should be vital considering the heavy bunkerage here, Double S is a T-20 play for sure.
$7,500-Doug Ghim-Still without a profile pic on Draftkings, Ghimbo No-Slice is of course a UT boy (HOOK EM!) as well as a ball-striking aficionado of the highest order. If you can stomach the violent swings with the flatstick, there is upside to be had. Be warned: this will likely be a last-chance effort for me to lock a T-20 with Dougie, as he always carries ownership too high for his end result.
$7,200-John Catlin-University of New Mexico’s finest (along with Handsome Victor Perez of course), Mr. Catlin may be unfamiliar to the average degen. However, for those following the Euro Tour, then you know he has been firing scaldeenish piss missiles across the Pond for awhile now, including a win at the Austrian Open and a 5th last time out at Tenerife. This is in addition to winning the Andalucía Masters and the Irish Open in 2020, along with four wins on the Asian Tour. So for a more accomplished career than say Sam Horsfield, and actually being American, I like him this week with T-10 upside.
$7,100-Scott Piercy-a guy who is perpetually on/off my radar, for reasons both on/off the cawse, he’s back on this week for his exemplary play at the difficult Wells Fargo track. Scott2 is very erratic, with minimal signs of life preceding lurkage as we’ve seen now at multiple US Opens. Due to the lack of familiarity with the new venue this week, recent form will be of paramount importance. That being said, he did come in second at this event the last time it was played. Pepper accoydingly.
Other mandatory FOMO Plays: Cousin Carlos, General Patton, Hoge (TCU’s finest).
Sicko Specials (tread lightly-lot of guys this week with Texas connections): All Sub $7K: Hickok, Hossler, Hammer (Triple H baby-Longhorns, plus Coody), as well as Kelly Kraft (SMU-Dallas).
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