Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA John Deere Classic 2017 | Draftkings
Oh, Hello! It’s getting late and we were just finalizing our small teams. And we say small because we’re only playing a little this week. We think most will be on the same guys as the history for many is pretty strong at this place. We’ll have a couple of guys that differentiate us…..but only a couple. Here’s the cut and paste of our shitty preview.
The TPC Deere Run, a Par 71, 7268 yard test of golf. The winner usually finishes around the -20 mark, sometimes a little less or more. So shooting 66 every day will be needed if you want to win this thing. When looking at the course history, you notice that players hit the fairways at 56% clip on average, but they hit the greens at a whopping 72% average. They’ve got large greens at this course, so even though some players may not rank highly, as far as number of putts per round goes, it’s usually because they hit so many greens. Hitting greens and being a great putter go a long way here.
So I mentioned above that you must hit greens and putt. When you look at players with solid history here: Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker, Tim Clark, Scott Brown, Ryan Moore, Jordan Spieth. You’ll notice that for the most part, they’re short off the tee, so length doesn’t matter. Also, everyone but Scott Brown, is a tip top proximity player. However, in the case of Brown, he’s still a good proximity player, with a tremendous putter, that hits greens and has a decent All Around Game. Coinciding with the above stats, we also like players that are Above Average in Par 3 and 4 scoring, plus being a solid All Around Player doesn’t hurt.
So lets sum this up… this tournament has no stars and I have no life these days.
Seriously though, we’re looking for players that hit the Greens in 2, with a strong weighting on Proximity. We want strong putters too. Also, players that are solid in Par 3-4 Scoring and those who are good All Around Players are easy on the eyes.
Kevin Na 100% – He’s just too cheap and we’ll take him at this spot, even though he’s not fully on top of his game at the moment. He’ll be able to hit greens and do what he does best….putt.
Danny Lee 75% – He’s got a 3rd place at this venue and he sure is playing fantastic golf right now. After being lost for awhile, he’s back to the Danny Lee from the President’s Cup year. Hard to lay off him with this form.
Wesley Bryan 75% – Either he’s on or he’s not….However, he’ll be able to hit these greens and for a guy that putts like him, that makes him dangerous. He was 8th here last year and we wouldn’t be shocked if he picked up win number 2 this week. You get him on the right course and he can win.
Ryan Blaum 50% – We always say, based on the web.com results from last year, when you like Bryan, you should also take a small stab on Blaum. They played well at the same events. So here we go. Another stab in the dark.
Steve Stricker 50% – He’s got the best record at this course and he’s finally playing good golf again. Just in time.
David Hearn 50% – He’s been 2nd here before and has made 5/6 cuts at this event. He’s having a 4 weeks and we think this is nice spot if his putter keeps going strong.
Matt Jones 50% – He’s slowly coming back from oblivion and you can just feel a big effort coming. He’s got history at this place with 3 top 10’s.
Daniel Summerhays 50% – A guy that an pop anytime and even though he’s missed cuts here, he also has two top 10’s. If his putter is on, watch out.
Scott Brown 50% – His last few weeks are very forgettable but if you’ve been watching golf for awhile, you know that there is no rhyme or reason for Scott Brown. Sometimes he just comes to play and sometimes he doesn’t. He’s made 4/5 cuts at this event with 2 top 10’s. He’s on the squad.