Following a solid week of picks in Mexico, two weeks ago, last week’s picks just missed cashing. This week, I’m hopeful that my 2022 PGA DFS: AT&T Byron Nelson FanDuel picks can be a hit.
The good news over the past two weeks is we’re up money and I’ve hit on my lowest salaried guys each week. Wesley Bryan finished T33rd in Mexico, and Ryan Armour finished T27th at The Wells Fargo Championship last week. If I continue to hit on lower-salaried selections, eventually I’ll have a highly profitable week.
This week’s AT&T Byron Nelson will be played at TPC Craig Ranch, a par 72, 7,468-yard beast. However, shorter hitters might be able to get by this week as TPC Craig Ranch is a course that provides plenty of runout with its Linksy design.
I’ll be looking at two key indicators this week. SG: Approach the green, and SG: putting. I think those two stats will be key and will be basing my 2022 PGA DFS: AT&T Byron Nelson FanDuel picks heavily on those indicators.
2022 PGA DFS: AT&T Byron Nelson FanDuel Picks
Brendon Todd – $8,500
With my first and cheapest selection, I’m going with Brendon Todd. This season, as a whole, has been a bit up and down for Todd. He has made 11/16 cuts, which is respectable including 9 of his last 11 attempts. He is currently riding a pretty solid hot streak with four consecutive cuts made. He has finished T8th, T26th, T21st, and T64th in that stretch.
Todd didn’t play in this event last year and missed the cut in 2019. His SG: Approach-the-green is less than stellar at 119th on tour. I’m taking Todd solely for his putting. Todd is currently sitting in 12th on tour in SG: putting. A good iron week from him will propel him to a potential top-20 finish in a pretty solid field.
C.T. Pan – $9,000
With my second cheapest pick I was between last year’s champion, K.H. Lee, and C.T. Pan. I weigh last season’s win pretty heavily but ultimately went in the opposite direction with Pan. Pan had a solid T35th last year and is in excellent form, making five consecutive cuts, and finishing T15th last week.
Pan’s SG: putting ranking is lower than Lee’s as he sits in 123rd while Lee is fractions better at T-117th. However, the iron game is where Pan makes up the difference. Pan is currently 51st in SG: Approach the green while Lee is a putrid 141st. Either of these two is a pretty risky pick but SG: Approach the green is what moves me on to Pan. This will be an interesting one to track this week.
Adam Hadwin – $9,500
I’m not exactly sure why but Adam Hadwin was someone who immediately jumped off the page for me when I was scrolling through players. He has been really solid this season after a disappointing 2021. He and his partner missed the cut in his last event, the Zurich Classic. However, dating back to THE PLAYERS Championship, Hadwin had finishes of T9th, T7th, T4th, and T26th prior to the Zurich Classic.
Hadwin also shows really well in our key indicators for this week. He is elite in SG: Approach the green at 17th, and very solid in SG: putting at 56th. Again, I’m not entirely sure why he jumped off the page, but I like Hadwin as a potential top-10 finisher this week.
Aaron Wise – $9,700
Like Hadwin, Aaron Wise kind of stood out to me this week. Although he’s a tad inconsistent, the young American has had a solid season in 2022. He has three top 10s and finished T6th at the Mexico Open at Vidanta two weeks ago.
Unlike Hadwin, however, Wise doesn’t show as well, overall, in both key indicators for this week. While he has a very good 31st ranking in SG: Approach the green, he shows poorly in SG: putting at 143rd. I’m taking a bit of a risk with Wise’s flat stick being so shaky and at a mid-tier price point to boot. I’m banking on a solid ball-striking week from Wise.
Will Zalatoris – $11,200
As we start to climb up the price tree, I’m finally going to use some major salary on a guy in Will Zalatoris. The budding superstar has climbed all the way up to 28th in the Official World Golf Rankings on the heels of a fantastic five top-10s this season. Zalatoris is close to breaking through for his first win; he lost in a playoff this season at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Zalatoris is a non-putting, ball-striking machine, and the stats back that up. I’m going totally against the SG: putting key indicator with Zalatoris as he ranks pathetically low on tour at T170th. However, like Wise, I’m banking on sharp iron play from one of the game’s elites. Zalatoris currently ranks 2nd in SG: Approach the green.
One side note, Zalatoris finished T17th last season in this event, a nice extra statistic to show he can have success here.
Scottie Scheffler – $12,100
I mean, why not? The Scottie Scheffler bubble has to burst, he has won four of the last seven events he’s entered and also has a T7th in that stretch. For whatever reason, Texans always play well in tournaments in their home state, so we have that going for us as well.
Scheffler finished T35th in 2019 and T47th last year, so he’s due in this event. This week is as good as any for him to get a measly fifth win on the season.
He also shows very well in our two key indicators for the week. He currently sits in 27th in SG: Approach the green and 20th in SG: putting. Take Scheffler with oodles of confidence this week.
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