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Define your DraftKings the fantastic golf ranges here: PGA TOUR $ 300K Flop Shot [$100K to 1st]
This is a small field of 20 men, by invitation only. The event is sponsored by the Tiger Woods Foundation and none of the cash prizes (the first is a million) count towards the PGA TOUR silver list. However, some OWGR ranking points are awarded which is interesting considering the limitation of the field. The good news for fantasy is that there is no cut, but the bad news is that in such a small area, there really is no room for error with your choices.
When it comes to players, however, we have an incredibly strong field, with World No.2 Collin Morikawa, World No.4 Xander Sc Chaudele and World No.6 Justin Thomas all playing this week. Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka will both be in action here after competing in their exhibit “Match” against each other over the Thanksgiving holiday. The latest winner of this event, Henrik Stenson, is here but has struggled to find the best form since taking victory here in 2019.
Albany Golf Course, Bahamas
Par 72, 7,400 yards
This is only the sixth time this course has been used for the Hero World Challenge, and it’s important to note this as we only have a few years of small fields and course data to go. The Albany Golf Course is a design by Ernie Els and presents itself as a highly exposed, links-style venue. There are some serious bunkers on the course as well, and Els himself described it as a course that mimics some of Scotland’s classic link sites.
The course is also quite different from most PGA TOUR venues in that it is actually a par 72 but has five par 5 and five par 3 (and only eight par 4), apparently giving good par 5 markers an advantage here. What is certain is that being in the Bahamas on an exposed course means that wind can and will be a factor. Players who hit long and can handle some expected bursts should have an advantage this weekend, but at this point in the year any player who arrives in solid form will have a chance in what is essentially high-stakes exposure. for the world’s best players.
Good course comparisons probably include most The Open sites, especially pure link tests like St. Andrews and Carnoustie. It’s also worth noting that the last winner here was Henrik Stenson, the Open winner in 2016. Jon Rahm (2018 winner and 2019 runner-up) is also an excellent links player with an excellent Open Championship record.
At the time of writing, the weather is shaping up to be fair for the week, with gusts below 10mph for the first two days, then resuming on Sunday where they could reach 15-20mph in places. A winning score between 18 and 20 under par – similar to the past two seasons – is probably a good goal.
Weather update 2021: Temperatures seem ideal for this week which is probably what we should expect given that we are in the Bahamas. Highs in the 80s with mostly sunny skies are the norm for this year’s version with no bad weather at the site. Winds will climb to 10mph or slightly above most days which will likely be just enough to be a factor on this very open course. The last four winners here have been between 18 and 20 below par, and with a bit of wind in the forecast, I would probably expect a below par winner under 20 again.
The last 5 winners
2019 — Henrik Stenson -18 (on Jon Rahm -17)
2018 — Jon Rahm -20 (on Tony Finau -16)
2017 — Rickie Fowler -18 (on Charley Hoffman -14)
2016 — Hideki Matsuyama -18 (on Henrik Stenson -16)
2015 — Bubba Watson -25 (on Patrick Reed -22)
Winner statistics and course overview
2019 winner: Henrik Stenson
(introduction 2019: T44-T17-T20-MC-T17)
- Stenson was a bit of a surprise winner but also a winner telling us how this course works. The winner of the Open 2016 is an excellent links player and doesn’t take long to get off the tee.
- Stenson lost eight pennies on the par 5s for the week, but only made two bogies on the other holes.
- We’ve seen other big iron players like Hideki Matsuyama dominate here before and another big wind / ties player Rickie Fowler is successful here as well.
- If you’re targeting the bottom of the table for betting or DFS this week, worry less about power and look for players with good records on Open-style sites.
The odds of winning are a factor to consider when selecting players (but not the only thing, so be careful giving them too much weight). This section will detail some of the players who have the best fantasy value compared to their DraftKings Sportsbook chances of winning this week.
