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The Burning Edge: WGC-HSBC International

The Burning Edge

The Burning Edge is a PGA DFS must read each week. Not for the writing…. Trust me. Simply for the best and most consistent picks in the entire industry. I will not be giving you 40 golfers to choose from each week, I will simplify the game for you and give you the best chance to win money. Don’t just glance over my article because even the slightest detail can help change your lineup and possibly change your life forever.

This article will consist of my top plays on the slate for both major DFS sites. Trust the process and reap the rewards.


A. You don’t like winning money.

B. You don’t like to take risks.

C. You expect to win every single week.

D. You can’t read.

Tournament Stop

Tournament: WGC-HSBC International

Defending Champion: Xander Schauffele -14

Course: Shehan International

Yardage: 7,264

Par: 72

Greens: Bentgrass

***NO Cut Event***

Limit your bankroll these no cut events are traps and the swing from one round to another is drastic. Finishing position is everything in a no cut event. Be cautious with your bankroll this week.

Tournament History

2018: Xander Schauffele 1st, Tony Finau 2nd

2017: Justin Rose 1st, Henrik Stenson 2nd

2016: Hideki Matsuyama 1st, Henrik Stenson 2nd

2015: Russell Knox 1st, Kevin Kisner 2nd

Top Notch Options

Best plays on the slate with winning upside.

Rory McIlroy- The best form in the world right now and he continues to pay off his huge price tag. Don’t be afraid to play the big guns here.

Tony Finau- Always shows up on Bentgrass courses. With length, accuracy and the ability to get to par 5’s in 2 he is firmly in play.

Salary Savers

Salary relief for balanced builds.

Andrew Putnam- The putter keeps Putnam is consideration each and every week. Putnam always gives us multiple birdie upside and if he strings them together, we can hope for a couple 3 birdie bonuses to help pay off this fair price tag.

Lucas Glover- Any course that gives advantage to tee to green game Glover has to be in consideration. We will know on Friday which Glover decides to show up, but he has massive upside at this price range.

Tourney Treasures

Lower owned golfers with upside.

Adam Hadwin- Upside any times he tees it up. Great all-around game and if the putter gets rolling early watch out for a very low round to help pay off his mid- range price tag.

Xinjung ZHANG- Young, cheap and solid form. A great combination to find our edge with ownership and price.

Sneaky Suspicion

Gut Play.

Xander Schauffele-He has the ability to go back to back. One of the best all around games on tour.


Stay away from this golfer.

Francesco Molinari- Poor Bentgrass putter with inconsistent form recently. This course design doesn’t fit his game very well.

On The Edge

Golfers that just missed the write up cut.

Tommy Fleetwood

Adam Scott

Matt Wallace

Erik Van Rooyen

Tyrell Hatton

Sungjae Im

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