PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Preview – Daily Fantasy Golf

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Preview – Daily Fantasy Golf

It’s Torrey Pines time! If Tiger can’t play well here, then we know he has a lot of work to do. But this isn’t a one man tournament. This is the PGA, where anyone can beat anyone on any single day. In the history of this tournament, we usually get some high and low scores, so anywhere between -10 to -18  can win it here.

This tournament is played over 2 courses, Torrey Pines North and Torrey Pines South.

  • Torrey Pines (South) is a 7,698 par-72 layout featuring four par 5s and four par 3s.
  • Torrey Pines (North) is a 7,052 par-72 layout featuring four par 5s and four par 3s.

Of these two courses, Torrey Pines South is the only course played on Saturday and Sunday. As you can see above, it’s the much longer of the two courses, so it is a must that a player take advantage on the short North course. The statistic that matters most is GIR and proximity to hole. These courses have poa annua greens and get bumpier throughout the day. This means, no putt is safe, no matter how far you are away from the hole.  It’s not known if you can be a bad putter and still play well here, but in theory, even the best putters will be missing some short ones, so it’s possible that could be an advantage for those that are flat stick challenged.

Another stat that should be looked at is Par 5 scoring, which means, length is needed. Some of the big hitters that have done well here in the past have all taken advantage of the par 5’s. It’s not a necessity, but it does help. This brings us to the next stat, all around ranking. This is a cumulative of all parts of your game. Based on players that continuously play well at Torrey Pines, their all around ranking is Top 45 or better.

Now it’s time for a statistic breakdown. Here’s a list of the most consistent golfers over this course with their all around rankings from the past year or years without injury.

Tiger Woods – Dominates here, pre-swing breakdown – 2013 All Around Ranking – 1st

Seung Yul Noh – Finishes 10th, 27th, 27th – 2014 All Around Ranking 42nd

Charles Howell 3 – Finishes 37th, 9th, 33rd, 14th, 9th, 42nd, 13th, 2nd, 39th, 2nd, 66th, 7th – 2014 AAR 14th

Bill Haas – Finishes 43rd, 9th, 4th, 9th 37th, 11th, 29th, 20th, Cut, 18th – 2014 AAR 14th

Rickie Fowler – Finishes Cut, 6th, 13th, 20th, 5th  – 2014 AAR 38th

Bubba Watson – Finishes 23rd, 13th, 1st, Cut, 7th, 47th, 4th – 2014 AAR 7th

Marc Leishman – Finishes 2nd, cut, 52nd, 9th, 2nd, 26th – 2014 AAR 16th

Brandt Snedeker (2013 AAR – injury problems) Finishes Cut, 2nd, 1st, 9th, 2nd, 42nd, Cut , 3rd – 2013 AAR 11th

Honorable Mentions For This List Include: Jason Day (2013 AAR 14th), Nick Watney (2012 AAR 37th) and even though he’s not on Tour anymore, Brad Fritsch. Frisch has 2 top 10’s in 2 starts and was 29th in AAR in 2013.

Besides Snedeker, the other common traits you’ll find with these guys is that they’re all long at 290 yards plus off the tee. They are all, even Brad Fritsch, very solid Par 5 scoring players as well.

Also, all of the above mentioned players are either top 60 in GIR or top 60 in proximity to the hole or both.

So besides the above mentioned players with these nice track records, in our next picks preview report, we are going to look for players that fit into all of these categories: AAR, GIR, Proximity To Hole, Par 5 Scoring, and Driving Distance.

If we can come up with players that fit all of our criteria and they’re in good form, we will find spots for them on our fantasy rosters.

Hope you enjoyed reading our little primer for the Farmers Insurance Open and come back for more articles tomorrow.

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PGATour.com Fantasy – Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Daily Fantasy Golf

PGATour.com Fantasy – Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Daily Fantasy Golf

The Waste Management Phoenix Open may be the most exciting final 4 holes in golf. There are 2 eagle opportunities with the Par 5,15th and the short par 4, 17th. Throw in the raucous crowd at the par 3, 16th, and you have a recipe for noise and mayhem coming down the stretch at the TPC Scottsdale.

The course is a Par 71, measuring 7216 yards, with 79 sand bunkers which are strategically placed around the greens and on the fairways. There are also 6 holes which feature water, including 3 of the last 4 holes.

Scoring is generally low, so players can be aggressive on this course, however they have to pick their moments as several holes can jump up and bite you hard. Looking at the past 10 winners they have averaged -18, so expect the same this year unless the weather is out of the ordinary.

In 2014, Kevin Stadler and Graham DeLaet finished 1-2, both players are horrible putters. When you go down the past leaderboards and take a look at the top 60-70 putters on tour from 2014, you’ll only see something just larger than a handful of them on both lists. However, if you look at the top 60-70 GIR players on Tour, you’ll see Stadler, Delaet Watson, Howell, Moore, Steele, Hoffman, Haas, Stanley, Mahan, Dufner and many more.

So unlike most tournaments, putting doesn’t matter as much here. Some years, of course hot putters bring home the championship, but here, in many cases, the top is riddled with players who were just average putters for the week.

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This explains why being a precise iron player and a long hitter is beneficial at the Phoenix Open. If you can dominate the Par 5’s and the short par 4 all week, that’s half your score, and that gives you a chance for a win.

NOW ONTO OUR PGA TOUR FANTASY PICKS!

Bubba Watson

Brook Koepka

Harris English

Kevin Na

Good Luck This Week!

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DraftKings Strategy – Daily Fantasy Golf

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DraftKings Strategy – Daily Fantasy Golf

It’s strategy time! This is where the men and the boys are separated. You can pick whomever or like whomever, but if you don’t have proper combinations of players, you can kiss your chances goodbye.

So before we get into strategy, let me copy and paste previous post information so you know the rhyme or reason to why certain players were picked.

