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PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – DraftKings Tiered Picks – Daily Fantasy Golf

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – DraftKings Tiered Picks – Daily Fantasy Golf

Did everyone win money last week? I’m currently bathing in some $100 bills at the moment. Our picks last week were pretty spot on. Yes, I’m tooting my own horn. Why? Because I’m an asshole. I was on my way to winning the 75k at Draftkings until Martin Laird, whom was brilliant all week, decided to three putt and then shank one into the water on his last two holes. I ended up finishing in third. How did this happen? It’s because I got cocky. I declared victory and then the gods of fantasy threw a lighting bolt down from space and put me in my rightful place. I could blame Martin Laird, but I really have no one to blame but myself. Lesson learned…… for the 500th time. Maybe this time I’ll listen. Maybe it will be this week, but probably not.

Do you know what also might happen this week, but probably not? Tiger Woods making the cut. We are in Tigers House, at Torrey Pines, and I still don’t think he has a shot in hell. His swing is fucked and it’s getting into his head. He’s second guessing himself and it’s something he’s never had to deal with before. This is Torrey Pines and it isn’t easy. At least the South course isn’t. As always, I’m going to copy and paste some information from previous posts in here to save me some time, so if you’ve already read and are mad that I’m doing it, well, too fucking bad.

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.

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Man, all that copying and pasting made me really tired. Can someone bring me over some cobbler and ice cream? We can be best friends. It’s a great trade. Seriously, it is.

Now back to golf and Torrey Pines and The PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 (SEO). I think, and yes, this is my opinion, that there will be tons of cut carnage this week. Why? When looking at past history, there’s just not a ton of names that have been consistent, and the ones that have been, might not be trustworthy at the moment. Do you trust Nick Watney? He’s missed 3 of his last 4 cuts. Do you trust Phil Mickelson? Not so much. Luke Donald? He’s a shadow of his former self.

Usually my lists are long, but this week, it’s going to be much shorter. I’m going to have many top salary golfers on here, but I may not be able to roster them because I’m not so sure about any of the guys in the sub 6000 range. I’m leaning to be conservative this week. I will have some cheap guys but I may not take them come ticket time. But I’ll put them down here anyway. I got all serious there. I need to meditate now.

TIER 1

Jordan Spieth – He wasn’t in contention last week, but then pulled an Adam Scott Top 10 finish by sneaking up on the last day. He doesn’t fit the criteria for what I’m looking for, but he has intangibles that very few have. He’s one of the better putters around, has shot making ability, a scrambler extraordinaire and it seems like he never strings 2 bad rounds in a row. If you pay of him here, then he must finish in the top 3 spots to pay off, in my opinion. But who am i? Answer. I’m from Toronto and I’m an introvert who likes movies. Just like you.

Jason Day – He’s one of the best in the world, but doesn’t fit all of our criteria. He’s just outside on proximity to hole, ranked 62nd and he’s nowhere close on GIR. So when he sticks it close here, he makes them as he’s one of the better putters on tour. That’s why his last 2 trips were a 2nd and 9th.

Jimmy Walker – He’s as hot as anyone right now and can win any week. He fits into all 5 of our critteria categories and he’s a top putter on top of that. In his last 4 years here, he missed the cut, finished 4th, 8th, and 29th. Decisions Decisions!

TIER 2

Justin Rose – He fits all 5 criteria categories like Walker, but hasn’t had the same type of history.No top 10’s in 5 tries but he hasn’t been here in 3 years. However, he’s a much different golfer now. Do I have the balls to play against him?

Hideki Matsuyama – Could have easily won last week, but didn’t get the rolls at the end. He’s becoming more consistent and that’s encouraging. He fits 4 of the 5 criteria and was 16th in his first try here, which is also a bonus. You can’t go wrong with him, or at least, if he sucked, I could handle the pain.

Rickie Fowler – If he played well last week, would he be 15,000 bucks? Are we getting him at a discount here? He missed the cut last year, but he’s also been 6th, 13th, 20th and 5th. Last week was his first tournament back from a break, I think I’m going all in on this discounted star. I think I just convinced myself.

TIER 3

Brandt Snedeker– Next to Tiger Woods, he has the best record on this golf course. The question is, has he found the consistent form that made him one of the better players in the world, or are you taking a giant risk by paying up for his record. He putts the shit out of these greens. I will take a sliver on him.

Graham Delaet – He fits all 5 of my criteria and in his last 2 years, he’s been 2nd and 9th. He played well last week which is encouraging but injuries on course always scare me with him. I’ll have him, but just in case, only a little because i’ll throw the tv out the window if he withdraws in round 1 after 4 holes with a back injury, or neck, or whatever is the injury of the day.

Brooks Koepka – Yes he is good. Yes he can win back to back. He fits the criteria of a guy that can win here and he gets birdies, which is always fun. Even though he can win here, the one thing that scares me is the let down week. It was his first win and there will be more and he knows it, so will he be rejoicing his week and forget to practice as much? I’m throwing that out there. It happens sometimes.

TIER 4

Bill Haas – He made the cut last week then stunk like a pile of poo. He has a consistent history here and he’s a guy that should be able to bounce back, unless something was wrong. I’ll look into him more and update. I doubt many will be on him this week, which is a bonus if you take him.

Gary Woodland – After the missed cut, everyone might be off the Woodland train. So this is where you can take advantage. Playing in the afternoon on Friday last week was a clusterfuck and I think you can throw out his score. He has the game to play well at Torrey Pines and finished 10th here last year. He’s also made all 5 of his cuts here. Not too many in the field can say that. Love them, when others hate them – Warren Buffet. He said something like that.

