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Playing the Tips

Expert Picks: Waste Management Phoenix Open

by Josh Culp
Updated On: January 29, 2020, 12:11 pm ET

Welcome to Playing the Tips! 

Each week this will be the one-stop resource to soak in all the picks from our fantasy staffers at Rotoworld.com. 

Page 1 is going to look at Daily Fantasy Sports picks (FanDuel, Yahoo, and DraftKings).

Page 2 will have a look at One-and-Done options as well as PGATOUR.com's fantasy game. 


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Justin Thomas (11,200) - He's missed the cut here twice in five tries but was also inside the top 5 through 54 holes in two of those starts. 

Bubba Watson (9,000) - Still a member of Estancia just down the road. This big hitter is no stranger to golf in the area and he's flashed plenty of promise at TPC Scottdale with five top 10s in 13 starts here. 

Max Homa (7,100) - The Scottsdale resident finished top 30 in his tournament debut last year. 

Beau Hossler (7,300) - His aggressive approach off the tee will give him lots of wedges. That usually results in a lot of birdie looks with the flat stick which is where Hossler shines. 

Tom Hoge (7,400) - I can't see him maintaining this torrid pace for much longer but I have to throw him into at least one lineup as a past Fargo resident myself. 

Matthew Wolff (8,000) - A rare week where he won't be seeing the course for the first time. 



Hideki Matsuyama (11,300): The King of the Desert. Matsuyama started his career at TPC Scottdale with finishes of T4, T2, WIN, WIN. 

Zach Johnson (8,800): A major discount for a golfer that is 8-for-10 at this event with six top 25s. 

Branden Grace (10,200): Snapped out of his slump recently with a win back home in South Africa. Finished runner-up her last year in his debut.  

Daniel Berger (10,200): Mentioned him in the DFS Dish yesterday. I like his slowly trending form combined with solid course history. 

Jordan Spieth (10,300): Hoping this is a flashback to 2015 or 2016 week because this lineups would have been priced about $2,000 higher back then. As for Spieth, he's making a lot of birdies, just needs to avoid the big numbers. TPC Scottsdale is a good course for that. 

Byeong Hun An (9,600): Not impressing lately but he's finished T23 or better in all three starts here. 


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Brandt Snedeker (35): It's that spot on the calendar where Snedeker feasts and he is 11-for-12 here with a four-pack of top 10s. 

Byeong Hun An (37): He's not known for his putting (understatement) but he's gained strokes putting in 9-of-12 rounds at TPC Scottsdale. 

Daniel Berger (26): Getting closer to his old baselines when he was a rising star, Berger brings some course history with him this week (4-for-5 with three T11 or better. 

Sung Kang (26): Popped for a top 20 last week at the Farmers and his aggressive style should work well in the desert. 

Xander Schauffele (48): Another disappointing showing at his home course but he's finished T17 and T10 in two tries at the WM Phoenix Open. 

Scott Piercy (28): Desert golf is right up his alley as a Vegas resident. He's 9-for-11 at this event with a trio of top 10s sprinkled in along the way. 

Josh Culp
Josh Culp joined Rotoworld in 2014. The DFS enthusiast from Iowa State can be found on Twitter @futureoffantasy.