DraftKings Memorial Sweden

by Sal Johnson

Founder, Chief Data Officer, GOLFstats

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DraftKings picks for the week

So how did I do last week?
Do we have to talk about last week??? It was so miserable that I had to take a week off, I was so down in the dumps that I didn’t even play the weekend games. To cut this short I lost $58 in the 4 games I played on the PGA Tour in which of my six picks three guys missed the cut (Jason Dufner, Pat Perez & Kyle Stanley) and when you have that it doesn’t matter on your other three picks because your a loser. Of the other three Steve Stricker was T-7th, Sergio Garcia was T-12th and Ryan Palmer T-70th. As for the European Tour in 4 games I lost $56 even though I did have the winner Alex Noren. But Martin Kaymer and Julien Quesne missed the cut and Peter Uihlein was T-30th, Chris Wood was T-49th and Alexander Levy was T-51st. So it was a bad week that cost me $114 and looking to do better this week

Picks for Memorial
Lots of good choices for this week, of the top guys I like all of them. Dustin Johnson is $12,000, Jon Rahm is $11,100, Jordan Spieth is $11,000, Jason Day is $10,300, Hideki Matsuyama is $10,000, Adam Scott is $9,800, Brooks Koepka is $9,700 and Matt Kuchar is $9,400. I can’t stress more that this is a rare week in which any of these 8 choices are good choices. So with that one way could be to try and take two of them. In order to do that, one of them can’t be Dustin Johnson it just doesn’t work. Again I don’t know if I am crazy or what, but going down that rat-hole in picking Johnson at $12,000. Reason for that, there are a lot of guys that are dirt cheap and good picks. I first like Kevin Tway at $6,500, he hasn’t played at the Memorial but he is playing great golf right now. Next is Byeong-Hun An at $6,900 a true bargin. In his last three starts is T-8th at Wells Fargo, T-5th at Byron Nelson and T-24th with a bad weekend at the BMW PGA. At the Memorial is was T-11th last year so I like him. With these three picks leaves me decent money left, I take Kevin Chappell at $7,800. He won at the Texas Valero Open, another tough course like Muirfield Village and I like that Chappell was runner-up at the Memorial in 2013. Next up is Tony Finau at $7,900 the reason for that is his good starts at the Memorial he was T-11th last year and T-8th in 2015. For the year he has been pretty consistent, his last two starts he was T-29th at Colonial and T-13th at the AT&T Byron Nelson. With these five picks, which I think are very solid and all of them will make the cut I am left with $8,900. And guess who is at that figure but Rickie Fowler who despite missing the cut the last three years at the Memorial, he was runner-up in 2010 and playing great right now. So I really like my six picks, they were easy to come with which is always a good sign.
Dustin Johnson at $12,000
Rickie Fowler at $8,900
Tony Finau at $7,900
Kevin Chappell at $7,800
Byeong-Hun An at $6,900
Kevin Tway at $6,500

Picks for the Nordea Masters
I can only hope that my six picks for Sweden can come as easily as my six picks for the Memorial. As for the top guys, Henrik Stenson is at $11,500, Alex Noren at $11,100, Matthew Fitzpatrick at $9,800, Lee Westwood at $9,700 and Alexander Levy at $9,500. Of these top picks have to go with Noren again at $11,100. He was a winner for me last week and I think he can do it again. As for Stenson, yes he is playing on his home course but has never done great on it. My second choice is Nicolas Colsaerts at $9,000, the reason he was 3rd in this event last year, T-7th in 2015 but I like that he was T-3rd last week at Wentworth. Next up is Pablo Larrazabal at $8,300, he always seems to make cuts, was T-27th at Barseback in 2009 and was 3rd in Volvo China last month and T-24th at the BMW PGA last week. Next up is Jordan L. Smith at $8,000, he has never played in the Nordea Masters but has had a great year and plays well in the wind, need I say more. By 5th choice is Paul Dunne at $7,000 and I take him because of his good play on links courses and wind. Last is Matteo Manassero at $6,600, he was by third choice because of his steady play this year, can putt well on slow greens and has a good track record in wind. So these six picks came pretty easy so I like my chances for the week.  Remember that if your picks come easy and quickly you will probably do well for the week.
Alex Noren at $11,100
Nicolas Colsaerts at $9,000
Pablo Larrazabal at $8,300
Jordan L. Smith at $8,000
Paul Dunne at $7,000
Matteo Manassero at $6,600


  1. Grillo, Holmes, and Charley Hoffman are 3 to watch out for…with Hoffman being a bargain that I used in the deep tourney.

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