Written by Jordan McCrillis | DFI Analyst on July 13, 2021


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Must-Have #1: Shane Lowry

The reigning Open Championship winner will finally be asked to defend his crown and looks poised to be in contention again this week. Lowry comes in grading out well in the model, bolstered by ranking amongst the top-10 in Greens in Regulation Gained, along with top-20 in Strokes Gained: Approach, Birdie or Better Gained, Bogey Avoidance on difficult courses, and overall Proximity. He comes into the week in great form, having made eight consecutive cuts, including four top-10 results, and having gained strokes on Approach and Tee-to-Green in all eight weeks. While his putting has been up and down over the last six tournaments, he has shown to overcome poor putting weeks with his finishing positions, finishing top-10 at Kiawah despite losing strokes on the green. We love the links golf setup for Lowry this week, and believe you can lock him into your lines with confidence!

Must-Have #2: Tyrell Hatton

Hatton is your ideal links golfer, and grades out very well for us this week, ranking top-10 amongst the field in Proximity from 200+ yards, while ranking top-25 in Strokes Gained Approach and Off-the-Tee along with Three Putt Avoidance and Proximity to the pin in Windy conditions. He is also even better with his approach on firm greens like these, ranking third in the field in Strokes Gained: Approach when you filter for firm greens. He has made three of his last four Open Championship cuts as well, racking up a T5 and T6 in this stretch. His current form is great too, as he has made four of his last five cuts and compiled a runner-up finish and another top-20 result, which does not include the 18th place finish overseas last week at the Scottish Open. With his links course prowess, and a great game to grind out the conditions of Euro golf, Hatton is a fantastic option across all formats this week!

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