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  1. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: US Open!   

    on dk, i'm all louis and all scott on every ticket.
    you'll see some lovemark here and there.
    some sergio. some rahm. i can fit dusty on tickets too.
    even some stenson.
    however, rory said if you cant hit these fairways then you should pack it in.
    so the long guys who are really on their game with excellent 200 yard shots should have an advantage.
    louis is too cheap. scott is way too cheap. pieters is cheap. and justin thomas and paul casey are sitting nice and pretty too.
    i may take a stab at piercy
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  2. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: ram classic 2016   

    Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA RSM Classic 2016 | DRAFTKINGS
    Last week, we stunk. Our worst week in a very long time. We have no excuses, and this week, we're going back to the well on the same guys. May god have mercy on our souls.
    This year, the former Mcgladrey Classic will be played on two courses. The 18-hole " Seaside" course at the Sea Island Golf Club, 7,005 yards of golf from the championship tees for a par of 70 and the 'Plantation Course', Par 72 of just over 7000 yards. Both courses are played on fast Bermuda grass.They are true ocean tracks nestled at the southern tip of the island, both courses feature many of the characteristics you’d expect from a links course – including majestic ocean vistas, tidal creeks, dunes and salt marshes. Also, after the Friday cut, the tournament moves exclusively to the Seaside course.The key to success at these courses? Accuracy. Distance off the tee has been a useless skill over the years. Some golfers have been able to overcome inaccuracy off the tee to post high finishes, but 70% of the players inside the top 10, consistently hit it straight for the week. Of the 17 players that finished in the top 10 last year, only two were consistent 300 yard hitters, and of those two, Kevin Chappell is actually pretty accurate for his length. When it comes to greens in regulation and putting, you were either high in one or the other, or both, if you were in the top 10. It's hard to predict who will have a hot putter, so we'll concentrate on players with good form, high GIR, solid short iron play and above average putters on tour. We like the short game this week. 
    Another thing to think about is the connection to the Heritage, another short seaside course. Players in this field that have played well in both spots include: Tim Clark, Mark Wilson, Brendon de Jonge, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Aaron Baddeley, Carl Pettersson, Harris English and Scott Brown. If there are some first timers at this course, take a look if they played the Heritage. It's a positive if they played well there.
    Jim Furyk 100% - Coming off a missed cut, we hope many won't be on him. In both his starts at this course he's been quite solid(3rd and 11th), and he's won on a correlation course, at the Heritage. We thought he was a deal at the 10,000 mark.
    Wesley Bryan 90% - We'll be sitting on him at short courses until he pops. Here's a short course for a short iron/putting specialist.
    Jon Curran 80% - He was 4th here last year and has made both of his cuts at this event. He's also a Sea Island resident too. He can putt, and loves short tracks as well. He's had a mixed start to the year, but since late April of 2016, he's progression as a reliable cut maker has been quite nice. Here's a week for upside.
    WAVE 2
    Billy Horschel 50% - We're sticking to the guys that burned us last week, especially when Horschel is cheap for the 20th and 43rd when he wasn't the player he is today.. He's a Sea Island resident now and we think it will come in handy this year. 
    Zac Blair 50% - We will beat this horse to death, but we play him on short courses and in both his tries here, he's finished 33rd and 32nd.  We like putters at this place, and he fits the bill. We think he can pop at this spot.
    Matt Kuchar 40% - He usually burns us when we take him, but at short courses where short iron and putting cement play, we like taking Kuchar. A Sea Island resident and he also loves the Heritage too. He's never finished worse than 25th and has a high of 7th. His second half of 2016 was lights out, so lets hope he keeps it going.
    Chris Kirk 40% - A former winner of this event, and he's been on fire lately with a few Top 10's in the last month and half. An all world putter, playing at a short course for his short game. He's made 5 of 6 cuts here with two top 10's.
    WAVE 3
    Brian Harman 30% - Has been playing quite well in the fall season and here's another guy that likes short courses. He's got a solid record at this course with 3 of 4 cuts made and a top 10, plus he's a Sea Island resident too. An above average putter who may not be on the radar of some. 
    Scott Brown 30% - Like many others on this list, he's a short course kind of guy that can putt lights out. His record at this course is pretty good with 3 of 4 cuts made and a top 10. He was in contention after round 2 last week, so we hope he can get it going for all 4 rounds this week.
    Patton Kizzire 30% - We don't think any will be on him as his record here isn't great. However, he's a Sea Island resident and he can putt. If he can do what Jamie Lovemark did last year, which is hit fairways, then he can be extremely dangerous here.  He only hit 16 fairways last year in the first two days. We hope he's learned his lessons. He can put it all together at any time and for a guys with his top 10 potential, his price is a steal to us. If he misses the cut, so be it.
    Trey Mullinax 20% - Another Sea island resident that can putt. He's done well in his only try here (25th) and we think he's worth the flier, as he's had a decent start to the season, making 3 of 4 cuts with one top 25. A place he feels comfy at, can do wonders for your confidence and game.
    Russell Henley 20% - Tremendous record here, with two top sixes in three tries. Will be very highly owned as his game has rebounded. His price was too nice.
    Brandt Snedeker
    Kevin Kisner
    Harris English
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  3. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: 2017 ohl mayakoba   