Justin Thomas – He’s just so hot right now. I’ve stayed away from him and now I’m saying take him? My brother thinks he’s this years Spieth. I’m beginning to believe. He finished 10th here last year and there’s no reason to believe that he can’t win this one. Are we buying high?

Marc Leishman – He fits 4 of my 5 criteria and has an excellent track record here. He’s been 2nd, cut, 52nd, 9th, 2nd, 26th. So why am i hesitating? Since mid August of 2014 until now, nothing about his form excites me. I won’t knock you for taking him, but this may be a guy to play against because I think he’ll be very highly owned.

TIER 5

Billy Horschel – I made a wager on one of the many betting sites at long odds that Billy Horschel would win the US Open this year. I think he’s that type of player. Hits it pretty long, solid greens in regulation kinda guy. He hits 4 of my 5 criteria and in his last 2 trips here, he’s been 23rd and 39th.  His missed cuts were from his first 2 seasons, so i’m tossing them. He hasn’t been lights out lately, but i like his consistency and his price has come back to earth.

Keegan Bradley – He has 3 top 25’s in 4 tries over this course. He’s a Ryder Cup player sitting right at the average price. He finished 17th last week but was never really involved after day 1. He rarely misses cuts that aren’t the Majors or the TPC, so I think you must consider him a little bit of a deal, with upside.

TIER 6

Brendan Steele – Last weeks darling pick that was 30% owned everywhere. I stayed away. I was indifferent to his 26th. However, I’m sure many were disappointed. Here’s a guy that hits three of my 5 criteria but is just on the outskirts of the other 2, plus he has 3 top 28’s in 4 tries here. He has pretty good form, cut making form and he’s below the average price. He has upside.

Paul Casey – Of all the guys on my criteria list that really just missed all 5 of my criteria, Paul Casey was the most interesting. He only hit 3 but was so close to all 5. 65th’s in GIR and distance. He played here a long time ago and was 22nd. He also made the cut at the US Open at Torrey Pines. He missed the cut at the Humana by a stroke but before that he was playing some decent golf. A consideration.

Pat Perez – He’s been making cuts and that’s why you would take him here. He has a long history here, with mixed results, but many of his missed cuts were earlier in his career. I might sprinkle him.

TIER 7

Charles Howell 3 – His shitty last day cost me the 75k at Draftkings, yet i’m still putting him on this list. I hold no grudges. He makes cuts and he does the same thing here. He has 5 top 10’s here and has never missed the cut. It’s his recent form that’s scary. He’s trending the wrong way and when he has made the cut, he’s been mediocre at best, and mostly awful after that. But at 6900, it’s tough to resist.

Seung Yul Noh – I took him last week and he made the cut, but didn’t do much else. He hit 3 of my 5 criteria and was just on the outside of the other 2. He’s made the cut 3 out of 3 times here, with a 10th and two 27th’s. His 2nd round at the Phoenix was in the afternoon and he shot a 75, but still made the cut. He took a triple bogey on a hole then bounced back. If he played the morning, he might have shot a 70. I’m hypothesizing now, and if he did, he would have finished around 15th spot. So if you look at his last 3 tournaments, one being a missed cut, the other being an 11th, he might not be in bad form. It might be half decent.

Aaron Baddeley – I can’t believe he made this list. He’s had a decent history at Torrey Pines because he can just flat out putt on these greens.  It’s the other part of his game that scare me. He showed up and played well last week, does that mean he can do it two weeks in a row? I’m struggling to find cheap players. He must be considered.  Since the fall season, his form has probably been his best in a very long long time.

Eric Compton – He’s made 2 of 3 cuts here with a 15th and 19th. It’s his putter that helps him here, however, his other categories scare me. But his history, in small sample, says if his other parts don’t suck the big one, he can play well here.

TIER 8

Ryo Ishikawa – 7th, missed cut and 13th. Now, do you trust him? He’s missed his first 2 cuts of the year. But again, it’s hard to find cheap guys this week, in my opinion. Do you trust him? He’s a snappy dresser.

TIER 9

Jhonny Vegas – Yes, I always have Johnny Vegas on my lists. He’s dirt cheap. And if I want an expensive guy, I’ll have to take a flier on a really cheap guy. Why Jhonny again? He hits it long, he scores on par 5’s and is fairly accurate off the tee for a guy his length. His proximity to the hole is terrible but tee to green, he’s pretty good. Yes, the greens are smaller here, so his GIR might not be so great, but he’s made 3 of 4 cuts here and finished 3rd once. I just want him to make the cut. That’s all I ask.

That took forever. It’s late and I  must go to bed. i’ll end this tomorrow with some deep thought that will just annoy you.

I forgot to post after I fell asleep. Geez!

I’ll be back to make updates on this post as I always change my mind

Good Luck All!

PGA Farmers Insurance Open – Victiv.com – Daily Fantasy Golf Tickets

PGA Farmers Insurance Open – Victiv.com – Daily Fantasy Golf Tickets

Last week, I tried out a new daily fantasy site called VICTIV for daily fantasy golf. Their format was slightly different from the norm and it was a refreshing take. First, you take 7 guys and it only records your 5 best scores. So you have strategy involved by going stars and scrubs or middle of the road. The other difference is that your place in the field doesn’t matter, it’s all points based on birdies, pars and bogeys etc. There are also no bonuses for bogey free rounds and such. You always know where you stand. It’s simple but effective. I’m hoping that golf becomes their forte and they challenge DraftKings for golf supremacy soon, by offering big dollar tournaments. In only their 3rd week, they are offering a 3k $27 entry tournament and that’s very encouraging.

