We are so close to the finish line of the 2022 PGA Tour swing season. Luckily, we have an amazing event and venue this week for the 2022 Candance Bank Houston Open. There are so many things that make this week interesting. First off, Memorial Park is one of the most popular and heavily used public courses in America. The 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open is a great week for PGA DFS.
Secondly, this course and setup is a real test and challenge for even the best golfers in the world. The winning scores here in the only two events that took place were -13 and -10. The Houston Open ranked as the 4th hardest non-major venue of the prior season.
Despite only four of the Top 20 in the world will make an appearance, this is still a decent field. Scottie Scheffler, Sam Burns, Tony Finau, and Hideki Matsuyama headline the field in the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open. Other golfers in the field that will garner some attention is Aaron Wise, Taylor Montgomery, and Russell Henley.
I am looking for elite ball strikers that can avoid bogeys, are long off the tee, and are great long iron players. With that said, here are my favorite DFS plays for the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open.
2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open DFS – $10,000 Range
Despite some very appealing names, my optimal lineup constructions fade this range. As such, my DFS lineups for the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open will start in the $9,000 range.
2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open DFS – $9,000 Range
Aaron Wise $9,900
Despite the star-power above $10,000, the best play on the board is Aaron Wise at $9,900.
This has been a spot I have been eyeing for a while for Aaron Wise. I like using Aaron Wise in difficult conditions where length off-the-tee and long iron play are rewarded. Wise ranks 2nd in proximity from 200+, third in Strokes Gained – Total, and 9th in Ball-Striking in this field. With two Top 15 finishes in his last two starts, he’s in excellent form.
Wise’s best result from the 2022 season was at the Memorial. This was another difficult test that rewards elite ball-striking. The winning score was only -13 and Wise was solo second at -9. This is exactly the range I think the winning score is this week. It is time for Wise to get his second PGA Tour victory this week. Play him in your DFS lineups at the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open.
2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open DFS – $8,000 Range
Matthew NeSmith $8,900
Matthew NeSmith at $8,900?!!? Are you serious? This was a golfer that was comfortably in the $7K range for months. Well, I think NeSmith has an excellent chance to win this week and is a great DFS play for the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open. It is hard to be in better form without a win than Matthew NeSmith is right now.
9th, 2nd, and 9th place finishes in his last three starts is not something to be overlooked. And NeSmith is another prolific ball-striker that I want on difficult tracks. He ranks 5th in approach and 6th in ball-striking in this field over the past 50 rounds. He also ranks 8th in proximity from 175-200 in this field.
People will not want to play NeSmith at this price, but he will have a fantastic week. Ignore the price-tag and play Matthew NeSmith in your DFS lineups at the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open.
Taylor Pendrith $8,500
It’s unquestioned that distance is a huge advantage at this event. With five Par 4’s over 480 yards and cold temperatures over the weekend that’ll cut down on carry distance, anyone with pop off the tee starts with an edge. That’s why I have my eyes set on long-hitting Taylor Pendrith.
Pendrith is a bomber who has gained strokes off-the-tee in 10 straight starts on the PGA Tour. He ranks 4th in Strokes Gained – Off-the-Tee in this field and 4th in ball-striking. Taylor Pendrith is a no-brainer. At $8,500, I’m more than happy to use him in all my DFS lineups at the 2022 Cadence Houston Open.
2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open DFS – $7,000 Range
Lee Hodges $7,600
Of all the weeks I have pumped up Lee Hodges, the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open might actually be his best fit. As I have alluded to many times before, Lee is an elite iron player who is one of the most consistent plays down the board.
Lee Hodges has three straight solid finishes on the PGA Tour. And he now comes to a golf course where he doesn’t need to make a million birdies to compete. With a winning score of around -10, this is right in his wheelhouse. Lee ranks 10th in this field in bogey avoidance and 2nd in proximity from 175-200. He also does well on long Par 4’s as he ranks 16th in the field. I think Lee has a chance to actually contend for the win this week. He will be in all my DFS lineups at the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open.
2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open DFS – $6,000 Range
David Lingmerth $6,600
I am extremely surprised at this $6K price point for an established PGA Tour veteran like David Lingmerth. And in his last two starts he has played some great golf. Coming off a T11 at the Bermuda Championship and an 8th at the Mayakoba Championship, I see no reason to stop using Lingmerth.
You might remember him from his first-round 67 at the U.S Open this year. Although he did not finish well, he has shown the ability to spike time to time on long and difficult golf courses. And with good form on his side, he’ll keep the momentum going. Plug and play David Lingmerth in all your DFS lineups at the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open.
- Aaron Wise – $9,900
- Matthew NeSmith – $8,900
- Taylor Pendrith – $8,500
- Sebastian Munoz – $8,200
- Lee Hodges – $7,600
- David Lingmerth – $6,600