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 The "Up and Down Report" - Shell Houston Open
Posted by Jason Rouslin on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 08:44

For anyone that knows golf, they know how important ‘up & downs’ are and the effect they have on a golfer’s score. As the Tour heads to Houston this week for the final tune up before The Masters next week, there is still plenty at stake for those on the outside looking to get to Augusta (see Grayson Murray’s Twitter page for clues). While this is not quite the star-studded event that we’ll have a week from now, there are still plenty of big names around to help keep our attention. DraftKings & FANDUEL!!! Contests this Week: Before we go ‘up and down’ the rosters, I’m going to highlight some DK and FD contests I like this week: 1.     $3 Birdie 300K GTD - 20k to first place. This is a 150 max entry contest for Draft Kings 2.     $33 Dog Leg 400K GTD - a 150 max entry contest on DK that has a top prize of 50k this week.


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 Shell Houston Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:15

Even though many compare this course’s traits to that of Augusta, success at one or the other doesn’t necessarily translate as only two winners of the SHO have placed in the Top 15 the following week – Anthony Kim (destroyer of hearts) and Hunter Mahan (destroyer of worms). The field is a bit stronger than what we saw last week in Puerto Rico. Okay, it’s much, much stronger, but with stronger fields we tend to get more value in the middle range of golfers which can make some decisions a bit more difficult. Last year Jim Herman (value play) shocked the world holding off a charging Henrik Stenson and a less than enthused Dustin Johnson to capture his first PGA Tour victory. Will we see another first timer win this week, or will the chalk continue to dominate the season? One thing’s for sure, we need to adapt to the environment instead of waiting for it to adapt to what we’re accustomed to...


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 Puerto Rico Open Plays
Posted by @theguyinsandieg on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 17:27

14-13-1 YTD

With the top 50 players in the world playing in the WGC-Dell Match Play, the Puerto Rico Open is not what we would call a stacked field. The level between the good and bad players is not a large one. The course is one of the shorter courses on the tour and that usually means the longer hitters don’t have such an advantage. The winner of this event will be the one with the best short game and who can get up and down from several different lies. Here are my H2H plays for the tournament. I will also post daily plays if I can find enough of an advantage.


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 The "Up and Down Report" - Puerto Rico Open
Posted by Jason Rouslin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:03

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 & FANDUEL!!! Contests this Week:

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

  1. $3 Birdie 250K GTD- 10k to first place this is a 150 max entry contest for Draft Kings
  2. $33 Dog Leg 250K GTD  - a 150 max entry contest on DK that has a top prize of 25k this week.
  3. $20 Scramble 25k- 3 entry max tourney with 2.5 k to first

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 Puerto Rico Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 13:14

When the best players in the world are playing in a WGC event, the rest of the Tour needs something to do, so this week they head to Puerto Rico. When PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan is the highest ranked player in the field, you could say this is a weak field event (yes Wesley is playing well, he recently jumped up 50 spots in the world rankings thanks to his back to back 4th place finishes), but that’s not the point here! The point is the field is really bad, but since DraftKings refuses to do DFS for the match play event, we have to take what’s dealt. This week’s event takes place in Puerto Rico, where it’s usually warm & windy. The course is fairly long, but the majority of the holes make you think your way around the course which makes it a less than driver course. Get ready to see the best of the worst golfers on Tour this week...


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 The "Up and Down Report" - Arnold Palmer Invitational
Posted by Jason Rouslin on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:04

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 & FANDUEL!!! Contests this Week: Before we go ‘up and down’ the rosters, I’m going to highlight some DK contests I like this week: $4 Signature Hole 500K GTD- 100k to first place this is a 150 max entry contest for Draft Kings


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 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:41

Even though Arnie isn’t here to give his ceremonial handshake to the winner, I think he’ll be smiling down on the golfers this week. A lot of golf and golf media have been taking shots at those that aren’t playing this week and for good reason. Arnie was more than just a golfer, he was a celebrity who played golf. He was the first to bring the masses to the golf course, he was the first who had a following – Arnie’s Army. Anyone who’s seen him swing can spot it from a mile away, it’s extremely distinguishable from start to finish. He was charismatic on (and off) the course, his business ventures & golf course design team has done tremendous things for the golf industry; and how could I not mention Arnold Palmer sweet tea? He made drinking lemonade and sweet tea cool for cripes sake! Every single healthy player that isn’t having a baby or getting married should be in the field this week to honor him and his legacy the year after he passed. I’m sure they all wanted to be there, but I think more of them should’ve made an effort to actually be there this week to compete. I get that its getting down to crunch time, but most of them didn’t play last week. Play this week, the match play, take off the week of the Shell to get ready for the Masters, play the masters and take off the RBC Heritage (nobody plays there anyways)! It’s not difficult at all, but whatever. This just shows how self-centered/egotistical *some professional golfers can be. Hope you enjoyed my rant, here are the picks...


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 The "Up and Down Report" - Valspar Championship
Posted by Jason Rouslin on Wednesday, March 8, 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. Before I start this week, for those that don’t know, I am on-site all week. Feel free to tweet me any questions you may have. DraftKings Contests this Week: Before we go ‘up and down’ the rosters, I’m going to highlight some DK contests I like this week: Well, this week DK gets golf in on their new “10 entry max” contests. They start with a $5 40k GTD this week.


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 European Tour - Hero Indian Open
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 14:32

New course to the rotation this week so we’ll be eliminating the course history from key stats to target. The course they’re playing this week is very long, includes elevation changes (in shots, not at sea level), various bunkering styles, and features two lakes, large undulating greens and fairly wide fairways so bombers will be in play. The front nine features an island green (so that should be fun) while the closing holes are built around a quarry and a large lake with rock formations. There hasn’t been much official golf played on the course thus far either, but the LPGA played here back in November. With a course rating of 74.6, I think it’s safe to say we should treasure any bogey free rounds this week. It’s not a great comparison, but only four players finished under par that week so it’ll definitely be a good test of golf for the European and Asian Tour players. The weather looks fair with rain in the forecast on Thursday and Friday, but becoming sunny with very little wind on the weekend as of writing. Of course, always check the local forecast before lock on Wednesday night as well as any communication sent out by the team...


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 Valspar Championship
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 14:31

We head back to the east coast for early lock on Thursday, Bermuda greens and Friday cut sweats. Copperhead is considered a “less than driver” course (similar to last week, but without the drastic elevation change and the course forces players to club down, whereas last week players chose to club down as they were able to hit it more accurately while not giving up much yardage), it features greens that are difficult to hit (players will need to be precise on their tee shots to the correct side of the fairway to setup good shots into the greens), its typically windy (though most of the course is protected by trees) and of course it features the final three hole stretch known as THE SNAKE PIT! All week you’ll hear about the difficulty of the course, but that shouldn’t change your approach when targeting golfers, bogey avoidance should be weighted a bit more than usual and I think Par 3 scoring might be a huge differentiator this week. One last note, unless otherwise listed, stats are now from the current season...


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