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Recap

What a weekend we had for golf! Tiger was in the mix again, most of the bigger names made the cut, except for Spieth, and we a lot of guys within a few shots of the lead headed into Sunday! I had a couple outright bets with Bryson and Ben An and I played them a lot in the $5 GPP contest. Didn't have any good sweats on Draftkings because, even though I had lots of Bryson and Ben An, I also had a lot of CH3 in the mix. Overall, it was a positive week! Here is a recap of my player pool and my best lineup. I had 10 lineups total.

Core (Name) Weight

Chesson Hadley

70.0%

Tiger Woods

50.0%

Charles Howell III

50.0%

Ryan Moore

50.0%

Byeong-Hun An

50.0%

Bryson DeChambeau

50.0%

Patrick Reed

40.0%

Kevin Streelman

40.0%

Marc Leishman

40.0%

Matt Kuchar

40.0%

Justin Thomas

30.0%

Keith Mitchell

30.0%

Emiliano Grillo

20.0%

Henrik Stenson

20.0%

Rory Mcllroy

20.0%

Best Lineup

DK Points

Finish Position

Byeong-Hun An

118

T2

Bryson DeChambeau

119

1

Chesson Hadley

77

T40

Charles Howell III

55.5

T65

Matt Kuchar

83.5

T13

Justin Thomas

99

T8

As you can see, I was basically off by 2 players. I needed to play Kyle Stanley instead of CH3 and if I had the guts to do it, I might have drop down to Cantlay from Hadley to leave $700 on the table and that would've been the lineup to have won the $5 GPP. Overall, the process is there, and we just need to start being patient with it and good things will come. Congrats to Bryson on his 2nd win!

This Week

We are headed to Memphis, Tennessee for the FedEx St. Jude classic. The course is called TPC Southwind and it's a Par 70; 7,244 yards. D.J. and Phil Mickelson headlines the field and look for Brooks Koepka to be popular this week as he is trending upward with a runner up finish at the Fort Worth Invitational and a 11th place finish at the Players. Finally, you have Daniel Berger going for a 3 peat, which is rare these days. As for stats, I'm going to try something new this week to see if it helps me to go to that next level. I'm taking out DK points and just having Par 4 scoring as my only scoring stat in my model. Other stats will stay the same, which are, Strokes Gained: Approach the Green; SG: Off the Tee; SG: Around the Green; and Proximity.

Cash Plays

Henrik Stenson ($10,400) – Stenson is going to be that top guy for me this week. I will have some of brooks, but the fact that he is less than D.J. and Phil, then I'm all in. For stats, he's 1st in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; 4th in the field for SG: Approach the Green; and he's 22nd in the field for SG: Off the tee. For his last 8 starts this season, he has 7 top 25s, including 4 top 10s. With a course that screams ball striking, this should suit Stenson's game no problem.

Byeong-Hun An ($9,200) – Ben An is a under-rated ball striker. In his last 6 starts this season, he has 3 top 15 finishes, including the play-off lost to DeChambeau last week at The Memorial. For stats, he's 3rd in the field for SG: Around the Green; 5th in the field for SG: Off the Tee; and 7th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring. He has no course history in the last 5 years, however, with his strong finish last week, he should be a popular pick this week.

Luke List ($8,300) – Here we go again with List. He should be popular again this week given that he finished here in the top 20 last year. He has 2 top 10s in his last 5 starts going into this week. For stats, he's 2nd in the field for SG: Off the Tee; 19th in the field for SG: Approach the Green; and 8th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring.

GPP Plays

Cheng Tsung Pan ($7,500) – C.T. Pan does look like he has form again. He has made 4 straight made cuts, which includes a 20th place finish at Fort Worth Invitational. For stats, he's 32nd in the field for SG: Off the Tee; 44th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; and he's 48th in the field for Proximity.

Abraham Ancer ($6,900) – Ancer is quietly having a solid season. In his last 9 starts, he only has 1 miss cut and has 3 top 20 finishes during that stretch. For stats, he's 15th in the field for SG: Off the Tee; 21st in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; and 46th in the field for SG: Approach the Green. With a top 20 finish back in 2016, he'll be a nice dark horse pick this week.

Exposure

Cash Games: For cash games, I like to play the small field 50/50s, for example, anything less than 100 entrants. I tend to make just 1 lineup and that lineup will have the 6 golfers who I think will have the best chance of making it to the weekend and have the upside of a top 10 finish.

3 Entry Max GPPs: For these tournaments, think of it as one lineup for cash, one for leagues and one that is completely different than the first 2. This technique is very common among the DFS community and even the DFS pros. Just start of with your cash lineup then use a “2 vs. 2" strategy for the other lineups.

20 – 150 Max GPPs: With these, you can have a player pool anywhere from 15-100 players. For 20 max GPPS, I tend to stay closer to 15-18 golfers in my pool. For 150 max GPPs, I recommend using around 25-30 golfers.

Weather

As of Monday morning, it looks as though it will be perfect golf weather at TPC Southwind. No wind or rain to speak for Thursday and Friday. Chance of thunderstorms for the weekend, but that's it. If there are any changes, I will update it via twitter.

Good luck everyone!!



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