The Waste Management Open features only 130 golfers this week, meaning that over 50% of the field will make the cut, and that means we can take a few more risks this week!
Bubba Watson ($188,000) / Hideki Matsuyama ($165,000) - For my top featured pick I`m splitting it between cash and gpp rosters. Watson is a staple for cash this week, he has gone 2nd, 2nd, 15th, and 5th in his last 4 Waste Management opens. He is a lock to make the cut, and you expect him to be in the mix come sunday. I`m not against him in GPPs either, but I do expect him to be highly owned. My pivot is to Matsuyama who comes in at a bit of a discount at 165k. Hideki has not been great as of late, but this course sets up for him better than any other golfer in the field. His strokes gained tee-to-green are second only to Bubba Watson’s, and his scrambling and par breaker scores well surpass Bubba’s. With his poor form as of late I love for him to be lower owned, but like his chances to win as well while saving 23k up top.