We escape Bermuda and head over to Houston for the Houston Open. This week we encounter a 128 player field with defending champ Lanto Griffin. Let’s get ready for the Houston Open DFS Course Preview for DraftKings and FanDuel.
So, this week we head over to Memorial Park Golf Course which is a par 72 over 7400 yards on Bermuda greens. This course hasn’t been played since 1963, so again, another course with no recent data.
However, there are FIVE par 5’s, one of which measures 625 yards! There’s also FIVE par 3’s. Three of them are over 200 yards, with the longest being 237 yards.
The course has 19 bunkers, with a rough of 3-4″. But regardless, you’ll be able to bomb this course as it has wide fairways so that should make scoring easy. There’s also water in play, but it should only affect two holes.
Tony Finau ($10900) – Although Tony’s best surface is not Bermuda he has been playing extremely well. In the last 5 events, Tony has gained 4.5 strokes T2G, 2.3 on APP, 1.33 ARG, and 1 stroke OTT. And if we look at the Rise or Fall PGA Study Hub – Tony’s last few events have been 11th, 8th, 17th, and 5th.
Tyrrell Hatton ($10300) – Hatton is ranked 7th in my model – highlighting ranked 2nd at BoB%, 5th on APP, and 10th at Ball Striking and P4: 450-500 Yards. To top off things, Hatton gains 0.3 strokes on Bermuda greens and has finished 28th, 3rd, 7th, 16th, and 25th in the last 6 events.
Russell Henley ($9400) – Henley hasn’t missed a cut in the last 8 events and per the PGA Study Hub, he’s been playing well. He’s finished the following positions: 4th, 3rd, 27th, 25th, 8th, 9th, and 37th. Besides that, he also gains 0.37 strokes on Bermuda and is ranked 2nd on my overall model.
Doc Redman ($8800) – Another one of those guys that continue to knock for that W. I wanna say that he quietly finished 4th at Bermuda with not much commotion. This is a course that should fit Doc as he’s an excellent ball striker. Per the PGA Study Hub – In the last events, he’s finished 4th, 28th, and 3rd (twice).
Dark Horse Play
Sam Burns ($7500) – At this price range, I feel like Sam will be overlooked, and based on the Important Stat models, Burns is ranked 14th in Par 5 Efficiency, 17th in Ball Striking, and 10th in Birdie or Better. Not only that, but Burns also gains 0.65 strokes on Bermuda greens.