Off the Tee: PGA DFS – WGC-HBSC Champions
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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Let’s begin by saying…if you want to be a part of what will be a PGA event with the top names in golf before they break in a few weeks, this is the one. After this tournament, we will not see near the amount of elite and top-ranked players in the field as we do now. The tournament takes place in Shanghai, China at Sheshan International Golf Club. It is a par 72 measuring 7,261 yards. The fairways are a fair size, but they are tree-lined making it important not to miss them. In addition, the rough plays challenging to many, mix it in with poor weather conditions and it could prove difficult for golfers. This course is an easy course as long as golfers are even somewhat accurate and tuned into their approach.
The Big Bet
Justin Rose – Rose is back in the season, and he is coming off of a hot 2017/2018 campaign. Johnson will be the high price point, but I was not impressed with the past few tournaments with Johnson as his rounds were very inconsistent. Rose past three finishes were 2nd, 2nd, and T4. Don’t be surprised to see him pick right back up.
Rounding Out the Top 3
Brooks Koepka – He is finally #1 in the world! After Koepka’s win last week he now takes on first place in the rankings. It very well might not hold after this weekend Koepka seems pretty determined to keep this ranking as long as possible for himself.
Dustin Johnson – I was going to try and ignore DJ, but how could you? He has always been a top golfer, and on a course where he could use his driving skills to make it onto the green in possibly 1 stroke left could prove very helpful. Johnson is really expensive, so I won’t be absolutely all over him, but I just don’t think he isn’t worth a mention.
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: Cameron Smith, Kyle Stanley, Eddie Pepperell, Thomas Pieters, CT Pan, Emilano Grillo, Charley Hoffman
FanDuel: Tony Finau, Tyrell Hatton, Kyle Stanley, Eddie Pepperell, Thorbjorn Olesen, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Cameron Smith, Russell Knox
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.
Lucas Bjerregaard – I think this is a really interesting note here, and I am going to test our readers reading skills here. Bjerregaard is playing incredible on the Euro circuit being ranked 53rd. He is in incredible form, and although I am unsure if this course will suit him, he comes in a group. Matt Wallace and Eddie Pepperell are all coming over from the Euro Tour so do not sleep on them! All 3 have great value, but Bjerregaard has the best form of the three.
Tony Finau – The biggest difference between Finau and Rose….Finau isn’t winning. But, I do love how great he is off of the tee, mix that in with how much his putting has improved last time he played this course and we could definitely see a top 10 finish from Finau even in a tough field.
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