I’ve spoken to one of their founders back in September and he’s a very smart guy. He’s the former CIO for Wolphram Alpha’s Wolfram Solutions, the brains behind Siri. He’s no dummy. He also loves golf and has an interesting blog about his love, however, I’m unorganized and can’t find the link. Wait, i might have it in my reddit account. I just typed out loud, sorry. It was there! www.rotoquant.com Take a look at his early 2014 posts, if I remember correctly. Interesting guy.

Last week I signed up and played against their computer (The Victron) for free, in an attempt to win $5 and I did. PLAY DAILY FANTASY GOLF AT VICTIV! CLICK HERE!

But I know you didn’t come here to hear about this guy, you came for my picks. These are my preliminary picks and they’ll probably change. But right now, I’m pretty content with them.

Here are my picks. If you read my picks preview, you’ll notice I went with guys that fit the criteria of top 60 in All Around Ranking, Distance, Par 5 Scoring, GIR and Proximity to Hole.

Marc Leishman – fits 4 of the 5 categories and has great history at course.

Brandt Snedeker – In this format, he’s worth the risk. His form is so so at the monet but he did finish strong last week. He has great history here because he can putt on the Poa Annua greens. Not many can.

Kevin Chappell – fits 4 of the 5 categories and has a decent history here, plus he played well last week.

Seung Yul Noh – fits 3 of the 5 categories but barely misses in 2 of them. Solid history here.

Justin Thomas – Is he reminding you of Jordan Spieth. He’s hot and has finished 10th here before.

Paul Casey – fits 3 of 5 but barely misses out on the other two. BARELY!

Graham Dalaet – He’s in all 5 categories. Played great last week. This may be his week.

So we’re using a combination of the stats, some history and some hotness.

Good Luck All and Try Victiv! It’s fun!

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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.

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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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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.

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 – 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 – Daily Fantasy Golf – Picks Preview

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Daily Fantasy Golf – Picks Preview

I woke up today, already excited for next week, yet this week’s tournament isn’t even close to be done. I just LOVE the Phoenix Open. It’s the greatest crowd in golf. The 16th hole, par 3, is the greatest fan hole in golf. The atmosphere is electric. You wish golf could always be this way. In the post Tiger Woods domination, golf could use some electricity to get a younger audience again.

Golf, meet fantasy golf. You two should be great friends with each other. I know you’re close now, but you should get even closer. But this is another story for the commentary section. Lets just talk fantasy golf on the computer, because everyone in my real life is sick and tired of hearing my opinions for the week.

REAL CONVERSATION WITH MY FRIEND DAVE

DAVE: I just got back from Guatemala. I was helping build sanitary water filtration plants over there. Did you know diarrhea is one of the bigger killers Guatamela? Shit just comes out of their asses and it never stops until they die.

ME: Should I take Phil, cause they love him in Phoenix, or should I stay away and take a flier on Brendan Steele, and have enough cash left over for Bubba Watson?

DAVE: Who cares about Bubba Watson?!

ME: I hope you get dropped out of a plane and land asshole first onto the space needle in Seattle, but still manage to live through it all, as you just lay there with a giant needle through your fat ass and body, in agony, hoping for someone to put you out of your misery. However, it only gets worse for you, because before you were pushed out of the plane, a full whole bag of lettuce with potato chips were super glued to your body and those loser bird seagulls that I know you hate will see you and just start picking away at you, until you’re just the second layer of your own flesh and then to top it all off, once their done, they’ll fly over you and shit right into your mouth and then you’ll get diarrhea from their diarrhea and it will never stop and then you’ll die.

END OF REAL CONVERSATION WITH MY FORMER FRIEND DAVE

 Now back to some amazing and much needed information that I will copy and paste from a previous post. It’s mostly about the course and some other little tidbits. There’s nothing life altering in here. So if you are one of those people that found this site after typing in a search about Shriners again, you’re in the wrong place.

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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.

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Sometimes I just blow myself away with how boring my writing can be, case in point, the above copy and paste. I feel so gross right now. Like not taking a shower for 5 days gross, but not having sex with the ugliest girl at the bar at the end of the night gross. I get so off topic sometimes, sorry. Now I’ve posted a long list of players with their past finishes over this terrain, so go take a look at that, and I’m also pointing out some guys that are obvious standouts, as well as not so obvious.

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Brendan Steele – 3 top 6’s in 4 tries.

Scott Piercy – 3 top 8’s in 5 tries.

William McGirt – He makes cuts. If he plays well at Humana, keep him in mind.

Harris English – If he stays hot at Humana, have him on your radar.

Bubba Watson – If he plays, he’s always in play.

Gary Woodland – He’s a bomber who just makes cuts here. A high finish of 5th. If he plays wel at Humana, don’t hesitate to take him.

Hunter Mahan – Past Winner.

John Rollins – Made every cut here in 8 tries.

Kevin Na – Makes cuts and will finish high sometimes.

Nick Watney – See Kevin Na

Charles Howell 3 – See Nick Watney

Brandt Snedeker – See Charles Howell.

Phil Mickelson – If he plays well at Humana, then he’s in play.

Tiger Woods – Who Knows?

