Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) March 8, 2020 15:46

Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

OVERVIEW
Another tough week in Florida in the books as we saw some tough conditions ultimately play a huge role in the outcome of the tournament, pre and post cut. This week it looks like all the players will have to deal with is the typical Pete Dye design and shouldn’t have much to worry about with the wind (which may be refreshing for them). Sawgrass is notorious for being a less than driver course, where players will be more focused on hitting tee shots to an area so they have an angle in on their approach rather than bombing it and dealing with the lie once they get to their next shot. The layout of the course is somewhat difficult, the greens have some tricky tendencies to them especially when putting down-grain, so I think it’s a good week to lean on guys who have played here in the past versus hot rookies who are seeing it for the first time in Tour play. Scrambling is almost non-existent here because if you’re missing greens, you’re probably dropping for your next stroke. Bunker play is somewhat essential as there should be plenty of bunker shots to try to save par. When looking at previous winners, I think we have a mix of good to elite ball strikers who have gotten hot at the right time on the greens. Webb was a combo of both, Si Woo (obviously caught lightning in a bottle the year he won) and Jason Day was pretty much unconscious for a few weeks in Florida. This tournament will get the best of the best golfers in the world, so don’t put too much stock in missed cuts if you like a specific player because your research is leading you there.

TOURNAMENT BACKGROUND

o The Course
• TPC Sawgrass
• Par 72
• 7,180 yards
• Bermuda greens
o Location: Ponte Vedra, FL
o Corollary Courses: Pete Dye Designs, Bay Hill
o Past Champions:
• 2019: Rory McIlroy -16 over Jim Furyk
• 2018: Webb Simpson -18 over Xander Schauffele, Charl Schwartzel, & Jimmy Walker
• 2017: Si Woo Kim -10 over Louis Oosthuizen & Ian Poulter
• 2016: Jason Day -15 over Kevin Chappell

KEY STATS TO TARGET
o Strong Emphasis – SG: Ball Striking, Birdie or Better %, Par 5 Scoring
o Important – SG: Putting, Scrambling, P4 Scoring from 450-500 yards, APP 200+, APP 125-150

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Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) March 8, 2020 15:46

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