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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Career Builder Challenge 2018

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Career Builder Challenge 2018

Before we begin on this weeks preview, let me just say that I’m not a fan of this tournament. Each player gets to play 3 rounds, before they make the cut, and there’s only 1 round of play with all the cut makers. In our opinion, it should be a 5 day tournament, like in the good old days. Make the cut mean more! That’s all we had to say. Done!

This tournament plays very easy. Scoring is always low. It’s just a giant shootout. 

The Three courses are:

PGA West Stadium Course, Par 72, 7113 Yards – Final Round

PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course ,Par 72, 7204 Yards – Played in 2 of the first 3 rounds.

La Quinta Course , Par 72, 7060 Yards

There is plenty of water all over this Stadium course. On the holes that don’t have water, you have well bunkered greens, and fairways. We’ll be focusing on ball strikers here. Players who keep the ball on fairways and greens. You can’t scramble from the water.

The Nicklaus Tournament Course is also considered a ball strikers course. It’s an interesting mixture of narrow and wide fairways. There are many risk/reward holes, where water is the risk in those spots. If you aren’t hitting your irons perfectly, you better bring your sand game. There’s beach everywhere. Like most Nicklaus courses, if you avoid the hazards, you can go really low.

The La Quinta course has narrower fairways than the Nicklaus course, but it’s also quite short. Hitting greens are the key here, as the greens, like the above courses are in perfect condition. So we’ll stay on the side of ball strikers here.

The biggest commonality amongst all three courses are the greens. They are so pure, that as long as you get it on the right line, your ball should find its way to the hole. So if you aren’t on the greens in two, then you can’t make birdies. This is why we’re inclined to really spot the ball strikers. Players with high GIR ability and proximity to the hole.  Guys that have played well over the years have been: Charley Hoffman, Bill Haas, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson. All solid ball strikers. 

That’s it for this short preview. Good Luck all.


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