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 Safeway Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 21:00

DraftKings took longer to release pricing than the players did this week! Yes, I’m aware they couldn’t release pricing until the Web.com finals was complete, but there’s an easier way of helping the touts that continue to help put money into DK’s pockets week after week. Anyways, the 2017-18 season is upon us in the PGA DFS industry following the total domination of Team USA at the President’s Cup...


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 European Tour - Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 15:00

This week we have a unique event where the cut comes after 54 holes. All of the players will play each course once, and Sunday’s final round will be played at The Old Course. The weather this week will be the main issue as it’s supposed to be cold, windy and rainy for most of the weekend as of writing. If players start off badly, I could see a lot of 36-hole mail-ins forthcoming...


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 European Tour - British Masters
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 15:00

New host course means we have no course history so we’ll be leaning heavily on current form and statistical fit. There aren’t many pictures of the course, but from what I did find, the course looks tight off the tee so we’ll want to give the nod to more accurate players when trying to decide between two plays of equal skillset. Putting will be what separates the bunch this week, so make sure your teams have a balance of strong putters with those that can get hot...


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 The Sweet Spot - Tour Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 13:02
 European Tour - Portugal Masters
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 15:00

Distance off the tee will be key this week so you’ll notice a lot of bombers will be listed in the picks sections. The course was designed by Arnold Palmer in 2004, so expect more of a resort course style of design (which should lead to lower scores). The course is a very flat links course with minimal trees and four lakes come into play on seven holes – so there will be plenty of opportunities for some blow up holes. This year we have more returning players so we’ve got more of a sample to play with, which should result in better picks than we’ve had the past few weeks...


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 Tour Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 15:00

The finale is set and it couldn’t come any sooner as I’m exhausted from this season mentally and financially. There’s been more downs than ups as we saw the chalk hit for the first third of the year. The low-priced chalk had its run through the Masters, and then of course we saw Sergio & Brooks capture their first majors. That was about the last time I remember contrarian plays paying off as we’ve seen Spieth claim another major along with two other wins, JT winning his first major and three other events (which is insane), DJ claiming a few in a row, Rahm’s breakout and his wins on both Tours, Fowler’s continued strong play...


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 The Sweet Spot - BMW Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 09:18

 

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The Sweet Spot


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 European Tour - KLM Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 15:00

With the PGA Tour back this week, EURO takes a step back to the garbage contests we’re used to, but that’s no reason to sit out as someone still needs to win the prize pools! The course was designed by former winner of this event, Colin Montgomerie, the course features undulating green surrounds, a true links feel with minimal trees and patches of tall fescue creating “mini hazards”. Last year was the first year the course hosted the event, so there’s minimal course history to go off of, but I’d take a hard look at how players played last year during the event to get a good feeling on who...


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 BMW Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 15:00

Welcome back to PGA DFS. Week 3 of the playoffs is upon us. This week is a no cut event, where only the Top 35 in FedEx Cup points advances to Atlanta for the grand finale. The course features four Par 4’s over 450 yards and three under 400 yards which may skew how some people view which Par 4 stats to target. Make no mistake, the course plays to a strong wedge game as well as the ability to gain strokes off the tee (think smart golfers who manage their game versus bombers – although bombers have an advantage this week). There are only three Par 5’s and they all are over 580 yards, so it’ll be imperative to score on those holes. A couple game theory plays for GPP’s this week would be to target your two or three favorite players in the field and fill out the rest of your lineup with bubble boys (players who need to finish strong to make it to next week). The other game theory play would be to leave more than what you’re comfortable with on the table. This used to be a popular play, but as more focus is on NFL DFS, I think it’ll get lost in the shuffle this week. Leaving anything more than $1,000 will be contrarian for sure, but don’t do it just to do it. Make sure you’re targeting strong players whose game suits the course...


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 European Tour - Omega European Masters
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 15:00

With the PGA Tour taking the week off, most of the PGA regs will turn their attention to EURO DFS this week to get additional action with Week 1 NFL kicking off. GPP’s look to be a bit healthier than in previous weeks, so I’m guessing you may want to reserve your entries before the contests fill. The Euro Masters is an important leg in the Race to Dubai (Euro version of FedEx Cup playoffs) and as it sits right now Tommy Fleetwood sets to hold ground as the leader over the Three Amigos [Sergio (not playing), Rahm (not playing), and Rafa (not playing)] and Alex Noren (in the field). As the pretournament favorite...


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