Francesco Molinari ($10,700): The Italian has really had a solid last month or so playing on the PGA Tour, and after a week off, he returns to the Euro Tour to visit one of his favorite venues. Molinari has excelled at Wentworth over his career and has four straight top tens to his credit at this event. The field this year is slightly reduced due to injuries, so Molinari, who sometimes struggles to close tournaments out, might have a better shot of shutting the door here. I think he’s priced appropriately and represents one of the most solid choices in a top end range that isn’t as loaded as in years past.
Martin Kaymer ($10,400): Kaymer is a player whose results often seem to progress as he builds to something bigger, and right now he seems to be building towards a big win in my view. He’s made five cuts in a row worldwide, including at two tough venues in Augusta and TPC Sawgrass. He also narrowly missed out on the win earlier in Spain, and last week he closed with a 65 to finish 5th. Kaymer’s history at Wentworth is a mixed bag given that he’s recorded 5 top twenty finishes in 9 appearances but never a top ten or better. I think an in form and more experienced Kaymer can potentially have a big week this year though, and I like him as an alternative in GPPs to the obviously popular Danny Willett.
Lee Westwood ($9,900): Lee Westwood has had a great European Tour career, but he’s still never got it done at this event, despite some close calls. Since 2010 Westwood has made 6 straight cuts at Wentworth and lost in a playoff to Luke Donald in the 2011 version. He’s been in good recent form of late finishing T2 at Augusta, while also showing up last week and landing a top ten at the Irish Open. A revitalized Westwood makes for a very interesting play this week and is someone I’d consider here. His price should keep ownership low in larger GPPs.
Rafa Cabrera-Bello ($9,600): Cabrera-Bello has been tearing it up around the world ever since the beginning of 2016. On the year he has 4 finishes to his credit of 4th place or better but no wins. After a missed cut at The PLAYERS put his form in question, he played well last week (aside from a few unforced errors) and landed himself another top ten finish. He’s landed three top twenties at this event already but never been in this good form coming into Wentworth. At $9,600 he should have a great shot at nabbing you a top ten and competing for that victory which he has been trending towards all season.
Soren Kjeldsen ($8,800): Kjeldsen went through a revival last year around this time when he won the Irish Open in dramatic fashion. Since then, he’s capitalized on the good form by landing some big finishes overseas, including a T7 at the Masters earlier in the season. The prior track record here may not look great for the Dane, but he has a third place finish at this event from a while back and also was 19th here last season. I think the venue suits him better than most and love the tenacity he’s shown in big events this year. He’s someone who could easily shock the field this week.
Chris Wood ($8,000): Wood represents one of the best values on the board to me this week. This is a player who does everything fairly well and has a great history at this venue. In six attempts he’s made four cuts but also has finishes of 4th and 6th in that span. Wentworth can be a tricky venue, and Wood has found a way to tame it quickly which bodes well for his future prospects here in my opinion. He shook off the rust last week after a layoff, and I think at $8k he could easily contend this week and end up as great value.
James Morrison ($7,500): Morrison is a player many US DFS players won’t be familiar with, but he’s someone who sticks out to me as a potentially great play this week. He’s a two-time winner on the Euro Tour who bested a good field last season to win the Spanish Open. This year he’s again shown some decent form, challenging for the title again in Spain and finishing in the top ten last week at the Irish Open. Morrison has two top tens at Wentworth over his last three visits and the type of game to handle an exceedingly tricky course, especially if the conditions get tough. At $7,500 he should prove to be valuable in a week where most fantasy players are still feeling out which players they can trust.
Alexander Levy ($7,100): The young Frenchman proved to be quite a talent a couple of years ago, winning twice on the European Tour in 2014. This year he’s come awfully close to closing the door again, narrowly missing out on a win in Perth earlier in the season. He’s extremely talented and had a great debut at Wentworth two years ago finishing 12th. He is coming off a hand injury but tweeted out that he appeared fine for this event. I like him for large GPPs this week, the potential for a big week is there.
Alejandro Canizares ($6,500): Canizares is another European player who won’t be well known by American DFS players but probably will be eventually. He’s been incredibly consistent thus far on the year making each of his last five cuts and is 8/10 on the season too. Even better is the fact he has taken to Wentworth better than most and owns a 10th and 4th place finish at this event over his last three visits. At $6,600 he’s one of the safest picks on the board for me, and a great way to save salary for other spots this week.
Nacho Elvira ($6,200): Nacho isn’t just a guy with an awesome name, he’s actually a pretty decent golfer too and won three times last season on the Challenge Tour to gain his Euro card. This season the momentum has kept rolling, and he narrowly missed out on a win a couple weeks ago at the Trophee Hassan. This is a quality young player who’s shown good form of late and could surprise in his first trip to Wentworth. At $6,200 he’s excellent value and a player to target for your GPP lineups.
Jason Scrivener ($6,100): Scivener is a young Aussie who looks like he has finally found his way on the Euro Tour. After changing coaches last year, he’s produced some wicked results, including a T3 down at the Perth International earlier in the year. He’s coming into this event off back-to-back top tens, and even though he’s seeing Wentworth for the first time here, I’ll take his recent form over experience, especially at only $6,100. He’s a great bargain and GPP play if looking to stack up on the top players this week.