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PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – PGATour.com Fantasy Golf

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – PGATour.com Fantasy Golf

Our last week in Pgatour.com fantasy was almost spot on thanks to Brooks Koepka. We finished high and we are aiming for the stars once more.

So to make a long story short. The most important stats this week are: All Around Ranking, Distance, Par 5 Scoring and more proximity to hole than GIR, due to the size of the greens. With that being said, the Greens at Torrey Pines are Poa Annua and are pretty tricky to putt on later in the day because of all the bumps that accumulate. So elite putters seem to play well here too. Guys like Brandt Sneaker and Aaron Baddeley play well here. Top Putters. However, even the short putts get missed here, so sometimes that ‘s in favour of bad putters because others will be missing putts they were going to miss anyway.

A little run down on the course or courses.

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.

Now onto our picks for are Pgatour.com Fantasy TEAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rickie Fowler – He has great course history here and I think last week was just a warm up from a break. He’ll be back playing golf like he was at the end of last season. He won’t string together 2 crappy performances in a row.

Jason Day – One of the best in the world and he loves it here. Two top 10’s in his last two and hopefully injury free for the first time in awhile. Australians can putt and he is no different.

Hideki Matsuyama – Has played here once and finished 16th. He fits the criteria I’m looking for on this course and he’s coming in off a hot 2nd at the Phoenix Open.

Graham Delaet – He has 2 top 10’s here in his last two trips and he’s coming in off a nice finish at he Phoenix. Very Dangerous and could finally win on tour. Deadly with his irons.

Hope you all enjoyed this little tiny piece. Go check out more in depth write ups on players we like on our golf picks page. Our DraftKIngs Tiered picks is where it’s at.

Have a most excellent day!

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Golf Channel Fantasy Picks

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Golf Channel Fantasy Picks

Our last week in Golf Channel Fantasy were mixed We were lights out in the european tour event, but crappy in the PGA. Overall,  Nothing to write home about but not terrible either. This week, it’s different. We’re going to win.

So to make a long story short. The most important stats this week are: All Around Ranking, Distance, Par 5 Scoring and more proximity to hole than GIR, due to the size of the greens. With that being said, the Greens at Torrey Pines are Poa Annua and are pretty tricky to putt on later in the day because of all the bumps that accumulate. So elite putters seem to play well here too. Guys like Brandt Sneaker and Aaron Baddeley play well here. Top Putters. However, even the short putts get missed here, so sometimes that ‘s in favour of bad putters because others will be missing putts they were going to miss anyway.

A little run down on the course or courses.

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.

Now onto our picks for are Golf Channel Fantasy TEAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rickie Fowler – He has great course history here and I think last week was just a warm up from a break. He’ll be back playing golf like he was at the end of last season. He won’t string together 2 crappy performances in a row.

Justin Thomas – He’s just playing too well right now not to take him. He’s finished 10th here and there’s no reason to think he can’t win. This years Spieth.

Brendan Steele – He disappointed some last week by finishing 26th, but that just means, people will lay off here. He has a good track record over this course. he’s playing pretty well coming in and fits most of the criteria needed to excel on this track.

Aaron Baddeley – Solid track record here and seems to be playing some good golf in the past months. A great putter that knows how to get by on these tough greens.

Hope you enjoyed these most awesome and sweet Golf Channel Fantasy Picks. Go check out our DraftKings Tiered picks with some more in depth analysis of players this week.

Toodles!

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Golf

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Golf

Our last week in Yahoo Fantasy was ho hum. Nothing to write home about but not terrible either. We haven’t had a lights out week yet, but I feel that one is coming soon. Very soon. Like now.

So to make a long story short. The most important stats this week are: All Around Ranking, Distance, Par 5 Scoring and more proximity to hole than GIR, due to the size of the greens. With that being said, the Greens at Torrey Pines are Poa Annua and are pretty tricky to putt on later in the day because of all the bumps that accumulate. So elite putters seem to play well here too. Guys like Brandt Sneaker and Aaron Baddeley play well here. Top Putters. However, even the short putts get missed here, so sometimes that ‘s in favour of bad putters because others will be missing putts they were going to miss anyway.

A little run down on the course or courses.

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.

Now onto our picks for are YAHOO FANTASY GOLF TEAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Group A

Brooks Koepka – Starter – Fresh off a win, he has all the stat categories needed to win over this course and he’s hell of a putter. He can win back to back. Not much else in Group A to get excited about. He’s on my squad.

Seung Yul Noh – Hits most of the criteria I’m looking for. He’s made all three cuts at the course, including a 10th. In decent form.

Group B

Brandt Snedeker – Starter – Has great history and in this format, why not take him here. I can always sub in Fowler.

Graham Delaet – Starter – Played well last week and loves Torrey Pines. Top 10’s here in his last 2. Fits all 5 criteria.

Rickie Fowler – He can win any week and I think he will this week. Everyone is down on him after last week and his missed cut here last year. Before that, he murdered this course.

Hideki Matsuyama – I haven’t used him yet, so I thought why not here. He’s playing well and has all the criteria I’m looking for in a Torrey Pines player. Was 16th here last year.

Group C

Justin Thomas – Starter – I’m jumping on board the Thomas train. So hot right now and was 10th here last year.

Keegan Bradley – Can easily win here. Makes cuts and there wasn’t much else I liked in this group.

