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 The "Up and Down Report" - WGC Mexico Championship
Posted by Jason Rouslin on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 11:34

For anyone that knows golf, they know how important ‘up & downs’ are and the effect they have on a golfer’s score. In this article, I will attempt to go ‘up and down’ the golfers competing in that week and highlight my favorite golfers in each price category, as well as highlight the top ownership projections of the week.  Hopefully going ‘up and down’ the list will help identify some key value players, which if you are new to DFS-Golf, as in any other DFS sport, is extremely vital to crafting a winning lineup.

DraftKings Contests this Week:

Before we go ‘up and down’ the rosters, I’m going to highlight some DK contests I like this week:

  1. $400 Pressure Putt 500k  - 100k first place, yes sir! Buy in is a bit hefty, with a max entry of 41. That’s $16,400 for a max enter.
  2. TIGER JAM VIP EXPEREINCE – Well, if you’re a fan of Tiger Woods, this contest is for you. If you win, you and a guest get to go play golf and hang out with Tiger Woods, among so many other things. This week it’s a $333 entry. Second chance this week
  3. Millionaire Maker Satellites - They range from .25 to $5 and can offer as many as 100 tickets or just 1. They normally fill up pretty fast, but it’s a great way to start getting some lottery tickets J.
  4. A new contest this week, and its satellites for the $4 Signature Hole. Ranges from .25 to $1. Looks like it’s for the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. I think we will probably see 100K to first place for this one with how many satellites they are offering. 
  5. $5 75K Eagle - 3 entry max event. Nice payout structure.

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 WGC Mexico Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:35

We’ve gone from multiple course layouts, three day cut events and this week we get the return of the vaunted No Cut Event. With no cut events there’s always the lingering thoughts of “will my player withdraw” to completely ruin my lineups, so I’ll be scaling back again this week and my cash exposure will be extremely minimal as I feel the edge is reduced in these fields. All week you’ll hear about “leaving salary on the table to differentiate your lineups”, but as we’ve seen a lot this year, when everyone is telling you to do something, the opposite can become contrarian. My wisdom in the game strategy department is simple; if you’re going to play, make the best team(s) possible. We have no course history this week as this event had been previously held at Doral in years past and since there’s no course history we’ll need to rely on course flyovers to make assumptions as to how players will attack each hole...


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 European Tour - Tshwane Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:34

I hope you didn’t pack your luggage yet because we get one more week in the soggy land of South Africa! The event was previously held at Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate until 2015, where it was moved to Pretoria CC. The winners since the move have both been of South African decent, but I don’t think I’ll be purposely putting South Africans in my lineups this week as that didn’t go as planned last week. The course was redesigned in 2004 by Gary Player (a South African) and features tight fairways, small undulating greens and a ton of sand. There’s also a river that runs through holes 13-17, so don’t be surprised if your players’ scores drop during this stretch of holes. The weather this week is a concern again as thunderstorms are in the forecast again for all four days...


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 The "Up and Down Report" - Honda Classic
Posted by Jason Rouslin on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 14:11

For anyone that knows golf, they know how important ‘up & downs’ are and the effect they have on a golfer’s score. In this article, I will attempt to go ‘up and down’ the golfers competing in that week and highlight my favorite golfers in each price category, as well as highlight the top ownership projections of the week.  Hopefully going ‘up and down’ the list will help identify some key value players, which if you are new to DFS-Golf, as in any other DFS sport, is extremely vital to crafting a winning lineup. DraftKings Contests this Week: Before we go ‘up and down’ the rosters, I’m going to highlight some DK contests I like this week: FINALLY! I heard that we were getting a Millionaire Maker for the Masters, and sure enough it posted this week, right around the same time it did last year. TIGER JAM VIP EXPEREINCE- Well if you’re a fan of Tiger Woods, this contest is for you. If you win, you and a guest get to go play golf and hang out with Tiger Woods, among so many other things. This week it’s a $50.00 entry. Second chance this week Millionaire Maker Satellites- They range from 25 cents to $5 and can offer as many as 100 tickets or just 1. They normally fill up pretty fast, but it’s a great way to start getting some lottery tickets J. $20 50K PGA Scramble- Stays at 50K this week. 3 entry event. $12 50K Albatross- Single entry event.