COPY AND PASTE BEGIN

The Waste Management Phoenix Open may be the most exciting final 4 holes in golf. There are 2 eagle opportunities with the Par 5,15th and the short par 4, 17th. Throw in the raucous crowd at the par 3, 16th, and you have a recipe for noise and mayhem coming down the stretch at the TPC Scottsdale.

The course is a Par 71, measuring 7216 yards, with 79 sand bunkers which are strategically placed around the greens and on the fairways. There are also 6 holes which feature water, including 3 of the last 4 holes.

Scoring is generally low, so players can be aggressive on this course, however they have to pick their moments as several holes can jump up and bite you hard. Looking at the past 10 winners they have averaged -18, so expect the same this year unless the weather is out of the ordinary.

In 2014, Kevin Stadler and Graham DeLaet finished 1-2, both players are horrible putters. When you go down the past leaderboards and take a look at the top 60-70 putters on tour from 2014, you’ll only see something just larger than a handful of them on both lists. However, if you look at the top 60-70 GIR players on Tour, you’ll see Stadler, Delaet Watson, Howell, Moore, Steele, Hoffman, Haas, Stanley, Mahan, Dufner and many more.

So unlike most tournaments, putting doesn’t matter as much here. Some years, of course hot putters bring home the championship, but here, in many cases, the top is riddled with players who were just average putters for the week.

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This explains why being a precise iron player and a long hitter is beneficial at the Phoenix Open. If you can dominate the Par 5’s and the short par 4 all week, that’s half your score, and that gives you a chance for a win.

COPY AND PAST OVER

It’s now out of the way. The roadblock has been cleared, let us get to it, shall we?

We like a whole slew of guys in the 6000 and 7000 buck range this week. A few guys on the top also catch our fancy. We like 4-5 guys in the 8000 and 9000 range too. And we like 1 dirt cheap guy as a flier. So let us begin. We are playing against Tiger and Phil. Too much risk for the price. We are also playing against Brendan Steele, because we think he’ll have high ownership. We also are playing against Scott Piercy, who might have high ownership as well. We know Fowler is Fowler, but he doesn’t have a great track record here, so we stayed away. We have no idea how good Justin Thomas is, but we’ll let others pay for him.

Bubba Watson – He’s the most expensive guy on this list and usually I don’t make those recommendations but this week I am. He’s played well here before with 3 top 10’s in 8 tries and he’s just playing so well right now. He’s long off the tee and accurate with his irons. He should dominate the Par 5’s and the short Par 4 this week. The crowd loves him. We will have him on 30-40% of our tickets.

Jordan Spieth – He was super hot before his little layoff and we like him here too. He’s 32nd in Par 5 scoring and can putt. He’s never played here, so it makes us a little nervous, spending this much money, but he’s a phenom. He’ll be on 20-30% of our tickets.

Matt Kuchar – He’s been here 3 times with one top 10. His last two weeks of golf have been a 3rd and 2nd. He’s long off the tee and top 60 in GIR. He must be considered for your teams and will make some of mine. He’s hot right now. He’ll be on 10% of my tickets.

Hideki Matsuyama – He wasn’t on my tiered picks, but I will add him after I finish writing this. He was 4th here last year and is top 5 in par 5 scoring. and interesting play and will be on 10-30% of my tickets.

Ryan Palmer – He’s been playing the best golf of his career in the past half year and he’s had two top 5 finishes on this course in 8 tries. He hits the ball 300 yards, is top 50 in GIR, and he can putt with the best of them. Definitely a guy to consider for your teams. He’ll be on 20-30% of my tickets.

Gary Woodland –  He has two top 5’s in his last 3 starts. He wallops the ball, is top 50 in GIR and has finished as high as 5th here before. He’s 70th par 5 scoring. On 20-30% of my tickets.

Harris English – He seems to have his game back after a bit of slide late last year. He murders the ball off the tee and his GIR is impeccable. He was top 10 here last year and there is no reason to believe he can’t be again. He’s pretty close to average price on DraftKings and he’s a nice cut maker with solid upside. I’ve started to love him. His par 5 performance is top notch. He’s on at least 40% of my tickets.

Brooks Koepka– I have no idea if he will be on any of my teams yet. But I do know that he launches golf balls into orbit, he has an average GIR and he makes birdies. This guy has no fear. He may take some big scores. But if he makes the cut, make no mistake, he could shoot even par with 9 birds and 9 bogeys. He’s that kind of guy and that’s good for the DraftKings scoring system. Amazing Par 5 performances. He’s on 50% of my tickets, minimum.

Zach Johnson – His form isn’t good and he doesn’t have a track record to write home about. That track record is not exactly recent though. It’s his price that’s enticing. When is Zach Johnson this cheap when it’s not a  major tournament? Is this a suckers bet? His par 5 scoring is amazing. He’ll make 10-20% of my teams.

Francesco Molinari – He’s been on these lists twice already this year and he’s been 37th and 10th. One of the best ball strikers in the world. His GIR is up there with the best. He’s not overly long off the tee, but when he needs to, he gets it just over 290, but he’s usually 285. It’s a slight disadvantage, but he’s a cut maker to me. He’s a safer play that has upside potential if he’s really dialed in. In his short stint on Tour, He’s 17th on Par 5 scoring and on 30-40% of my teams.

Kevin Na – Yes! I have a Kevin Na man crush. In his 9 whacks around this fine course, he has four top 5 finishes. That’s pretty impressive. He’s an anomaly as he’s very short off the tee. He has precision long irons that help him on the par 5’s. At $7100, that’s good deal. 7th last year in Par 5 scoring. He’s on 20-30% of my teams.

