Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Pro-Pack Membership)

Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) September 23, 2019 13:29

Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Pro-Pack Membership)

OVERVIEW

To hold myself accountable and keep track of how things are going on a week to week basis. This should help me get better at identifying key players as well as sharpening my eye when it comes to player pools. Last week’s recommendations were Rory (T9), Paul Casey (T11), Stenson (T17), Bjork (T51), Grace (T60), Sullivan (74th), Poulter (T60), Pavan (T46), Putnum (T21), Tanihara (MC), Fisher (T31 – and made an albatross which was amazing), Larrazabal (MC), Rock (MC), Zanotti (MC), Finau (T51), Fitzpatrick (T46), Donald (MC) and Jon Rahm (2nd). Plenty of solid players to get you the opportunity of 6/6 lineups, but odds are you probably had one or two miss the cut if you were building stars and scrubs lineups and unfortunately I don’t have a man-crush on Danny Willett and didn’t think that he was that good of a fit so he wasn’t in our player pool.

This week we play the UK’s version of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am at St. Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The event is setup the same way as the Pebble event, three-course rotation all being played at different courses for the first three days and whoever is still around on Sunday plays their final round at St. Andrews. Being that it’s a pro-am, the courses will be setup a bit easier than during their Open Championship runs, as well as being played at a different time of the year. Total driving is a great stat to target this week as many past champions have brought a solid balance of both distance and accuracy off the tee as well as being able to get themselves out of trouble when missing greens (hitting greens in regulation is always important regardless of venue). As of writing, weather will be a factor this week as well as Thursday’s forecast shows rain and winds up to 14mph in the early afternoon and chilly temps in the morning means we’ll see some mittens and stocking caps on the telecast. Outside of Thursday, the winds don’t expect to be too strong, but it’s wind and that can change on a minute to minute basis.

TOURNAMENT BACKGROUND

  • The Courses
  • Andrews / Carnoustie / Kingsbarns
  • Par: 72 / 72 / 72
  • Yardage: 7,300 yards / 7,400 yards / 7,200 yards
  • Greens: Bentgrass
  • Location: Scotland
  • Past Champions:
  • 2018: Lucas Bjerregaard -15 over Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton
  • 2017: Tyrrell Hatton -24 over Ross Fisher
  • 2016: Tyrrell Hatton -23 over Ross Fisher & Richard Sterne
  • 2015: Thorbjorn Olesen -18 over Brooks Koepka & Chris Stroud

 KEY STATS TO TARGET

  • Strong Emphasis – SG: OTT + SG: APP, Par 5 scoring, Birdies or better, Scrambling
  • Important – Par 4 Scoring, Greens in Regulation, Course history, Total Driving

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Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) September 23, 2019 13:29

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