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 European Tour - Joburg Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:32

OVERVIEW

The Joburg Open has provided us with South African winners in six of the last seven years, so there’s a good chance the South African stack could pay dividends this week. In two events held on South African soil, the natives have won one, and non-South African’s have also won one, but considering the field hosts more South Africans than any other nationality I’d say we see the trend continue this week. There’s not much to get excited about in this field, or in DraftKings’ contests, but I can’t help but play a few lineups because there are a lot of up & comers in the field and I’d like to be a part of their breakout. Like the Farmers events, this event holds its opening two rounds on two different courses, so I’ll be looking to stack the field that gets the better draw weather wise and course wise this week...


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 Honda Classic
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:09

OVERVIEW

The Florida swing is upon us this week as we head to Palm Beach Gardens, FL for the Honda Classic. The field isn’t as strong as it has been in previous years, so hopefully one of our value plays can stop the run of tournament favorites winning. The course was originally designed by Tom Fazio back in the 80’s, but redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 2002 and features the famous “Bear Trap”, a three hole stretch that typically plays well over par. The Bear Trap gets all the publicity, but the Par 4, 14th hole may be the hole that really takes the wind out of player’s sails as it played as the 4th toughest hole in all of golf last year. Scores will be worse this week than previous weeks, so keep that in mind as you’re sweating your first wave of tee times (or 2nd wave) on Thursday. One last item of note is we actually have some comparable courses to look at this week in Copperhead (Valspar), Colonial (Dean & Deluca) and Wailae (Sony), so make sure you check out how players have fared at those events when making your final rosters...


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 Genesis Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 16:03

First things first, the field is extremely strong not only at the top of the card this week, but also down through the value range. The name of the event has changed, but everything else is the same. Formerly known as the Northern Trust Open, the Genesis is hosted by Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA and the course is pretty tough. The fairways are much harder to hit than last week, so we’ll see a lot more players hitting less than driver this week (not all players will employ this strategy). The shorter players off the tee become more valuable than in past events as well, so don’t overlook them when trying to decide between a bomber and the opposite of a bomber (I couldn’t find a good antonym for this term). Weather as of writing looks to be somewhat wet with rain in the forecast for the majority of the event, so keep an eye on tee time draws and wind speeds as more information is released...


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 Genesis Open Plays
Posted by @theguyinsandieg on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 15:13

7-7-1 YTD

1-3-1 last week

 

Weather played a big factor last week with some guys with early tee times Thursday finished the first round in horrific weather conditions. Guys that did not finish on Thursday finished their rounds on Friday in rather calm conditions, which was a huge advantage. Just like last week the weather will be a big factor this week. Rain is expected for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Monday finish. The field is loaded with some of the top players in the world and the fact the weather will be less than ideal I will only have 3 H2H plays for this tournament. It’s still early in the season and guys are still trying to get their games to the level they want them. Some guys are working on different parts and I can’t really tell who has it all dialed in.


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 The "Up and Down Report" - The Genesis Open
Posted by Jason Rouslin on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 13:20

For anyone that knows golf, they know how important ‘up & downs’ are and the effect they have on a golfer’s score. In this article, I will attempt to go ‘up and down’ the golfers competing in that week and highlight my favorite golfers in each price category, as well as highlight the top ownership projections of the week.  Hopefully going ‘up and down’ the list will help identify some key value players, which if you are new to DFS-Golf, as in any other DFS sport, is extremely vital to crafting a winning lineup. DraftKings Contests this Week: Before we go ‘up and down’ the rosters, I’m going to highlight some DK contests I like this week: TIGER JAM VIP EXPEREINCE- Well, if you’re a fan of Tiger Woods, this contest is for you. If you win, you and a guest get to go play golf and hang out with Tiger Woods, among so many other things. This week it’s a $50.00 entry. $20 50K PGA Scramble- Stays at 50K this week. $12 40K Albatross- Single entry event. $5 75K Eagle- 3 entry max event. DK pumped 25K more into this 3-entry event. I like it.


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 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Plays
Posted by @theguyinsandieg on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:14

Last Week

  • 3-2 and hit the playoff prop at +300ML for half-unit
  • 6-4 YTD

This tournament is played on 3 different courses with the final round being played at Pebble Beach. PB is a shorter course (7,040 yds – PAR 72) with much smaller greens than what the pros are used to. GIR will be a premium and strokes gained putting. I am also putting a little more value in experience playing in a Pro-Am style tournament.

 

1.   P.Reed +1.5 (-115) over J.Rahm

These 2 have very similar stats except when it comes to putting. Reed SG Putting is 1.179 vs. Rahm at .134. Reed has made the cut the 4 times he has played this tournament and finished in the Top 10 twice. This is Rahm’s first appearance and atmosphere is unlike your normal golf tournament. The rounds are much longer and playing with the amateurs will take some getting used to. Reed knows what to expect and will play better.


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