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UBS Hong Kong Open. Quick Picks

Please excuse the quick picks version of the write up this week. After a hectic and very successful 2017 season, life has finally caught up with me consumed way too much of my time and I have no choice but to wave the white flag on this weeks detailed write up…. Plus foolish me made the school boy error of paying attention to the clock on DraftKings that has now been correctly updated leaving me with even less time… Anyway I promise things will return to normality with the full version for the next event but feel assured that regardless of my busy week I have still researched as extensively as I normally would and have each of these players featuring in line ups of my own.

Key Stats and Strategy

In perfect honesty I would happily play any of the top 10 priced players in the field this week and with the way that pricing is stacked it could be very difficult to find a huge advantage without taking a gamble lower down the pricing list.

The key areas I have considered whilst making my picks are:

Driving Accuracy – Tight, fiddly course that requires attention to detail off the tee.

Proximity to the hole with short to mid irons – Ball strikers course where getting the ball on the greens and close to the hole will present needed birdie opportunities.

Hot with the short stick – Confidence with putter in hand is always massive in any event.. No point playing someone when the balls not dropping for them.

Course History and Course Fit – With this being the 17th edition of this event there are plenty of stats and trends available and certainly players or style of players that favour better on this layout.

Current form – Although I’m keen on those that are in hot form right now I have been carful to consider the nature of the previous events and time between competitive rounds for those no lucky enough to have participated in the Rolex series events.

My Picks

$10,000 +

Justin Rose – $11,700

Tommy Fleetwood – $10,200

$10,000 – $9,000

Kiradech Aphibarnrat – $9,700

Julian Suri – $9,300

$9,000 – $8,000

Dylan Fritteli $8,900

Paul Dunne $8,800

Jamie Donaldson $8,600

$8,000 – $7,000

Paul Warring $7,700

Nino Bertasio $7,700

Robert Rock – $7,600

David Lipsky – $7,300

Miguel Jimenez – $7,100

Less Than $7,000

Alexander Bjork – $6,900

Shiv Chawrasia  – $6,800

Jorge Campillo – $6,800

Alfie Plant – $6,600

As always best of luck with your line ups. If you have questions please feel free to get them to me before the lock and once again my apologies for the short version of the write up.

Junkie Jargon

Ever catch yourself wondering what in the world the guys are talking about? The Junkie Jargon glossary lays it all out for you.


The portion or percentage of a player’s entry fee (or total prize pool) that goes to the sponsor/website for expenses/profits. This varies from site to site.

  • In a DraftKings $10 50/50 league the “rake” is 10%.
  • 30 entries X $10 = $300 prize pool
  • 15 Players Win $18 ($270)
  • DraftKings keeps $30 (10%)