It was a complete carnage this past week. Lots of pros struggling just to make par. The result was a very low percentage of 6/6 making it to the weekend. Even if you had 4/6 for the weekend, you still had a shot of cashing. I made 4 GPP lineups and I managed to get 1 of them cashing.Tiger was very impressive this past week. If it wasn't for the “bear trap", where he combined 8 over the past 4 rounds, he would've made it to the playoff. He was leading the field in driving distance at one point and proximity. It will be interesting to see if he adds another tournament other than bay hill to get ready for the Masters in April.
We are headed to Mexico for another World Golf Championship. The golf course is called Club de Golf Chapultepec. It's a par 71 and it's 7,330 yards. What's unique about this golf course is that it is 7,835 feet above sea level. Which means the ball will fly a little further than normal. The stats that I will be looking at are SG: Birdie or Better %; Ball Striking; SG: Around the Green; SG: Par 4 scoring and Fairways Gained.
Tommy Fleetwood ($10,000) – Fleetwood is on form and there's no sign of him slowing down. He has made 2 cuts in a row entering this week, including being contention last week. For stats, he's 3rd in the field for Fairways Gained; 8th in the field for Ball Striking; and 30th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring. With a runner up finish here last year, look for him to be very popular this week.
Tony Finau ($8,500) – Finau is starting to get into a groove. He finished 2nd at the Genesis and only has 1 miss cut the entire season so far. For stats, he's 7th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; 13th in the field for SG: B.O.B.%; and 13th in the field for Ball Striking. Even though he has no history here, I still like him this week.
Xander Schauffele ($7,800) – Xander is starting strong this season after being named rookie of the year last season. He has 2 top 20 finishes in his last 2 starts. For stats, he's 11th in the field for Ball Striking; 22nd in the field for SG: B.O.B.%; and 36th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring. Xander will be my dark horse to win.
Kevin Chappell ($8,100) – Kevin is playing very solid recently. He's 2nd in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring; 7th in the field for Ball Striking; and 15th in the field for Fairways Gained. He has finished inside the top 20 3 times in his last 4 starts. With a 55th place finish here last year, he should've learn from that and he should improve on that after his recent play in the last few weeks.
Brendan Grace ($7,700) – Grace is getting into form at the right time. He has 3 top 20 finishes in his last 4 starts this season and he finished 32nd here last year. For stats, he's 16th in the field for SG: B.O.B.%; 23rd in the field for Fairways Gained; and 25th in the field for SG: Par 4 scoring. With a top 10 upside, he could be a sneaky pick this week.
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 finishing inside the top 10 for the non-cut events.
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.
As of Monday evening, there doesn't seem to be any weather issues for the entire week. It looks like that the winds will be sustained under 10 mph between Thursday through Sunday. If they're any changes to the weather, I will let you guys know via twitter.
Good luck everyone!!