    i think i'm still drunk from last night
    ball strikers?
    short course specialists?
    who is with me?
    rahm 100%?
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  4. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: Breeders Cup   

    we have the treat of having the arc d'triomphe winner this year. very rare
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  5. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: Breeders Cup   

    i'll be checking to see track bias with the races tomorrow as its normally a speed favouring track
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  6. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: shriners 2016   

    lets start it
    will weather be a huge factor. who has reports?
    i'm taking straight shooters and local guys
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  7. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: 2017 New Season!! Safeway Open   

    Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Safeway Open 2016
    You may not recognize the name, but this is the tournament formally known as the Frys.com Open. It will also be the return of the golfer formerly known as Tiger Woods. We say formerly, as Tiger has still yet to recapture his former glory. He will be the only story line this week for what ever announce team is on hand in the beautiful Napa Valley.
    It's week 1, a clean slate of sorts for you DFS guys out there. Some of us needed it too. I'll stick my hand up and say I'm the leader of that pack. It's only the third time they've played at the Silverado Country Club in Napa, California.  Silverado is a beautiful, 7,203 yard, par 72. It's short, tree lined, with strategic bunkers, big greens and a bit of water. So stay dry my friends.
    We've only had two years of stats, so it's a small sample size. The same stats may not hold true this year, but we're throwing it out there anyway. First, we're still undecided on the need to hit fairways at a high clip, last year, the Top 3 were in the Top 10 in that category, but the year before was completely different. We think you can be successful here without hitting fairways, but you just need to avoid the trouble. It just seems like most players were able to hit the greens at a very high rate from wherever they were. This then comes down to iron play, and knocking it close to the pin. Due to the length of the course, you were getting many players hitting from 125-150 yards, however, the biggest difference maker last year, was play from 175-200 yards out, and those are the players that rose to the top. So we'll be focusing on those guys this week. Short players can do well here. Length is not an issue this week. Also, these greens are Poa Annua and we will be looking for those that putt well on them. We also be looking at former rookies, who excelled in the first half of last year, but then faded after the West Coast swing.
    So to summarize what we're looking for. High GIR players from 175 yards plus, as 9 of the 18 shots to the greens will come from these distances, with 4 - 6 shots from 200 yards plus. The remaining shots to the green will be predominantly short irons, so try and find  players who can do both. Not an easy task. Also, we like players that can putt on Poa Annoa greens, so give them a bump. And last but not least, we'll be looking for players with small sample sizes that skew towards a West Coast bias, in hopes to find a diamond in the rough. 
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  8. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: JohnnieHack   

    ​Welcome!!!! Great NAME!
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  9. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: Dean & Deluca Invitational 2016   

