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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | TOUR Championship PGA 2017 | Fedex Cup

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | TOUR Championship PGA 2017 | Fedex Cup

The final PGA Tour event of the year is from East Lake Golf Club, a 7,154 yards, par 70. The onetime home of the Atlanta Athletic Club opened in 1908 as a Tom Bendelow design, later revamped by Donald Ross. It’s best known as the boyhood course of Bobby Jones, who by age 11 was shooting 80 and later etched his name in history by capturing the 1930 Grand Slam. The site hosted the 1950 U.S. Women’s Amateur and 1963 Ryder Cup before the surrounding neighborhood began to decay. Relocation to the northern suburbs came in 1967, leaving East Lake in the hands of 25 members opposed to the move. Revival began in 1993 when a partnership was formed to restore the club as a tribute to Jones. The TOUR Championship came to East Lake for the first time in 1998, making it an annual stop in 2004.

So what are we looking for this week? This is tricky one. In the history of this course, a premium can be put on Ball Striking and Putting. In years past, driving distance was usually the least important factor for finishing in the top 5.  Placing your ball in the right part of the greens plays a big part with different shelf levels and big slopes. If you’re not on the right part of the greens, you’ll need your putter.

In the history of the tournament over this course, I noticed a few names that were always in the top 10. Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, and Jim Furyk. When I think of what Majors these guys do the best in, I think of the U.S. Open. Players who can hit long irons play well here. 175 yards and out is needed. If you’re also solid from 200 plus yards, that’s huge bonus. 

So to sum what we’re looking for? US Open Type Players. Guys who can hit fairways and who can hit the greens from 175 yards plus. However, if you’re long enough, the accuracy from the tee doesn’t matter as much anymore. Total Drivers of the golf ball, for the long hitters, matters most. The cream will rise to the top at East Lake. 10 million will be given away. Player of the year will be determined. We will soon find out.

Hope you enjoyed the preview and Good Luck this week. 

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