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 European Tour - BMW PGA Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:30

This week is the one year anniversary of the birth of Euro DFS for DraftKings, Happy Birthday – we’re sorry you have daddy issues because you’re constantly neglected! The fairways are tight and the greens are small, so accuracy will be at a premium this week. Of course, there are a few bombers we’ll be targeting because length off the tee can make up for a ton of accuracy, but we’ll need to be cautious with those plays and not overload our lineups with too many sprayers of the tee ball. The greens were re-seeded last year so it should be interesting to see how well they’ve taken to the new seed. Typically, a year from seeding is plenty of time for them to grow in, but we don’t know how much play has been limited during that time. Aside from the green surface being re-seeded, the greens themselves on the 8th, 11th, 14th & 16th were completely reshaped and the 3rd, 4th, 5th , 12th and 15th greens were partially rebuilt AND all of the bunkers on the course were redone as well as 29 of them being completely removed. This course is far different than in year’s past, but of course all of the players are ranting and raving about the changes (weird, right? I highly doubt they all love all of the changes, but whatever)...


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 Dean & Deluca
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:00

OVERVIEW

The final leg of Texas golf is upon us this week in Fort Worth. Last year Jordan Spieth reclaimed his form from his Masters debacle to capture a three shot victory over a surprising Harris English in a weak field (something we have yet again this week with all of the top Euros playing in the BMW PGA at Wentworth). The course is considered a ball strikers course where players will be forced to hit less than driver to put themselves in prime position to attack flags. We also have some course comps this week to look at, so I’d recommend looking at past experience at the following courses/events: Harbour Town (RBC Heritage), TPC Four Seasons (Byron Nelson)...


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 The Sweet Spot - Byron Nelson
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 09:38

 

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 European Tour - Rocco Forte Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:40

Last week was a good week to dial it back a bit due to DraftKings running bigger tournaments for THE PLAYERS, this week I recommend scaling up between where you’d normally play, and where you played last week as this is a good week to take advantage of some plays that might be lesser known to the casual European Tour DFSer. New event and a weak field this week in Italy, so buckle up. The course is primarily links style, so we’ll be targeting those that play well on that type of course layout, versus tree lined “specialists” as well as a few Italian-bred players. Length off the tee looks to be the main benefactor here, so when in doubt, target bombers...


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 AT&T Byron Nelson
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:17

Interesting week last week where we saw a large number of 6/6 lineups make it through the initial cut and if you were able to avoid the MDF’s by Kuchar & JT, you saw some nice returns. This week we head back to Texas for the first of back-to-back Texas events to complete the Texas swing. At the top of the field we have DJ, Spieth, Day and Masters winner Sergio Garcia leading this fairly weak field. The past few weeks haven’t seen the chalk hit as we’re used to, so make sure you’re paying attention to your aggregate ownership percentages when building your lineups, being massively chalky can be detrimental when the dust settles on a week where the chalk falls flat, regardless of contest selection...


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 The Sweet Spot - The Players Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 09:44

 

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 European Tour - Open de Portugal
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 16:32

To say this field is weak would be an understatement. Trevor Fisher Jr (perpetual 70+ odds) is the favorite. The betting odds this week are quite weird in general and the course is just as weird. Par for the course is 73, but there are five par 4’s under 400 yards. There are four par 5’s, two of them are over 600 yards. The fairways are wide, but if these guys get crooked off the tee they’ll probably end up in a bunker as the course has a lot of them. I’m assuming there won’t be much EURO action this week with the tournament running alongside THE PLAYERS, but I’d recommend making some lineup cards on DraftKings, and waiting until prior to lock to see if there’s any overlay come Thursday morning...


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 The Players Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:47

MasterCard commercials, the 5th Major, Island green, Pete Dye, finishing hole – those are the things we can expect to see hear about this week when viewing THE PLAYERS. Why does the PGA Tour capitalize all of the letters in this tournament? Is that there way of trying to make this tournament more important than it is? Anyways, we know a lot about the course this week, aside from how it will play for the three holes that were changed following last year’s tournament. They’ve gone from MiniVerde greens to the more popular and stress tolerant TifEagle. The most notable change however is the 12th hole, which is now a drivable Par 4 (which is great, the PGA Tour needs more of these) playing at 302 yards versus the original 360, but there’s still risk involved in going at this green as water runs along the left side of a lengthy bunker on the approach AND left of the green which also features three pot bunkers just to the right...


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 Wells Fargo Championship Plays
Posted by @theguyinsandieg on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 15:24

This tournament will be played at Eagle Pt. Golf Club. Quail Hallow was the venue in years past but is hosting this years Players Championship the following week. This means that players that didn’t play in the Zurich and instead played practice rounds at Eagle Point have a slight advantage. This course is long at 7400 yards. Yes these guys are good but every golf course has places you can miss and be fine and certain areas you just don’t want to be. There will also be wind gusts up to 30mph for the afternoon rounds on Thursday and Friday, which puts even more of an importance on ball position.


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 The Sweet Spot - Wells Fargo Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:09

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:

  1. DraftKings $450k Dogleg – if you’re only shelling out less than $50 on a GPP entry, this is the one you should play. 150 max entry sucks for single bullet-ers, but top prize of $50k is worth it in my opinion. - $33 entry; $50,000 to 1st.
  2. (DK) $40,000 Albatross Single Entry – I play this GPP every week and love not having to see 100+ lineups from the same player. - $12 Entry; $4,000 to 1st.

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