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 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 17:48

We go from my favorite non-major to one of my least favorite events on Tour as we head over to the three course event at Pebble Beach this week. You’ll hear plenty of Bill Murray, Chris Berman and other celebs that will try their best to stay out of the pros’ way this week, but ultimately you’ll probably see more celeb shots than golfers not named Phil Mickelson. As mentioned above, there are three courses in play this week with Pebble being the host course, players that make the three day cut will play Pebble twice and like the Career Builder there will be an advantage to playing the easiest course (Monterey Peninsula) with the best weather or on Saturday (whichever looks better)...


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 The "Up and Down Report" - Waste Management Open
Posted by Jason Rouslin on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 13:00

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. $3 $325K Birdie - DK took 175 away from the $3 this week and put it in the Dogleg Scramble and others.
  2. $20 60K PGA Scramble - New one this year, and it’s getting better every week. Up to 50k this week - 3 max entries.
  3. $12 20K Albatross - Single entry event.
  4. $5 50K Eagle - 3 entry max event.
  5. $33 $350K Dogleg - Top prize of 50K this week.
  6. Pinehurst Live Event Satellites - They range from 5$ to 75$ and earn you a ticket into a qualifying contest, which if you win, you get to go the Pinehurst Live Classic. Check it out if you don’t already know about it.

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 Waste Management Phoenix Open Plays
Posted by @theguyinsandieg on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:12

Last Week

  • H2H 3-2
  • Props 1-3
  • Total = -.05u

I won’t bore you with the shoulda/woulda/coulda…

 

J. Thomas +1.5 (-120) over J. Spieth

  • J. Thomas is simply the hottest golfer on tour right now. He won both events in HI and leads the tour in strokes gained tee to green. In the 5 tournaments he has played this year, he has finished in the top-25 in every one. His game is as solid as they come at the moment.
  • J. Spieth is the 6th ranked player in the world so his game is pretty solid. This will be his 3rd tournament this year after taking last week off. This will be a great match up and Thomas’s game is on fire right now so I am going to side with him. Expect both these guys to make a lot of birdies and avoid the blowup holes.

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 European Tour - Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 19:50

Last year Danny Willett drained a clutch putt on the final hole to secure his victory and jump up in the Official World Golf Rankings (which helped identify the value we were presented with his Masters odds). In draining that putt he beat a surging Rafa Cabrera-Bello (yes he’s in the write-up this week…again) and that donkey Andy Sullivan (he’s a donkey because he ruined some really good lineups a couple weeks ago) as well as Rory (not in the field due to injury) and Henrik Stenson. If you haven’t noticed by now, this field is pretty strong by European Tour standards. The course will challenge all of the players this week on many different shots. The fairways aren’t extremely wide, feature many doglegs and water comes into play on over half of the holes. Since last year, the 12th hole was lengthened by 10 yards, and the angle of the 18th tee box was changed, outside of that there hasn’t been many changes. Winds could be an issue on the weekend, but outside of that the weather looks to be perfect. The back nine features three par 5’s, and the front only has two so if you’re looking for any kind of draw edge. I’d say looking at guys starting on the back nine on Thursday could give you some greener screens earlier in the day, but that might be a reach...


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 Waste Management Phoenix Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 19:44

One of my favorite non-major events is upon us. If you don’t watch golf on the weekends I strongly suggest doing so this week at some point. The PGA Tour tried to tame the fun on the 16th hole last year, but the crowd and the players were still able to put on a good show. A lot of narratives this week will be surrounding the Super Bowl and Phil’s bets, Jon Rahm (Arizona State University alum) returning to his home course and Rickie’s poor decision making last year on the 17th hole where he chose to hit driver instead of a lesser club. Accuracy off the tee isn’t a must, but if you’re not very long off the tee it’ll help your chances as shown last year by Danny Lee (42nd in DD, 1st in DA) and Jon Curran (56th in DD, T3 in DA). These are the outlier performances that can help you win GPP’s this week (not these specific players, but identifying players that fit this mold). The bombers will get all the attention this week and rightfully so, but don’t ignore those that average 295+ yards and are strong ball strikers as they have been able to have success here as well. As far as DraftKings’ pricing goes, apparently they want everyone to roster Spieth and/or Matsuyama this week as pricing is Charmin-esque soft. Leaving money on the table has been the way to go the last two weeks, and it could be this week as well...


