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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Sony Open Hawaii 2019

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Sony Open Hawaii 2019

It’s the first real week of the golf season and we’re super excited for the cut sweats. We love this tournament because it’s a fair test of golf for players of all lengths and we think that’s how golf should be. We won’t bore you with a long intro and just get right to the meat and potatoes of it all. 

The Sony Open is at the Waialae Country Club which is located on the east side of Honolulu and is a Par 70 that measures 7,044 yards with the fairways and greens being Bermuda Grass. There are plenty of palms and tropical vegetation scattered around the course. There is usually a steady breeze blowing off the bay which can produce high winds at times causing plenty of issues for the players. Keep your eye on the weather. Also, the fairways here are pretty narrow with an average rate of 52% of them being hit. We expect the big hitters to club down as it’s more difficult to get birdie chances from the rough here.

There are many players this week with impeccable records at this this course. Brian Harman, Pat Perez, Jimmy Walker, Charles Howell 3, Webb Simpson, Marc Leishman, Gary Woodland, Justin Thomas, Zach Johnson, and even Russell Knox. So what’s the correlation?

Even though it seems like a mixed bag of bombers and course manager types, in reality everyone is pretty careful off the tee here, and it’s really second shot play that’s the biggest difference. Having tip top ball strikers or player with high ranking approaches to the green is very important. A lot of these guys play well on oceanside courses, which are all usually short tracks too. Most of this group also putts well on Bermuda Grass and takes advantage of Par 5’s when needed.

So to sum it all up, Ocean Course Players, with Ball Striking or top Approach play, Bermuda Grass putting, and the ability to score on Par 5’s, which means solid 200 yard plus play. And always, form does matter.

So that’s our take on the Sony Open. Good Luck this week.

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