2019 Sony Open DraftKings Picks, Preview, Sleepers

Pat Mayo and Rick Gahmen discuss their favorite 2019 Sony Open DraftKings picks and favorite values for the week. The guys preview the course, debate the best roster construction for the week and explain which players are best suited for DFS cash games and which should be deployed in guaranteed prize pool (GPP) tournaments. Plus, a look at odds versus DraftKings pricing.

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2019 Sony Open DraftKings Picks: Show Index

0:22 Giveaways
4:53 Rick’s Research
8:43 $10K+
11:54 Sony Stats
17:27 Spieth
21:27 $9K
26:31 $8K
33:41 $7K
40:21 $6K
51:22 Odds


2019 Sony Open Details

Purse: $6.2 million
FedEx Cup points: 500
Defending champion: Patton Kizzire
Course: Waialae CC
Par: 70
Yardage: 7,044
Greens: Bermuda


2019 Sony Open Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Approach
Opportunities Gained
Par 4s Gained
Eagles Gained

Mayo’s Custom Stat POWER RANKINGS from FantasyNational.com


2019 Sony Open DraftKings Notes

Field: 144 players
Cut: Top 70 and Ties after 36 Holes
Lineup lock: Noon ET; Thursday, Jan. 10
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000

NOTE: Kevin Na ($7,200) has withdrawn with a hand injury.


2019 Sony Open DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Justin Thomas $11,400
Marc Leishman $10,500

High-End Value

Cameron Champ $9,900
Paul Casey $9,100

Second-Level Values

Charles Howell II $8,900
Kyle Stanley $8,700
Matt Kuchar $8,500

Low-End Values

Patton Kizzire $7,900
Ian Poulter $7,800
Adam Hadwin $7,800
Pat Perez $7,700
Sungjae Im $7,500
Kevin Tway $7,500

Scrub Values

Andrew Putnam $7,400
Danny Lee $7,400
Brice Garnett $7,000
Shugo Imahira $6,800

Projected Popular Golfers

Justin Thomas
Charles Howell III
Zach Johnson
Gary Woodland
Paul Casey
Scott Piercy


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