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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | FEDEX St. Jude Classic PGA 2018

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | FEDEX St. Jude Classic PGA 2018

Oh my god! It’s time for The FEDEX St. Jude Classic! I’m so excited……said no one ever! Unfortunately for St. Jude, the U.S. Open is next week and most of the big names are taking the week off to prepare. It’s just a terrible spot to be in, as it’s right after The Memorial too. This tournament i the equivalent of middle child syndrome. Anyway, enough with our complaints on behalf of this tourney and let’s break down this tournament and bring home a winner.

The FEDEX St. Jude Classic is played at the beautiful TPC Southwind. It’s a 7239 yard, Par 70 test of golf. Not a long course and it also has some tight fairways. The average amount of fairways hit will be around 55%, so you better be good from the rough, but we’ll get back to that in a minute. In 2005, they switched the greens from Bentgrass to Bermuda, and since then, there have been two ways to beat this course. Either, you must be extremely accurate off the tee, which is tough, or you should be a very good iron player from the rough. Since hitting fairways is difficult for everyone here, hitting it long off the tee becomes an advantage, because the accurate players advantage has just been negated. Of course there will be players that will be more accurate by around 10 percent off the tee, but it will still be a lower percentage than usual. If we do use short hitters, we will also want them to have a tip top GIR from Other Than The Fairway too.

Players with consistent records at this course: Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Camilo Villegas, Phil Mickelson, Ben Crane, Jeff Overton, Kevin Kisner, Robert Karlsson, Scott Stallings, Stewart Cink, Charles Howell, Carl Petterson, Ryan Palmer.

All the above mentioned players are above average in GIR from OTF over the years. Their lengths vary, but that isn’t the point. Even the accurate players will miss here, and you’d rather have a guy that can hit from the grass, just in case the driver isn’t working so well.

Besides GIR from OTF, We’ll also take a look at Strokes Gained: Tee to Green and as always, we love form, history and Putting.

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