Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Sony Open

Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) January 7, 2019 12:50

Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Sony Open

OVERVIEW
The PGA Tour sticks around paradise for one more week as they head to Honolulu for the Sony Open. This week’s course is slightly tougher test, though it’ll still be a high scoring affair. Last year’s win by Patton Kizzire in a playoff over James Hahn wasn’t the highlight that we all remember. Unfortunately, there was an emergency communication alert sent out to all cell phones falsely notifying the state of Hawaii of an inbound missile, which probably shook people up. More notably though was the camera crew staging a walkout before the 4th round, causing golf channel to show the worst coverage of golf we’ve ever seen. Much of the debate of the course is accuracy off the tee or bomb & gouge. Winners here haven’t really hit fairways, while everyone else finishing four rounds have been much more accurate off the tee, so I’d say it’s more of a mix of accuracy than just bombing. Since the overview is such a riveting piece of every preview article, I’ll be including my Top 5 selections for One & Done’s this year as well. This week my Top 5 OAD’s are – JT, Spieth, Bryson, Leishman, and Champ. Woodland will be the chalky selection in large One & Done leagues this week.

TOURNAMENT BACKGROUND

o The Course
• Wailalae CC
• Par: 70
• Yardage: 7,000 yards
• Greens: Bermuda
o Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
o Corollary Tournaments/Courses: OHL Mayakoba, St. Jude, RSM Classic, RBC Heritage, Honda
o Past Champions:
• 2018: Patton Kizzire -17 in a playoff over James Hahn
• 2017: Justin Thomas -27 over Justin Rose (by 7 strokes)
• 2016: Fabian Gomez -20 in a playoff over Brandt Snedeker
• 2015: Jimmy Walker -23 over Scott Piercy (by 9 strokes)
• 2014: Jimmy Walker -17 over Chris Kirk

KEY STATS TO TARGET
o Strong Emphasis – SG: APP, P4 Scoring 400-500 yards, Birdie Or Better
o Important –Scrambling, P3 Scoring 175-200 yards, APP 150-200 yards, Par 5 Scoring

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Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) January 7, 2019 12:50

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