European Tour – Maybank Malaysian Open 2015 – Golf Betting Odds – Betfair

European Tour – Maybank Malaysian Open 2015 – Golf Betting Odds – Betfair

Hello, Fantasy Golf and Daily Fantasy Golf Fans. It’s time for our Daily Fantasy Golf Preview and Picks primer for the 2015 version of the Maybank Malaysian Open 2015 on the European PGA Tour. The tournament is hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at The Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, with a Par 72, 6985 yards. What you may not know, is that this golf course is also the home of a PGA Tour event,  The CIMB  Classic.
The beautiful fairways of Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) lie in the unspoilt landscape of Bukit Kiara, just 8km away from the heart of the city. . The immaculate manicured greens and fairways are wall-to-wall Paspalum Seashore Grass variety, offering pristine playing conditions.

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#1 Lee Westwood (6.6/1) #9 Gregory Bourdy (21/1) #17 Romain Wattel (25/1)
#2 Graeme McDowell (8.2/1) #10 Emiliano Grillo (21/1) #18 Marc Warren (30/1)
#3 Bernd Wiesberger (9.4/1) #11 Thomas Pieters (21/1) #19 Pablo Larrazábal (30/1)
#4 Danny Willett (12.5/1) #12 Thongchai Jaidee (21/1) #20 Rafa Cabrera-Bello (30/1)
#5 Stephen Gallacher (15.5/1) #13 Thorbjorn Olesen (21/1) #21 Robert Karlsson (30/1)
#6 Andy Sullivan (20/1) #14 Tommy Fleetwood (21/1) #22 Alejandro Canizares (32/1)
#7 Gary Stal (20/1) #15 Peter Uihlein (22/1) #23 Edoardo Molinari (32/1)
#8 Victor Dubuisson (20/1) #16 Nicolas Colsaerts (24/1)

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Golf Betting Odds – Betfair

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Golf Betting Odds – Betfair

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

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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.

#1 Jordan Spieth (14.5/1) #9 Bill Haas (32/1) #17 Harris English (36/1)
#2 Jimmy Walker (16/1) #10 Chris Kirk (32/1) #18 Hunter Mahan (36/1)
#3 Jason Day (16.5/1) #11 Graham Delaet (32/1) #19 Marc Leishman (36/1)
#4 Justin Rose (17/1) #12 Brandt Snedeker (32/1) #20 Dustin Johnson (40/1)
#5 Hideki Matsuyama (21/1) #13 Justin Thomas (36/1) #21 Jamie Donaldson (44/1)
#6 Rickie Fowler (25/1) #14 Martin Laird (36/1) #22 Tiger Woods (46/1)
#7 Phil Mickelson (27/1) #15 Billy Horschel (36/1) #23 Charley Hoffman (46/1)
#8 Brooks Koepka (29/1) #16 Gary Woodland (36/1)