Webb Simpson – 3 top 10’s in five attempts.

Bryce Molder – Has never missed a cut in 5 trips.

Ryan Moore – 3 top 6’s.

So take a look at the long list here and I’ll see you below 

Hideki Matsuyama

T-4 (-14)

             

Morgan Hoffmann

T-15 (-8)

             

Scott Piercy

T-15 (-8)

3 (-23)

T-50 (-2)

 

T-8 (-11)

T-6 (-11)

   

Roberto Castro

T-19 (-7)

T-16 (-14)

           

Brendan Steele

T-6 (-13)

T-6 (-18)

T-5 (-11)

T-53 (-6)

       

Michael Letzig

       

T-24 (-9)

T-12 (-9)

   

Matt Every

T-37 (-4)

T-9 (-17)

   

T-8 (-11)

     

Justin Hicks

T-19 (-7)

             

Patrick Reed

T-19 (-7)

             

William McGirt

T-19 (-7)

T-32 (-12)

 

T-22 (-11)

       

Harris English

9 (-12)

T-57 (-7)

T-15 (-8)

         

Bubba Watson

T-2 (-15)

15 (-15)

T-5 (-11)

T-29 (-10)

T-36 (-8)

T-25 (-6)

Cut (-1)

T-8 (-14)

Gary Woodland

T-37 (-4)

T-16 (-14)

T-26 (-6)

T-5 (-15)

 

T-60 (+2)

   

Hunter Mahan

T-4 (-14)

T-16 (-14)

 

T-29 (-10)

Win (-16)

T-35 (-4)

Cut (Even)

T-44 (-6)

John Rollins

T-19 (-7)

T-24 (-13)

T-8 (-10)

T-53 (-6)

T-53 (-5)

T-70 (+6)

T-30 (-6)

2 (-20)

Kevin Na

T-19 (-7)

T-36 (-11)

T-5 (-11)

Cut (-2)

T-53 (-5)

3 (-13)

T-4 (-12)

T-67 (-1)

Seung-Yul Noh

   

T-33 (-5)

         

Vijay Singh

77 (+8)

 

WD (+5)

T-3 (-16)

   

Cut (-1)

7 (-15)

Nick Watney

T-29 (-6)

T-43 (-10)

 

T-5 (-15)

T-24 (-9)

T-12 (-9)

T-34 (-5)

T-32 (-8)

Charles Howell III

T-6 (-13)

T-36 (-11)

T-33 (-5)

Cut (-2)

T-4 (-13)

Cut (+4)

T-25 (-7)

T-23 (-9)

Brandt Snedeker

T-61 (+1)

2 (-24)

T-50 (-2)

T-8 (-14)

T-43 (-7)

Cut (+1)

T-9 (-11)

T-23 (-9)

Bud Cauley

 

T-24 (-13)

T-50 (-2)

         

Phil Mickelson

T-42 (-3)

Win (-28)

T-26 (-6)

T-29 (-10)

T-24 (-9)

Cut (+7)

2 (-14)

Cut (-1)

Retief Goosen

Cut (+1)

             

Webb Simpson

10 (-11)

 

T-8 (-10)

T-8 (-14)

Cut (-2)

65 (+3)

   

Bryce Molder

T-29 (-6)

T-24 (-13)

T-15 (-8)

T-62 (-3)

T-8 (-11)

     

Mark Wilson

Cut (+6)

Cut (-1)

T-19 (-7)

Win (-18)

T-14 (-10)

T-48 (-2)

T-9 (-11)

 

David Lingmerth

T-42 (-3)

             

Kenny Perry

   

T-65 (+1)

Cut (Even)

T-53 (-5)

Win (-14)

T-17 (-9)

T-32 (-8)

Jason Dufner

 

Cut (-3)

T-8 (-10)

2 (-18)

     

T-62 (-3)

Colt Knost

 

T-43 (-10)

           

Spencer Levin

T-29 (-6)

 

3 (-13)

Cut (-2)

       

Robert Allenby

Cut (+4)

 

T-33 (-5)

T-62 (-3)

T-8 (-11)

 

T-25 (-7)

 

Mark Calcavecchia

T-69 (+3)

 

Cut (+9)

Cut (+5)

T-43 (-7)

Cut (+7)

T-20 (-8)

Cut (-1)

John Merrick

T-19 (-7)

T-57 (-7)

T-61 (Even)

 

T-53 (-5)

T-60 (+2)

 

T-23 (-9)

Jarrod Lyle

   

T-40 (-4)

T-62 (-3)

 

T-35 (-4)

   

Ben Crane

T-42 (-3)

T-11 (-16)

2 (-14)

T-18 (-12)

T-36 (-8)

Cut (+1)

T-4 (-12)

 

Keegan Bradley

Cut (+4)

T-24 (-13)

T-15 (-8)

         

David Hearn

T-58 (Even)

T-16 (-14)

T-65 (+1)

         

Ryan Moore

T-6 (-13)

4 (-22)

78 (+13)

T-73 (+1)

T-14 (-10)

T-6 (-11)

Cut (+2)

Cut (+4)

Brian Gay

T-61 (+1)

T-24 (-13)

Cut (+4)

T-18 (-12)

T-68 (-2)

T-6 (-11)

T-17 (-9)

T-23 (-9)

Ryan Palmer

T-48 (-2)

5 (-19)

T-55 (-1)

Cut (+6)

T-14 (-10)

T-60 (+2)

   

Erik Compton

T-48 (-2)

