How much do you like watching second tier golfers?  Well, that’s what you get with the Puerto Rico Open!  The best golfers in the world are competing at the World Golf Championships in Mexico. DraftKings is the only site offering games for the Puerto Rico Open but that won't stop me from putting out quality information. We've got the likes of Viktor Hovland, Alex Noren, and Maverick McNealy as the highest priced options on the board this weekend. I mean Hovland is a terrific young player and you all know my love affair with Alex Noren but come on, a guy named Maverick is at $10,600? A typical PGA tour event with a full field, Mav would be in the mid to low 7K range. There is a reason that these players are in this event, so know that as you look through my playbook and see that there is not much to go on when giving a recommendation on a player. While it must be nice to take a trip down to Puerto Rico, they'd all rather be playing in WGC with the big prize money and the great field. Things will go back to normal next week.

Lets take a look at the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club which measures out to 7,506 yards and is a par 72.  The winning scores have ranged from 21 under par to 7 under par and a lot of that has to do with the winds.  You should definitely take a look at the weather before picking your players this weekend. This is course where fairways hit percentage is usually more important than driving distance.  

The players who have had success in this event historically are not exactly household names.  Jerry Kelly, Boo Weekley, Scott Brown, Michael Bradley, George McNeil, John Merrick, Graham Delaet, Chesson Hadley, and Jonathan Byrd are not players that even the average golf fan knows.  If you take a closer look at this group of golfers, you'll notice something that stands out about them. They are all not very long off the tee but they are accurate. Most of these players are also good with the flat stick and can put themselves on the leaderboard with the putter.  You'll notice a lot of "course managers" in my playbook.

This is not a fun tournament to breakdown because of the talent level. These guys are typically mid tier options for a reason but you've gotta find guys who fit the narrative on this course. The tragic part is, we could pound through the numbers for this event but anyone of these guys could have a great four days and win this event, case and point, Martin Trainer. Do you know who he is? He won this event last year. There's just no dominant player that we can predict with certainty will have success this weekend in Puerto Rico.

My One and Done Play of the Week: Matthew NeSmith

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A. Noren $10900UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
C. Hadley $9500UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
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S. Brown $9400UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
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H. Norlander $8500UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
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J. Wagner $6900UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
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S. Stefani $7500UPGRADE $UPGRADEUPGRADE
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