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 RBC Heritage
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 23:18

Well I hope you all enjoyed Masters Week, as my main man Sergio (with the help of the ghost of Seve Ballesteros, probably) exercised the demons and finally got his first major victory. This week we head to the Dye-abolical Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage. This event is an invitational, which means there are less players in the field than normal (about 132 vs 156) which also means we have a better shot at getting 6/6 through the cut and will put more emphasis on hitting the correct 6 to win GPPs. As mentioned above, the course was designed by Pete Dye, so if you’re looking for correlated courses take a look at PGA West Stadium (Career Builder), TPC Sawgrass (PLAYERS), TPC Louisiana (Zurich) to see how others in the field have fared on Dye courses in the past. I personally wouldn’t look at Whistling Straits as the course is setup completely different for a major as well as that course being completely different than the others listed above. I’m a bit tight on time this week, so the analysis will be really straight to the point. All plays listed have hours of research built into them and just because I don’t have a 5 sentence rant on how good a player is, doesn’t mean he’s any less of a play than someone else. Good luck this week...


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 The Sweet Spot - RBC Heritage
Posted by Taras Pitra on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:19

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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 The Sweet Spot - Masters
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 23:15

The Sweet Spot 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. DraftKings & FanDuel Contests this week: DraftKings Millionaire Maker – This is a no brainer as most of the DFS world will have their attention on this large 1st place payout - $33 entry; $1,000,000 to 1st. (DK) $100,000 Albatross Single Entry – I play this GPP every week and love not having to see 100+ lineups from the same player. - $12 Entry; $10,000 to 1st. (DK) $600,000 Birdie – I also play this tournament every week, but have lowered expectations as this is normally a mega multi entry tournament. This week max entries are capped at 20, so it only costs you $60 to max enter. - $3 Entry; $50,000 to 1st.


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 The Masters
Posted by Taras Pitra on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 23:03

OVERVIEW

The week we’ve all been waiting for is finally here; Masters Week! Before we dive into the picks, it’s important to note that this is a major that’s typically won by premier talent, but in certain instances a fringe player can win. Granted, most of golf supremacy has at least one green jacket, but when’s the last time we heard Trevor Immelman’s name being called? Mike Weir? Ok, those were cheap shots, but it’s true. Some men are made after they win their first major and others are defined by it. Charl has won a few times on both tours since his win, so has Adam Scott. Zach Johnson was gifted an Open Championship thanks to Jordan Spieth, but outside of that has done very little. My point of all this rambling is, elite players win multiple majors and good players win one or none. Remember that little anecdote when you’re trying to decide between two players who have similar skill sets, but one has tasted the glory of being called a major champion and the other has not. One last item worth noting. Since the introduction of the Par 3 contest in 1960, no winner of the Par 3 contest has ever gone on to win that year’s Masters. It should also be noted that none of the tournament favorites have ever won the Par 3 contest. These are the past five Par 3 contest winners and their placing during the actual tournament (something to think about before finalizing your rosters): 2016 – Jimmy Walker (finished 29th), 2015 – Kevin Streelman (finished 34th), 2014 – Ryan Moore (finished 12th), 2013 – Ted Potter Jr. (missed cut), 2012 – Jonathan Byrd & Padraig Harrington (finished 27th & 8th)...


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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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