The Houston Open took a year off and comes back at a new point on the PGA Tour schedule.  This tournament typically got forgotten in the grand scheme because it was played the week before the Masters every year.  People like me would look past this event and even the players used it to work their game out before batting Augusta National.  The Golf Club of Houston does have similar characteristics of Augusta which is why the players liked to use it as a tune up. They've been playing this event at the Golf Club of Houston since 2006, which means that's where your course history should begin.  GC of Houston measures out to 7,441 yards which means length is an advantage but not the be all end all.  This course is made for players with good Greens in Regulation (GIR) numbers.  If you look through course history, player who greens consistently have had the most success. The putter is always the great equalizer on any golf course.

Henrik Stenson, JB Holmes, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Charley Hoffman, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington, and Brendon de Jonge have all had success in this tournament.  One thing you'll also notice when you look through course history, there are a lot of spotty records.  You should avoid those players for your cash lineups but they are all fair game when it comes to GPPs.  This course has been known to break a few hearts especially DFS players, I'll always remember seeing Jim Herman hold off Henrik Stenson a few years back.

This course may be one of the easier ones on tour to save par, we're looking for players who can get themselves into the most scoring opportunities as possible. When you look back at the 2018 event, the field averaged just 70.6 which was a record low due to the extended impact of Hurrican Harvey the previous fall. The primary rough will be higher and the pure bermuda greens will make scores rise.

We will also see the summertime air hang around through Thursday with daytime highs getting into the 90s. We are expecting to see a storm system pass through by Friday which could cause a delay in action. That system will also cause the tempertures to drop 15-20 degrees heading into the weekend. There will also be moderate winds which should influence club selection during the first three rounds.

This should be interesting for everyone to see how this tournament plays out in a new location on the PGA Tour Schedule. Now, let's get to the Playbook!

(Max 3)
                                         
 Golfer DraftKings*Own % FanDuel*Own %BreakDown
R. Henley $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
B. Harman $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
D. McCarthy $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
K. Bradley $6500UPGRADE $7700UPGRADEUPGRADE
C. Tringale $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
S. Ryder $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
R. Werenski $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
L. Griffin $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
L. List $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
B. Gay $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
P. Perez $7300UPGRADE $8400UPGRADEUPGRADE
B. Cauley $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
D. Redman $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
Z. Sucher $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
P. Uihlein $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
X. Zhang $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
M. Thompson $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
M. Jones $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
H. English $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
J. Wagner $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
H. Stenson $UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE