Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy| PGA WGC HSBC Champions 2017 | Draftkings
We didn’t play last week and we’re only going to play one entry this week. We’re enjoying the break of the off season and we’re not huge fans of the no-cut events overseas too. We like to sleep and we’re just not fans of staying up these days. Maybe we got old and cranky, but I’d rather be awake during the day. Since we’re not able to follow in real time, this event really isn’t all that much fun to play. However, since it’s a great field, we’re going to put in one entry for old time’s sake.
Here the cut and paste of the preview.
The HSBC Champions is in its 13th year and it’s Ninth as a World Golf Championships event. Sheshan International GC (West), 7,300 yards, par 72. Set amid 1,000-year-old gingko trees, manmade waterways and a natural quarry. Sheshan International opened in 2004 as the Shanghai region’s first golf club and remains one of its most exclusive. Tiger Woods once called the layout “the crowning jewel of all of Asian golf.” To create the layout’s drastic elevation changes, work crews reportedly moved more than 2 million cubic yards of earth. WOW! Impressive. That was sarcasm. When you need to explain your own joke, that means it sucked.
Every Par 3 on this course is 200 yards plus. Two of the Par 5’s are reachable in two by most of the field, while very few can reach all 4. That’s 6-8 200 yard second shots. With a couple of Par 4’s that involve 175 plus yard second shots as well, this course really favours some players that can hit long irons. On top of that, there are a bunch of dog legs, so their needs to be strategic shots from the tee too.
We’re going to lean on strong long iron players, who can play from the sand at all distances(there are tons of bunkers on this course), and players that can scramble seem to do well here too. You also want to avoid the water here as it can become an issue for players that aren’t in command of their swings. We see no advantage to being long here. All types of golfers have won over this course. All you want is opportunities. As always, we like form and top putters.
Now for the breakdown.
Paul Casey – Mr. Top 10. He may not win but this course has let some bad putters have some wins. If he hits the greens at a high clip, who knows?
Francesco Molinari – He’s playing superb golf lately and this is the kind of course he can excel on. Very good long iron player.
Henrik Stenson – Picked u his play at the end of the year, and when he’s on, he’s arguably the best long iron player in the game.
Adam Scott – His price is very low for a guy that can put it together on any given week. We all know it’s putter related so this place should be friendly to him.
Kyle Stanley – Playing solid golf and fits the bill on what we’re looking for. He hasn’t had a tip top finish in awhile but he’s still pulling in top 25’s.
Chez Reavie – Just playing solid golf right now. Ball striking is top notch and just needs to sink the putts.