Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Safeway Open 2018
The PGA season is starting u again just way too soon. Didn’t it just end? Who are all these new guys that are playing? Danny Willett is teeing it up? The only question I don’t have, is at this current moment, Patrick Cantlay is the best player in this field. Besides that, welcome to the fall season and the Safeway Open.
It’s week 1, a clean slate of sorts for you DFS guys out there. It’s only the fourth time they’ve played at the Silverado Country Club in Napa, California. Silverado is a beautiful, 7,166 yard, par 72. It’s short, tree lined, with strategic bunkers, big greens and a bit of water. So stay dry my friends.
We’ve only had four years of stats, so it’s a small sample size. The same stats may not hold true this year, but we’re throwing it out there anyway. We think you can be successful here without hitting fairways, but you just need to avoid the trouble. It just seems like most players are able to hit the greens at a very high rate from wherever they were. This then comes down to iron play, and knocking it close to the pin. Due to the length of the course, you were getting many players hitting from 125-150 yards, however, the biggest difference maker is play from 175-200 yards out. So we’ll be focusing on those guys this week. Short players can do well here. Length is not an issue this week. Also, these greens are Poa Annua and we will be looking for those that putt well on them.
So to summarize what we’re looking for. Solid approach players from 175 yards plus, as 9 of the 18 shots to the greens will come from these distances, with 4 – 6 shots from 200 yards plus. The remaining shots to the green will be predominantly wedges, so try and find players who can do both. Not an easy task. Also, we like players that can putt on Poa Annoa greens, so give them a bump.