The Wells Fargo has been played at the Quail Hollow Club since the tournament started in 2003 but since the course is playing host to the PGA Championship this August, they’ll give it a rest and move the event to Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington.  The beautiful city on the beach used to be an annual stop on the PGA Tour for the Azalea Open Invitational through 1971.  It’s nice to have a new course to check out but that means we must throw all course history out the window.  Let’s take a deeper look at the course …

Eagle Point Golf Club is a par 72 that stretches out 7,259 yards.  This course should be a scorer’s heaven as it is a pretty short par 72.  There is a good mix of longer Par 3’s and a few long Par 4’s but due to the extension of some of the Par 3’s, you get a bunch of short Par 4’s.  Bombers should have a lot of fun being able to reach all of the Par 5’s in two and punish this track.  There is water as well in the form of ponds, creeks and the inter-coastal throughout the course and not to mention a few trees and bunkers along the way as well.  We’ve got a mix bag of tight and wide fairways which makes it harder to pick out the type of players to target. 

When we look over all the course traits, I will be targeting bombers and scorers.  I’ll be looking at Birdie or Better Percentage and Par 5 Scorers.  We need good long iron hitters with good numbers from 200 plus yards out as they’ll challenge these long Par 3’s and reachable Par 5’s.  This is a tough week to feel good about anyone you play because of the lack of course history.  We will also look at recent play as well. 

Good luck this week!

WEEKEND UPDATE

Hello Everyone!

Hope things turned out well for you thus far through the first two days of the Wells Fargo but if not, here's your chance to make up for it with the weekend game on Draft Kings.  Now, just a warning to PAY ATTENTION because the 2nd round was not completed today.  They will finish early tomorrow morning and then start the 3rd round following that.  The players I picked for my optimals are in good position to make the but if by chance someone falls out, you will need to make adjustments before it starts.  On Draft Kings, it still says the game is scheduled to start at 6am ET, so play it safe and start guys who look good to make the cut which is sitting at +1 right now.  Here are my 2 Optimals ...  Good Luck
 
DK GPP #1
Dustin Johnson $10,500
Patrick Reed $8,300
J.B. Holmes $8,200
Emiliano Grillo $8,100
Chez Reavie $7,200
Tom Hoge $7,200
 
DK GPP #2
Adam Scott $9,600
Daniel Berger $8,700
Alexander Noren $7,900
Graeme McDowell $7,900
Rafael Cabrera-Bello $7,600
Luke List $7,800

Pre-Cut Playbook & Optimals:      

DFS PGA PLAYBOOK:

