Off the Tee: PGA DFS – Shriners Open
Welcome to the 2019/2020 PGA Season! Coming to you live through the PGA DFS thought process, I will provide an insight at the first glance in my research and where I am looking to target as I do an initial run down of my notes.
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We are back to a more regular PGA Tournament type of setting. We now have the tournament cut back, where the top 70 golfers will move on to rounds 3 and 4. The Shriners Open takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada at TPC Summerlin. It is a Par 71 that measures 7,255 yards. Weather looks fantastic for this event with no rain and minimal rain in the forecast. This is a really easy course, whatever bogies may occur will be doubled by birdies and some eagles without a problem. Normally this tournament doesn’t have many crazy names in it, but the field is somewhat loaded, so keep that in mind as you build your lineups that there is some really good players in the tournament.
The Big Bet
Rickie Fowler – Fowler will be making his PGA Tour debut this season, and he comes into this tournament having played TPC Summerlin 3 other times in his career. All 3 of which he has finished in the top 25. He has the best odds coming into this tournament, and I don’t think Spieth is going to compete too heavily with him, since Spieth is more or less forced to be here.
Rounding Out the Top 3
Bryson DeChambeau – If anyone is going to beat Fowler, my bet would be on DeChambeau. He plays this tournament quite often, and I love the progress he has made every year since being on the Tour. This is another year where DeChambeau has made nice strides, and in addition with how nice the weather is playing out it should only feed into DeChambeau’s hands as he led this tournament in GIR during high winds. He is also top 6 on the Tour for birdie %.
Webb Simpson – Simpson comes into this course knowing it very well, and I think that is what gives him a slight advantage over these other elite golfers in the field. We have seen Simpson remain competitive against just about any type of field he goes up against, and this course fits right into his playing style, with his ability to be accurate off the drive and good approach game.
At Beeline Sports we play majority on DraftKings and Fanduel, so we will stick to that when discussing value. Some of the golfers on each DFS site that show some value on pricing are as follows:
DraftKings: Tony Finau, Corey Connors, Si Woo Kim, Beau Hossler, Kevin Tway, Russell Henley, Brendan Steele, Peter Uilein
FanDuel: Cameron Champ, Tony Finau, Sungjae Im, Aaron Wise, Alex Cejka, Chesson Hadley, Beau Hossler,
Form Means Most Things
One thing I have noticed in playing PGA Golf DFS, is that the form a golfer is in going into tournaments matters…extremely. When a golfer feels good, they play good. When they play good, they usually keep playing good, even when a course might not be tailored to their playing style.
Gary Woodland – Unfortunately, Woodland does not come one bit cheap. BUT, he comes into this tournament in fantastic form, and with a lot going for him in this tournament. His price is just right on both sites and you will have to fade a top-end golfer to fit Woodland instead, but I like his odds where he really has to take this tournament seriously, unlike some of the other elite golfers.
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