             

Ricky Barnes

T-37 (-4)

Cut (+5)

T-40 (-4)

 

T-51 (-6)

     

Mike Weir

Cut (+3)

Cut (Even)

     

Cut (+3)

T-43 (-4)

T-32 (-8)

Bill Haas

T-34 (-5)

T-6 (-18)

T-19 (-7)

T-29 (-10)

 

Cut (+4)

T-9 (-11)

Cut (-1)

David Toms

Cut (+4)

T-54 (-8)

 

Cut (-2)

Cut (-2)

T-4 (-12)

Cut (+1)

T-8 (-14)

Rickie Fowler

Cut (+1)

Cut (-3)

T-26 (-6)

T-13 (-13)

2 (-15)

T-58 (+1)

   

J.B. Holmes

T-58 (Even)

Cut (-3)

T-45 (-3)

T-5 (-15)

T-43 (-7)

Cut (+4)

Win (-14)

Cut (-1)

Y.E. Yang

T-69 (+3)

T-72 (-1)

Cut (+4)

T-8 (-14)

3 (-14)

     

Brendon De Jonge

T-53 (-1)

T-6 (-18)

Cut (+1)

T-22 (-11)

Cut (-2)

T-25 (-6)

   

Fred Funk

T-67 (+2)

   

Cut (+3)

   

T-54 (-2)

T-18 (-11)

Zach Johnson

       

T-24 (-9)

T-12 (-9)

 

WD (+1)

Lucas Glover

Cut (+3)

T-54 (-8)

 

T-29 (-10)

Cut (+1)

T-42 (-3)

T-58 (-1)

T-20 (-10)

Rory Sabbatini

Cut (+4)

T-49 (-9)

 

T-22 (-11)

Cut (+3)

T-12 (-9)

T-34 (-5)

T-59 (-4)

Scott Verplank

Cut (+2)

T-70 (-2)

   

T-53 (-5)

Cut (+5)

 

Cut (+1)

Padraig Harrington

Cut (Even)

T-9 (-17)

           

Jeff Maggert

Cut (+6)

T-49 (-9)

T-26 (-6)

56 (-5)

T-43 (-7)

T-10 (-10)

 

WD (Even)

Kevin Kisner

   

T-55 (-1)

         

Sang-Moon Bae

T-61 (+1)

T-49 (-9)

           

Billy Horschel

Cut (+1)

T-11 (-16)

           

Freddie Jacobson

 

Cut (-2)

 

Cut (+2)

T-43 (-7)

T-58 (+1)

T-25 (-7)

 

Matt Kuchar

   

T-33 (-5)

 

T-43 (-7)

T-6 (-11)

   

James Driscoll

T-42 (-3)

T-57 (-7)

T-61 (Even)

 

T-36 (-8)

     

D.J. Trahan

   

4 (-12)

Cut (+2)

T-14 (-10)

T-17 (-8)

Cut (+5)

Cut (+1)

Camilo Villegas

T-37 (-4)

 

T-73 (+5)

WD (+7)

T-8 (-11)

Cut (+1)

T-34 (-5)

Cut (Even)

Cameron Tringale

T-12 (-9)

T-43 (-10)

Cut (+1)

T-73 (+1)

       

Luke Donald

         

T-25 (-6)

   

Stewart Cink

 

Cut (-2)

WD (+12)

   

Cut (+3)

Cut (-1)

T-69 (Even)

James Hahn

Cut (+2)

T-16 (-14)

           

Kyle Stanley

Cut (+11)

74 (Even)

Win (-15)

         

Kevin Stadler

Win (-16)

T-11 (-16)

T-70 (+4)

Cut (+2)

T-70 (Even)

 

WD (-1)

 

Jason Day

 

T-57 (-7)

   

Cut (-2)

 

T-20 (-8)

 

Geoff Ogilvy

T-29 (-6)

Cut (+4)

 

T-13 (-13)

T-62 (-3)

T-17 (-8)

Cut (+5)

Cut (+1)

Troy Matteson

 

T-16 (-14)

Cut (+6)

T-57 (-4)

Cut (-1)

T-35 (-4)

T-54 (-2)

T-14 (-12)

Jeff Overton

Cut (+4)

T-70 (-2)

WD (-4)

T-41 (-8)

T-24 (-9)

T-60 (+2)

T-25 (-7)

 

Bo Van Pelt

Cut (+4)

T-16 (-14)

T-8 (-10)

T-18 (-12)

Cut (-2)

Cut (+1)

Cut (+1)

T-39 (-7)

Jonathan Byrd

T-61 (+1)

 

Cut (+6)

T-37 (-9)

Cut (-2)

T-25 (-6)

T-13 (-10)

 

Chris Kirk

76 (+5)

T-24 (-13)

WD (+1)

T-41 (-8)

       

Justin Leonard

Cut (+1)

T-32 (-12)

Cut (+2)

T-41 (-8)

Cut (-1)

Cut (+1)

T-43 (-4)

Cut (Even)

Carl Pettersson

Cut (+4)

T-43 (-10)

T-33 (-5)

Cut (+1)

T-62 (-3)

T-25 (-6)

Cut (-1)

 

John Peterson

T-61 (+1)

             

Brian Stuard

T-53 (-1)

     

T-70 (Even)

     

Greg Chalmers

T-15 (-8)

T-36 (-11)

T-19 (-7)

WD (Even)

T-24 (-9)

     

Robert Garrigus

T-53 (-1)

T-11 (-16)

