Shriners Open 2020 | PGA Tour
What's up golf addicts! Friend of the podcast, AC here, checking in here week to week to simply provide a quick recap of the Tour Junkies Podcast for the week. I won't cover all of the picks and insight (you need to listen to the show), but I'll give you a few.
Let’s get you set to see some green screens on DraftKings this weekend. This week the PGA Tour heads to my favorite city in the world, Las Vegas. TPC Summerlin will host the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open starting Thursday with $7,000,000 up for grabs.
This will kick off two straight weeks in Las Vegas making the field a bit stronger than normal with the relocated CJ Cup at Shadow Creek next week. Shadow Creek! If not for Covid-19 I would have got to play it in March. Sad.
I’ll be relying heavily on spell check and grammar tools as I write this week. Banging this out with my eyes closed cause it seemed to work out well for Sergio Garcia at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Hopefully none of you were on that, cause why would you be? Way to go into the Korn Ferry Tour event and steal a trophy away from the kids, Sergio!
TPC Summerlin Course Preview
TPC Summerlin is a 7,255 yard Par 71 featuring bent grass greens. The field is maxed out at 144 players with the top 65 and ties making the cut. The course usually plays easy with a winning score of -20 and a cutline around -3. The course is at elevation which will add some carry to the ball and Vegas is in the middle of a heat wave right now. I know, it’s the desert. There is always a heat wave. But with temps around 100 everyday the ball will stay in the air a bit longer as well. Hopefully the boys brought lots of undies.
Some key stats to look at according to Fantasy National Golf Club are birdie or better % (gotta make those birdies), opportunities gained, ball striking, and putting. TPC Summerlin features nine par 4s that range from 400-500 yards so might want to toss in some par-4 scoring ranges into your models as well.
Kevin Na will be back to defend his title joined by the 2019 champion and recent US Open winner, Bryson Dechambeau. Patrick Cantaly (2018), Rod Pampling (2017), Smylie Kaufman (2016), Ben Martin (2015), and Webb Simpson (2015) round out the last few champs. So ya, anybody can win this thing.
Among them will be the likes of Colin Morikawa, Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, Matthew Wolff, Jason Day, Scottie Scheffler, Rickie Fowler, Will Zalatoris, and a pile of young guns looking for that breakthrough win.
The Picks & Fades
Each week we will give you a play and a fade from each DraftKings salary range.
DB: Play - Scottie Scheffler | Fade - Patrick Cantlay
Pat: Play - Webb Simpson | Fade - Jason Day
AC: Play - Colin Morikawa | Fade - Sergio Garcia
DB: Play - Louis Oosthusien | Fade - Keegan Bradley
Pat: Play - Brian Harman | Fade: Jason Kokrak
AC: Play - Cameron Davis | Fade - Kevin Na
DB: Play - Luke List | Fade - Denny McCarthy
Pat: Play - Denny McCarthy | Fade: Cam Smith
AC: Play - Harold Varner III | Fade - Brandt Snedeker
DB: Play - Adam Schenk, Talor Gooch, Xinjun Zhang
Pat: Play - Scott Stallings, Chesson Hadley, Tyler McCumber
AC: Play - Michael Gligic, Graham DaLaet, Sepp Straka
OUT: Lucas Glover (WD), Ryan Moore (WD), Tony Finau (Covid-19)
IN: Peter Malnati (t-10 Sanderson), Tyler McCumber (t-10 Sanderson), Fabian Gomez, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Brunson Burgoon
Monday Qs: Matt Wilson, Spencer Levin, Michael Gligic, George Markham
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