Martin Laird – Laird is playing well. He’s had 2 top 20’s in his last 4 trip here, including a third. He hits it nearly 300 yards and is his Par 5 scoring is top notch. I have a good feeling about him and he’ll make my tickets. He’ll be on 20-40% of my tickets.

Jason Kokrak – He’s one of my favourite players to have a big breakout season. He finished 15th here last year and he also had two missed cuts the previous years. Last year, his season was quietly solid and he’s been getting better. Up until last week, he had three top 20’s in a row, only to be derailed by a very poor final round last at the Humana to end his streak. He’s super long off the tee and was 74th in GIR last year. He has top 10 potential in this tournament at sub 7000.Solid Par 5 scoring. He’s on 50% of my tickets.

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Charles Howell 3 – He’s cheap and for the most part reliable. His record is solid with an odd top 10 finish. Two in thirteen attempts to be exact. Top 7 in Par 5 scoring last year. He’s on 30-50% of my tickets.

JB Holmes – He hits the ball further than anyone and he’s won here twice. He must be a consideration for your team at $6600. He’s not consistent, but you know he can win here. He’s a flier and will be on 10-20% of my tickets

Seung Yul Noh – His big weakness is his putter and he could overcome that this week. He’s long with a high GIR. Three years ago, he finished 33rd in his debut here. He’s above average in Par 5 scoring and he should be able to take advantage this week and earn his 6000 buck salary. He’ll be on 30-40% of tickets

Cameron Tringale – He played well last week and seems to play well on courses where Par 5 scoring matters. He not overly long off the tee, but he has precision long irons and hits greens. He gives himself those eagle and birdie chances on the Par 5’s. He makes all his money in non majors and is a good bet to make the cut at 6000. Similar player to the Zach Johnson’s and Kevin Na’s of the golf world. He’ll be on 30% of tickets.

Jhonnatan Vegas – Speaking of bad putters. Say hello to Johnny Vegas. If Kyle Stanley could win here, so could Johnny Vegas. He hits it 300 plus yards and was ranked in the top 10 for GIR in 2014. He never has form so it doesn’t really matter. Some weeks he just pops and has a good tournament. At 3900, I’d say he’s worth a shot somewhere. 10th in Par 5 scoring. To afford multiple big boys in spots, I’ll need Vegas. He’s on 30% of my teams.

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Omega Dubai Desert Classic – Golf Channel Fantasy Picks

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Omega Dubai Desert Classic – Golf Channel Fantasy Picks

Our picks last week for Golf Channel Fantasy were atrocious. No more risks here. We are just throwing out the best players from now on. We learned a hard lesson.

Now onto this week. We have two tournaments. Let us start with the Phoenix Open.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open may be the most exciting final 4 holes in golf. There are 2 eagle opportunities with the Par 5,15th and the short par 4, 17th. Throw in the raucous crowd at the par 3, 16th, and you have a recipe for noise and mayhem coming down the stretch at the TPC Scottsdale.

The course is a Par 71, measuring 7216 yards, with 79 sand bunkers which are strategically placed around the greens and on the fairways. There are also 6 holes which feature water, including 3 of the last 4 holes.

Scoring is generally low, so players can be aggressive on this course, however they have to pick their moments as several holes can jump up and bite you hard. Looking at the past 10 winners they have averaged -18, so expect the same this year unless the weather is out of the ordinary.

In 2014, Kevin Stadler and Graham DeLaet finished 1-2, both players are horrible putters. When you go down the past leaderboards and take a look at the top 60-70 putters on tour from 2014, you’ll only see something just larger than a handful of them on both lists. However, if you look at the top 60-70 GIR players on Tour, you’ll see Stadler, Delaet Watson, Howell, Moore, Steele, Hoffman, Haas, Stanley, Mahan, Dufner and many more.

So unlike most tournaments, putting doesn’t matter as much here. Some years, of course hot putters bring home the championship, but here, in many cases, the top is riddled with players who were just average putters for the week.

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This explains why being a precise iron player and a long hitter is beneficial at the Phoenix Open. If you can dominate the Par 5’s and the short par 4 all week, that’s half your score, and that gives you a chance for a win.

The second tournament is the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The Omega Dubai Desert Classic was born in 1989 when the European Tour visited the Middle East for the first time. It’s played at the Emirates Golf Club which is a Par 72, 7316 yards.

The one thing about this course is that distance off the tee is essential. If you look at the course history, you’ll see Ernie Els everywhere and Stephen Gallacher was knocking the ball 300 yards when he went back to back here. Quiros won here too and he was a one dimensional long hitter too.

WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN PICKS

Bubba Watson – The best player in the field

Gary Woodland – Great player with perfect game for course.

Scott Piercy – His record here is impeccable.

Pat Perez – A cut maker with upside.

OMEGA DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC

Rory Mcilory – Best player in the world

Stephen Gallacher – Loves this place. Back to back winner.

Eduardo Molinari – Has a pretty decent track record here.

Robert Rock – Has some pretty good finishes at this course.

 

Omega Dubai Desert Classic Preview – Daily Fantasy Golf Picks

Omega Dubai Desert Classic Preview – Daily Fantasy Golf

The Omega Dubai Desert Classic was born in 1989 when the European Tour visited the Middle East for the first time. It’s played at the Emirates Golf Club which is a Par 72, 7316 yards.

The $2.5 million tournament, promoted and organized by golf in DUBAi, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014 which saw all former champions — with the great Seve Ballesteros represented by his son, Javier – descend on the Majlis course to mark the special occasion.

It was Stephen Gallacher of Scotland who created history, becoming the first golfer to successfully defend his title. The highlight of his victory being a third-round 63, which included seven birdies and an eagle on the back nine he completed in 28 shots, equaling the European Tour record.

The one thing about this course is that distance off the tee is essential. If you look at the course history, you’ll see Ernie Els everywhere and Stephen Gallacher was knocking the ball 300 yards when he went back to back here. Quiros won here too and he was a one dimensional long hitter too.

