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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA RBC Canadian Open 2017 | Draftkings

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA RBC Canadian Open 2017 | Draftkings

It’s the week after the British Open and barely anyone has shown up to this Canadian National event. besides Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk and Bubba Watson, the name value in the field is more like a fall season event. It hardly has the cache of a national championship that’s for sure. This event is a shadow of its former self and that’s just sad.

Now onto the brief course cut and paste.

Glen Abbey, one of the many homes for the RBC Canadian Open. A Par 72, 7253 Yard test of golfer skill, that was last played in 2015, 2013, 2009, 2008 and 2004. Over the years, you’ll notice a bunch of trends. The first, Total Driving matters. When players like Mark Hensby, DJ Brigman, Chez Reavie, Billy Mayfair, Scott Mccarron, Steve Marino, Nicholas Thompson, Briny Baird, Bob Estes, Jason Bohn, Jason Dufner, Mark Calcavecchia, Scott Verplank, Jhonny Vegas,  and many more, all start having the same stat in common, you take notice. Scores have fluctuated greatly over the years, but the one dominant constant? You must score on the Par 5’s. There are some anomalies, like Snedeker’s win, but your Par 5 score usually makes up most of your total score at this course. So finding those Par 5 scorers will go a long way. Also, as usual, try and take guys with form or look like they’re rounding into form.

This preview is short and sweet this week, just like me. Oh, one last thing. It’s supposed to rain on Thursday but it may be washed out due to thunder and lightning, Also, there is supposed to be very little wind over the four days and wind is the only defense of the course. Scores will go low. Looking for birdie or better % guys will be needed as well.

Now for the breakdown.

THE CORE

Tony Finau 100% – He checked all the boxes this week. A Par 5 scorer that’s making birdies and avoiding bogeys. He’s playing well and we think this will be the real breakthrough as the Puerto Rico Open shouldn’t count. This place is the perfect spot for him. He’s feeling it.

Ollie Schniederjans 100% – His price was too low for a guy with his skill set. He makes cuts, is solid off the tee, is tip top in Par 5 scoring and birdie %. We can’t avoid taking him 100% as it’s too good of a deal. 22nd at this event in 2015.

Charley Hoffman 75% – Like the others on this list. his stats match and he’s also been flashing his name on the leader boards of majors this year too. This may be the easiest field he faces all year, so he’s on the squad. Made 4 of 7 cuts here with two Top ten’s.

Seamus Power 75% – He doesn’t fit 100% into what we’re looking for, but he’s had a pretty consistent year on tour, but with only 3 top 25’s. He looks like he’s progressing into a peak performance possibility for a first top 10 of the year and we’re going with that form.

Chez Reavie 75% – A former winner of this event and he gets our attention on that alone. He’s also having a pretty solid year too. He had a rough spell but has since come back and looks to be in fine form. He doesn’t fit all the boxes but since he’s won here, we know he can do it again.

Anirban Lahiri 50% – He makes birdies and scores on par 5’s. We know he has the ability to have big pops, so for our GPP purposes, he makes the squad easily.

Gary Woodland 50% – He’ll be highly owned due to his price. This course has a history of being kind to poor putters as long as they have all the other skills, which he does. A nice spot for him to get a win.

THE SINGLES

JB Holmes

Dustin Johnson

Cameron Smith

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