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 The Sweet Spot - Quicken Loans National
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:48

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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 European Tour - HNA Open de France
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 15:00

Since 2007, Marcel Siem is the only defending champion to miss the cut in his *first title defense year (*- GMAC won back to back years in 2013 & 14, then missed the cut in his 2nd defense year, 2015).

During that same period, Martin Kaymer is the only player to miss the cut the year before winning.

Defending champions have fared well since 2009: Kaymer backed up his win with a 6th place finish, GMAC repeated, Wiesberger finished 11th last year, and even Graeme Storm finished 21st the year after winning.

Thongchai Jaidee & Martin Kaymer are the only players in the field this week to record three consecutive Top 10’s in a row. Kaymer can add another streak to that list this week with a Top 10, and Jaidee can become the only player to record four consecutive and if he wins, he’d be the 2nd player to win this event in back to back years...


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 Quicken Loans National
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 14:00

This week the event is at a new course, so you won’t be seeing the course history listed below. Some of the players have some history on the course itself, but it’s so scattered amongst the players that I don’t think it’s valuable to list for most of the players. It is worth noting that David Lingmerth won the Booz Allen Classic on this course in 2012, which tells me that the course caters to ball strikers, so naturally we’ll be targeting those types of players this week...


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 European Tour - BMW International Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 20:00

The International Open returns to Munchen Golf Club this week fresh off the heels of an exciting-ish US Open. The field is pretty strong with many players flying back from the states yesterday, but I personally will be staying away from the likes of Tommy Fleetwood this week primarily due to ownership, as well as what I expect to be fatigue from the event – hint: keep a close eye on early WD’s this week if you’re rostering him. Pepperell, Wiesberger, Kaymer and Sergio all finished up fairly early and were out of the tournament when they did so, so I’m sure they were home in time to try to get back on a normal sleep schedule...


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 Travelers Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 20:00

Formerly known as The Greater Hartford Open, we head to Cromwell, Connecticut (a suburb of Hartford) for the 64th installment of this event. There have only been seven players to win the event on multiple occasions (Bubba in 2010 & 2015, Stewart Cink in 1997 & 2008, and Phil Mickelson in 2001 & 2002 to name a few) so looking at past champions is something to consider this week. TPC River Highlands seems to be one of the two Pete Dye step children in the eyes of difficulty compared to his other designs that gain interest from the Tour (Harbour Town, Copperhead and Sawgrass all get much stronger fields and more emphasis on the events themselves). Regardless of how much interest the top players give this event, we still have games to play and the golfers still have checks to collect...


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 The Sweet Spot - Travelers Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 19:00

 

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The Sweet Spot


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 2017 US Open Plays
Posted by @theguyinsandieg on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 15:30

PROPS (.5u each)

Adam Scott TOP20 finish (+130)

Adam is 12th ranked player in the world. His game is as solid as they come. He is accustomed to playing a links-style course and this course will look good to his eye. He is also +1.34 in strokes gained which is well above the tour avg.


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 The Sweet Spot - U.S. Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:49

 

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 2017 US Open Preview
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:45

This week we head to the land of beer and cheese for the 2nd major of the year. The course is long and it gets windy. The rough is long, deep and ridiculously thick – ball spotters will have their hands full this week. From what I’ve read about the course, it’s a ball striker’s paradise as long as they’re finding the tight fairways. Personally, I’m looking at this week from more of a “Open Championship” standpoint than a “US Open”. I’ll be targeting those with strong records in Open Championships, as well as how players played at Chambers Bay two years ago, Bethpage Black and Whistling Straits. The reason I’m looking at those specific venues is I believe the same skill sets are needed to play well on those courses as this one.


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 European Tour - Lyoness Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 16:55

Originally debuted as the Austrian Open, this event was dropped as a European Tour event after six years only to be brought back in 2006. As with most country Open events, players from the host country take great pride in winning their home event and tend to play a bit harder/better to achieve success (this may lead to more Bernd lineups than I want this week).The course is considered “tough and a good challenge”, its relatively flat and includes water hazards on 13 holes and is exposed to windy conditions. Previous winning scores indicate it’s not as difficult as they make it sound on the website...


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