Cut (+4)

Cut (-2)

   

Cut (+4)

T-11 (-13)

K.J. Choi

T-42 (-3)

T-36 (-11)

       

T-20 (-8)

Cut (-1)

Martin Laird

T-19 (-7)

Cut (-1)

T-61 (Even)

T-3 (-16)

Cut (+1)

Cut (+7)

   

Graham Delaet

T-2 (-15)

Cut (+3)

T-55 (-1)

 

Cut (+1)

     

Aaron Baddeley

T-48 (-2)

T-65 (-4)

T-65 (+1)

T-37 (-9)

T-74 (+2)

T-35 (-4)

Cut (Even)

Win (-21)

Boo Weekley

 

T-63 (-5)

 

Cut (-1)

Cut (+1)

 

T-9 (-11)

T-54 (-5)

Jimmy Walker

 

T-54 (-8)

Cut (+3)

T-49 (-7)

T-24 (-9)

     

Chris Stroud

T-19 (-7)

62 (-6)

T-12 (-9)

Cut (-1)

Cut (+1)

 

Cut (+2)

 

Brian Harman

Cut (+3)

T-32 (-12)

           

John Senden

     

Cut (-2)

 

T-17 (-8)

T-43 (-4)

 

J.J. Henry

Cut (+5)

T-67 (-3)

Cut (+2)

T-41 (-8)

T-62 (-3)

T-21 (-7)

T-58 (-1)

Cut (-1)

John Daly

             

Cut (+1)

Joe Ogilvie

T-74 (+4)

Cut (Even)

Cut (+4)

T-13 (-13)

T-8 (-11)

T-60 (+2)

Cut (+3)

T-32 (-8)

Pat Perez

11 (-10)

DQ (+1)

T-19 (-7)

T-22 (-11)

T-24 (-9)

T-48 (-2)

T-43 (-4)

Cut (+7)

George McNeill

Cut (+4)

T-36 (-11)

T-33 (-5)

 

Cut (+1)

Cut (+2)

 

T-39 (-7)

John Mallinger

T-12 (-9)

T-32 (-12)

 

Cut (-1)

Cut (+1)

Cut (+4)

69 (+2)

 

Scott Langley

T-69 (+3)

             

Ken Duke

T-29 (-6)

T-43 (-10)

T-50 (-2)

   

Cut (+6)

Cut (+1)

Cut (+5)

Matt Jones

T-12 (-9)

 

T-40 (-4)

Cut (-1)

Cut (+1)

     

John Huh

Cut (+1)

Cut (-1)

T-12 (-9)

         

Kevin Streelman

T-53 (-1)

Cut (Even)

T-73 (+5)

Cut (+4)

T-36 (-8)

T-35 (-4)

   

Charley Hoffman

T-61 (+1)

Cut (-2)

76 (+7)

T-29 (-10)

Cut (-1)

2 (-14)

Cut (+4)

Cut (+4)

Jason Kokrak

T-15 (-8)

Cut (-1)

Cut (+2)

         

Marc Leishman

Cut (+2)

Cut (-1)

T-19 (-7)

T-41 (-8)

Cut (+8)

     

Michael Thompson

T-19 (-7)

Cut (-1)

Cut (+2)

         

Kevin Chappell

Cut (+1)

T-24 (-13)

Cut (+3)

         

Jason Bohn

T-34 (-5)

Cut (-2)

Cut (+7)

T-62 (-3)

Cut (-1)

T-68 (+5)

Cut (-1)

T-11 (-13)

Martin Flores

Cut (Even)

T-57 (-7)

T-19 (-7)

Cut (+6)

Cut (+1)

     

Jerry Kelly

   

Cut (+9)

Cut (+2)

 

Cut (+1)

Cut (+5)

 

Brendon Todd

   

Cut (+4)

         

Danny Lee

Cut (+2)

 

Cut (+5)

         

Lee Westwood

Cut (Even)

             

Luke Guthrie

Cut (Even)

Cut (-2)

           

Scott Stallings

Cut (+2)

Cut (-1)

Cut (+10)

         

Ryo Ishikawa

Cut (+7)

Cut (+3)

           

Daniel Summerhays

Cut (Even)

Cut (-1)

 

Cut (-2)

       

Shawn Stefani

 

Cut (-3)

           

Now wasn’t that a long list?! I hope this picks preview for the Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 has not tuckered you out.

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PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Daily Fantasy Golf – Preview

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Daily Fantasy Golf – Preview

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.

I’ve copied and pasted the last 9 years of leaderboards below with their finishing scores. It’s really hard to get a gauge on things because precision players and long bombers have both excelled here. In 2014, Kevin Stadler and Graham DeLaet finished 1-2, both players are horrible putters. When you go down these 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 being a long hitter is beneficial here. If you can dominate the Par 5’s and the short par 4 all week, that’s half your score, and that gives you chance to for a win.

