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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | FEDEX St. Jude Classic PGA 2018 | Draftkings

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | FEDEX St. Jude Classic PGA 2018 | Draftkings

It’s time for the Fedex St. Jude Classic and we’ve decided that we’re going to play very little this week. Obviously, we’re going to have some action but we’re going to take it easy this week as we want to blow our load for next weeks U.S. Open. There are a bunch of guys coming into this tournament playing well with amazing course histories but we’re going to stay away from all of them as everyone will have those players. Will we finish dead last? Most likely. Here’s the shitty cut and paste of our preview.

The FEDEX St. Jude Classic is played at the beautiful TPC Southwind. It’s a 7239 yard, Par 70 test of golf. Not a long course and it also has some tight fairways. The average amount of fairways hit will be around 55%, so you better be good from the rough, but we’ll get back to that in a minute. In 2005, they switched the greens from Bentgrass to Bermuda, and since then, there have been two ways to beat this course. Either, you must be extremely accurate off the tee, which is tough, or you should be a very good iron player from the rough. Since hitting fairways is difficult for everyone here, hitting it long off the tee becomes an advantage, because the accurate players advantage has just been negated. Of course there will be players that will be more accurate by around 10 percent off the tee, but it will still be a lower percentage than usual. If we do use short hitters, we will also want them to have a tip top GIR from Other Than The Fairway too.

Players with consistent records at this course: Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Camilo Villegas, Phil Mickelson, Ben Crane, Jeff Overton, Kevin Kisner, Robert Karlsson, Scott Stallings, Stewart Cink, Charles Howell, Carl Petterson, Ryan Palmer.

All the above mentioned players are above average in GIR from OTF over the years. Their lengths vary, but that isn’t the point. Even the accurate players will miss here, and you’d rather have a guy that can hit from the grass, just in case the driver isn’t working so well.

Besides GIR from OTF, We’ll also take a look at Strokes Gained: Tee to Green and as always, we love form, history and Putting.

Now for the breakdown.

THE CORE

Tony Finau 100% – He has no course history at this event but he’s just as consistent as they come these days. We have zero doubts that he can tame this course with his length and tee to green game. His price is the best on the board in our opinion.

Luke List 100% – When he plays well, he can top 10 and he’s got 5 top 10’s already this year. He’s made both of his cuts at this course and it’s inevitable that he’ll contend here one day. His price is too cheap to pass up as he can win here. 

Charl Schwartzel 75% – Many people got hosed by Charl last week but this is when you get right back on the horse and play him. This course just suits his game better. He’s still a hot hand in our opinion.

Kevin Tway 75% – Besides his blip at the Wells Fargo, he’s been pretty solid since mid-March.  He’s just going about his business, pretty decent off the tee and tee to green. We’re going with lengthy guys this week and he fits our bill.

Shane Lowry 75% – He’s been quietly getting back into cut making form. Next for him is to have a solid top 10 breakthrough to get his confidence back to where it was a couple of years ago when he won a WGC. We liked his price enough to take that chance this week in a softer field.

WAVE 2

Joel Dahmen 50% – He’s dirt cheap. He’s on a very nice run and we’re going to hope it rides one more week.

JB Holmes 50% – He’s playing a little better these days and we’re encouraged by his 13th at The Memorial. We think he’ll be low owned due to his record at this golf course, so that’s why we’re on him this week. 

THE SINGLES

Charles Howell 

Andrew Putnam

Harold Varner

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