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Victor Perez

Victor Perez shot rounds of 65-71-71-66 to finish at 15-under and tie for fourth this past week at the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions event in China.

Fantasy Impact: It was certainly surprising to see Perez’ name on the leaderboard on Sunday. He was not a popular play this week in DFS because he plays the majority of his events on the Euro Tour. He is now ranked 58th in the world after this performance, and Perez also has two top-20 finishes on the Euro Tour in his last three events.


Matthias Schwab

Matthias Schwab finished at 15-under par to tie for fourth at the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions event in China. Schwab shot rounds of 67-71-69-66.

Fantasy Impact: One of the more surprising names that was found on the leaderboard, Schwab played brilliantly this past week in China. He is a 24-year-old from Austria who plays on the European Tour. He is ranked 102nd in the OWGR, so this was a big breakthrough for him. He also finished T4 at the Italian Open in October, so ride the hot form while it is there.


Paul Waring

Paul Waring turned in a surprise top-10 showing this past week, finishing at 12-under par to tie for eighth at the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions in China. The Englishman had two incredible rounds of 65-66 to net him the top-10.

Fantasy Impact: Paul Waring was definitely not on many fantasy radars this past week. The 34-year-old plays the majority of his tournaments on the Euro Tour, so we are not accustomed to seeing him.


Jason Kokrak

Jason Kokrak finished at 12-under par to tie for eighth at the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions event in China. Kokrak shot rounds of 69-70-66-71 for his first top-10 performance of the new season.

Fantasy Impact: Kokrak was priced in the 6K-range this week on Draftkings, so If you were able to mix him in with Rory or Xander, it’s likely you did well. He is a bomber off the tee, and this course suit him well with the long, scorable Par 5s. If his putter cooperates, Kokrak should find himself in the top-10 more often.


Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed turned in another top-20 performance on Tour, finishing in a tie for eighth at the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions event in China. Reed shot a six-under 66 on Sunday to climb his way into the top-10.

Fantasy Impact: Reed is in excellent form of late. He finished T17 at the Zozo Championship last week in Japan, and followed it up with an eighth place showing in China. It was a profitable Asian swing for Reed, and a sign that he is close to regaining that form that once won him the Masters.


Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matthew Fitzpatrick shot rounds of 66-67-70-71 to finish at 14-under to finish in seventh at the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions event in China. Fitzpatrick was the leader going into the weekend, but struggled to find any momentum, shooting just two-under on the final two days.

Fantasy Impact: This was Fitzpatrick’s second-straight top-10 finish at a WGC. The Englishman has improved tremendously off the tee in the last couple of years, and is usually one of the better putters on Tour.


Abraham Ancer

Abraham Ancer had a solid showing this past week in China, finishing at 15-under to tie for fourth at the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions event. Ancer shot rounds of 68-71-67-67. It was a strong weekend for Ancer, as he climbed to a top-5 finish after shooting 10-under.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ancer’s first top-five finish of the season. The Mexican was top-10 in driving accuracy, GIR, and putting for the week. Ancer has a lot of potential in the future, he has been super close to winning before, and it shouldn’t be long before he gets his first PGA Tour victory.


Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen finished at 17-under par to finish third this past week at the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions event in China. He shot rounds of 69-68-65-69 on the week.

Fantasy Impact: Oosthuizen is a streaky player, but has shown the propensity to finish high in strong fields like this one. He is an accurate driver of the golf ball and is exceptional with his long irons. This was his first top-five finish on the year. Oosthuizen finished top-10 in both putting and GIR this week.


Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele came close to defending his title at the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions event in China. Schauffele lost in a playoff to Rory McIlroy, finishing at 19-under par. He shot rounds of 66-69-68-66 on the week.

Fantasy Impact: Schauffele is off to an exceptional start to his 2019-20 PGA season. He has back-to-back top-10 performances on Tour. It’s safe to say Schauffele enjoys playing in China, as he finished first here last year and nearly repeating as the Champion. Continue to play Schauffele confidently in DFS this season.


Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy added another piece of hardware to his trophy room, winning the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions event in a China. McIlroy shot rounds of 67-67-67-68 to finish at 19-under par and beat out Xander Schauffele by one stroke in a playoff.

Fantasy Impact: The reigning Player of the Year is off to another incredible start. McIlroy is tied with Dustin Johnson for most wins on Tour with 18 since 2010. He now was four wins in his last 15 starts and truly looks like the best golfer in the game. Look for McIlroy to continue to be the highest priced golfer in DFS going forward.


Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter withdrew from the World Golf Championship - HSBC Champions tournament, following his second round. Apparently he had a painful cyst pop up on his wrist, and it was enough to affect his golf-game this week.

Fantasy Impact: Poulter struggled to find any momentum during his first two rounds in China. He opened on Thursday with a one-over 73, then followed it up with a two-over 74 on Friday. This is disappointing news, as he was a popular play on DFS due to his recent success.

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Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer turned in his second consecutive top-15 performance on Tour, as he placed T10 at the Zozo Championship in Japan. Palmer shot rounds of 67-68-69-67 to fall into a three-way tie for tenth.

Fantasy Impact: Palmer has found success on the Asian swing of the PGA Tour season with back-to-back top-15 finishes. Last year, he finished 13th in birdie average, so he makes for a solid option on DFS at a cheap price. Look for Palmer to carry his good form into the World Golf Championship next week in China.


Danny Lee

Danny Lee continues to find success on the Asian swing of the PGA season, as he posted his second straight top-10 finish. Lee shot rounds of 70-65-68-68 to finish at nine-under and tie for 10th at the Zozo Championship in Japan.

Fantasy Impact: Lee is a streaky golfer, but when he gets hot, he can pile on birdies with the best of them. This was his second straight top-10 finish, so continue to ride the form while it is there. Lee will look to go low again as the PGA Tour finishes off its final tournament of the Asian swing in China next week.


Charles Howell III

Charles Howell III shot rounds of 70-65-66-69 to finish at 10-under and tie for eighth at the Zozo Championship in Japan.

Fantasy Impact: Howell III has become one of the most consistent performers on the PGA Tour over the last several years. He is a very accurate driver and carries a solid putter. Howell III has now made four-straight cuts to begin his season and will look to carry the momentum into the World Golf Championships next week in China.


Byeong-Hun An

Byeong-Hun An turned in another top-10 performance at the Zozo Championship in Japan, as he finished at 10-under to tie for eighth. An shot up the leaderboard thanks to back-to-back rounds of 66 on Saturday, Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: An is playing some real solid golf to start the 2019-20 season. This is now An's third top-10 in just six starts this year. He is trending in the right direction and must be considered next week at the World Golf Championship in China.


Corey Conners

Corey Conners finished at 11-under par to tie for sixth at the Zozo Championship in Japan. Conners shot rounds of 69-64-66-70 for his first top-10 showing of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Conners is one of the best up-and-coming young golfers, and he has lots of potential. He led the entire PGA in GIR last season, and has one of the best approach games on Tour. If he has a good putting week, he will find himself in contention more often than not. Conners will be in the field for the World Golf Championship next week and makes for a strong DFS play.


Billy Horschel

Billy Horschel shot rounds of 68-67-64-70 to finish in a tie for sixth at the Zozo Championship this past week in Japan. Horschel struggled on the final day, shooting an even-par 70 and missing out on a top-five finish.

Fantasy Impact: Horschel is a very accurate driver of the golf ball, and usually does well on tree-lined fairways such as this course in Japan. He is an elite putter who plays well in strong-field events. Horschel finished third in putts per GIR and T13 in GIR. He will be in the field next week for the World Golf Championship in China.


Gary Woodland

Gary Woodland turned in his second consecutive top-five showing, with a fifth place finish at the Zozo Championship in Japan. Woodland shot rounds of 64-66-68-70 to finish at 12-under for the tournament.

Fantasy Impact: Woodland is off to a tremendous start to the 2019-20 PGA Tour season. The reigning 2019 US Open champion is an elite ball-striker who has slowly improved with the putter over the last couple of years. Expect Woodland to continue his strong play into next week's World Golf Championship in China.


Sung-jae Im

Sung-jae Im shot rounds of 71-64-67-65 to finish at 13-under and tie Rory McIlroy for third place at the Zozo Championship in Japan.

Fantasy Impact: Im is an outstanding young talent who is still searching for his first PGA Tour victory. He won rookie-of-the-year honors last year and has continued his strong start this season. Im will tee it up at the World Golf Championships in China next week, and makes for a solid DFS play.


Hideki Matsuyama

Playing in his home country of Japan, Hideki Matsuyama put on a show for his people and finished second at the Zozo Championship. Matsuyama shot rounds of 65-67-65-67 to finish at 16-under and place second next to Tiger Woods.

Fantasy Impact: It would have been a fitting narrative for Matsuyama if he was able to close out the tournament in his homeland. Unfortunately, Tiger Woods was red-hot this week and beat him by three-strokes. Matsuyama has back-to-back top-three finishes on Tour and appears to be close to another PGA Tour victory.


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