Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Omega European Masters

Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) August 26, 2019 13:28

OVERVIEW
The European Tour takes golf’s center stage as the PGA Tour season concluded last week and what a week to do it as they head to the Swiss Alps and Crans. Crans-Sur-Sierre plays less than the 6,850 yards it’s listed at because of being played at elevation (which results in about a 6% difference in ball flight). The course is almost as beautiful as the backdrops and the only defense it has against low scores is the small greens and the climate. Because of the small greens, hitting them in regulation or better gives the players a huge advantage, and being able to clean up pars when missing greens is just as important. All three of the Par 5’s are reachable in two for most of the field, and birdie or better will play a role in finding our champion. Conversely, the Par 3’s make up the difficult holes, and making sure you walk away with par will be just as important as birdieing the Par 5’s. As of writing, the forecast this week isn’t ideal as it’s supposed to rain all four days with minimal wind, meaning there’s little chance that the storms blow over. The course plays different when it’s soft (according to Danny Willett) so that might be the deciding factor this week as opposed to previous years where it’s played firm. Either way, I’d expect the winning score to be right around -15 give or take a couple shots.

TOURNAMENT BACKGROUND
o The Course
• Golf Club Crans-Sur-Sierre
• Par: 71
• Yardage: 6,850 yards
• Greens: Poa/Bentgrass
o Location: Crans Montana, Switzerland
o Past Champions:
• 2018: Matthew Fitzpatrick -17 in a playoff over Lucas Bjerregaard
• 2017: Matthew Fitzpatrick -14 in a playoff over Scott Hend
• 2016: Alex Noren -17 in a playoff over Scott Hend
• 2015: Danny Willett -17 over Matthew Fitzpatrick

KEY STATS TO TARGET
o Strong Emphasis – SG: OTT + SG: APP, Par 5 scoring, Birdies or better, Scrambling
o Important – Course History, Par 4 Scoring

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Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) August 26, 2019 13:28

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