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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | WGC Bridgestone 2017 | Draftkings

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Strategy | WGC Bridgestone 2017 | Draftkings

We had a decent week last week as chalk hit everywhere. This week we have a very small field and the ability to differentiate yourself will be small, but we’ll try to do it anyway. But first, the shitty preview cut and paste.

It’s the WGC and that means Top 70 players and/or invites get to play. Everyone makes the cut. Firestone Golf and Country Club, a place that would never let me be a member because I’m way too cool. It’s a Par 70, 7400 yard test of golf. A course that rewards staying on the fairways and sticking the ball close to the pins…… in theory. If you actually look at the fairways hit over the years, it didn’t matter that much. So what did matter? We did some digging over the last 22 years and noticed that the Top 10’s usually were littered with players that could hit solid approach shots from 200 plus yards. So if you can’t hit it from 200 plus, you aren’t making our teams this week.┬áIn the years of their top 10’s, players usually show up in the Top 80 in that category, so that’s what we’ll be using as a cut off, unless you’re in solid form at the moment. Also, in the last 22 years, only 2 winners have not won a major before. If you remove Tiger Woods’ 8 wins and give them to the runner up, only 4 winners had not won a major before. Of those 4 players, Henrik Stenson has since won a major as well.

What else may we be looking for? Scrambling. These greens aren’t big. So if you’re missing the greens and fairways, you better be good at cleaning up your messes. Like always, it all comes down to a putting contest, so we always love taking guys who are solid in SGP. On top of that, we are big fans of form. Who isn’t? So to recap: Approaches from 200 yards plus, Scrambling, SGP, and Form.

Now for the Breakdown.

THE CORE

Jordan Spieth 100% – If you don’t thin he’s winning this thing, you’re crazy.

Tomas Pieters 75% – We’re being suckers for his small purchase price here. Since he can’t miss the cut we have no issues taking him. Hopefully he’ll just get loads of birdies like we think he will.

Kevin Chappell 75% – He was third here last year and since his bad run early in the year, he’s been playing tip top golf. He could have easily won last week but the take away from it all is that he’s in form.

Charl Schwartzel 75% – He has two top 10’s in 8 tries over this course and with Spieth on every team, we needed a cheaper guy with upside. You never know when he’ll hit his upside but we hope it’s this week.

Zach Johnson 50% – He’s starting to play his best golf of the year and he fits the mold of a guy that can win here. He’s got 4 top 10’s here in 13 tries.

Harold Varner 50% – He’s our low owned guy this week. Every time we think he’s turning a corner, he goes backwards. At least he can’t miss the cut this week and he’s on the squad.

THE SINGLES

Jason Dufner

Daniel Berger

Branden Grace

Marc Leishman

Kyle Stanley

Rickie Fowler

Andy Sullivan

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