PLAYER DRAFT KINGS FANDUEL BREAKDOWN
Jon Rahm $11,000 $10,500 Can't consider him a rookie at this point. 5 Top 10s (A Win & 2nd) in last 6 starts (not including the Masters). 2nd in SG:TG
Adam Scott $10,000 $9,900 T9 at the Masters. 36th in SG:TG, 23rd in Birdie or Better Percentage, & T24 in Par 5 Scoring.  Perfect Fit Here
Paul Casey $9,900 $9,400 Top 20s in 4 of the last 5 starts (Top 10s in his last 2). 16th in SG:TG & 8th in Scrambling.  
Webb Simpson $9,700 $7,300 Normally wouldn't like paying this much for him but he may know this course better than ANYONE in the field. I'm taking the risk
Bill Haas $9,500 $8,500 One of the few with experience on this track. 20th in SG:TG & 5th in Scrambling.  7 Top 20s this season.
Francesco Molinari $9,200 $8,300 3 Top 10s & another 5 Top 25s in 11 starts. T13 in SG:TG & T14 in Par 5 Scoring. One of his BEST year's on TOUR.
Wesley Bryan $9,100 $7,400 South Carolina boy already won in the state at Harbour Town 3 weeks ago. He has the skills to make moves at Eagle Point.
Kevin Kisner $8,400 $9,000 10/10 Cuts Made in 2017 with a Pair of 2nd Place Finishes. 6th in Strokes Gained:Tee-to-Green. 
William McGirt $7,900 $7,400 Another Carolina Guy who loves this event.  3rd in Fairways Hit & 22nd in GIR.  T3 at Harbour Town & T22 at the Masters.
Hudson Swafford $7,700 $6,800 Struggled since his Win but 2 Top 10s in April.  Really good ball-striking skills and T11 in Par 5 scoring. 
Emiliano Grillo $7,500 $7,200 He's 11/12 Cuts Made with 3 Top 20s and a T7 at Bay Hill in March. 24th in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green (SG:TG)
Martin Laird $7,100 $7,300 4 Top 10s & another 2 Top 20s this season. 28th in SG:TG & 32nd in Adjusted Scoring. Ranks 17th in Scoring Average before the cut
Shane Lowry $6,900 $7,600 20th in Total Driving, 4th in Greens Hit, T20 in Proximity, 27th in SG:TG, 7th in Birdie or Better Percentage. Ball Striking Expert
Brian Harman $6,700 $6,200 T15s in 3 of his last 4 starts (T13 at Bay Hill & T9 at Harbour Town). 24th in Birdie or Better percentage. 
Sebastian Munoz $6,700 $4,600 2nd last week in Web.com Event (T1 in par-5 scoring). Finished T27 at TPC San Antonio, his best finish in 3 cuts made.
Nick Watney $6,600 $6,700 T5 with Hoffman at TPC Louisiana. He's gotta finish 12th-place to get a PLAYERS Exemption. Accuracy on Approach & 12th in Proximity.
Graeme McDowell $6,500 $7,600 9 Time 30 finishes in his last 11 starts. Too good of a player to be at this price. Wind will be a factor and he can play in it
Harold Varner III $6,300 $6,000 7/10 Cuts Made with 2 Top 25s.  He's familiar with the area after going to school at East Carolina & he's aggressive (Birdie Maker)
Carl Pettersson $6,200 $4,600 He's a MEMBER at Eagle Point & has the course record. T16 at the Valero two weeks ago.  Not playing great but knows this course.

DRAFT KINGS OPTIMALS:

DRAFT KINGS CASH PRICE
Adam Scott $10,000
Paul Casey $9,900
Kevin Kisner $8,400
William McGirt $7,900
Martin Laird $7,100
Carl Pettersson $6,200

 

DRAFT KINGS GPP PRICE
Jon Rahm $11,000
Adam Scott $10,000
Webb Simpson $9,700
Sebastian Munoz $6,700
Harold Varner $6,300
Carl Pettersson $6,200

FANDUEL OPTIMALS:

FANDUEL CASH ROUNDS PRICE
Martin Laird 1 & 2 $7,300
Nick Watney 1 & 2 $6,700
Brian Harman 1 & 2 $6,200
Carl Pettersson 1 & 2 $4,600
Adam Scott 3 & 4 $9,900
Kevin Kisner 3 & 4 $9,000
Bill Haas 3 & 4 $8,500
William McGirt 3 & 4 $7,400

 

FANDUEL GPP ROUNDS PRICE
Francesco Molinari 1 & 2 $8,300
Harold Varner 1 & 2 $6,000
Sebastian Munoz 1 & 2 $4,600
Carl Pettersson 1 & 2 $4,600
Jon Rahm 3 & 4 $10,500
Adam Scott 3 & 4 $9,900
Bill Haas 3 & 4 $8,500
Wesley Bryan 3 & 4 $7,400

ONE & DONE PLAY:

ONE AND DONE PLAY FINISH
SBS - Jimmy Walker T9
Sony - Charles Howell III T8
Career - Bill Haas T17
Farmers - Brandt Snedeker T9
Waste - Brendan Steele T16
Pebble - Phil Mickelson 65th
Genesis - J.B Holmes T34
Honda - Graeme McDowell T14
Mexico - Alexander Noren T55
Valspar - Ryan Moore T18
Palmer - Zach Johnson T66
Match - Sergio Garcia Out of Sweet 16
Puerto - David Hearn T17
Shell - Lee Westwood MC
Masters - Justin Rose 2nd
RBC - Kevin Kisner T11
Valero - Charley Hoffman T40
Wells Fargo - Adam Scott ???