The Wells Fargo Championship is underway, and a few old friends gave us something to cheer for, as Jason Day and Rickie Fowler both turned back the clocks and had one of their best opening rounds on tour in some time. Day leads after Round 1, as tomorrow sets up to be a wet and cold day, with winds much more prevalent than they were today. This article will cover a few notes from round one and go over a few PGA DFS picks for Round 2.
PGA DFS Golf Picks Today: Wells Fargo Championship Round 2
Round 1 Recap
Rory McIlroy would be front and center on most golf fans’ televisions early this morning as he got off to a roaring start, birding five of his first six. With a bogey mixed in, sitting at four under and in the lead, things looked bright for Rory’s round one. But a silly double on his inward nine pushed him back, and he’d have to settle for a three-under 67. However, the story of the morning wave was Matthew Wolff, who had his lowest score on tour in almost six months, shooting 65 while gaining strokes in every category, including four with his ball striking. It’s good to see him back playing well; let’s hope it’s longer than just one round. Aaron Rai continues his solid early round play, as he finishes with a five-under 65 as well, tying Wolff and member of the golf course Denny McCarthy, who used his hometown advantage on the greens gaining over three strokes on the day.
Other solid rounds were turned in by K.H. Lee, Nick Watney, Nick Taylor and Turk Petit.
Day’s performance hopefully signals a longer-term trend with him returning to form, as hit 93% of his fairways on the round. That’s a great sign while gaining strokes in all four categories, another great sign. Joel Dahmen was the first to get to six under from this wave. Opening his Wells Fargo Championship up with a six-under 28 on the front nine but couldn’t get anything going on the back nine and settled with the second-best score of the day, a six-under 64.
Other surprises like Callum Tarren and Paul Barjon got off to great starts, as did Wesley Bryan, Mackenzie Hughes and Dylan Wu. Max Homa got it to five under before doubling 16 and finished the round with a three-under 67.
The Wells Fargo Championship Round 1 Stat Recap
Strokes Gained Off the Tee
- Matthew Wolff
- Russell Knox
- Cameron Young
- Matthew Fitzpatrick
- Drew Nesbitt
Strokes Gained Approach
- Joel Dahmen
- Wesley Bryan
- Paul Barjon
- Vaughn Taylor
- Chase Seiffert
Strokes Gained Around the Green
- Stephan Jaeger
- William McGirt
- J.T. Poston
- Jason Day
- Gary Woodland
Strokes Gained Putting
- Turk Petit
- Nick Watney
- Brandon Hagy
- K.H. Lee
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Max Homa ($9,200)
The performance off the tee for Homa could have gone better in Round 1, and one silly shot on 16 cost him at least two strokes. Driving it the only place you can’t, in the fairway bunker left, it ended up leading to a double bogey, that after he had a ton of momentum. Still, his game is clearly in good shape and shouldn’t be overly targeted, given his finish and position on the leaderboard.
Cameron Young ($8,800)
Just another solid round for Young, one where he finished inside the top 5 in strokes gained off the tee. He struggled only with his putter today, but it can also be a great asset to him, as we’ve seen in the past. His consistency off the tee and on the approach is too good to pass up right now, and with a higher price than the week-long contests should bring his ownership down.
Cameron Davis ($7,300)
The break-in form on Friday at Augusta for Davis has proven to be fruitful and continued here again in Round 1. He gained just shy of three strokes ball striking on the round and looked solid with the putter. If he can touch up his around the green work, Davis should be able to climb the leaderboard for his second straight start.
Other Low Owned Targets for PGA DFS Round 2 of the Wells Fargo Championship
- Jhonattan Vegas ($7,800)
- Mackenzie Hughes ($7,000)
- Chase Seiffert ($6,700)
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