Monday Misprices for the Charles Schwab Challenge
Top Draftkings Value Plays Under $8,000
Last week we tipped Uncle Paul Casey (T-4) and Abraham “The Prophet” Ancer (T-9) as top values at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course for the PGA Championship. Of course, it was Uncle Phil who was triumphant in glorious fashion. So, this week we go back to the drawing board for one of my favorite non=major events of the year: The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Above these hallowed grounds, the spirit of the The Hawk still soars in the ether. Thereby, in honor of THE ball-striking aficionado, the incomparable Mr. Ben Hogan, here are my top value plays under $8,000 on Draftkings...
$7,900-Big Brandt Snedeker: I remember seeing this guy putt at Bethpage a few years back, up-close on the practice green, and remember thinking two things: A. Holy shit this guy is huge, and B. Man can this guy putt. Big Country has come close at Augusta a few times (similar bentgrass structured greens), has one of the great bad-weather rounds in history under his belt on that wet n' wild Sunday in La Jolla '16, and has recently sprung back into form this Spring. If the winds pick up, the pride of Chattanooga could be donning the plaid coat come Sunday.
$7,400-General Patton Kizzire: By now, readers of the blog will know my undying love for “The General” despite perpetually breaking my heart. Then out of nowhere he records two top 10s at Valero (9th) and the Byron Nelson (3rd), albeit on bermuda surfaces. Yet, I still find myself checking off his name again in the Lone Star state showdown at Colonial when factoring in his 7th at the correlated Sony short track, and 11th at the Houston Open. Fire away with The General.
$7,400-Harold Varner III: With continuously improved ball-striking, a 2nd at the correlated Heritage last month, as well as a 15th back in Houston, the stars are aligning for HV3. Now, we know this has happened before to no avail, but for a guy who played in the final pairing of the PGA a couple of years ago with Brooks, we know he has the game to win on Tour, it’s just a matter of time, as it is for so many players. Alas, I have a feeling his W is coming soon, and perhaps it’s this week at Colonial.
$7,300-Cousin Carlos Ortiz: As listeners to the “Who’s Your Caddy?” Podcast will know I was tailing Cousin Carlos over the swing season, but have been off him recently as he's cooled off after his win at the Houston Open. It seems like something has begun to click again however, as we saw him lurk early at Kiawah, along with a respectable 21st at Valero. So for a North Texas guy, seemingly rounding back into form, at this price, it's a must-play for me.
$7,200-Harry Higgs: The big boy from Dallas is coming off an extremely impressive 4th at the PGA. Whether or not he gets his practice round with Phil at Augusta remains to be seen, but anytime I can get a guy like this in a home-state event, coming off a top-tier finish at a major, all at $7,200, sign me up.
Sicko Specials-Sub $7K (tread lightly): Tom Hoge, Joey Bramlett, Andrew Putnam, Vincent Whaley, and DENNY for Romeo and Legs.
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