Els, who has won the tournament a record three times, has played 13 times in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic over Emirates Golf Club’s Majlis course. In that time he has recorded three victories, nine top threes. Of his 48 rounds on the Majlis course he is a total of 169 under par. Els, who missed the cut in 2009 and 2014, set the current course record of 61 (-11) on the opening day in 1994, which contained a European Tour record of 12 birdies in a single round. He has broken par in 42 of his 48 rounds.

MY TOP PICKS THIS WEEK ARE:

Rory Mcilroy -No Explanation needed

Lee Westwood – Impeccable record here. eight top 10’s in 19 starts.

Stephen Gallacher – Can he win three straight?

Thorbjorn Olesen – His last two starts here were both Top 5’s.

Henrik Stenson – He’s played well here before and he’s back on top of his game.

 

 

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Golf Picks

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Golf Picks

Our picks last week for Yahoo Fantasy Golf were not out of this world, but not to bad either. we did get the extra points for the Bill Haas win, which was quite nice. And in a week with such carnage from the cut, we did have all of our rounds played.

Now onto this week.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open may be the most exciting final 4 holes in golf. There are 2 eagle opportunities with the Par 5,15th and the short par 4, 17th. Throw in the raucous crowd at the par 3, 16th, and you have a recipe for noise and mayhem coming down the stretch at the TPC Scottsdale.

The course is a Par 71, measuring 7216 yards, with 79 sand bunkers which are strategically placed around the greens and on the fairways. There are also 6 holes which feature water, including 3 of the last 4 holes.

Scoring is generally low, so players can be aggressive on this course, however they have to pick their moments as several holes can jump up and bite you hard. Looking at the past 10 winners they have averaged -18, so expect the same this year unless the weather is out of the ordinary.

In 2014, Kevin Stadler and Graham DeLaet finished 1-2, both players are horrible putters. When you go down the past leaderboards and take a look at the top 60-70 putters on tour from 2014, you’ll only see something just larger than a handful of them on both lists. However, if you look at the top 60-70 GIR players on Tour, you’ll see Stadler, Delaet Watson, Howell, Moore, Steele, Hoffman, Haas, Stanley, Mahan, Dufner and many more.

So unlike most tournaments, putting doesn’t matter as much here. Some years, of course hot putters bring home the championship, but here, in many cases, the top is riddled with players who were just average putters for the week.

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This explains why being a precise iron player and a long hitter is beneficial at the Phoenix Open. If you can dominate the Par 5’s and the short par 4 all week, that’s half your score, and that gives you a chance for a win.

OUR YAHOO TEAM THIS WEEK:

A – Bubba Watson  A – Harris English – Backup

B – Rickie Fowler B – Jordan Spieth B – Gary Woodland – Backup B – Phil Mickelson – Backup

C – Brendan Steele C – Francisco Molinari – Backup

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PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Tiered Picks DraftKings – Daily Fantasy Golf – UPDATED!!

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Tiered Picks DraftKings – Daily Fantasy Golf

* UPDATES WILL BE MARKED UPDATE.! MAKE SENSE?

RECAP: What a crazy finish it was at last week’s Humana Challenge 2015. It could have gone 16-20 different ways. Everyone was making birdies, Including some of my guys. Charley Hoffman and Webb Simpson finished strong for me and propelled me to win all of my 50/50 tickets. A team with two guys that missed the cut. I didn’t think it was possible but there was a tremendous amount of cut carnage and any team that was able to have all 6 players intact probably did pretty decently as long as they had couple of guys near the top. Our Tournament tickets didn’t fair so well as we were mid range almost everywhere, with tickets that were at least missing 1 guy. If you’re a newsletter follower, you would have received my winning 50/50 team as well as my 2 deep sleepers. Only 1 of the two performed well, that being Matt Jones, and he was average at best.

Now before we continue with golf, lets have a non-golf but golf related interlude, shall we?

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REAL CONVERSATION WITH MY DAD TODAY

DAD: What’s doing?

ME: I’m updating my fantasy golf website.

DAD: I didn’t know you had a website.

ME: I’ve been talking non stop about it for the past 6 months, Dad. Do you seriously not remember?

DAD: Oh yeah, that’s right. How’s that going?

ME: I hate you and your stupid fucking face. It’s all Lies! Lies!

END OF REAL CONVERSATION WITH MY DAD AND POSSIBLY OUR RELATIONSHIP AS A WHOLE

And we are back, thanks dad, for everything. Especially for getting me interested in golf in the first place. Especially Arizona golf. This weeks tournament is the Waste Management Phoenix Open and like every week, I like copying and pasting everything from my previews into these Pick Posts and this week is no different.

COPY AND PASTE BEGIN

The Waste Management Phoenix Open may be the most exciting final 4 holes in golf. There are 2 eagle opportunities with the Par 5,15th and the short par 4, 17th. Throw in the raucous crowd at the par 3, 16th, and you have a recipe for noise and mayhem coming down the stretch at the TPC Scottsdale.

The course is a Par 71, measuring 7216 yards, with 79 sand bunkers which are strategically placed around the greens and on the fairways. There are also 6 holes which feature water, including 3 of the last 4 holes.

Scoring is generally low, so players can be aggressive on this course, however they have to pick their moments as several holes can jump up and bite you hard. Looking at the past 10 winners they have averaged -18, so expect the same this year unless the weather is out of the ordinary.

In 2014, Kevin Stadler and Graham DeLaet finished 1-2, both players are horrible putters. When you go down the past leaderboards and take a look at the top 60-70 putters on tour from 2014, you’ll only see something just larger than a handful of them on both lists. However, if you look at the top 60-70 GIR players on Tour, you’ll see Stadler, Delaet Watson, Howell, Moore, Steele, Hoffman, Haas, Stanley, Mahan, Dufner and many more.

