The Genesis invitational is one of the oldest events on the Tour, dating back to 1926. This week, we will focus more on strokes gained on approach, greens in regulation, strokes gained off the tee, birdie or better scoring, and strokes gained putting. The last eight winners in this event were all excellent off the tee. As such, we will be providing extra weight to the relevant statistics. For the first time this season, we have a chance of rain over the weekend and lower temperatures. Weather is always a factor and subject to change, so checking DFS lineups closer to lock will be crucial. In this post, we use our full set of metrics and highlight some of our favorite golfers in the competition:
John Rahm ($11,300-DK; +800 to win)
It is never easy to fade Rahm, but it would have worked out last week. Now, he is $300 cheaper and even harder to fade in an event that he has some decent history in, finishing top 5 twice. Ownership should be down because of his recent struggles putting.
Rory McIlroy ($9,700-DK; +2000 to win)
McIlroy missed the cut here last season, but before that, he has two top 20s and two top 5s. Rory is a cash play for us this week as the seventh-highest-priced golfer on DK.
Marc Leishman ($7,900-DK; +5000 to win)
Digging into the mid-tier, Leishman stands out. He has finished top 5 at this event twice in his career and has made the cut in every event he’s played so far this season. We are going to play some cheaper guys to get to Rahm, but Leishman seems like a good piece in the middle.
*This preview does not represent our final picks for this event. For our full set of picks, check out our Game Picks section!
**Odds accurate at time of posting.
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