The second round of the TPC Champions Classic begins on Wednesday with lineups locking at 12:04 p.m. ET. For the second-round regular DraftKings showdown rules will apply (no placing points).
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STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 2Here’s how the top 5 sit after the first round. Scores for the TPC Champions Classic are updated intermittently during the round and won’t be fully updated or finalized on DraftKings until after the round is complete.
1. Sam Triplett -6
2. Dalen Yamauchi -5
T3. Juan diego Fernandez -3
T3. Peter Kuest -3
T3. Chris Korte -3
T3. KK Limbhasut -3
Sam Triplett, a winner on the Outlaw Tour back in January, leads after posting a 65 in the first round. Triplett’s round was significant as the scoring was quite high, as compared to most of the Outlaw events we’ve seen, with just 17 of the 81 golfers shooting under par rounds.
Chasing Triplett is Hawaiian Dalen Yamauchi, who looks to be making his first start on the Outlaw Tour this year. Behind these two are a couple more familiar names, such as recent Outlaw Tour winner KK Limbhasut, who sits at -3 alongside Latino PGA member Juan diego Fernandez. Pre-event favorite Dylan Wu also started well, shooting -2.
The early start times seemed to have it a bit easier in the first round, as winds were forecasted to be much heavier later in the day. Wednesday has much less wind in the forecast, so we may not see as big a split in scoring for the second day, although the wind is expected to pick up by one or two mph later in the day.
TPC CHAMPIONS CLASSIC: SECOND ROUND TARGETSDylan Wu ($10,600): Wu had a later afternoon tee time in round one, but was able to hang tough and post a two under par 69 that included just three birdies, but also just one bogey. Wu has been playing solid golf of late, but just can’t get his putter firing hot enough to take one of these events down. Still, with scoring tougher this week you have to think his superior tee to green game may be more of a factor as we get deeper into the event. Wu has seen his price drop by $800 on DK after round one and also gets an earlier tee time on Wednesday as he’ll tee off just before 11:00 a.m. local time in what should be calm conditions. I like targeting him here now that his price has dropped, and we’ve seen how the course is going to play.
Jimmy Gunn ($9,100): Gunn had an eventful first round, posting four bogies over his first eight holes before rallying to an even par day on the back of five birdies over his last 10 holes. The Scotsman does make his far share of bogies, but he’s also been one of the best birdie makers on the Outlaw Tour since he began playing in these events. He should also be quite pleased at the way he battled back after a terrible start. With a lot more unknowns among the top players in the field this week, and the conditions possibly easing a bit in round two, I like targeting Gunn here at a reasonable price. He’s got a ton of experience playing in Europe and on the Korn Ferry Tour and has flashed a high birdie rate in pretty much every Outlaw event he’s played.
Eric Hallberg ($8,300): Hallberg opened with a solid 70 in round one, making five birdies against two bogies and a double. The Scottsdale resident finished T8 at this venue/course last season and with conditions playing tough his experience should be a factor here. I wouldn’t expect him to be super-highly owned in GPPs either, as Hallberg hasn’t played in a mini-Tour event in five weeks but does have two top 10s on his record from earlier in the season.
Tyler Weworski ($7,300): Weworski’s been in pretty solid form of late, and came into this week’s event having made the cut in his past three mini-Tour starts, a run which included a solid T16 last week against a much stiffer field. Price-wise, he’s mixed in players who either haven’t played much or don’t have anywhere near the same kind of results he does. You also have to like the way he started this week’s event, opening with a one-under par 70 in round one that saw him scuttle to five bogies against six birdies. Considering the solid form he’s been showing — he shot rounds of 67-68-66 last week — and his high birdie-rate in round one, I’d definitely make him a target for the second round here considering his price remains ultra-affordable.
VALUETOWNMatt Gurska ($7,100): Gurska comes into this event off a missed cut at the Scottsdale Open last week, but he had put together a couple of good finishes on the Outlaw Tour before that, finishing T12 and T15 in the Legacy Shootout and Arrowhead Classic. While his form isn’t as good as it was at the start of the season when he won two events on the Outlaw Tour, he did manage to land five birdies in round one and was only undone by a couple of really terrible holes. He’s super cheap, making birdies and a proven winner at this level so you have to like the price on him here for the second round.
Grant Booth ($6,800): I keep writing up Booth in this section because he simply feels too cheap. The Australian has bounced around during his professional career, but he was a standout player in college and did make the cut in his one PGA Tour start. More importantly, he’s shown increasing form the past couple of weeks and was in contention after round two last week against a more difficult field. He shot a tidy even par score in round one, which leaves him in T20 position, and he has an early 11:00 a.m. tee time for the second round, which I again like taking advantage of.
Zach Gaugert ($6,100): Gaugert seems like a pretty nice bargain at these levels. The former Division I college player has landed finishes of T11-T27-T21 in his past three Outlaw Tour starts and yet he remains priced at near the min salary, so his recent form doesn’t seem to be at all taken into account here. He only managed a one-over par 72 in round one but, given the toughness of the course this week, he’s still in great shape to make the cut. You don’t necessarily have to go this low in price when making rosters but if you do, Gaugert looks like one of the more reliable targets at this level.
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