So unlike most tournaments, putting doesn’t matter as much here. Some years, of course hot putters bring home the championship, but here, in many cases, the top is riddled with players who were just average putters for the week.

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This explains why being a precise iron player and a long hitter is beneficial at the Phoenix Open. If you can dominate the Par 5’s and the short par 4 all week, that’s half your score, and that gives you a chance for a win.

COPY AND PAST OVER

So lets not waste anymore of your precious time and get into this weeks Tiered Picks For DraftKings.

TIER 1

Bubba Watson – He’s the most expensive guy on this list and usually I don’t make those recommendations but this week I am. He’s played well here before with 3 top 10’s in 8 tries and he’s just playing so well right now. He’s long off the tee and accurate with his irons. He should dominate the Par 5’s and the short Par 4 this week. The crowd loves him.

Jordan Spieth – His stats say this shouldn’t be the course for him but he’s Jordan Spieth. We will find out soon.

TIER 2

Matt Kuchar – He’s been here 3 times with one top 10. His last two weeks of golf have been a 3rd and 2nd. He’s long off the tee and top 60 in GIR. He must be considered for your teams and will make some of mine. He’s hot right now.

Rickie Fowler – This one is a toughie. His record here is mixed with a 2nd but also two missed cuts in his last two.  However, he’s not the same golfer as he was at this time last year. His GIR rank is 100 plus and that might be enough to scare me away. Playing here is all about opportunities. I may take one shot on him.

Phil Mickelson – He played pretty well last week in his first tournament from the layoff. Now we are at one of his beloved homes. He’s royalty here and he is by far Arizona’s favourite son. He’s won here multiple times and has ten top 10’s in 25 appearances. He’s Phil Mickelson and don’t you forget it.

Bill Haas – He won the Humana Challenge so we know his form is quite good. He hasn’t missed a cut since September, 2013. He has two top 10’s in 8 attempts here, so he must be on your mind, as he is mine, when it comes down to choosing him as a top guy on your tickets. He’s one of the better GIR players on Tour and if there is any knock against him, it’s that he’s not overly long, only hitting it 287 yards per drive.

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TIER 3

Patrick Reed – I’m not going to talk about Reed that much. He obviously has game and is in solid form. He finished 19th in his first try here last year. Some betting sites have him as their 5th choice but most have him ranked where he is on DraftKings. I wouldn’t knock anyone for taking him.

Ryan Palmer – He’s been playing the best golf of his career in the past half year and he’s had two top 5 finishes on this course in 8 tries. He hits the ball 300 yards, is top 50 in GIR, and he can putt with the best of them. Definitely a guy to consider for your teams. He’ll make at least one of mine.

Gary Woodland – I will not bad mouth anyone that takes Woodland this week. He has two top 5’s in his last 3 starts. He wallops the ball, is top 50 in GIR and has finished as high as 5th here before. However, for a few extra bucks, you can have 1 of the above 2 guys. I might use him to cover my ass and spread risk.

TIER 4

Hunter Mahan – He’s a former winner here with three top 10’s in 8 tries and 1 missed cut, many, many years ago. He hits it close to 300 yards off the tee, top 50 in GIR, and top 60 in putting. Last year was an off year for him and it was still a great year. I feel he’s not getting any respect and he’s a discount because of it. He’ll be on some of my tickets and I’m not a big Hunter Mahan guy.

Justin Thomas – He’s just so hot right now and he must be looked at in every which way. However, I’m not sure about him this week. His GIR is not very good and he’s just been driving the ball long and putting well. I think this is more of a course for precision irons and I may not take him. If so, I hope everyone else does and he misses the cut. See Jordan Spieth. His stats are similar.

Brendan Steele – Here is the #1 horse for the course this week. He’s had 4 top 6th place finishes over this track. That’s pretty impressive, and thus, why he is $8800. He played well last week at the Humana and had a chance to win down the stretch but came up short. So we know he’s in good form. Is this the classic, everyone jumps on board and he misses the cut out of nowhere week from him? He did miss 30 percent of his cuts last year. Price is the biggest sticking point for me here. But I probably will have him on 1 team. However, I will still probably cheer against him if his ownership % is through the roof.

Harris English – He seems to have his game back after a bit of slide late last year. He murders the ball off the tee and his GIR is impeccable. He was top 10 here last year and there is no reason to believe he can’t be again. He’s pretty close to average price on DraftKings and he’s a nice cut maker with solid upside.

Scott Piercy – Here’s the 2nd horse for the course, Scott Piercy. He has 3 top 8’s in 6 attempts, and five top 15’s. In his last 12 rounds, only 2 have been in the 70’s. However, can you fully trust him to make the cut based on his whole career?

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Keegan Bradley – He missed the cut here last year and his previous efforts before that were a 24th and 15th. However, his price dropped $3000 this week and he’s right at the average salary. He hits it 300 plus, was 46th in GIR last year, hits it fairly straight for his length, was 47th in putting last year and was ranked 29th tee to green. He should be able to excel here. Last year, he was 66-80 and missed the cut. The 80 included a triple bogey on the easy par 5 third. Virtually losing 4 strokes to the field. He may have mentally lost it there as he knew his chances of winning took a huge beating as he bogeyed 8 more on the way in.  Do you think we should just toss that round as an anomaly?

Brooks Koepka– I have no idea if he will be on any of my teams yet. But I do know that he launches golf balls into orbit, he has an average GIR and he makes birdies. This guy has no fear. He may take some big scores. But if he makes the cut, make no mistake, he could shoot even par with 9 birds and 9 bogeys. He’s that kind of guy and that’s good for the DraftKings scoring system.

Charley Hoffman – Besides his 2nd place finish here, he’s been horrible. However, he’s in good form. His stats say he should play well on this course. A possible contrarian play.

