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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA Mayakoba Classic 2018 | Draftkings

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA Mayakoba Classic 2018 | Draftkings

At first we weren’t going to play a lot this week, but then we liked the pricing of some of our go to players at the moment, so we even added one more entry than usual just to fit some things in. For the most part, we’re taking players with solid track records over this course and in solid form. The exceptions are for players we deemed to be very cheap and have the ability to pop out of nowhere. Now here’s a cut and paste of our shitty preview like normal.

The course, El Camaleon (which will be my new wrestling name) is a 6,987 par 71 layout, meaning it is extremely short. It’s super short. There are things called Mangroves, there are canals, and there’s some sand too. Because of all these things, your drives can’t be heavily wayward. They can be slightly off course, but if you go to far, you’ll be in penalty territory.  It’s also a seaside course and many of the players that play well here, also seem to play well at other seaside Tournaments, like the Sony Open and the RBC Heritage. Of players playing here this week, some that show up in at least 2 of the 3 tournaments are: Jason BohnJerry Kelly, Rory Sabbatini, Stewart Cink, Charley Hoffman, Matt Kuchar, Brian Gay, Boo Weekely, Jason Bohn, Harris English, Brian Davis, Tim Clark, and Charles Howell 3.  

As you’ll notice with the group from above. most are accuracy from the tee types that have a high GIR. FYI, that’s not Ball Striking, as Ball Striking includes distance in the equation. You’ll still notice that Ball Strikers do well here, however, and we’d suggest to select course thinkers rather than bombers. Also, we like Tee to Green types, history, form, and of course, solid putters.

Another note, the greens on this course are Sea Isle Paspalum. It’s similar to Bermuda, but slower. Other tournaments with this type of grass are the CIMB Classic and Puerto Rico Open. So take a look at the players that putted well there as well. 

Now for the breakdown.


Emiliano Grillo 80% – Has a 9th and 10th place finish at this course and is just a cut maker with tremendous upside this week. We think he’ll be very highly owned as he checks all the boxes of what type of player you want this week.

Harold Varner 80% -His game seems to be back and now he needs that big breakout win. He fits the type of golfer we’re looking for and he’s been 5th over this course before. We’ve been taking him a lot lately and we won’t jump off now. Super cheap.

Scott Piercy 80% – His game is back on the rails again, and when he’s playing well, he plays well at this course. He was 4th here in 2016, and also has two other top 20’s in five tries with two missed cuts. We’ll take his solid play coming into this week.

Kevin Streelman 80% – He’s never missed a cut at this event and he has a 3rd and 4th on his resume as well. He’s cheap and we’ll hope for a pop from this veteran. His length issues shouldn’t matter at all this week.

Kevin Chappell 80% – We think Kevin Chappell can win a US Open, so at 7500 bucks, we’re taking him in this type of field. We’re going to toss his previous results at this course due to him not being a good player in his 2011 attempt, and a blip on the radar from last year. He has the game to excel here.

Joaquin Niemann 60% – This kid should like this course. He hits greens, and has a solid proximity game from all distances. A great spot for his first win. 


Matt Kuchar 40% – Even though he isn’t playing that well, he’s still the Kuch and he’s pretty cheap for his name value. He was 68th in his only attempt here, but he’s played well on correlation courses, so we think he can win here. 

Tony Finau 40% – He’s on the cusp of winning, and we liked his discount to the top two players, when in reality, he’s arguably the best player (form wise) over the last year on the PGA Tour. He was 7th here in 2014, so we know he can tame this place.

Bud Cauley 40% – After refinding his game in 2017, Cauley was on pace to equal his earnings before a car accident derailed him in June. His first two weeks of the fall season have been his first events back and he already has a top 10. He’s only 28 and he can make some noise this year. Has the type of game we’re looking for.


Gary Woodland

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