Hawaii swing round two. We head to Waialae Country Club for the 2024 Sony Open. Although the visuals will look somewhat similar on TV, the style of play will be a lot different. At Kapalua, golfers will be able to drive the ball all over the yard with no regard for where it ends up. This week, golfers will need to prioritize hitting the fairway off the tee to position themselves with a wedge. Here are the 2024 Sony Open Best DFS Plays in Each Price Range.
2024 Sony Open: Best DFS Plays in Each Price Range
Ludvig Aberg $10,500
Ludvig really disappointed last week at the Sentry. On paper, the course made a lot of sense for him, but we may learn that these shorter positional styles are what he excels most in. His best results came on these styles of courses, although he is one of the longest and straightest off the tee. I believe the X factor is the approach.
He seems to be MUCH better with his wedges than he is with middle and long irons. At Waialae, he will have a wedge nearly on every hole. Buy Ludvig after the poor week at the Sentry.
Brian Harman $9,900
Harman does not have a great course history here, which is why I believe he is a great DFS look. Short, precision off the tee, wedges, that screams Brian Harman. He has played well in his last few starts and is fairly priced. I believe we will get him in a great leverage spot.
Ben Griffin $7,400
Ben Griffin finished T12 in his only start at this event. He is young but proved to be able to play well on these courses. His best results came on shorter Bermuda golf courses, and that is exactly what Wailae is. Griffin should be a lock to get through the cut and will provide some upside while doing so.
Matthias Schmid $6,700
Schmid had a solid rookie year on the PGA Tour. He did the majority of his damage in round one and then cruised his way to made cuts and middling finishes. In the 6K range, making the cut is step one. The other thing I really like about Schmid is his streak ability. He can get extremely hot, tee to green, and knock down birdie streaks every round.
Matti Schmid makes the turn -5 🔥
— Golfbet (@Golfbet) June 8, 2023
Unlike most, Schmid took the time in the fall to play a bunch of DP World Tour events in Europe to stay sharp. He mixed in a few events and nearly won the Alfred Dunhill Championship.