TIER 5

Zach Johnson – His form isn’t good and he doesn’t have a track record to write home about. That track record is not exactly recent though. It’s his price that’s enticing. When is Zach Johnson this cheap when it’s not a  major tournament? Is this a suckers bet?

Francesco Molinari – He’s been on these lists twice already this year and he’s been 37th and 10th. One of the best ball strikers in the world. His GIR is up there with the best. He’s not overly long off the tee, but when he needs to, he gets it just over 290, but he’s usually 285. It’s a slight disadvantage, but he’s a cut maker to me. He’s a safer play that has upside potential if he’s really dialed in.

Kevin Na – Yes! I have a Kevin Na man crush. In his 9 whacks around this fine course, he has four top 5 finishes. That’s pretty impressive. He’s an anomaly as he’s very short off the tee. He has precision long irons that help him on the par 5’s. At $7100, that’s good deal.

Robert Streb – He’s been one of the hotter golfers on tour since the fall season began and into the winter. His long drives and fairly accurate irons say that he should at least conquer the par 5’s, which gives him a great shot at making the cut in his debut.

Shawn Stefani – He finished off last year playing really well and he’s almost hotter than Hansel right now. This is the best stretch so far in his professional career. His long drives and accurate irons are a recipe for success in Phoenix. Staying with a hot hand here might pay off. I’ll have him somewhere.

UPDATE – Martin Laird – ADDED – Laird is playing well. He’s had 2 top 20’s in his last 4 trip here, including a third. He hits it nearly 300 yards and is his Par 5 scoring is top notch. I have a good feeling about him and he’ll make my tickets.

TIER 6

Jason Kokrak – He’s one of my favourite players to have a big breakout season. He finished 15th here last year and he also had two missed cuts the previous years. Last year, his season was quietly solid and he’s been getting better. Up until last week, he had three top 20’s in a row, only to be derailed by a very poor final round last at the Humana to end his streak. He’s super long off the tee and was 74th in GIR last year. He has top 10 potential in this tournament at sub 7000.

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Charles Howell 3 – He’s cheap and for the most part reliable. His record is solid with an odd top 10 finish. Two in thirteen attempts to be exact.

Russell Knox – He missed the cut last week and that’s not encouraging, however, he doesn’t miss that many cuts. He’s not long off the tee but he’s deadly accurate with his irons. This is his first try here and I say he doesn’t miss 2 cuts in a row. He’s cheap and with upside possibility.

Pat Perez – I’m a Pat Perez guy. He makes cuts. He’s never had a top 10 finish in Phoenix but he plays pretty well. He’s started off the year with 2 top 30’s and he’s an easy guy to cheer for.

JB Holmes – He hits the ball further than anyone and he’s won here twice. He must be a consideration for your team at $6600. He’s not consistent, but you know he can win here.

UPDATE – Seung Yul Noh – ADDED – His big weakness is his putter and he could overcome that this week. He’s long with a high GIR. Three years ago, he finished 33rd in his debut here. He’s above average in Par 5 scoring and he should be able to take advantage this week and earn his 6000 buck salary.

UPDATE – Cameron Tringale – ADDED – He played well last week and seems to play well on courses where Par 5 scoring matters. He not overly long off the tee, but he has precision long irons and hits greens. He gives himself those eagle and birdie chances on the Par 5’s. He makes all his money in non majors and is a good bet to make the cut at 6000. Similar player to the Zach Johnson’s and Kevin Na’s of the golf world.

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TIER 7

Matt Every – He’s burned me EVERY time I take him. How was that lame joke? He has 2 top 10’s in 3 tries at the very low price of 5400.

TIER 8

Kyle Stanley – An inconsistent former winner of this event who is priced under 5000. He hits it nearly 300 yards with a top 45 GIR. A flier if you’re in need of a cheap guy.

Jhonnatan Vegas – Speaking of bad putters. Say hello to Johnny Vegas. If Kyle Stanley could win here, so could Johnny Vegas. He hits it 300 plus yards and was ranked in the top 10 for GIR in 2014. He never has form so it doesn’t really matter. Some weeks he just pops and has a good tournament. At 3900, I’d say he’s worth a shot somewhere.

My tiered lists seem to be getting longer. I’m so tired but it was worth it. This is what I do for you guys. I’m amazing.

I’ll be adding more info and always check back because I make updates to this post as I change my mind on things sometimes. All the time. Constantly.

Good Luck All!

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – BoDog Odds – Daily Fantasy Golf

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Bodog Odds – Daily Fantasy Golf

It’s time for some golf odds for the the PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015, brought to you by the lovely people at Paddy Power!

Here is some information on the course. Not just any course, the most exciting 4 finishing holes in golf.

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TPC Scottsdale was built in 1986, and designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. It was one of the first of the TPC Stadium courses built specifically for PGA Tour events. The course is 7216 yards from the tips, and plays to a par of 71 for the big boys. The centerpiece is the par three 16th hole that is now totally enclosed.

72-HOLE RECORD: 256, Mark Calcavecchia (2001), Phil Mickelson (2013).

18-HOLE RECORD: 60, Grant Waite (4th round, 1996), Mark Calcavecchia (2nd round, 2001), Phil Mickelson (2nd round, 2005), Phil Mickelson (1st round, 2013).

