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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA Houston Open 2018 | Draftkings

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA Houston Open 2018 | Draftkings

After taking the week off from Draftkings because we don’t believe in the format for Match Play, we are back and feeling frisky for some regular golf and the lead up to the Masters. But first, we have the Houston Open. A nice last prep for many ,and for the winner, if he is not already in, an invitation to Augusta. But first….the copy and paste of the preview.

There’s a reason why many players come to this tourney to work out the kinks, as there’s a correlation between the Golf Club of Houston, measuring 7,441 yards, and Augusta National.  The Rees Jones design has done its best to replicate the setup with shaved banks, collection areas around the greens and a minimum of 13 on the stimpmeter. What does all this mean? Great Question. Let’s tackle it in paragraph three and it’s nothing earth shattering. (I know this preview won’t be as good as last weeks and I think I should just retire when I’m top)

If you look at the history of this course, from 2006 onwards, you’ll really see the best players in the world play well here. Yes, you’ll get a winner like DA Points here and there, but for the most part, the cream rises to the top. When looking for what stats to key in on, I noticed that this golf course played in different ways for different people. However, like the Masters, we think this course plays to GIR type players. For those that didn’t hit tons of greens, the putter carried them, but it’s not ideal. JB Holmes is the big anomaly. He just likes this course.

Now for the breakdown.

THE CORE

JB Holmes 100% – Yes he missed the cut here last year but he’s won here and has a 2nd place too. He’s not playing lights out golf at the moment but he’s been making cuts. At his price, I suspect everyone will be taking their shots with him.

Thomas Pieters 100% – We;re going full Pieters because he’s way too talented to be priced this low. We know he has a big time game. He’s never played here but he’s played well at the Master’s, so we’re going with that theory on this one. FULL PIETERS.

Daniel Berger 75% – Like a pubescent boy, he’s a guy that can pop a big one at anytime. He’s made all three cut at this event with two 5ths in his last two years and his price is nice. On the squad. 

Matt Kuchar 75% – Played terrific golf last week at the Match Play but ran into a hotter player in Kevin Kisner. He’s got a terrific record at this course and price is cheap. Are we all chalk? Most likely.

Bud Cauley 50% – He missed the cut here last year but his two previous finishes were 16th and 8th. We’ll take that! He’s had a couple of missed cuts in the last 2 months but Florida isn’t the easiest stretch for all golfers. In our mind he’s playing very consistent golf over the last year and there’s no reason to believe that his form is off. 

Lee Westwood 50% – He’s cheap and he’s a wildcard. He’s not playing super consistent golf lately and he’s also missed his last three cuts at this event, but we’re using him anyway and hoping he’s a low owned option. This may be Westwood’s first year in almost 15 years to not play the Masters unless he wins this week. Whereas we don’t think he wins, we do thinks he gives something for people to talk about. 

THE SINGLES

Luke List

Ian Poulter

Henrik Stenson

Russell Henley

Chris Kirk

Phil Mickelson

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