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PGA DFS: Valero Texas Open 2024

by IBT Media Staff

As the PGA Tour stops at TPC San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open, players and fantasy golf enthusiasts alike prepare for a week of strategic stroke play amidst the unpredictable Texas wind. Here’s your in-depth guide to mastering the PGA DFS scene for the Valero Texas Open 2024.

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PGA DFS: Valero Texas Open 2024

Course Breakdown

  • TPC San Antonio (Oaks Course)
  • San Antonio
  • Par 72
  • 7,438 yards
  • Bermuda fairways overseeded with Rye and Poa
  • Bermuda greens overseeded with Rye and Poa

TPC San Antonio’s Oaks Course presents a challenging blend of accuracy and power. With over 70 bunkers and a few water hazards, the course’s defenses are primarily its fast, firm greens, notorious for their difficulty in holding shots. The wind is a significant factor, expected to play havoc with approach shots and make the greens even more challenging to navigate.

With a projected winning score of -15 and a cut at +2, past champions like Corey Conners and Jordan Spieth have demonstrated that a balanced attack is key to conquering this course.

Stats to Build Around:

  • Shots Gained Approach
  • Shots Gained Tee-to-Green (In Windy Conditions)
  • Driving Distance
  • Driving Accuracy
  • Greens in Regulation
  • Opportunities Gained
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • SG Putting
  • Par-5 Scoring
  • Par-3 Scoring

PGA DFS Strategy

Emphasize well-rounded players who can navigate the wind and tough greens. The forecast suggests playing conditions will vary significantly, with wind speeds increasing through the weekend. Consider utilizing a wave stacking strategy to potentially avoid the worst of the conditions.

Valero Texas Open 2024 PGA DFS Plays

(Prices courtesy of DraftKings)

High-Tier Plays ($9,000 & Above)

  • Rory McIlroy ($12,300)
  • Hideki Matsuyama ($10,600)
  • Ludvig Aberg ($10,500)
  • Jordan Spieth ($9,500)

High-Tier Fades ($9,000 & Above)

  • Max Homa ($9,900)
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick ($9,700)
  • Corey Conners ($9,400)

Mid-Tier Plays ($7,000-$8,900)

  • Byeong-Hun An ($9,000)
  • Alex Noren ($8,700)
  • Aaron Rai ($7,800)
  • Akshay Bhatia ($7,700)
  • Keith Mitchell ($7,600)
  • Victor Perez ($7,100)

Mid-Tier Fades ($7,000-$8,900)

  • Billy Horschel ($8,900)
  • Tom Kim ($8,100)
  • Eric Cole ($7,600)
  • Erik Van Rooyen ($7,400)
  • Lucas Glover ($7,300)

Low-Tier Plays ($7,000 & Below)

  • Doug Ghim ($6,900)
  • Davis Thompson ($6,700)
  • Andrew Novak ($6,500)
  • Kevin Yu ($6,100)
  • Erik Barnes ($5,900)

Low-Tier Fades ($7,000 & Below)

  • Ryan Moore ($6,500)
  • Jhonattan Vegas ($6,200)
  • Joel Dahmen ($6,100)
  • Vincent Norrman ($5,600)

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Good luck this week! Thanks for checking out our PGA DFS picks for the Texas Children’s Houston Open 2024, and be sure to check out our golf crew live every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. EST on the 19th Hole

*Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez – USA TODAY Sports*

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