Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA Honda Classic 2018 | Draftkings UPDATED
Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA Honda Classic 2018 | Draftkings
We love to take Europeans at this event, as in our eyes, they are the better wind players. So you’ll notice that we’ll have too many Euro’s this week and that’s the way we like it here in good old Florida. Now lets hope Tiger does well too, even though we didn’t take him. Now onto the shitty preview cut and paste.
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.
Now onto the breakdown.
Sergio Garcia 100% – He hasn’t played well in the United States since his win at the Masters, but Sergio plays well in the wind and that means he won’t be in the water. He was staring to play better in Europe and he has a quality record at the Honda too with 4 top 14’s since 2009, including a 2nd.
Tommy Fleetwood 100% – He’s never played this course but he’s been playing great golf around the world and his price is pretty reasonable. He fits our criteria and we’ll go with the hot hand who made both of his Florida tourney cuts last year.
Graeme Mcdowell 100% – He’s cheap and his 26th place last week may have tricked us into taking him. He has a stellar history at this course and we’re jumping on board. He could be the highly taken stinker this week but its the risk we’ll take for his history.
Louis Oosthuizen 75% – A stellar ball striker, you would think Louis would have a better record here, but it may have been due to injuries. He was 21st last year and besides his MC last time out on the Euro Tour, he was on good roll.
REMOVED Luke Donald 0% – There aren’t too many places he excels at anymore due to his length, but some courses fit his eye and this is one of them. Like Mcdowell, he wasn’t playing well going into last week but he seemed to play ok, and like Mcdowell, his record is pretty damn good here. Lets go straight short hitting Euros that can putt!! AND! Super cheap.
Ryan Palmer 75% – He makes cuts at this event and that’s what we’re looking for. He seems to have his game back on track and we’re going to ignore his last MC as he just might have played too many tourneys in a row and was tired. We think he’s a pretty good sleeper here this week.
Rafa Cabrera Bello
INCREASED Ian Poulter 75%
ADDED Shane Lowry