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Daily Fantasy Golf Draftkings Picks Strategy | PGA Sony Open Hawaii 2019

Daily Fantasy Golf Draftkings Picks Strategy | PGA Sony Open Hawaii 2019

We can’t wait for Thursday morning, as it’s the official start of the golf season for every single player on tour. Even though this tournament only has a handful of superstar names, it’s still better than a lot of the fields from the fall season. There are a lot of low priced players with solid fall season records in this tournament, and now you’ll have to figure out what their reality really is, with better fields on the horizon. But enough about that, let’s get to our shitty course preview cut and paste.

The Sony Open is at the Waialae Country Club which is located on the east side of Honolulu and is a Par 70 that measures 7,044 yards with the fairways and greens being Bermuda Grass. There are plenty of palms and tropical vegetation scattered around the course. There is usually a steady breeze blowing off the bay which can produce high winds at times causing plenty of issues for the players. Keep your eye on the weather. Also, the fairways here are pretty narrow with an average rate of 52% of them being hit. We expect the big hitters to club down as it’s more difficult to get birdie chances from the rough here.

There are many players this week with impeccable records at this this course. Brian Harman, Pat Perez, Jimmy Walker, Charles Howell 3, Webb Simpson, Marc Leishman, Gary Woodland, Justin Thomas, Zach Johnson, and even Russell Knox. So what’s the correlation?

Even though it seems like a mixed bag of bombers and course manager types, in reality everyone is pretty careful off the tee here, and it’s really second shot play that’s the biggest difference. Having tip top ball strikers or player with high ranking approaches to the green is very important. A lot of these guys play well on oceanside courses, which are all usually short tracks too. Most of this group also putts well on Bermuda Grass and takes advantage of Par 5’s when needed.

So to sum it all up, Ocean Course Players, with Ball Striking or top Approach play, Bermuda Grass putting, and the ability to score on Par 5’s, which means solid 200 yard plus play. And always, form does matter.

Now for our breakdown.

THE CORE

Paul Casey 100% – He finally broke through last year and got back to his old winning ways. He has the skills to win a lot more on tour, and at $9100, he’s an extreme discount to the top players and makes every single one of our teams. Way too good to pass up. Does he need to win at this price? Nope. Give us this Eurotrash at this price all day.

Matt Kuchar 100% – Another player who finally broke through on the PGA Tour once again. He loves this golf tournament with a 13th, 3rd, 5th and 5th in his history. A short player for a course that evens out the playing field for guys like him. He stopped playing this tournament for awhile to keep himself rested throughout the year, but because he was at last weeks TOC, he’s stayed for the possibility of another win while he’s playing well. GO KUCH!!!

Adam Scott 100% – Adam Scott is getting his year started early and is coming back to a place where he’s had success before. With a 2nd and 8th in his Sony Hawaii history, we needed to jump all over him at his price. We think he’s very close to winning on Tour once again as he’s learned from Matt Kuchar’s putting style. A tremendous deal. this week in a weaker field.

WAVE 2

Pat Perez 75% – He’s got a handful of top 10’s at this golf course over his long history here. So if he’s playing well, he’s a guy we think can win this thing. And over the past 2 years, he’s arguably playing the best golf of his life. he’s easy to cheer for and he’s on our squad.

Keegan Bradley 75% – He’s the same type of player as Adam Scott, but just a tad cheaper. We weren’t thrilled with his bad putting last week, as he was 31of 32 in the field. However, if he can just be field average, he’ll be well worth the pick. We think his putting is much improved over the last few season, and he’s only 32. He’s got a bunch of wins in him, and even a major, in our opinion. He was 13th here in 2012.

Patton Kizzire 50% – He won this event last year and there’s no reason to think that he can’t do well here again. He had a solid week at the Sentry TOC, and we think he’ll club down like he did last year to hit some fairways. If his irons are on, a repeat could be in the cards. He’s a winner type.

Scott Piercy 50% – After a bad first round last week, Piercy bounced back with mid pack showing at the Sentry TOC. He has a 2nd, 8th, 12th, and 15th over this course, so we think he’s a solid value pick at his price. If his irons are on, look out.

THE SINGLES

Zach Johnson

Kyle Stanley

 

 

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