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Daily Fantasy Golf Draftkings Picks Strategy | Farmers Insurance Open 2019

Daily Fantasy Golf Draftkings Picks Strategy | Farmers Insurance Open 2019

We made a small profit last week on the back of Phil Mickelson, so we thank him for coming through. He was on every one of our tickets and he made up for the guys that missed the cut for us. This week we’re sticking with names that do well at this tourney and hopefully one of them pops for the win. We didn’t take Tiger, but we’ll still be cheering for him. And before we get to our breakdown, here’s a shitty cut and paste of our preview. 

This tournament is played over 2 courses, Torrey Pines North and Torrey Pines South.

  • Torrey Pines (South) is a 7,698 par-72 layout featuring four par 5s and four par 3s.
  • Torrey Pines (North) is a 7,052 par-72 layout featuring four par 5s and four par 3s.

Of these two courses, Torrey Pines South is the only course played on Saturday and Sunday. And as you can see above, it’s the much longer of the two courses, so it is a must that a player take advantage on the short North course to make the weekend.

This is one of those tournaments where everyone will be missing fairways, so having long guys will be on the menu, even though you can still win without be long. How can you do that? By being a superb scrambler with the ability to also putt on poa annua greens. There’s a reason Brandt Snedeker plays well at this place, even though he isn’t the longest off the tee. However, the length, scrambling or STG-Around The Green, plus the poa annua ability is the ultimate combo. So besides Tiger, Jason Day has also won multiple times here with this type of game as well. If you can find that combo, load up on those guys, and then use the shorter scrambling types if they are coming in with some form. 

And now for the breakdown.

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THE CORE

Marc Leishman 100% – He’s stated that he loves playing this golf course as it’s like the courses he played growing up. He’s made 8 of 10 cuts at this tourney, with 4 top 10’s and two runner up finishes. He’s been 3rd and 4th in his last two PGA starts this season, so he’ll be super popular at this price.

Brandt Snedeker 100% – He has two wins at this tourney, plus a runner up finish. He was 16th at the Sony, so he’s playing decent golf coming in here. At his $8400 price tag, again, he’ll be super popular, but we’re sticking with these guys this week.

Kevin Tway 100% – He’s been 35th, 41st, and 37th at Torrey Pines, but he’s not been the best in his final rounds. He could easily have a different reputation here and that’s the opportunity we’re looking for. Hopefully he’s low owned. He can hit it far off the tee, an average scrambler, and a slightly above average putter over the last couple of years. We’re tossing the Sony, as he never plays well there. We’re essentially crossing our fingers on this one as a differentiator.

WAVE 2

Cameron Smith 50% – We’re going with Aussies and Cam Smith has slowly gotten better at this course over the years. He seems to be a consistent player now and we think he can win this thing. Because he doesn’t have a tip top finish here, we’re hoping no one takes him, but no matter what, he should be able to tame this place.

Patrick Reed 50% – He can Putt on Poa Annua greens, and he can scramble with the best of them. He has a 23rd, a W/D, and a 39th, and hopefully that deters a lot of people from taking him. We know he’s a winner type and guys who play well at the Master’s seem to play well here. A very nice price for Patrick Reed.

J.B. Holmes 50% – 10 of 13 cuts made here with a 4th, 33rd, 6th, and 2nd in his last four tries. He’s coming in cold, so we may switch this pick later on in the week, if we get a bad feeling. But as of right now, we’re sticking with this long hitter as he played well in the fall. 

THE SINGLES

Tony Finau

Alex Noren

Emiliano Grillo

Nick Watney

Harris English

Brendan Steele

 

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