Golf Strategy-High Cut Percentage Golfers
Each week, we pick and choose our favorite PGA pro’s for our DFS lineups with random strategies in the back of our heads. Various people use various types of strategy stemming from using Vegas Odds, to Course History, to Stat Correlation, to finding strictly low owned golfers.
One of the most successful strategies in my success in PGA is using High Cut Percentage Golfers. This theory I highly recommend for Cash Games mainly because of golfer popularity. Guys that make the cut are naturally going to be more popular and have increased ownership.
Making the cut, in my opinion, is the single most important aspect of any DFS Golf game due to the fact that if one of your golfers miss the cut, you will have one less golfer collecting you valuable DFS Points. In these DFS games, every point you can get will help put you ahead of your opponents so it’s only natural that 6 golfers scoring you points is much better than 5 golfers collecting your DFS team points.
Many times, people that don’t routinely play DFS in Golf, will look for the brand name golfers and not consider making the cut. That is a big benefit for you as many times the brand name golfers aren’t always the best play for making the cut.
Take for example Tiger Woods. Tiger is one of the most popular and well known golfers on the PGA Tour and if you look at his last tournament in DFS, the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open, he was 21% owned and missed the cut. Now, to show how important making the cut is, this means that if you did NOT have Tiger Woods on your team you are automatically ahead of 21% of the pool.
What I always do is look for golfers and the form they are currently in with making cuts. If a golfer has made 9 out of 10 cuts, chances are he is a safe play. He is absolutely a much more safer play than someone that has only made the cut 5 out of 10 times and missed the cut 3 of the last 4.
Many times, DFS players will see a golfer that is routinely finishing between 20th and 50th place and avoid that golfer because they never seem to play well enough to get that win and in some aspects, I agree. But I only agree with the fact that I wouldn’t play them in straight wagers or in large GPP’s. But we aren’t talking about placing a simple wager on a golfer we think will win the tournament, we are looking for golfers that will make the cut and play on the weekend!
My final thought on this topic is simple, be cautious who you select and make sure they are making the cut! I’ve never heard of a successful DFS golf player finding those big wins when they miss the cut!