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 Farmers Insurance Open Plays
Posted by @theguyinsandieg on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:07

1. B. Snedeker (-105) over B. Koepka

Sneds finished 2nd in 2010 & 2013. He won this tourney in 2012 & 2016. He hits 66% of the freeways and since it’s been raining for the past week in San Diego, the rough will be long and thick and keeping the ball in the short grass will be at a premium. Sneds is also a master with the flat stick.

Koepka is a solid player who really should have more wins than he has. With that being said, his last tourney was the Hero World Challenge on 12/1. This will basically be his first truly competitive tournament to start the season and he only hits 55% of the fwys so will be grinding for pars.

2. J. Walker +2.5 (-120) over B. Koepka

The odds of these guys winning, TOP 5, TOP 10 and DFS prices are almost identical. They have almost identical stats. This will be the 4th tournament for Walker and 1st for Keopka. Based on all that information Walker +2.5 is an obvious choice.


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 The "Up and Down Report" - Farmers Insurance Open
Posted by Jason Rouslin on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 09:44

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: $3 500K Drive the Green- Ah, finally a 100K first place golf contest. Gearing up for the Masters Millionaire Maker? Hope so - 150 max entries. $333 250K Club Pro- 100k and 50k first place in the same weekend! 50K for this one. Awesome - 25 max entries. $20 50K PGA Scramble-  New one this year, and it’s getting better every week. Up to 50k this week - 3 max entries. $1 2K Winner Take All- Nice to see this contest get bumped up as well. 50 entries max. Pinehurst Live Event Satellites- They range from 5$ to 75$ and earn you a ticket into a qualifying contest, which if you win, you get to go the Pinehurst Live Classic. Check it out if you don’t already know about it.


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 European Tour - Qatar Masters
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:35

Last week was pretty good overall and we’ll keep that momentum going again this week in Qatar. The wind will be the differentiator this week, so it’ll be imperative to take guys that play well in windy conditions as well as strong links players (I think that explains why Branden Grace is a two time defending champion this week). Water is also an issue this week as six holes feature a water hazard, luckily the Euro Tour doesn’t have shot tracker so there’s really nothing to tilt over other than how the players finish. One thing I will mention before getting to the plays is that there seems to be a strong correlation to success at this event with the Dunhill Links Championship, so I’ll be sure to touch on guys who have played well there as well as those who are trending in the right direction...


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 Farmers Insurance Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:11

This week the Tour heads to sunny La Jolla where Brandt Snedeker will defend his title from last year. Speaking of last year, the weather was horrible, it was cold, windy, and rainy and it was so bad that they delayed part of the final round to Monday where everyone playing their fourth round was over par. Snedeker finished his round on Sunday, playing potentially the round of the year (Furyk’s 58 was pretty good as well) in terrible weather conditions and watched Jimmy Walker & KJ Choi finish their rounds on Monday, unable to hold their leads away in the afternoon. With all that being said, I think it’s a fair statement to say you can throw out last year’s results from course history. If you don’t believe me, watch this. Historically the South course has played as the tougher of the two, but they recently renovated the North course and it’s expected to play closer to the South in difficulty so there doesn’t seem to be an edge in playing guys starting out on the North course this week...


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 Plays for CareerBuilder Challenge
Posted by @theguyinsandieg on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:47

Bill Hass to win (+1500) He's won this tourney twice and last 43/48 rounds have been in the red Bill Hass TOP 5 (+400) This is a tournament he likes and should be able to go low Jamie Lovemark TOP 5 (+400)


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