*Continued After The Leaderboards Below

2014 TPC of Scottsdale

Kevin Stadler $1,116,000 65 68 67 68 256
Graham DeLaet $545,600 67 72 65 65 260
Bubba Watson $545,600 64 66 68 71 261
Hunter Mahan $272,800 66 71 65 68 262
Hideki Matsuyama $272,800 66 67 68 69 265
Charles Howell III $207,700 70 69 67 65 266
Brendan Steele $207,700 66 74 62 69 266
Ryan Moore $207,700 66 71 64 70 266

2013 TPC of Scottsdale

Phil Mickelson $1,116,000 60 65 64 67 256
Brandt Snedeker $669,600 64 66 65 65 260
Scott Piercy $421,600 70 66 64 61 261
Ryan Moore $297,600 66 66 65 65 262
Ryan Palmer $248,000 64 73 66 62 265
Bill Haas $207,700 65 64 70 67 266
Brendon de Jong $207,700 66 67 67 66 266
Brendan Steele $207,700 69 65 65 67 266

2012 TPC of Scottsdale

Kyle Stanley $1,098,000 69 66 69 65 269
Ben Crane $658,800 69 67 68 66 270
Spencer Levin $414,800 65 63 68 75 271
D.J. Trahan $292,800 72 70 64 66 272
Brendan Steele $222,650 71 69 69 64 273
Kevin Na $222,650 66 73 69 65 273
Bubba Watson $222,650 66 70 67 70 273

2011 TPC of Scottsdale

Mark Wilson $1,098,000 65 64 68 69 266
Jason Dufner $658,800 65 68 67 66 266
Vijay Singh $353,800 69 65 68 66 268
Martin Laird $353,800 68 71 64 65 268
Nick Watney $222,650 70 66 65 68 269
J.B. Holmes $222,650 65 70 67 67 269
Gary Woodland $222,650 68 66 69 66 269

2010 TPC of Scottsdale

Hunter Mahan $1,080,000 68 70 65 65 268
Rickie Fowler $648,000 65 67 69 68 269
Y.E. Yang $408,000 66 70 69 65 270
Mathew Goggin $248,000 66 67 70 68 271
Chris Couch $248,000 67 66 70 68 271
Charles Howell III $248,000 69 66 68 68 271

2009 TPC of Scottsdale

Kenny Perry $1,080,000 72 63 66 69 270
Charley Hoffman $648,000 66 68 69 67 270
Kevin Na $408,000 67 70 66 68 271
James Nitties $264,000 65 69 70 68 272
David Toms $264,000 69 68 67 68 272

2008 TPC of Scottsdale

J.B.Holmes $1,080,000 68 65 66 71 270
Phil Mickelson $648,000 68 68 67 67 270
Charles Warren $408,000 65 69 67 70 271
Stuart Appleby $226,200 69 66 71 66 272
Steve Elkington $226,200 69 66 70 67 272
Kevin Na $226,200 69 67 67 69 272
Kevin Sutherland $226,200 65 72 66 69 272
Ben Crane $226,200 70 65 67 70 272

2007 TPC of Scottsdale

Aaron Baddeley $1,080,000 65 70 64 64 263
John Rollins $648,000 65 68 68 63 264
Jeff Quinney $408,000 66 63 68 68 265
Bart Bryant $288,000 66 66 68 66 266
Billy Mayfair $240,000 66 66 70 65 267

2006 TPC of Scottsdale

J.B.Holmes $936,000 68 64 65 66 263
Steve Lowry $312,000 65 68 70 67 270
Camillo Villegas $312,000 68 67 66 69 270
Scott Verplank $312,000 69 66 67 68 270
Ryan Palmer $312,000 68 66 64 72 270
J.J. Henry $312,000 67 61 70 72 270

2005: $5,200,000 Purse: TPC of Scottsdale

Phil Mickelson $936,000 73 60 66 68 267
Scott McCarron $457,600 72 70 65 65 272
Kevin Na $457,600 68 65 70 69 272
Steve Fiesch $214,933 70 67 67 69 273
Tim Herron $214,933 73 66 67 67 273
David Toms $214,933 71 66 68 68 273
Kenny Perry $174,200 70 67 67 70 274

So, for this week, when we release our picks preview, we will be looking for horses for courses, and you can see above some that already stick out. We will also be looking for combination players with length and precision, where their putter may not be a magic wand of sorts. One player that already comes to mind, who is playing well this week, is Francesco Molinari. He’s never played this course before and his game looks to be perfect for it. He’s just a pure ball striker.

Stay tuned for more in the coming days.

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PGA Humana Challenge 2015 – DraftKings Strategy – Daily Fantasy Golf – UPDATE 2!

PGA Humana Challenge 2015 – DraftKings Strategy – Daily Fantasy Golf

It’s Wednesday, not even noon yet, I’m hungry, I have a pile of papers stacked on my desk that need attending to, I have barf on my shirt, and my dog ‘Oscar’ died, yet all I can think about is daily fantasy golf.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the dog anyway. We never really liked each other. I resented him because all he did was eat and I’d have to take him for long walks in the freezing cold and he resented me from buying him and taking him away from his mother and siblings. I can’t say I blame him, but he didn’t have to be an asshole about it for his whole life.

Enough about Oscar, lets get back to our daily fantasy golf strategy on DraftKings for the Humana Challenge 2015.

So the one thing we should remember this week is that all golfers will get to play 3 rounds, so whereas we want all our golfers to make the cut, if they don’t this week, it won’t hurt you as much. So you can take your chances and be risky this week with some cheap players. I think its conceivable that someone can win this week with not having all their players make the cut.

I’m going to be using a core group of players this week as 50% plays and then fill in my rosters from there. My 50% plays are Zach Johnson, Tim Clark, Webb Simpson, Daniel Summerhays, Pat Perez, and Matt Jones. Then everyone fills in space. UPDATE!!! Tim Clark has withdrawn and I will update accordingly. Stay Tuned! In the absence of Clark, I’ve added some extra Todd, Na, Howell, Kelly, and Guthrie.

