Monday Misprices for the BMW Championship
The Best Draftkings Value Plays of the Week
by Joe Thomas aka @Blatant_Chief
Last week we were on the former MGA stud Keegan Bradley (of St. John’s and Wheatley Hills) as well as HV3 who both lurked well into the rain-soaked Monday finish before UNCLE TONY finally claimed victory of the Northern Trust at Liberty National.
This week, the Tour heads to the second to last tournament of the Fedex Cup season, at a relatively unknown course, Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland. The Par 72 is a Tom Fazio bentgrass design playing to around 7,500 yards. The Top 30 in points will advance to the grand finale of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta next week.
Last year if you remember we witnessed an epic battle between Joaco, DJ, and Rahmbo, resulting in Rahm hitting a massive putt to 1-up DJ for the win. Olympia Fields (last year’s host course) even named a steak after him to honor his victory! So, without further adieu, here are my top Draftkings value plays for the BMW Championship at Caves Valley, all under $9,000 this week to account for the suppressed salary in the no-cut reduced field...
$8,300-SAMMY THE BULL-just an absolute unit off the tee with a truly prodigious long ball, and now sporting a fu manchu, how can we not be on this guy again this week? Along with finally breaking through with a win at the Valspar, he also led most of the Riv, and lipped out a putt that would have put him in a playoff a couple weeks back. The guy is having a breakout year, has shown he can succeed on a variety of tracks, and thus I suspect his stellar play to continue at Caves Valley.
$8,200-UNCLE PAUL CASEY-currently on the outside looking in at the Tour Championship next week at East Lake, Uncle Paul needs a standout week at the BMW. Lucky for him he has an outstanding record at Tom Fazio courses, and on courses where hitting the big dog well is of paramount importance, as I surmise it will be this week. We was so-so last week, but I am banking on a return to the A+ play we have seen most of this calendar year for Paul to end the season on a high note.
$7,700-COUSIN KEEGAN BRADLEY-our guy from Wheatley Hills and St. John’s lore looked awesome last week when we touted him at Liberty National, so why would we abandon him this week after a short ride (or helicopter ride) down I-95 to the ole DelMarVa Peninsula. Especially considering Keegs won this event at Aronimink only a few years ago (in addition to his familiarity with this track), I expect him to keep crushing it off the tee, and if he can just nail A FEW putts down the stretch, maybe we will see a long-awaited W for Keegan like we saw last week for another member of the fantasy Family Tree, Uncle Tony.
$7,300-CAMERON CHAMP-playing much better of late including a W at the 3M, we’ve seen him tear up Par 72 bent tracks with his prodigious driving acumen. No reason for that to stop this week-I anticipate Cam will be ending the season on an upward trend in an already impressive start to the career.
$7,100-JHONNY V-another guy we’ve been peppering for the better part of six months. After a so-so week at Liberty National, which he has proven to have now and again, I expect he will kick back into form for a shot at East Lake at a course where again, driving ability will be extremely valuable. For a guy who has numerous runner-ups and T15s on the season, I think a win is coming soon for the VENEZUELAN VIPER.
Sicko Specials (below $7,000): Big Keith Mitchell (3rd at the correlated Quail Hollow, playing phenomenally well, supreme driver of the golf ball), Cousin Chris Kirk (solid east-coast ball striker, had success here back in the day), and Hudson Swafford English (T5 Total Driving both last week and on the season).
BOL TO ALL!
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