 

That’s it for my Yahoo Golf Fantasy Report. I’ll update as I make changes. Time for breakfast. Man am I up early. The things I do for you people. Sheesh.

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.

COPY AND PASTE OVER

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 2015 – Golf Betting Odds – Paddy Power

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Golf Betting Odds – Paddy Power

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

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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.

Spieth, Jordan
12/1
Cabrera, Angel
125/1
Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo
250/1
Walker, Jimmy
12/1
Tringale, Cameron
125/1
Ortiz, Carlos
250/1
Day, Jason
14/1
Blixt, Jonas
125/1
Garnett, Brice
250/1
Matsuyama, Hideki
18/1
Ishikawa, Ryo
125/1
Gore, Jason
250/1
Fowler, Rickie
22/1
Villegas, Camilo
150/1
Cejka, Alex
250/1
Rose, Justin
22/1
Swafford, Hudson
150/1
Hoge, Tom
300/1
Snedeker, Brandt
25/1
Knost, Colt
150/1
Allenby, Robert
300/1
Koepka, Brooks
25/1
Holmes, JB
150/1
Yang, Gunn
300/1
DeLaet, Graham
28/1
Hoffmann, Morgan
150/1
Herman, Jim
300/1
Haas, Bill
30/1
Pinckney, Scott
150/1
Gillis, Tom
300/1
Mickelson, Phil
30/1
Svoboda, Andrew
150/1
Putnam, Andrew
300/1
Johnson, Dustin
33/1
Blair, Zac
150/1
Beljan, Charlie
300/1
Thomas, Justin
35/1
Harrington, Padraig
175/1
Adams, Blake
300/1
Mahan, Hunter
40/1
Park, Sung-Joon
175/1
Lunde, Bill
300/1
Woodland, Gary
40/1
Stanley, Kyle
175/1
Owen, Greg
300/1
Horschel, Billy
45/1
Crane, Ben
175/1
O’Hair, Sean
300/1
Leishman, Marc
45/1
Vegas, Jhonattan
175/1
Van Aswegen, Tyrone
300/1
English, Harris
45/1
Huh, John
175/1
Campbell, Chad
300/1
Kirk, Chris
45/1
Gomez, Fabian
175/1
Anderson, Mark
300/1
Hoffman, Charley
50/1
Smith, Cameron
175/1
Merritt, Troy
300/1
Woods, Tiger
50/1
Barber, Blayne
175/1
Romero, Andres
300/1
Bradley, Keegan
50/1
Points, DA
175/1
Reifers, Kyle
300/1
Laird, Martin
55/1
Homa, Max
175/1
Williams, Chris
300/1
Poulter, Ian
66/1
Wheatcroft, Steve
175/1
Hubbard, Mark
300/1
Watney, Nick
66/1
Putnam, Michael
175/1
Collins, Chad
300/1
Choi, KJ
66/1
Molder, Bryce
175/1
Lyle, Jarrod
300/1
Knox, Russell
66/1
Pettersson, Carl
175/1
Slocum, Heath
400/1
Bae, Sang-Moon
80/1
Goosen, Retief
175/1
Love, Davis
400/1
Perez, Pat
80/1
Lee, Danny
200/1
Sloan, Roger
400/1
Donaldson, Jamie
80/1
Lingmerth, David
200/1
Curran, Jon
400/1
Steele, Brendan
80/1
Thompson, Michael
200/1
Kim, Whee
400/1
Senden, John
80/1
Levin, Spencer
200/1
Sainz, Carlos
400/1
Jacobson, Fredrik
80/1
Toms, David
200/1
Merrick, John
400/1
Piercy, Scott
80/1
Gonzales, Andres
200/1
Smith, Byron
400/1
Donald, Luke
80/1
Hahn, James
200/1
Prugh, Alex
400/1
Casey, Paul
80/1
Brown, Scott
200/1
Fraustro, Oscar
500/1
Lowry, Shane
80/1
Bowditch, Steven
200/1
Randolph, Jonathan
500/1
Howell, Charles
80/1
Every, Matt
200/1
Sucher, Zack
500/1
Noh, Seung-Yul
90/1
Hadwin, Adam
200/1
Alker, Steven
500/1
Chappell, Kevin
90/1
Garrigus, Robert
200/1
Percy, Cameron
500/1
Finau, Tony
100/1
Flores, Martin
200/1
Weir, Mike
500/1
De Jonge, Brendon
100/1
Cink, Stewart
200/1
Austin, Woody
500/1
Baddeley, Aaron
100/1
Davis, Brian
250/1
Axley, Eric
500/1
Sabbatini, Rory
100/1
Henry, JJ
250/1
Ernst, Derek
500/1
Stallings, Scott
100/1
Sterne, Richard
250/1
Saunders, Sam
750/1
Martin, Ben
100/1
Appleby, Stuart
250/1
Renner, Jim
750/1
Berger, Daniel
100/1
Leonard, Justin
250/1
Gilley, Chris
1000/1
Compton, Erik
125/1
Guthrie, Luke
250/1
Alvarado, Benjamin
1000/1
Stuard, Brian
125/1
Reavie, Chez
250/1
Block, Michael
1000/1
Harman, Brian
125/1
Glover, Lucas
250/1
Armour, Ryan
1000/1
Peterson, John
125/1
Thompson, Nicholas
250/1

 

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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