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!