Rose Wins, Tiger Sets a date + Shriners Open DFS Field Breakdown

 

I’d like to say Justin Rose went out and won the WGC – HSBC event on the weekend, but in reality it was Dustin Johnson that LOST the tournament.

When Rose teed off, EIGHT strokes behind DJ, he admittedly thought Second was the best he could do.

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A Five-under 67 propelled Justin to his first win since capturing the Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics last summer

Elsewhere around the PGA Tour

Whether its golf swings or shots on a boat holding a Lobster, Tiger has been teasing us every single week with Social Media posts.

We now have progress.

He is set to return to competitive golf November 30th – December 3rd at the tournament he plays host to: The Hero World Challenge, in the Bahamas.

I thought he would take a lot longer, but ….

He’s got the stinger, he’s got his back fused, he’s wearing Red again…. Ooh Baby! Sign me up

I know we should all be patient and keep in mind its only been 9 months since his latest surgery and a LOT LONGER since his last win. But realistically, the second he tees it up im ALL IN. So with that being said, good luck Tiger!

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This week

Alright, moving on. This week we return to America! With a full field event and a Cut! Lets goooo

The Tour is in VEGAS this week, teeing it up at TPC Summerlin, a 7255 Yard, Par-71 Track carved from desert on the western outskirts of Las Vegas. The course is highlighted by a risk/reward four-hole closing stretch – The Driveable par-4 15th, Par-5 16th, The Water-Lined Par-3 17th and a Strong Finishing hole, the Par-4 18th

10 of the events past 15 winner have been first timers, so look out for that this week. The field isn’t as good as last weeks, but some of the bigger names include: Tony Finau, Webb Simpson, Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chappell, Gary Woodland, Patrick Cantlay and Ryan Moore

In terms of stats. Strokes Gained Approach is the number one standout – propelling players to high finishes in this event the last few years. Aside from that, Proximity 100-125 Yards is very important as well

Complimentary stats this week are: Strokes Gained Putting, Par-4’s 400-450, Proximity 200+, DK Pts & Birdies

Throw-in stat: Strokes Gained Par-5’s

Keep in mind that strategy for DFS is different in an event with a cut. Instead of throwing everything at the Win, you MUST be aware of guys making and missing cuts. As nice as it is to have 2 or 3 guys in contention, if your other 3 or 4 dont make the cut then you have no chance. When trying to pick between two players, go with the one who is more likely to make the cut.

And with that, here is my spreadsheet. About 50 of the 140 Players are involved. If they are not included, they didnt have enough of a resume or were in poor playing form and thus not included

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Okay, so with that, my optimal lineup would be:

Chesson Hadley, Patrick Cantlay, Luke List, Harold Varner, Ryan Armour and Scott Strohmeyer

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Enjoy and Good Luck!

 


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