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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Houston Open 2018

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Houston Open 2018

We’re one week away from The Masters and many will be using the Houston Open 2018 as their last chance to gain entry, or as a way to work out the kinks before the most prestigious golf event of the year.

There’s a reason why many players come to this tourney to work out the kinks, as there’s a correlation between the Golf Club of Houston, measuring 7,441 yards, and Augusta National.  The Rees Jones design has done its best to replicate the setup with shaved banks, collection areas around the greens and a minimum of 13 on the stimpmeter. What does all this mean? Great Question. Let’s tackle it in paragraph three and it’s nothing earth shattering. (I know this preview won’t be as good as last weeks and I think I should just retire when I’m top)

If you look at the history of this course, from 2006 onwards, you’ll really see the best players in the world play well here. Yes, you’ll get a winner like DA Points here and there, but for the most part, the cream rises to the top. When looking for what stats to key in on, I noticed that this golf course played in different ways for different people. However, like the Masters, we think this course plays to GIR type players. For those that didn’t hit tons of greens, the putter carried them, but it’s not ideal. JB Holmes is the big anomaly. He just likes this course.

Players that play well at this course with a minimum of three starts are:  Henrik Stenson, Cameron Tringale, Keegan Bradley, JB Holmes, Russell Henley, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Charley Hoffman, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington, and Brendon de Jonge.

There are a few others, but many of them are very similar types. So we’re going to stick with high GIR players here, Also, we’ll take strong putters and go with some history. If you notice, great histories are also hard to come by, so you may see a lot of carnage this week, even with this strong field.

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