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 European Tour - Volvo China Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:35

 

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 The Sweet Spot - Valero Texas Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 08:28

DraftKings

>$10,000

  • Six players headline this section. My favorites in order are Grace, Hoffman, Moore and Koepka. Kuchar and Sneds were the chalk that hit last week, but I’m not changing my strategy because of one week. I think Kuchar might be a bit fatigued, Koepka played well at Augusta so there’s merit to playing him this week if expected ownership is low, just brace yourself.
  • Branden Grace $10,000Grace defended well last week with an 11th place finish, which is almost as good as the 9th place he turned in last year coming off the win at Hilton Head. His game is strong in windy conditions and we’ve seen his game turn around since struggling at the beginning of the year, so there’s much more confidence in the suggestion to play him this week.

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 European Tour - Shenzhen International
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 16:57

Euro Tour heads from Morocco to China this week (and next week) and the course they play this week is quite similar to what they’ll see next week as well so pay attention to how guys perform this week. Last year Soomin Lee surprised everyone with the win making it back to back years for Asian players (seems like a decent narrative to drive this week). The course is fairly undulating, has tree lined fairways on all but seven holes, and a lot of water on the course. Of course, the key item of note is the Paspalum greens. I’ll be going a bit heavier on course history this week and looking at previous years, bombers definitely have an advantage this week so we’ll be leaning on them as well, but also guys that hit it above average and keep it in the fairway… Yeah I know that’s a bit of a stretch but guys who rank in the Top 30 in DD and Top 50 in DA have had success here previously...


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 Valero Texas Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 16:56

The tour heads to windy San Antonio this week for the Valero Texas Open. The course is long, the greens are tough to hit and it gets windy, so paying attention to tee time draws could be to your advantage this week (as we’ve seen some carnage to early groups due to wind in the past). The chalk hit really hard last week, so it’ll be interesting to see if DFS players adapt and load up on chalk this week in tournaments, or if it’s business as usual and fading the chalk works out like it should. As always, make sure you use all the tools we offer to ensure a successful week of PGA DFS...


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 European Tour - Trophee Hassan II
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 23:18

We’re back! This week the Euro Tour heads to Morocco where the fairways are kikuyu (think South African players/those who have had success during the South African swing) and the greens are a mix of pencross and poa annua. The course is long, so driving distance will be somewhat important, but not overlooking accurate players off the tee should be your main focus this week as many of the holes have tree lined fairways. Also worth noting, the greens are a bit faster than usual as they ran 11’2” on the stimp last year, possibly to help players coming over from Augusta make the transition a bit easier.  If you have not tried European DFS, it is very exciting and gives you a head start to your DFS Golf week...


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 RBC Heritage
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 23:18

Well I hope you all enjoyed Masters Week, as my main man Sergio (with the help of the ghost of Seve Ballesteros, probably) exercised the demons and finally got his first major victory. This week we head to the Dye-abolical Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage. This event is an invitational, which means there are less players in the field than normal (about 132 vs 156) which also means we have a better shot at getting 6/6 through the cut and will put more emphasis on hitting the correct 6 to win GPPs. As mentioned above, the course was designed by Pete Dye, so if you’re looking for correlated courses take a look at PGA West Stadium (Career Builder), TPC Sawgrass (PLAYERS), TPC Louisiana (Zurich) to see how others in the field have fared on Dye courses in the past. I personally wouldn’t look at Whistling Straits as the course is setup completely different for a major as well as that course being completely different than the others listed above. I’m a bit tight on time this week, so the analysis will be really straight to the point. All plays listed have hours of research built into them and just because I don’t have a 5 sentence rant on how good a player is, doesn’t mean he’s any less of a play than someone else. Good luck this week...


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 The Sweet Spot - RBC Heritage
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:19

If you’ve ever played golf, you know how important it is to hit the sweet spot on the club face. This article will serve the same purpose for your DFS lineups every week as we’ll dive into the plays and try to find “the sweet spot” in each level of pricing to help your tournament lineups bring home bags of cash...


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 The Sweet Spot - Masters
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 23:15

The Sweet Spot If you’ve ever played golf, you know how important it is to hit the sweet spot on the club face. This article will serve the same purpose for your DFS lineups every week as we’ll dive into the plays and try to find “the sweet spot” in each level of pricing to help your tournament lineups bring home bags of cash. DraftKings & FanDuel Contests this week: DraftKings Millionaire Maker – This is a no brainer as most of the DFS world will have their attention on this large 1st place payout - $33 entry; $1,000,000 to 1st. (DK) $100,000 Albatross Single Entry – I play this GPP every week and love not having to see 100+ lineups from the same player. - $12 Entry; $10,000 to 1st. (DK) $600,000 Birdie – I also play this tournament every week, but have lowered expectations as this is normally a mega multi entry tournament. This week max entries are capped at 20, so it only costs you $60 to max enter. - $3 Entry; $50,000 to 1st.


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 The Masters
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 23:03

OVERVIEW

The week we’ve all been waiting for is finally here; Masters Week! Before we dive into the picks, it’s important to note that this is a major that’s typically won by premier talent, but in certain instances a fringe player can win. Granted, most of golf supremacy has at least one green jacket, but when’s the last time we heard Trevor Immelman’s name being called? Mike Weir? Ok, those were cheap shots, but it’s true. Some men are made after they win their first major and others are defined by it. Charl has won a few times on both tours since his win, so has Adam Scott. Zach Johnson was gifted an Open Championship thanks to Jordan Spieth, but outside of that has done very little. My point of all this rambling is, elite players win multiple majors and good players win one or none. Remember that little anecdote when you’re trying to decide between two players who have similar skill sets, but one has tasted the glory of being called a major champion and the other has not. One last item worth noting. Since the introduction of the Par 3 contest in 1960, no winner of the Par 3 contest has ever gone on to win that year’s Masters. It should also be noted that none of the tournament favorites have ever won the Par 3 contest. These are the past five Par 3 contest winners and their placing during the actual tournament (something to think about before finalizing your rosters): 2016 – Jimmy Walker (finished 29th), 2015 – Kevin Streelman (finished 34th), 2014 – Ryan Moore (finished 12th), 2013 – Ted Potter Jr. (missed cut), 2012 – Jonathan Byrd & Padraig Harrington (finished 27th & 8th)...


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 The "Up and Down Report" - Shell Houston Open
Posted by Jason Rouslin on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 08:44

For anyone that knows golf, they know how important ‘up & downs’ are and the effect they have on a golfer’s score. As the Tour heads to Houston this week for the final tune up before The Masters next week, there is still plenty at stake for those on the outside looking to get to Augusta (see Grayson Murray’s Twitter page for clues). While this is not quite the star-studded event that we’ll have a week from now, there are still plenty of big names around to help keep our attention. DraftKings & FANDUEL!!! Contests this Week: Before we go ‘up and down’ the rosters, I’m going to highlight some DK and FD contests I like this week: 1.     $3 Birdie 300K GTD - 20k to first place. This is a 150 max entry contest for Draft Kings 2.     $33 Dog Leg 400K GTD - a 150 max entry contest on DK that has a top prize of 50k this week.


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