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Shell Houston Open Preview

We are so close to the best golf week of the year at Augusta, but there is still a pretty intriguing tournament this weekend in Houston to tend to first. The Golf Club of Houston, in Humble, Texas to be precise, is the host venue. The par 72 track measures 7,411 yards and has historically favored the bombers, so a lot of my plays this week are guys who can bomb it, scramble well, and make rack up the birdies. Defending champion JB Holmes is in the field, after he took out Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner in a playoff which he shot a final round 64 just to get into.....

Key Stats for GC of Houston

As I mentioned above, this is a bombers track that has consistently rewarded length off the tee over the years. Driving distance ( DD) is the first key stat, as three of the last five winners have also finished their respective season inside the top 50 in DD. Last years winner JB Holmes has averaged 317.4 yards off the tee in his six appearances here (via Fantasy Golf Metrics), good for 4th best all time at GC of Houston......

Top Pin Seekers

Rickie Fowler

DK SalaryP5SDDBoB%
11,0001299

Last seven starts he has five top 10 finishes, and will be extra rested after a quicker exit than he wanted at the WGC last week. It will be windy this week, and he's great when it gets blustery. 6th here in 2014 $3 GPP Ownership Guess: 10-15%

Middle Tee Plays

Brooks Koepka - DK Salary $9,300 - cash game lock for me, in great form - 9th in DD & 11th in BoB%

Jimmy Walker - DK Salary $9,200 - will be under 5% owned, 2nd best player in Texas since 2013 Strokes gained total (via Future of Fantasy) - top 40 in 3 key stats

GPP Dart Board Dreams

Gary Woodland - DK Salary $7,300 - great price - 2nd in DD & 17th in P5S

Jonas Blixt - DK Salary $7,100 - in good form right now, boom or bust play, will be around 1-2% owned

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Comments
JasonG4s
I will definitely be building around Fowler this week.
Great info and so excited for the DK PGA lineup optimizer! Is the optimizer generating lineups best for GPP's? Will there be an update to build lineups for cash games and GPP's?
Sam
Sam
@Philthy88 - it's cash game projections, but you can update for GPP's.
Thanks, Sam. I'm not seeing that available in the "Filters" or "Advanced Options" in the Lineup Optimizer. Can you help with how to update the optimizer for GPP's?