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Bubba Watson
14/1 
 
Jordan Spieth
14/1 
 
Matt Kuchar
20/1 
 
Rickie Fowler
20/1 
 
Tiger Woods
20/1 
 
Bill Haas
22/1 
 
Phil Mickelson
22/1 
 
Patrick Reed
25/1 
 
Hideki Matsuyama
28/1 
 
Ryan Palmer
28/1 
 
Gary Woodland
33/1 
 
Graham Delaet
33/1 
 
Brendan Steele
40/1 
 
Brooks Koepka
40/1 
 
Harris English
40/1 
 
Hunter Mahan
40/1 
 
Russell Henley
40/1 
 
Billy Horschel
45/1 
 
Keegan Bradley
45/1 
 
Ryan Moore
45/1 
 
Charley Hoffman
50/1 
 
Jason Dufner
50/1 
 
Nick Watney
50/1 
 
Scott Piercy
50/1 
 
Zach Johnson
50/1 
 
Brandt Snedeker
66/1 
 
Charles Howell III
66/1 
 
Francesco Molinari
66/1 
 
Jamie Donaldson
66/1 
 
Martin Laird
66/1 
 
Robert Streb
66/1 
 
Shawn Stefani
66/1 
 
Kevin Na
75/1 
 
Sang-Moon Bae
75/1 
 
Ben Martin
80/1 
 
Boo Weekley
80/1 
 
Brendon De Jonge
80/1 
 
Jason Kokrak
80/1 
 
Kevin Chappell
80/1 
 
Kevin Streelman
80/1 
 
Brian Harman
90/1 
 
J.B. Holmes
90/1 
 
Rory Sabbatini
90/1 
 
Cameron Tringale
100/1 
 
Erik Compton
100/1 
 
Jason Bohn
100/1 
 
Jonas Blixt
100/1 
 
K.J. Choi
100/1 
 
Matt Jones
100/1 
 
Pat Perez
100/1 
 
Russell Knox
100/1 
 
Seung-yul Noh
100/1 
 
Tony Finau
100/1 
 
Aaron Baddeley
125/1 
 
Ben Crane
125/1 
 
Bryce Molder
125/1 
 
Camilo Villegas
125/1 
 
Daniel Summerhays
125/1 
 
David Hearn
125/1 
 
David Toms
125/1 
 
Geoff Ogilvy
125/1 
 
James Hahn
125/1 
 
Jeff Overton
125/1 
 
Mark Wilson
125/1 
 
Scott Stallings
125/1 
 
Angel Cabrera
150/1 
 
Bo Van Pelt
150/1 
 
Brian Davis
150/1 
 
Carl Pettersson
150/1 
 
Fredrik Jacobson
150/1 
 
John Huh
150/1 
 
Kyle Stanley
150/1 
 
Matt Every
150/1 
 
Michael Putnam
150/1 
 
Morgan Hoffman
150/1 
 
Padraig Harrington
150/1 
 
Retief Goosen
150/1 
 
Ryo Ishikawa
150/1 
 
Scott Langley
150/1 
 
Spencer Levin
150/1 
 
Stewart Cink
150/1 
 
William Mcgirt
150/1 
 
Brian Stuard
175/1 
 
Chesson Hadley
175/1 
 
Chris Stroud
175/1 
 
George Mcneill
175/1 
 
Michael Thompson
175/1 
 
Robert Garrigus
175/1 
 
Andres Romero
200/1 
 
Billy Hurley III
200/1 
 
Chad Campbell
200/1 
 
Daniel Berger
200/1 
 
Danny Lee
200/1 
 
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
200/1 
 
Ken Duke
200/1 
 
Lucas Glover
200/1 
 
Nicholas Thompson
200/1 
 
Nick Taylor
200/1 
 
Steven Bowditch
200/1 
 
Adam Hadwin
250/1 
 
Andrew Svoboda
250/1 
 
Brice Garnett
250/1 
 
Carlos Ortiz
250/1 
 
Chez Reavie
250/1 
 
Derek Fathauer
250/1 
 
Justin Leonard
250/1 
 
Kenny Perry
250/1 
 
Kevin Kisner
250/1 
 
Luke Guthrie
250/1 
 
Troy Merritt
250/1 
 
Charlie Beljan
300/1 
 
Jhonattan Vegas
300/1 
 
John Merrick
300/1 
 
Justin Hicks
300/1 
 
Martin Flores
300/1 
 
Ricky Barnes
300/1 
 
Robert Allenby
300/1 
 
Tim Wilkinson
400/1 
 
Derek Ernst
500/1 
 
Jim Renner
500/1 
 
Mike Weir
500/1 
 
Woody Austin
500/1 
 
Michael Block
750/1 
 
Scott Verplank
750/1 
 
Troy Kelly
750/1 
 

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Paddy Power Odds – Daily Fantasy Golf

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Paddy Power Odds – Daily Fantasy Golf

It’s time for some golf odds for the the PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015, brought to you by the lovely people at Paddy Power!

Here is some information on the course. Not just any course, the most exciting 4 finishing holes in golf.

IF YOU LIKE WAGERING ON GOLF, YOU SHOULD PLAY DAILY FANTASY GOLF ON DRAFTKINGS! CLICK HERE!

TPC Scottsdale was built in 1986, and designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. It was one of the first of the TPC Stadium courses built specifically for PGA Tour events. The course is 7216 yards from the tips, and plays to a par of 71 for the big boys. The centerpiece is the par three 16th hole that is now totally enclosed.

72-HOLE RECORD: 256, Mark Calcavecchia (2001), Phil Mickelson (2013).

18-HOLE RECORD: 60, Grant Waite (4th round, 1996), Mark Calcavecchia (2nd round, 2001), Phil Mickelson (2nd round, 2005), Phil Mickelson (1st round, 2013).

