Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA U.S. Open 2018 | Draftkings UPDATED
Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | PGA U.S. Open 2018 | Draftkings
WE MADE MAJOR CHANGES SO PLEASE READ BELOW
It’s time for the U.S. Open 2018, and if you’re like us and playing with limited funds in the Millionaire Maker on Draftkings, you’re going to need to take a stand.
We’ve gone back and forth on the type of golfer that we think is going to win or be well represented in the top 10 at this course due to its changes. The course will be playing over 400 yards longer and the width of the course has gone from 25-26 yards to 41 yards on average. So it’s on the wide side of things as a regular tour stop is around 32 yards wide.
When we made our first squads, we noticed that we had zero Americans, and at the last two editions of the US Open at this course, the Top 10 was littered with the who’s who of American Grinders at the time. So we knew we needed to get a couple of them in there. We wanted to get some of those grinders on our team because even though the course is wider, they did put thick fescue out there if you miss the fairway. So we wanted those solid ball striking types that could get it out there but also play it a little safer. SIDENOTE: IF THE COURSE IS JUST TOO WIDE THEN BOMBERS WILL WIN HERE.
A big defence for the course is the wind, so if it does get gusty, again, we wanted solid iron players on our squad.
And lastly, everyone thinks putting on POA ANNOA greens makes bad putters better. That’s not the case. They are just as shitty as they were before. POA ANNOA just makes good putters worse. So yes, we like scramblers here, but everyone’s going to miss putts, so we took some emphasis off the putter.
Now for our breakdown.
THE NEW CORE
Louis Oosthuizen 100%
Webb Simpson 75%
Phil Mickelson 75%
THE NEW WAVE 2
Jason Day 50%
Dustin Johnson 50%
Ian Poulter 50%
Byeong Hun An 50%
Marc Leishman 50%
Patrick Cantlay 50%
THE NEW SINGLES
DISREGARD EVERYTHING BELOW
Justin Rose 100% – He will be one of the two most popular players and we don’t mind him being the anchor of our team. He’s playing superb golf. He’s a U.S.Open guy. He can hit it long and straight. His so so putting will not be an issue in our opinion either. Obviously he can win, and that’s what we’re looking for from every pick.
Paul Casey 100% – His price is ridiculous and he’s a must have on your teams. Yes, he’ll be highly owned but we don’t care. It’s too good to pass up. He does everything we want. Long and straight. He can grind it out.
Hideki Matsuyama 100% – He was our pick at the beginning of the year to win this thing and then he got hurt. He’s starting to get it together and we’re jumping back on him. When he’s on, he’s shown us that he can destroy a field. The U.S. Open was made for him and his precision and his putting will not be as big an issue on these greens. He’s our low owned guy that can win.
Louis Oosthuizen 75% – If you’ve been watching TV recently, you’ve noticed that Louis has his irons dialed in lately. Putting has always been his issue, but with all bad putters here, things are looking up relative to the field. He’s a grinder that gets up for big tournaments. A runner up at the 2015 US Open, we think he can win this thing. We also think he’ll be lower owned in this range so he’s on the squad.
Emiliano Grillo 75% – Just look at his numbers. He’s motoring along very quietly with a terrific season. He’s not as long as we want, but he hits the fairways and he’s lights out with his approaches. His strokes gained around the green isn’t anything great but we like him to have minimal mistakes and hopefully some balls will drop for him.
Keegan Bradley 50% – He can hit it long and he can hit it straight. He’s playing consistent golf over the last year and if it weren’t for his 200th ranked putter on tour, he’d be winning tournaments again. If the rest of the field putts worse on POA, then automatically we think he can finish midpack in putting by just being him. If for some reason he putts better than normal, only a tad, we think he can contend. He’s was fourth at the US Open when Kaymer schooled the field at Pinehurst, so he can play on the traditional type course.
Tommy Fleetwood 50% – At first we were going to leave him off the squad but after looking at his stats, we knew we’d regret it. He’s long and accurate and even though his approaches aren’t tip top, he’s still ranked in the top 60 on tour. His value was just too good to pass up.
THINGS WILL BE CHANGED SO CHECK BACK TOMORROW