Daily Fantasy Golf Draftkings Picks Strategy| PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2019 | UPDATED
Daily Fantasy Golf Draftkings Picks Strategy| PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2019
It’s time for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and in our opinion, it’s one of the best tournaments of the year. It’s like the rock concert of tournaments with the famed crowds on the par 3, 16th hole. For better or for worse, there isn’t a more blood thirsty crowd in golf. That alone is worth the price of admission, but you’ll also get some birdie making type golf too. You’ll need to shoot low, as no lead is safe going into the final day, and no one is truly out of it until the final hole has been played. It’s just a fun week and we can’t wait for it to begin. Now here’s our shitty cut and paste of our preview.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open may host the most exciting final four holes in golf. There are two eagle opportunities with the Par 5,15th, and the short par 4, 17th. Throw in the raucous crowd at the par 3, 16th, and you have a recipe for mayhem coming down the stretch at the TPC Scottsdale.
The course is a Par 71, measuring 7216 yards, with 79 sand bunkers which are strategically placed around the greens and on the fairways. There are also six holes which feature water, including 3 of the last 4 holes. Scoring is generally low, so players can be aggressive on this course, however they have to pick their moments as several holes can jump up and bite you hard.
So what are we looking for this week? Players that make birdies are priority number one. You must score here, so we’re looking for top birdie or better percentage players and top strokes gained approach players as well. Also, longer players have a slight advantage as you can still get at these flags out of the rough, so give those guys a slight bump. We like players that putt well on overseeded-bermuda greens, plus we’ll also look at horses for courses this week, as there are many.
Now for the breakdown.
* Our strategy this week is to have two and three stacked star teams and hope our cheap guys pan out. We have no clue which big names will dominate so we wanted to spread the love up top.
Scott Piercy 100% – He’s making cuts, he’s making birdies, and he’s hitting solid shots into the greens. He’s the epitome of a cut maker with a massive upside. Throw in his three top 10’s over this course with a high of third, and he’s making all of my teams.
Tony Finau 100% – There’s no reason for Tony Finau to have such a poor record at this tournament, so we see it as a fluke. He makes tons of birdies, has a solid approach game, and if he can turn round his putting, he’ll be right in the thick of things come Sunday.
Lucas Glover 75% – From the fall season until today, his season has been as solid as they come and that’s after a down 2018, in which he didn’t play that much. It’s possible his family situation took over his life after his wife publicly shamed him for being a loser. However, if that drama is over, then why not play Lucas Glover this week after this very good run of play? He’s made 9 of 11 cuts at this tourney with no high finishes, but in reality, if he’s making birdies like he currently is, and his approach game is on point, again, like it currently is, then he can have as much success as any one out here.
Rickie Fowler 50% – Does Rickie ever play well the week before the Phoenix Open? Hardly ever, and then he just does his thing, with two 2nd place finishes and a 4th on his record. Possibly a forgotten guy this week, as he hasn’t contended for any title since the Masters. On the squad at a solid value.
J.J. Spaun 50% – Fits the mould of what we’re looking for in the approach shot and birdie game, plus he’s been 4th at this venue before. A cheap flier with upside.
Vaughn Taylor 50% – He’s coming off a solid tourney at the Desert Classic, finishing 7th, and now he’s at a spot he loves. He’s made 8 of 9 cuts here, with a 7th, and two 11th’s. Not too shabby. His iron and birdie play over the last year have been rock solid too. A nice cheap horse for the course option.
REMOVED Daniel Berger
REMOVED Hideki Matsuyama
INCREASED Ryan Palmer 50%
ADDED JON RAHM