Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) September 30, 2019 13:07

OVERVIEW
TPC Summerlin hosts this week’s event in Las Vegas, NV. It’s a Par 71, which features three Par 5’s (three of the five easiest holes on the course) and four Par 3’s (two of the five hardest holes on the course). The weather plays a big role in how low scores get. Last year we saw scores return back to what we’re used to as the wind didn’t blow as hard as the year prior. Patrick Cantlay has made his mark here the last two years, finishing 2nd last year and winning in 2017 (we finally got the win even though he was close to the event favorite). Summerlin is a TPC course, so it has a golfer friendly layout with wide fairways, plenty of large, easy to hit out of bunkers and a few water hazards. There are some holes which feature some tree-lined fairways, but for the most part this is a bomb & gouge event and we should be taking our usual approach of targeting long hitters off the tee and pairing them with players who come in with good form and a strong approach game. Of course, we’ll want our players to get hot with the putter, but those types of players are better suited as one-off plays in our GPP lineups and our core of players will be primarily made up of our usual #brand plays who are horrendous putters when looking at a much larger sample size.

TOURNAMENT BACKGROUND

o The Course
• TPC Summerlin
• Par 71
• 7,200 yards
• Bentgrass greens
o Location: Las Vegas, NV
o Corollary Courses/Performances: TPC River Highlands (Travelers)
o Past Champions:
• 2018: Bryson DeChambeau -21 over Patrick Cantlay
• 2017: Patrick Cantlay -9 in a playoff over Alex Cejka & Whee Kim
• 2016: Rod Pampling -20 over Brooks Koepka
• 2015: Smylie Kaufman -16 over Cameron Tringale, Patton Kizzire, Jason Bohn, Kevin Na, Brett Stegamaier & Alex Cejka
• 2014: Ben Martin -20 over Kevin Streelman

KEY STATS TO TARGET

o Strong Emphasis – SG: OTT+SG: APP, Birdies or Better, Par 5 Scoring
o Important – P4 Scoring 400-450y, APP 125-175 yards, APP 200+ yards

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Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) September 30, 2019 13:07

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