Maybank Malaysian Open 2015 – Picks Preview – Daily Fantasy Golf – European PGA

Maybank Malaysian Open 2015- Picks Preview – Daily Fantasy Golf – European PGA
Hello, Fantasy Golf and Daily Fantasy Golf Fans. It’s time for our Daily Fantasy Golf Preview and Picks primer for the 2015 version of the Maybank Malaysian Open 2015 on the European PGA Tour. The tournament is hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at The Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, with a Par 72, 6985 yards. What you may not know, is that this golf course is also the home of a PGA Tour event,  The CIMB  Classic.
Before we get to some statistics, here’s a little info on the course that I took from it’s website. The beautiful fairways of Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) lie in the unspoilt landscape of Bukit Kiara, just 8km away from the heart of the city. . The immaculate manicured greens and fairways are wall-to-wall Paspalum Seashore Grass variety, offering pristine playing conditions. How was that? Useless? Lets now get down to the nitty gritty. Isn’t that why you came here?
The course is rather short but considered a thinkers course. There are many short par 4’s where you must play irons off the tee to avoid bunkers and hazards, leaving you with mid to long iron shots. There’s a risk/reward drivable par 4. There are also risk/reward short par 4’s, where if you’re brave enough to take driver, you will have a short second shot into the green, however, deep bunkers and water lurk everywhere. Three of the par 5’s are reachable in 2 and only the longest hitters may have a shot at the 600 plus yard final hole.
So what does this all mean? We think history tells us everything.
Victor Dubuisson – 4th and 11th in two trips.
Matteo Mannassero – 31st, 17th, 7th, 1st in four trips.
Pablo Larrazabal – 8th, 6th, 24th, 29th in four trips.
Alvaro Quiros – 13th, 28th, 29th in three trips.
Miguel Angel Jimenez – 46th, 6th, 6th in three trips.
Stephen Gallacher – 22nd, 2nd, 11th, 49th, Cut, 27th in six trips.
Bernd Weisberger – 2nd, 33rd, 57th, 61st in four trips.
Simon Dyson – 47th, Cut, 24th, 7th, 16th, 3rd, 3rd, 18th, 14th
I hope this little preview gives you a good handle on who will perform well this week. We’ll be back with our favourite odds picks in the coming days as well as some other insights.
CHEERIO!

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Daily Fantasy Golf – Picks Preview

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Daily Fantasy Golf – Picks Preview

This weeks tournament isn’t over yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a head start on next week for player selection. If you read my initial preview, you’d know that I like 5 categories for players this week. So instead of me typing, I’ll do my usual copy and paste from the previous post. I hope you don’t mind. If you do, go fuck yourself.

COPY AND PASTE BEGIN

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 60 or better.

So for the purposes of this picks preview for the Farmers Insurance Open 2015, we are going to look for players that fit into the TOP 60 in all of these categories: AAR, GIR, Proximity To Hole, Par 5 Scoring, and Driving Distance. However, it is a must that they be in the top 60 for All Around Ranking.

CUT AND PASTE OVER

Now onto our lists. Everyone loves lists. Especially Google.

PLAYERS WHO ARE IN ALL 5

Dustin Johnson

Justin Rose

Bubba Watson

Graeme Delaet

Jimmy Walker

PLAYERS WHO ARE IN 4, BUT ARE ON THE FRINGE OF THE 5th

Kevin Chappell – 71st in Par 5 scoring

Brooks Koepka – 90th in GIR, however when he does get it on, he’s top 60 in proximity

Marc Leishman – 80th in GIR, Top 60 in proximity

Harris English – 62nd in proximity

Robert Streb – 61st in Par 5 score

Brendan Steele – 73rd in Proximity

Ryan Palmer – 91st in proximity to hole

Keegan Bradley – 98th in PAR 5 scoring

PLAYERS WHO ARE IN 4

Charles Howell 3 – 120th in proximity to Hole

Hideki Matsuyama – 116th in GIR

PLAYERS IN 3, BUT ON THE FRINGE FOR 2

Paul Casey – 65th in Distance. 65th in GIR. Ver close to being in all 5.

Seung Yul Noh – 71st in Par 5 scoring. 79th in proximity to hole.

Bill Haas – 72nd in Distance. 91st in proximity to hole.

SOME NOTES ON OTHER PLAYERS

Brandt Snedeker is not on this list and has a great history here and that’s because he’s one of the few players on tour that know how to putt on these greens, so keep him in mind. Other players that play well here that are also top 60 in AAR are Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Luke Guthrie, Ryo Ishikawa, Phil Mickelson.

If we use 2015 stats, which is a small sample, Justin Thomas must be considered, and in his one trip here, Jordan Spieth finished 19th and also must be considered.

I hope this picks preview gives you a little bit of an idea about players that should excel on this course. We can’t wait to watch todays action and we’ll be back with more posts on Odds, Daily Fantasy Sites and some insights in the coming days.

GOOD LUCK ALL!

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.

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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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