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The Power Fade: 2024 Genesis Scottish Open

The Approach to fading big names for the 2024 Genesis Scottish Open

What’s going on TJ Nation! Ann Arbor's Own Good Ol' AK Allen Klutts here bringing you another edition of the Power Fade: The Fades 8K and Above You Need to Smash Your DraftKings GPP's!

Davis Thompson destroyed TPC Deere Run in route to his first PGA TOUR victory. With little stopping the Georgia Bulldog, we saw low scores and great golf as we wrapped up the last weak field event for a few weeks.

The Power Fade once again struck gold as Nick Dunlap missed the cut, and Keith Mitchell was a decent fade finishing 18th.

The PGA TOUR heads across the pond to Scotland for the Genesis Scottish Open. A course that is very weather dependent; The Renaissance Club plays as a Par 71, 7300 yards.

We have an interesting set up this week, with 3 Par 5's and 5 Par 3's. Iron play will be key this week, as The Renaissance Club plays as a second shot golf course. Par 3 scoring will be paramount to success as these par 3's play extremely difficult.

As we make our way to the Open Championship, Let us take a look at who our Power Fades are for the Genesis Scottish Open!




Aaron Rai ($8,300)

Our first Power Fade of the week is a man who is in really good form of late. Aaron Rai, a former champion at the Renaissance Club is our first Power Fade at $8,300 on DraftKings.

Why The Fade Works:

Aaron Rai comes across the Atlantic with incredible form. However if we are being honest, this has been against two of the weaker fields of the season.

Bet the Number (BTN) will love Rai in the models, and rightfully so based on his recent play. Deep diving these numbers however there are some stats Rai shows that could lend itself to a fade.

Rai ranks 79th SG Approach from the Key range of 120-180 yards. Furthermore, when you look at Rai from a historical perspective, the putter has been his biggest weakness. Recently, Rai has been en fuego with the flat stick. We now head to fescue greens instead of the Bentgrass we've seen in the Midwest.

Rai has hit back to back ceiling performances with the putter. History would state that Rai would regress to the mean. If this were to happen, Rai could find himself tumbling down the leaderboard.







Max Homa ($7,700)

Normally when it comes to the Power Fade we stick to players in the 8K and above range. Sometimes we have to make exceptions. Max Homa, who will be very polarizing this week due to his low price tag returns to the PF at $7,700.

Why The Fade Works:

Homa comes into the Scottish Open in horrid form. DraftKings has really put us in a situation where price and talent converge.

People want to play Max Homa, especially at this cheap of a price tag. However when you look at the stats, Homa is not worth the cheap price and potential chalk.

Homa ranks 77th in Strokes Gained Off the Tee. Off the tee is not the only problem for Max. Putting has been abysmal for the social media star, as he ranks 64th in putting. Furthermore, Homa also has failed to convert many an opportunity on Par 5's ranking 71st, and Par 3's ranking 59th. Look elsewhere down the board this week and do not get snookered into playing Max Homa.

That's it folks for this week's edition of the Power Fade! We will be returning to you next week, for our final major of the season.. THE OPEN!

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Until then Be Bold, Be Brave, and Let's Ride the Power Fade!


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"Rai has hit back to back ceiling performances with the putter. History would state that Rai would regress to the mean. If this were to happen, Rai could find himself tumbling down the leaderboard."




— AK

Meet the Author:

Allen Klutts

A long time Tour Junkies fan and Nut Hut Member, Allen has always been an enthusiastic PGA DFS player and is looking to bring that passion to his writing. A frequent participant on the Wednesday Night Live Stage Chat, who DB once compared to Norm from the TV show "Cheers" for always kicking off the live stage segment, Allen lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife and two year old son.

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