FanDuel PGA Value Plays: Northern Trust Open

Aug 23, 2017

Kevin Chappell has two top 15 finishes in his last three events

For the first time ever the Barclays Championship will be played as the Northern Trust Championship. The setting for the first leg of the playoffs is Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, New York. This 7,350-yard par 70 welcomes the top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings. Past winners have been Patrick Reed (2016) and Jason Day (2015). Big names have won this tournament in the past, but there are lower-profile guys who deserve recognition at this point of the season.

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Kevin Chappell $6,200
A great tee-to-green player, and an especially good driver of the golf ball, on this long course, Chappell will have to utilize his ability to hit the long ball. The 31-year-old is 24th on Tour this season in average driving distance. Along with winning earlier in the year at the Valero Texas Open, Chappell has two top 15s in his last three events. Chappell finished 31st in 2016 at Glen Oaks but is hoping for a better finish this week.

Martin Flores $4,500
It was an unbelievable week at the Wyndham Championship for the Oklahoma product. An ace on his 70th hole of the tournament secured him a spot in the top 125 and into the Northern Trust Championship this week. Flores has been playing solid golf in the months of August and July. With a seventh-place finish at the Wyndham Championship, Flores now has four top-20 finishes in his last four events. He is on an absolute heater right now, and there is no reason why it should stop. Flores has a greens in regulation percentage of around 70%, which is the second best on tour this season.

Robert Garrigus $4,500
Flores could also be a super sleeper pick this week, but I like Bob Garrigus even more. Like Flores, Garrigus has caught fire in his most recent events; a T6 finish at the Barracuda Championship, a fifth-place finish at the Canadian Open, and a 10th place finish at the Barbasol Championship back in July. Garrigus has found success hitting a high percentage of greens. Moreover, Garrigus is second on the PGA Tour in approach shots from 175-200 yards, only behind the U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka. Garrigus has not won since 2010 and is looking for his second win before he turns 40.

Ryan Sura is a correspondent at FantasyPros. To read more from Ryan, check out his archive and follow him @RyanSura18.

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