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Watson, Bubba
14/1
Sabbatini, Rory
100/1
Thompson, Michael
175/1
Spieth, Jordan
16/1
Blixt, Jonas
100/1
Stanley, Kyle
175/1
Woods, Tiger
20/1
Tringale, Cameron
100/1
Cabrera, Angel
175/1
Mickelson, Phil
20/1
Choi, KJ
100/1
Ishikawa, Ryo
175/1
Kuchar, Matt
20/1
Knox, Russell
100/1
Park, Sung-Joon
200/1
Fowler, Rickie
20/1
Finau, Tony
100/1
Duke, Ken
200/1
Matsuyama, Hideki
22/1
Ogilvy, Geoff
125/1
Vegas, Jhonattan
200/1
Reed, Patrick
25/1
Levin, Spencer
125/1
Guthrie, Luke
200/1
Haas, Bill
28/1
Perez, Pat
125/1
Cink, Stewart
200/1
DeLaet, Graham
33/1
Noh, Seung-Yul
125/1
Svoboda, Andrew
200/1
Mahan, Hunter
33/1
Summerhays, Daniel
125/1
Thompson, Nicholas
200/1
Palmer, Ryan
33/1
Jones, Matt
125/1
Romero, Andres
250/1
Koepka, Brooks
35/1
Wilson, Mark
125/1
Merritt, Troy
250/1
English, Harris
40/1
Bohn, Jason
125/1
Kisner, Kevin
250/1
Thomas, Justin
40/1
Hurley, Billy
150/1
Lee, Danny
250/1
Woodland, Gary
40/1
Garrigus, Robert
150/1
Berger, Daniel
250/1
Steele, Brendan
45/1
Hoffmann, Morgan
150/1
Hadwin, Adam
250/1
Piercy, Scott
45/1
Putnam, Michael
150/1
Fathauer, Derek
250/1
Horschel, Billy
45/1
Goosen, Retief
150/1
Taylor, Nick
250/1
Henley, Russell
45/1
Langley, Scott
150/1
Ortiz, Carlos
250/1
Moore, Ryan
50/1
Baddeley, Aaron
150/1
Hicks, Justin
250/1
Dufner, Jason
50/1
Molder, Bryce
150/1
Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo
250/1
Johnson, Zach
50/1
Crane, Ben
150/1
Reavie, Chez
300/1
Hoffman, Charley
50/1
Harrington, Padraig
150/1
Barnes, Ricky
300/1
Bradley, Keegan
50/1
Hahn, James
150/1
Rahm, Jon
300/1
Donaldson, Jamie
60/1
Stroud, Chris
150/1
Perry, Kenny
300/1
Streb, Robert
66/1
Every, Matt
150/1
Glover, Lucas
300/1
Watney, Nick
66/1
Hearn, David
150/1
Garnett, Brice
300/1
Howell, Charles
66/1
Compton, Erik
150/1
Flores, Martin
300/1
Molinari, Francesco
66/1
McNeill, George
150/1
Leonard, Justin
300/1
Snedeker, Brandt
66/1
Toms, David
150/1
Beljan, Charlie
400/1
Chappell, Kevin
66/1
Hadley, Chesson
150/1
Merrick, John
400/1
Laird, Martin
70/1
Van Pelt, Bo
150/1
Wilkinson, Tim
400/1
Martin, Ben
80/1
Stallings, Scott
150/1
Allenby, Robert
400/1
Bae, Sang-Moon
80/1
Villegas, Camilo
150/1
Campbell, Chad
400/1
Holmes, JB
80/1
Overton, Jeff
175/1
Ernst, Derek
500/1
Stefani, Shawn
80/1
Bowditch, Steven
175/1
Renner, Jim
500/1
Na, Kevin
80/1
Pettersson, Carl
175/1
Austin, Woody
500/1
Weekley, Boo
80/1
Davis, Brian
175/1
Weir, Mike
750/1
Kokrak, Jason
80/1
Stuard, Brian
175/1
Hopper, Michael
1000/1
De Jonge, Brendon
80/1
Huh, John
175/1
Kelly, Troy
1000/1
Harman, Brian
100/1
Mcgirt, William
175/1
Verplank, Scott
1000/1
Streelman, Kevin
100/1
Jacobson, Fredrik
175/1
Block, Michael
1000/1

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Betfair Odds – Daily Fantasy Golf

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Betfair Odds – Daily Fantasy Golf

It’s time for some golf odds for the the PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015, brought to you by the lovely people at Betfair!

Here is some information on the course. Not just any course, the most exciting 4 finishing holes in golf.

IF YOU LIKE WAGERING ON GOLF, YOU SHOULD PLAY DAILY FANTASY GOLF ON DRAFTKINGS! CLICK HERE!

TPC Scottsdale was built in 1986, and designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. It was one of the first of the TPC Stadium courses built specifically for PGA Tour events. The course is 7216 yards from the tips, and plays to a par of 71 for the big boys. The centerpiece is the par three 16th hole that is now totally enclosed.

72-HOLE RECORD: 256, Mark Calcavecchia (2001), Phil Mickelson (2013).

18-HOLE RECORD: 60, Grant Waite (4th round, 1996), Mark Calcavecchia (2nd round, 2001), Phil Mickelson (2nd round, 2005), Phil Mickelson (1st round, 2013).

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#1 Jordan Spieth (15/1) – Prelim Odds #9 Ryan Palmer (28/1) #17 Jason Dufner (42/1)
#2 Bubba Watson (15.5/1) #10 Bill Haas (28/1) #18 Harris English (42/1)
#3 Rickie Fowler (17.5/1) #11 Billy Horschel (36/1) #19 Keegan Bradley (44/1)
#4 Patrick Reed (17.5/1) #12 Charley Hoffman (38/1) #20 Nick Watney (44/1)
#5 Matt Kuchar (19/1) #13 Brooks Koepka (40/1) #21 Ryan Moore (46/1)
#6 Tiger Woods (21/1) #14 Zach Johnson (42/1) #22 Russell Henley (46/1)
#7 Phil Mickelson (25/1) #15 Hunter Mahan (42/1) #23 Gary Woodland (55/1)
#8 Hideki Matsuyama (25/1) #16 Jamie Donaldson (42/1) Odds by Betfair