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 Safeway Open: Cash Game Considerations
Posted by Jeff Bergerson on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:03

Welcome to the 2016-2017 PGA season. After literally days of waiting, the off season is finally over and we are ready to get back into the fall swing season for golf over the next six weeks. It is always really exciting each year when the new season starts as we get an influx of new players to check out from the Web.com Tour and many of these young golfers will go on to do big things in 2017 so the sooner we become more familiar with their games, the more of an edge we will have over other fantasy owners that take the fall season off from golf to focus on NFL...


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 Safeway Open Preview
Posted by Zach Turcotte on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:52

And we’re back! The players got their one week breather as we start the beginning of the 2016-2017 “wrap around” season. Formerly known as the Frys.Com Open, the Safeway Open returns to Silverado Country Club in Napa, CA (wine country). The course is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design that was updated in 2011 by ol’ Johnny Miller. Being on the west coast means we’re back to poa greens so make sure you look to target players who have played well on poa greens as well as those who play well in weak fields (even the star power this week is less than desirable). When looking at the type of golfer that succeeds here we see a bit of a mix of bombers and ball strikers and perhaps the most interesting name listed below being Steven Bowditch’s runner-up finish in 2014...


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 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Posted by Jason Eisele on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 17:44

For the second time in four weeks, a European Tour event is featured in the only golf slate on DraftKings. 168 professionals will compete in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, a prominent European Tour Pro-Am modeled after the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. In addition to a familiar ensemble of European Tour pros, this event features a handful of PGA Tour regulars, including Louis Oosthuizen ($11,200), Branden Grace ($11,000), Sean O'Hair ($8,000), and Zac Blair ($6,000)...


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 2016 Tour Championship Plays
Posted by Jason Eisele on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 20:03

The top 30 golfers of the 2015-2016 PGA Tour season meet at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta this week to battle for the Tour Championship. These golfers range from solid to outstanding, with no weak spots or under-the-radar talent. In a small, competitive field, almost nothing should come as a surprise this week. With this parity comes reduced opportunity for a DFS player to find value. Although the edges may be small, I'll point out some players that can give us opportunities to succeed this week...


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 2016 Porsche European Open
Posted by Jason Eisele on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 17:18

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 2016 Tour Championship
Posted by Jason Eisele on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 03:37

The time has come for one of the most exciting events of the golf season, the Tour Championship. The top 30 players in the 2015-2016 FedExCup standings will compete in the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs and make their final pushes for their shares of a $35 million bonus fund. East Lake Golf Club hosts the championship each year, so we have some course history to observe. Dustin Johnson ($11,700), Jason Day ($10,300), Bubba Watson ($8,400), Rory McIlroy ($11,100), and Jordan Spieth ($10,600) have been the best golfers on this course. Meanwhile, no one has performed particularly poorly over at least two appearances, with the exception of Patrick Reed ($9,000), who finished 27th in 2015 and tied for 19th in 2014. With a relatively tight range of scoring averages led by the best golfers, course history does not seem helpful enough to influence lineup construction this week...


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 2016 European Tour - Italian Open
Posted by Jason Eisele on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 20:05

The European Tour takes over DraftKings' main golf slate this week with the Italian Open. Golf Club Milano will host the event for the second consecutive year, but the course has no recent Italian Open history prior to 2015. Without a significant sample for course history or fit, the best bet this week is to take strong overall golfers relative to their prices. The first golfer to consider this week is Francesco Molinari ($9,500). He's one of the best golfers in the field, and significantly better value than the more expensive options. A native Italian, Molinari has succeeded in previous Italian Opens and should be motivated to continue that trend in his home country...


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 2016 Italian Open Cheat Sheet
Posted by Jason Eisele on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 18:13

The primary factors considered for these picks are skill and salary. Skill differences between golfers are small, and variance in golf is large. We encourage playing golfers that stand out as good values to you, and we strongly recommend diversifying over a wide range of players if you plan to play multiple lineups.

These choices assume equivalent weather and other playing conditions for all golfers. Differences in conditions will occasionally make many golfers with desirable weekday tee times better options than equally skilled golfers with undesirable weekday tee times...


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 2016 BMW Championship Picks
Posted by Jason Eisele on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 17:57

Jason Day ($11,600) – When you can roster the best golfer in the world for under $12k, he's an easy consideration. Day leads the PGA in total strokes gained per round and strokes gained putting per round. He's finished in the top 30 in 16 consecutive tournaments, with 3 wins over that span. Day is my favorite cash game option in the elite tier, and he is simply too good to fade for anyone playing multiple GPP lineups...


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 2016 BMW Championship Preview
Posted by Jason Eisele on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 14:22

2016 BMW Championship Thursday, September 8 Quick Facts Course: Crooked Stick Golf Club, Carmel, IN Course History: No PGA events since the 2012 BMW Championship Par: 72 Active Field Size: 69 Withdrawals: None Cut: None


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