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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | Sony Open Hawaii 2018 | Draftkings UPDATED

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | Sony Open Hawaii 2018 | Draftkings 

Finally the cut event we’ve been waiting for and the real start to the 2017 PGA golf season in our opinion. Hopefully we follow  kick some ass but it’s been years since I’ve ever felt victory. SIGH. We still don’t know where a lot of guys stand as far as where their game is at, coming off the break and all. So we’ll be going with lots of course history.

Here’s the cut and paste of our preview.

The Sony Open is at the Waialae Country Club which is located on the east side of Honolulu and is a Par 70 that measures 7,068 yards with the fairways and greens being Bermuda grass. There are plenty of palms and tropical vegetation scattered around the course. There is usually a steady breeze blowing off the bay which can produce high winds at times causing plenty of issues for the players. Keep your eye on the weather. 

The Sony Open is at the Waialae Country Club which is located on the east side of Honolulu and is a Par 70 that measures 7,068 yards with the fairways and greens being Bermuda grass. There are plenty of palms and tropical vegetation scattered around the course. There is usually a steady breeze blowing off the bay which can produce high winds at times causing plenty of issues for the players. Keep your eye on the weather. 

There are many players this week with impeccable records at this this course. Brian Harman, Pat Perez, Jimmy Walker, Charles Howell 3, Spencer Levin, Webb Simpson, Marc Leishman, David Hearn, Jerry Kelly. Matt Kuchar. Steve Stricker. All pretty stellar. That’s quite the mixed bag of players, and there are a ton more playing this week with impressive stats as well. So what’s the correlation?

This is the toughest question to answer as every year seems to be so different than the other, and we think the wind has a lot to do with it. For the most part, you’ll see many guys that play well here, play well at other oceanside course tournaments, like the Heritage and the OHL. You’ll notice that everyone makes more bogeys than usual here too, even at the top of the leaderboard. When the wind is up, you’re not going to hit your spots like usual, so scrambling becomes key in our opinion. We went back to  2005 and worked are way to 2016. We  looked at predominant stats, and in most years, hitting fairways off the tee is a commonality for players on the leaderboard. This obviously translated into better Greens in Regulation, and for those that struggled, hitting greens, we go back to the old scrambling stat we mentioned earlier. We prefer Scrambling within 10 yards of the hole in this case over the general scrambling stat rank. Guys of all lengths can play well here too. Besides that, form is always a nice indicator and you can never win without a solid putter.

CUT AND PASTE OVER

THE CORE

Daniel Berger 100% – He’s made the cut in all three tries here with a high of 13th in his first attempt. We thought his price was quite nice so we loaded up. He played half decent last week so we think he can come up with a big performance. If it’s windy, we like a Florida guy who putts well on Bermuda.

LOWERED Jamie Lovemark 75% – He  had a rough start to his career at this tourney but he’s been 7th and 4th in his last two. We are Lovemark fans so we’ll take him in this spot. We’re MARKS.

Gary Woodland 100% – His worst finish in his last three tries at this course is 13th.  He obviously likes it here and hopefully his game is in solid shape. Loves Bermuda.

Kevin Na 75% – His price is just way too cheap. In his history, he has 2 top 10’s in 11 tries. We know if he shows up that he can do damage here. Can putt on Bermuda/

WAVE 2

Charles Howell III 50% – Just has a very solid history at this course. He’s a safe play to us and we hope he doesn’t screw us.

Scott Piercy 50% – We hope that everyone has forgotten about him. He’s played well here before and if he comes in with his game intact, we think he can be a big sleeper. Showed signs in fall season

INCREASED Ollie Schniederjans 75% – We think he’ll get a win this year and we like that he putts well on Bermuda. His fall season was solid. If he has his game off the break, he’s a contender at a nice price.

THE SINGLES

Jason Dufner

Brian Harman

Kevin Kisner

 

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