Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | RBC Heritage 2018 | Draftkings

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | RBC Heritage 2018 | Draftkings

We had a terrible Masters week and we’re looking for a nice bounce back. This week is usually unpredictable though. Even the most solid players seem to miss cuts at this event. We’ll be taking the best deals possible along with solid tee to green players. 

I like this tournament for two reasons. Number 1, short hitters have a good shot here, and number two, it’s a correlation tournament. What does that mean, you ask? Well, players who play well here, also seem to play well at the Sony Hawaii, OHL Mayakoba, and the former McGladery Classic. So for players who haven’t played the RBC before, like many rookies, we’ll have a good idea if they can play well here, based on their fall season and early January season.

Onto the course. Harbour Town Golf Links is a 7,101 yards, par 71. It’s a Pete Dye/Jack Nicklaus venture and it remains a timeless test despite its status as one of the shortest layouts on the PGA TOUR schedule. Narrow fairways and small, deftly contoured greens combine to offer a strategic challenge, requiring well-positioned shots to generate birdie chances. Poor drives will force players to work their way around and over hundreds of live oaks and pines. So yes, hitting the fairways here is beneficial, but even if you do miss, being in the right spots when you miss helps as well. Over the years, GIR percentages fluctuate, and it doesn’t seem to have any influence on higher or lower scoring. 

So this course can be beat in a couple of ways, and being accurate from the tee isn’t always needed as long as you miss in the right spots. So being a solid GIR player from off the fairway is a nice skill to have, as well as being a good scrambler. For most players, you’ll also have 6-7 170 plus yard shots, and on the flip side, it seems like you’ll also have upwards of 9 wedge shots as well. Jim Furyk was terrific at this event because it fit his skill set to a tee. Length didn’t matter, plus he was accurate, a terrific scrambler, and he was top notch with all of his irons. We like very solid short iron players with tee to green skills. Obviously we’ll take great putters, and we’ll lean that way, but solid tee to green skills first, then we’ll figure out who are the better putters. So that’s the type of player we’ll be putting our money on this week. As always, we also love form and putting skills.

Now for the breakdown.

THE CORE

Xander Schauffele 100% – He’s never played this event but we do know that he’s super cheap and we’re taking him on all our squads. He’s 40th in SGTG so he’s our boy this week.

Lucas Glover 100% – His record is spotty here but he’s dirt cheap. In the last year and a half his game has really turned around. Last year his SGTG was 20th and so far the year he’s 70th. We think he’s a great bang for the buck.

Russell Knox 75% – Solid record at this event with two top 10’s. He makes his cuts here so he seems pretty safe. Now…can you you overlook his spotty play recently? We think this is the type of event he needs to get his confidence back. 

Patrick Cantlay 50% – He was third here last year and at a major discount to the top guys. On the squad!

Paul Casey 50% – He’s playing tip top golf lately and we wouldn’t be surprised if he won this week. He’s never had a top finish here but he’s playing pretty consistent golf these days and is number two in SGTG.

Matt Kuchar 50% – He loves this place and is also playing his best golf of the season right now. He’ll be popular.

Kevin Chappell 50% – He was 9th here last year and we’re going to toss his MC at the Masters as his tee time on Thursday morning was possibly the worst draw you could get. Solid 9th in SGTG.

Kevin Kisner 50% – He’s been playing well since the Match Play and he really likes this golf course. A solid spot to pick up a big pay cheque.

Charley Hoffman 50% – Has started to pick his game up in the last month and he has a solid history here too. A safer bet to make the cut with upside based on his recent play. 40th in SGTG this year and 27th last year.

THE SINGLES

Wes Bryan

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