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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA The Honda Classic 2018

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA The Honda Classic 2018

Rickie Fowler came in here last year and kicked some major butt, but can he dot it again? Who cares! Tiger is playing again this week and we just want him to get better. Now for some stats and shit like that.

The Honda Classic moved to The PGA National in 2007, so disregard any records that you read from previous years. Since 2007, the winning score has ranged from -5 to -13, but the norm is -8 or -9. The PGA National Champions Course is a real test of golf. If the winds get swirling here, good luck.  It’s a Par 70, 7158 yards, with water pretty much everywhere, and very narrow fairways. Accuracy off the tee is at a premium. Keep it on the fairways and keep it on the greens. If you can do that all week, and roll in some putts, you have a chance to win. If you miss the greens, we find that most top players over the years are very good Scramblers from 10 yards and in. Also, driving distance average is much shorter at this course than usual, as there are a bunch of holes where you must layup, so players will have many mid to long iron shots this week.

Last thing of note, BOGEYS. You will bogey here. This golf course is known for something called The Bear Trap. The par-3 15th, par-4 16th, and par-3 17th holes, where water comes into play on every full shot. These holes are not for the faint of heart and are among the PGA Tour’s 50 toughest holes. This is a course where you are happy to take your bogey and move on. It’s the big scores that are scary and can destroy your whole tournament  in the blink of an eye. This is why we like the straight shooter types that can scramble within 10 yards. Ball striking types. They’ll be able to avoid the water, and then perform clean up duty when they are a tad bit off. So we like players that are good at avoiding bogeys, as the birdie percentage isn’t very high at this venue.

We’ll be taking ball strikers. You must avoid the penalties here or you’re toast.

 

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