I’ve also reduced Molinari to !0% and Jones to 33%. I started to love Na and Todd a bit more and added them while shifting other players around but keeping same percentages. Some tickets had extra money so I was able to do so.

Here’s a list of all the golfers I will be using (clearing my throat):

Ryan Palmer – He’ll have around 33% representation on my tickets. He’s playing very well, has played well at this tournament in the past and plays well on the west coast. He’s really coming into his own right now and is very close to a big breakthrough in a Major. His game is at that level. When his putter gets on a roll, he just doesn’t miss. It’s happening more often these days.

Keegan Bradley – He has a solid history at this course and plays well on the west coast. Plays well in the same types of tournaments that Patrick Reed does and he’s the favourite to win this thing. He can bomb it and he can putt. He’s just an all around good player and not priced too high for me here. Will be on 33% of my tickets.

Chris Kirk – I’ll be taking Kirk once as a cover my ass in the $11,000 range. I like him because I think people will be off of him this week, as he didn’t come through during the Sony. He’s my little sprinkle differentiator.

Zach Johnson – He’s on 50% of my tickets. He’s just solid and has a great record at this tournament. Zach dominates the early part of the season, before the courses get really long, and he doesn’t come back to playing solid golf, like clock work, at the John Deere.

Webb Simpson – After round 1 from last week, I was kicking myself for not taking him. His price moved up this week and this week I’m going to take him. I just think he’s a discount to everyone priced above him. He has just as much and maybe even more ability than anyone in this tournament. In just under half his tournaments last year, he was top 10. He plays great on the west coast and if you look at his missed cuts last year, they were the Majors, TPC and the Barclays. Top Top Courses and Players. Book Him. 50% of my tickets.

Brandt Snedeker – He’s on 33% of my tickets. When he’s at his best he’s one of the better players on tour. he’s a real workhorse. He’s on the comeback trail and playing very well. He likes the same kind of tournaments that Zach Johnson does and he’s at a discount to the top names here. He’s had 2 top 10’s at this tournament in 6 tries. That’s good enough for me.

Charley Hoffman – Has a great record at this tournament. Plays very well on the west coast. He was a rock to make the cut for most of 2014, until he hit a little snag, but got back on the horse with a win in the fall and seems to have righted his ship. He’s on 33% of my teams.

WITHDRAWN!! Tim Clark – He’s on 50% of my teams. He played well last week but had a horrible final round, and I think he bounces back here. He has very few courses he plays well on and this is one of them. He’s got 3 top 5’s in 5 tries here. You’d be crazy not to have him in my opinion. But I’m crazy.

Brendon Todd – I have a man crush on Todd, so I’ve thrown him on one of my teams. He was 6th here last year and there’s no reason to believe that he can’t win here. He can putt like a mofo. LIKE A BOSS!

Charles Howell 3 – I threw him on 20% of my tickets because of his consistency. He really likes making his money in the early part of the year and on the west coast/Florida season. He may not be a winner, but he makes cuts and has plenty of top 10 potential.

Kevin Na – He’s on 20% of my tickets. Why? Man Crush. He’s had a mixed history here with high finishes and missed cuts, but because the cut is after day 3, I have no problem rolling him here. He’s cheaper than average and that puts him in the range of fitting in nicely on my teams when that price range is needed.

Jerry Kelly – When I ride Jerry Kelly, I ride Jerry Kelly hard. Well, Kinda. This week he’s on 20% of my tickets. He’s coming off a very strong Sony and I had him there. I’ve actually had him all over my tickets since the summer of 2014. He’s just very reliable with upside. His price is very attractive too. When I make my cash game ticket, I’d be nutso nut to have him on it at this price.

Daniel Summerhays – Oh hi there Daniel Summerhays, nice to see you once again. Yes, I am flirting with you. Why? Because you are one of my favourite non-household name cut makers on the PGA Tour and it seems like I can always count on you. The bonus is that you’re really coming into your own and making noises these days. I smell breakthrough on the horizon. You’ve finished 11th here before and have never missed the cut? Sign me up, stud muffin. On 50% of my tickets.

Francesco Molinari – Ciao Bella! Your first tournament as a full fledged PGA member was a success. Four rounds in the 60’s and 37th place. You strike the ball so super sweetly every single time. You’ll have many birdie opportunities this week and I cannot wait. UPDATE! I’ve reduced him to 10% of my tickets.

Pat Perez – He’s on 50% of my tickets. Pat Perez is a former winner, who is playing pretty good golf these days, and loves the west coast. He’s a west coast guy and I’m gonna roll with him.

Matt Jones – Am I crazy for taking Matt Jones on 50% of my tickets? Yes! I’m not going to argue with his record. 5 of 5 cuts here with 29th place or better, a 13th and an 8th. He seems to play well on the west coast tour and he’s $6100. Try and find a guy with this course history at that price. Not easy. UPDATE! I’ve reduced him to 33% of my tickets

Blayne Barber – He’s on 1 of my tickets as I believe he loves short courses and already has 2 top 10’s in his short career. He’s cheap and I’m willing to take one flier on him.

Luke Guthrie – He’s $5000 and on 33% of my tickets. He’s 2 for 2 in cuts here and plays well on the west coast in his short career. Due to the 3 round guarantee before the cut, taking him makes it easier on my stomach. He’s my longshot of the week and I’m putting my money where my mouth is.

So those are my guys this week. I doubt anything is going to change from right now until tomorrow, not even my underpants. Take that!