This column is a quick article to give you the stats you need to make informed PGA DFS choices for your daily fantasy DraftKings + FanDuel lineups and give you a couple of tips for The BMW Championship. In a typical showdown contest, DraftKings will offer up to $ 50,000 for the first round for rounds 2 and 3 showdowns and sometimes up to $ 100,000 for the final round contests. They also provide weekend contests that offered $ 25,000 at the first for most weekends. Finally, FanDuel also tried to enter the final round and weekend contests, offering $ 10,000 and $ 5,000 to the former.
Comment from the previous round
“Fast and firm” were the two words of the day, as the greens and fairways were lightning fast and steady. This is usually the most unpredictable form of golf, incredibly difficult for golfers. If so, in fact, keep the pace for the rest of the week, even the par could be the winning score. While I don’t think it will happen, this is a very different tournament to what we got used to in the last bit. Tyler Duncan was the surprise of the day, turning around 68 and maintaining the lead of the first round after climbing and descending from five of the six bunkers on the green. Mackenzie Hughes he had a putt on nine (his 18) to even the number but he couldn’t do it. Hideki Matsuyama he finally found something, including a 66-foot-out nine (his 18th) to enter the clubhouse at -3, and has the advantage of one.
The last time there were fewer than four golfers below par for the day was over two years ago in a major. Now granted, it was a half course, but still, I don’t think I can stress enough how tough the golf course was today. I expect conditions will be a little easier tomorrow. With the showers scheduled during the night and in the morning, it should give the course some moisture, which will make the greens easier. However, the 5-inch wet rough is just as bad as you can get, so it may end up balancing out.
Review of previous round stats
I’m sure this is no surprise to anyone, but there were no shifts without bogeys that day. The average score was 3.75 more or 73.75, certainly the highest score average by a large sum this year.
BOB leader in round 1
- Hideki Matsuyama (6)
- Patrick Reed (5)
- Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Brendan Steele, Dylan Fritteli, Harry Higgs, Tom Hoge (4)
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Hits Earned Hitting the ball against putting
Danny lee he continued his impressive ball hitting, gaining 2.84 over the course of the day, but his putter did not follow, losing by a stroke. He is Corey Conners had a 3.9 shot differential throughout the day. Rory McIlroy is Bubba Watson they are not too far behind, they both have more than 3.6 travel differences between ball hit and put. Richy Werenski completes golfers in the top five of this category.
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Top 10 analyzes and choices
The par was also a good score, and when that happens, there will definitely be a log jam. We’ve already talked about Matsuyama and I think it’s a comfortable place to start your training tomorrow. Afterwards though, McIlroy continues to look good with his ball hitting and just needs his putter to follow him. He’s finally in the mix and hopefully he can find some motivation to win, as it looks like his best chance since the reboot could be this week. Hughes keeps putt incredibly well, a perfect tournament structure to make it happen. Speaking of put, Matthew Fitzpatrick He did not put his putt well today, but still managed to reach an even par 70 and has now played very well in two consecutive rounds. Others like it Billy Horschel, Abraham Ancer, Tony Finau and a handful more all sit within three of Matsuyama.
Matthew Fitzpatrick and Rory McIlroy
I really like what I saw from these guys today, and they both proved they can handle it in difficult conditions. McIlroy should remain motivated being so close to the leaderboard, and Fitzpatrick seemed to have found something on Friday at TPC Boston. He’s already proven that in events like The Memorial, he sticks around and will eventually let his putter drive him.
Stud or Value Pick outside the top 10
Patrick Cantlay ($ 8,000)
Cantlay’s irons kept him from good golf. It’s not typical for him and I suspect it will eventually change. If he does, it would appear that the rest of his game is in shape, as he has earned in all three of his other earned hits in the categories. I also like the fact that Cantlay’s price has dropped significantly and its ownership isn’t high either. He’ll probably have a bump for round 2 but nothing too crazy with McIlroy, Ancer, Dustin Johnson and more up there.
Sneaky choice outside the Top 10
Adam Hadwin ($ 7,000)
For a guy who isn’t that bad with his putter, Hadwin really struggled with the flat stick today, missing two shots. The rest of his game seems to be heading in the right direction, as he has earned or equaled the field in the other three. He’s quite at the bottom of the list, so I don’t suspect a lot of players will be looking at him, and we know he can get hot on a whim.
Byeong Hun An ($ 6,900)
An historically has been very good in wet and soft conditions. If he gets those conditions, especially if there is lift, clean and place, I think An could be a good last golfer in your lineup tomorrow. He went to a 3-over 73 after bringing him under par at one time.
Dustin Johnson ($ 10,600)
Danny Lee ($ 6,400)
Billy Horschel ($ 7,500)
Bubba Watson ($ 7,400)
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