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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Valspar Championship 2018

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Valspar Championship 2018

Phil won last week, so can Tiger win this week? Lets hope!!!!! It’s also the site of fellow Canadian Adam Hadwin’s first victory and we’re going to drink to that too. But back to Woodsy, it’s going to be an exciting week of Tiger watch and we can’t wait for Thursday to already begin. Now onto the course,

The Valspar Championship resides at Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), a 7,340 yards, par 71, test of golf in Palm Harbour, Florida. It’s slightly different than the other Florida courses, as it’s tree lined with a little less water. You would normally think a Par 71 has only three Par 5’s, but this one has four. It has an extra Par 3, and one less Par 4. They also have something called ‘The Snake Pit’ which is a series of three very difficult holes to close out your day on the back nine. These fairways are tight, and the average for fairways hit for the week is usually 33/34. Driving distance is way lower here as well. Players, even the long guys club down to keep it in play. Greens in Regulation averages fluctuate over the years, but that can be attributed to the length of the rough. Scrambling from all distances will come into play this week. The greens are well guarded by bunkers, so being a very good bunker player will be beneficial. Now, there are five Par 3’s this week and the shortest one is 195 yards, so you better be a terrific long iron player, or a fantastic scrambler from around the greens. Depending on the length of tee shots, some of these holes will play longer than they seem, so there is a premium here on being straight and excellent long iron play. This rolls us back into talking about the rough. If the rough is somewhat shorter than normal, this would free up the longer hitters to take some more liberties with less repercussions for their mistakes. So again, keep your ears open all week and listen to what the players are saying about the conditions.

This course is pretty straight forward. The safe play is to get the straight shooting types, that can hit long irons, but that can also scramble, and play from the sand. The long guys will be clubbing down, so they will be more accurate from the tee than normal as well. As always, we love form, history, and it always comes down to a putting contest.

Good Luck To All!

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