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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA RSM Classic 2017 | Draftkings

We thought long and hard about playing many teams this week and then we put our money back into our pockets. We’re only going to play one lineup this week just for the casual interest as this field doesn’t really set our hearts on fire.

Here’s a cut and paste of our preview before we do our breakdown.

This year, the former Mcgladrey Classic will be played on two courses. The 18-hole ” Seaside” course at the Sea Island Golf Club, 7,005 yards of golf from the championship tees for a par of 70 and the ‘Plantation Course’, Par 72 of just over 7000 yards. Both courses are played on fast Bermuda grass.They are true ocean tracks nestled at the southern tip of the island, both courses feature many of the characteristics you’d expect from a links course – including majestic ocean vistas, tidal creeks, dunes and salt marshes. Also, after the Friday cut, the tournament moves exclusively to the Seaside course.

The key to success at these courses? Accuracy. Distance off the tee has been a useless skill over the years. Some golfers have been able to overcome inaccuracy off the tee to post high finishes, but 70% of the players inside the top 10, consistently hit it straight for the week. It’s hard to predict who will have a hot putter, so we’ll concentrate on players with good form, high GIR, solid short iron play and above average putters on tour. We like the short game this week. 

Another thing to think about is the connection to the Heritage, another short seaside course. Players in this field that have played well in both spots include: Tim Clark, Mark Wilson, Brendon de Jonge, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Aaron Baddeley, Carl Pettersson, Harris English and Scott Brown. If there are some first timers at this course, take a look if they played the Heritage. It’s a positive if they played well there.

Now for the breakdown.

Ollie Schniederjans – He’s due for a big win on tour and he’s played well at this tourney before, plus at another seaside course at The Heritage. A 6th and a 3rd respectively. Here’s a nice spot for the win.

Graeme McDowell – Playing solid golf lately and he’s been 3rd over this terrain in 2015 and he’s won The Heritage in in 2013. A great price and can definitely win this thing.

Jamie Lovemark – He’s looking for a big win and his course history says he can do it here with a 6th and a 9th over the two years. He’s obviously comfy here and he’s looking for the next big step in his career.

Scott Brown – Here’s a combination of solid recent play with two top 10’s in his last 5 tourneys, plus he has a very solid history at this golf course with a high of 4th. His price is right especially in this field.

Luke Donald – He’s playing well and we like taking him on short courses. Here’s a very good spot for Donald to make some money and possibly get a win. He was 36th last year in his first try but he’s lost in a playoff at The Heritage and had numerous top 10 finishes there. This is the type of course he can excel on and he’s one heck of a low price. We don’t think he can compete on the long courses so we toss all of those missed cuts. A real dark horse for the win right here.

Zac Blair – Another guy we like to take on short courses. He’s never had a top finish at this course or at the Heritage, but he’s never missed a cut at either place too. He’s playing well and likes the short courses, so at his price, he’s definitely worth the flier.

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