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PGA DFS: Course History for the American Express

Jason Rouslin



PGA DFS Phil looks for his fourth straight top 5 here at Pebble

PGA DFS: A three-course rotation awaits us in Coachella Valley, at La Quinta Country Club in the California desert. This tournament has been around for quite a long time as it’s very well attended by all, serving as a pro-am.

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PGA DFS Course Fit

The topic of course history has been widely debated in the PGA DFS industry. No matter which way you tend to lean, there is certainly something to be said about a golfer’s game fitting a certain style of course. That’s not debatable. So we dive into the history to see if we can identify a pattern and see why a golfer may be a great fit at this specific course. Here are the top findings from this week:

*All stats are from 2013 to present.


  • Bill Haas and Charley Hoffman are the first golfers in this new format that could be highlighted in both the positives and negatives. They are the only two with three top 10s here since 2013. However, they have also missed their last combined five cuts.
  • Phil Mickelson and Charles Howell III have four top 25s, tied with Haas for the most. Eight others have three top 25s, including Brendan Steele, Jason Korka, Bud Cauley and Brian Harman. 
  • Six golfers have finished inside the top 25 in all of their starts but three of them only have one start: Xinjun Zhang, Sebastian Munoz and Sungjae Im. The other three to have done so in at least two attempts or more are Matt Kuchar, Keith Mitchell and Webb Simpson.
  • Si Woo Kim, Francesco Molinari, Grayson Murray and Roger Sloan are the only four golfers other than Mickelson to have at least two-thirds of their starts end in top 25’s with a minimum of three starts.


  • Cameron Percy has missed all four of his cuts here since 2013, whereas David Hearn has missed it six out of seven times. Zac Blair, Chesson Hadley and Troy Merrit have missed it four out of the five times they’ve come to Coachella Valley.
  • The last two years haven’t been kind to a number of players: Ryan Armour, Denny McCarthy, Luke List and Martin Laird have all missed the cut each time.

PGA DFS: Course History

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Jason established his roots in the littlest state that could...Rhode Island. But after 29 years of bitter cold, and only being able to play golf 4 months a year, upended those roots and moved to Florida. Now two years later, Jason is a husband to Sarah and father of James as well as two Labradors (Choco and Bella) and he dedicates his time to serve as the lead of PGA content at In the time he is not diving into the PGA stats and covering this week's current tournament, you can find him researching and trading stocks, on the golf course, or somewhere hopefully lost in nature with his dogs guiding him along the way. Want to chat? Have a question about Golf/Stocks or anything else? Hop on twitter and give him a message @dfsgolfer23. You can also contact Jason by emailing