    The Colonial, straight out of Fort Worth, Texas. The longest running non-major event held at the same site, since 1946. This is an invitational tournament and has a smaller field, with only 125 invitees. The most notable invitee in the past 15 years was Annika Sorenstam, and she just missed the cut.
    So why bring up Annika Sorenstam? It's because she carefully chose where to play her first regular PGA event, a place where she thought she had a good shot at making the cut. Her game was accuracy off the tee and hitting greens, but in the end, it was her putting that did her in. However, even with her 268 yard average drive for the week, she still had a shot at making the cut in Fort Worth.
    This brings us to the course at the Colonial Golf & Country Club. It's a Par 70, 7204 yard, test of golf with tight fairways and small bentgrass greens. It's not a long course, and short hitters have just as much of chance for success here, which is why a player like Annika Sorenstam chose this place for her first try against the men.
    So what does it take to win here? A player who can hit fairways, but if he does miss, as on average, players hit 55% of the fairways for the week at Colonial, a player who has shots in his bag. Also, missing in the right spots is key, giving yourself the best angles to the greens. Thus, ball striking ability comes into play. These things also feed into proximity, especially with small greens. Finding players that hit it closer to the pin, than most, will have a better chance for a high GIR this week compared to tournaments with big greens. Great ball strikers tend to have this ability more than others. Also, if you look at player history, guys like jason Dufner who hits greens have faired well here. However, the Jason Dufner type, isn't the only type of player you should be concentrating on. If you look at the history here and average finish for players playing more than twice, you have Jordan Spieth, Ben Martin, Zach Johnson, Chris Kirk, Ian Poulter, Martin Laird, Steve Marino, Danny Lee, Matt Kuchar. Besides Laird, these are all great putters, and very good scramblers. Last year's leaderboard, and pretty much Top 20, was virtually all great putters, besides a few players. Finding an all Around player that can scramble very well, like Zach Johnson seems to be the way to go. 
    This will be an interesting week. There will be a lot of choice. Many players suit this style of play, as it brings the short hitters back into the spotlight in a major way. Finding players that are in form, or the gems that you think are rounding into form will be huge. For many players on tour, these are realistically the only places they can get nice pay cheques, so they need to play well to keep their cards. We like weeks like this, as it feels like a level playing field again. As mush as we love long bombers, we also want to watch golf played the right way.
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  10. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: Byron Nelson 2016   

    i got rocked. my cheap guys are doing the jobs but my expensive guys have been sucking
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  11. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: Kentucky Derby   

    ​i bet exaggerator to win and won a couple hundred bucks. i also had cherry wine to show bets
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  12. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: Byron Nelson 2016   

    ​if you were to ask big bake on here, he'd hate both, but i took garcia as he was the longer hitter.
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  13. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: Byron Nelson 2016   

    The course was redesigned in 2007, but is still considered one of the worst courses on tour, according to the yearly player vote. If you look at the top 10 players every year, you pretty much need to score -6 or better on the Par 5's for the week if you want win. Since there are only 2 Par 5's, it means you must birdie them 75% of the time. The winning score varies here a great deal, but the average is around -12, however, -19 has won before, as well as -3 (crazy weather conditions). Par 5 scoring will make up half your score, so whomever you pick this week better be good at it. Also, there is a 323 yard drivable Par 4, which is usually birdied 3 of 4 times on the week by the winner as well. Above, I mentioned that we'd talk about some big names, and we'll get there, and this will lead us to it, we promise. Before this course was redesigned, it had a history with long hitters having an advantage. Now you'll get a mixed view from prognosticators on who has an advantage at this course. Long hitters or Accuracy players? If you look at the winners since the redesign: Scott Verplank, Adam Scott, Rory Sabbatini, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Sang Moon Bae, Brendon Todd, and Steven Bowditch. It's a mixed bag. If you look at the top 10's since 2010 -2015, it's also a mixed bag. However, from 2007 -2009, it was predominantly shorter hitters playing well. Why? Not many true 300 yard hitters were playing those years, but when a few more started showing up, the split happened. This finally gets us back to the big name players. Most of the big 300 yard hitters were star players. Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Keegan Bradley, Graham Delaet, Gary Woodland, and they had a field day. The legit 300 yard hitters that were in the Top 10 last year included: Charley Hoffman, Jimmy Walker, Dustin Johnson, Daniel Berger, Tony Finau and Ryan Palmer.
    The point we're trying to make?  When you look at the fields, every year for the last 5 years,  percentage wise, the long hitters are more dominant.  Hitting Greens is important for the week, based on Top 10 history. Players hit greens at a high clip at this place. So yes, long hitters are dominant, but only around 1/12th hits it 300 yards plus. So you'll also need a mix of short hitters too.
    Since we think short hitters are at a disadvantage, but that doesn't mean they won't do well. We like players that are Par 5 Scorers, and solid putters. For the shot hitters, we'd rather have ones that hit fairways, even though we don't mind if the longer hitters miss. Shorter hitters with solid records here are: Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Jordan Spieth Robert Allenby, Ben Crane, Jerry Kelly, Danny Lee, Ian Poulter, John Huh, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, and Ken Duke.
    So we're taking a two pronged approach this week, with two sets of characteristics, as mentioned above. Plus, As always, we always love form, history and great putters.
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  14. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: The Players Championship 2016   

    i sucked on sunday.... and everything became half
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  15. gordmania1 added a post in a topic: Zurich Classic Of New Orleans 2016   

    this tourney sucks
    We just sit and wait and wait and wait
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