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1. Patrick Reed ($ 6,400; best result: second – 2015): He has played this event every year it takes place in Albany. He finished T3 in the last edition (2019, when he had three innings out of 66) and finished in the top five here the last two iterations.
2. Justin Rose ($ 6,100; best result: third – 2018): Rose is a resident of the Bahamas, so this climate will be more than familiar to her. He has also played this event every year, it was held in the Bahamas and finished T5 here last season. He has recorded a T12 and a T6 in his last four starts.
3. Jordan Spieth ($ 8,300; best result: Q3 – 2017): Spieth had a great race in this event from 2015 to 2017, where he landed three top five, including a T3 in 2017. He is an excellent wind / ties player and will play here for the first time since his return to its best form. early 2021.
1. Rory McIlroy ($ 10,800; T6-winner): McIlroy won against a similar guy (in a bigger event) last month at LA CJ CUP and just finished T6 at the DP World Championship (on the Euro TOUR), where he led on Sunday. This will be his first appearance at Albany for this event, but he’s in great shape right now.
2. Scottie Scheffler ($ 7,800; T57-T2): Scheffler is still waiting for his resounding victory on the PGA TOUR, but that hasn’t stopped him from racking up the best results. He clinched fourth and second in Mayakoba and Houston in the fall, respectively, and looks competitive enough to face this elite field.
3. Viktor Hovland ($ 9,900; earn-T18): Hovland earned his third PGA victory this fall with his triumph at Mayakoba. His first three PGA victories came in the Americas and at tropical beach resorts. It’s his first visit to Albany, but he should get to the site quickly this week.
Cash Games: Ride with Rory
As mentioned above and below, Rory McIlroy ($ 10,800) appears to be in great shape right now and won’t be hard to fit into the lineups this week considering how much value we have in the world. lower fork. Pairing him up with the fit Scottie Scheffler ($ 7,800) gives you a decent average cost to start the lines. Other potential values to consider for this format include Webb Simpson ($ 6,700) and Justin Rose ($ 6,100).
Tournaments: Bring it with Bryson
Sentiment on Bryson DeChambeau ($ 9,300) here will be low after he quickly burns out against Brooks Koepka ($ 6,800) in The Match. This event shouldn’t have a bearing on this week, however, and DeChambeau still ranks first in this area in birdie percentage or better in the last 50 rounds. Other GPP games to consider here include Jordan Spieth ($ 8,300) and Tyrrell Hatton ($ 6,500 – see below).
MY CHOICE: Rory McIlroy ($ 10,800)
It’s safe to say that McIlroy could be a little upset this week after losing a lead on Sunday at the DP World Championships. However, he has looked rejuvenated since the Ryder Cup, after a weaker summer run, and could easily get two wins in two starts if it weren’t for his weaker last lap last Sunday. McIlroy will play Albany for the first time since this event moved to the Bahamas, but he’s certainly not a player to fear a shootout or a links-style venue.
As well as being a winner of the Open (2014), he has also had victories in Dubai (several) and comes in this event ranked second in birdie percentage or better in the last 50 rounds and ranked second in strokes. won tee-to-green stats over the last 24 rounds. He had to watch a younger version of himself at Collin Morikawa ($ 10,600) grab another win last week and should be motivated for a quick little rematch here at the Woods event.
MY SLEEPER: Tyrrell Hatton ($ 6,500)
Whenever we have a real golf course in play and Tyrrell Hatton on the course, it’s always a good idea to watch it closely. Hatton will make his debut at this event this week and will only release a T16 last week in the limited-field DP Tour Championship event on the Euro TOUR. His recent form may not get off the page, but Hatton has already played six times this fall so he should be competitive.
He also landed a T2 early in the fall in the Alfred Dunhill Links event (played on the Old Course), which is played at a location with a good correlation to the one we’re getting here. Hatton isn’t likely to be heavy this week and makes a nice GPP target in an event that has seen plenty of shorter hitters with good linking pedigree excel over the years.
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