Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | Career Builder Challenge 2018 | Draftkings
Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA Career Builder Challenge 2018
We sucked last week, yet we pretty much broke even. We don’t know how that happened but it did. If we didn’t have so many missed cuts, we could have actually made money. Now lets get started on this week. We hate this tournament because it should be 5 days instead of 4. We hate the three course deal. We just have a lot of hate in us. Now onto the preview cut and paste.
The Three courses are:
PGA West Stadium Course, Par 72, 7113 Yards – Final Round
PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course ,Par 72, 7204 Yards – Played in 2 of the first 3 rounds.
La Quinta Course , Par 72, 7060 Yards
There is plenty of water all over this Stadium course. On the holes that don’t have water, you have well bunkered greens, and fairways. We’ll be focusing on ball strikers here. Players who keep the ball on fairways and greens. You can’t scramble from the water.
The Nicklaus Tournament Course is also considered a ball strikers course. It’s an interesting mixture of narrow and wide fairways. There are many risk/reward holes, where water is the risk in those spots. If you aren’t hitting your irons perfectly, you better bring your sand game. There’s beach everywhere. Like most Nicklaus courses, if you avoid the hazards, you can go really low.
The La Quinta course has narrower fairways than the Nicklaus course, but it’s also quite short. Hitting greens are the key here, as the greens, like the above courses are in perfect condition. So we’ll stay on the side of ball strikers here.
The biggest commonality amongst all three courses are the greens. They are so pure, that as long as you get it on the right line, your ball should find its way to the hole. So if you aren’t on the greens in two, then you can’t make birdies. This is why we’re inclined to really spot the ball strikers. Players with high GIR ability and proximity to the hole. Guys that have played well over the years have been: Charley Hoffman, Bill Haas, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson. All solid ball strikers.
Now for the breakdown.
Kevin Chappell 100% – We like ball strikers at this venue and he’s one of the best in the field. Also, he’s a very good value. He just needs to make his putts. We’ll take him all day in a field short on tons of top stars. 48th in Birdie or better percentage last year and that was after a terrible start to his season too. He’s made all his cuts here with a high of 8th.
Scott Piercy 100% – We think he’s turning the corner and getting his form back from 2016. He makes birdies and is a pretty straight shooter. Loved his price and we’re on him. He has a bunch of missed cuts here but we’ll take him and hopefully no one has him.
Jon Rahm 75% – Will he ever face a weaker field this year? He’s on the squad.
Chris Kirk 50% – He’s not the type of guy we’re looking for here but he’s playing well and if his putter is on a tear, then we want him. This guy is a winner type. He’s finished 7th once before so we know he came tame this place if he’s on his game like he has been. Good price too.
Tom Hoge 50% – He’s never made the cut here but he has the right time of game for this course. He’s coming in with confidence and he makes birdies. A cheap momentum play.