Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Tour Championship

Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) August 19, 2019 10:08

OVERVIEW
The season’s final week is finally here! It’s been a long grind for a lot of us on the PGA DFS circuit and it all culminates this week as the Top 30 players in the FedEx Cup head to East Lake. If you’re not aware, the finals have been setup a bit differently this year and DraftKings’ pricing reflects those changes as well. It’s still a no-cut event, as only 30 players will be on the course this week, but the scoring format has changed drastically. Justin Thomas’ win last week propelled him into the lead of the Fed Ex Cup playoffs, therefore he will be starting the event at -10 and is priced similarly to someone leading an event for Showdown or Weekend contests. Cantlay begins two strokes back, Koepka starts three back and so on down the list until you get to Bryson, Louis, CH3, Glover and Kokrak who all start TEN SHOTS BACK. For the Tour Championship purposes, these guys are all out of it, but they’re not completely worthless to us, see below for more info on that. Roster construction this week should be interesting, and I’d encourage more of you to run multiple lineups this week because it should be fun to see how you can build different lineups with the way pricing is this week. The only constant this week is the course. East Lake has hosted this event off and on since 1998 but has been the place for the Tour Championship since the FedEx Cup Playoffs was introduced in 2007 (won by Tiger Woods). Every player in the field gets at least $395,000 just for showing up and while there is some risk in selecting some of the players at the bottom of the leaderboard for fear of withdrawal, there are some players down there who will use the added incentive to place in the Top 10 to their advantage (10th place gets a bonus of $830,000).The bonus structure for players has also changed this week as the bonus used to only go to the winner at a whopping $10MM. This year, the winner gets $15MM (as if $10MM wasn’t enough), 2nd gets $5MM, 3rd gets $4MM, 4th gets $3MM and 5th gets $2.5MM. As always, I hope you’ve enjoyed this article this season and hope you continue to subscribe to our golf package next season as we enjoy seeing all of you have success using our tools and articles.

TOURNAMENT BACKGROUND

o The Course
• East Lake Golf Club
• Par 70
• 7,300 yards
• Bermuda greens
o Location: Atlanta, GA
o Corollary Courses/Performances: Augusta National (fast greens, shaved surrounds)
o Past Champions:
• 2018: Tiger Woods -11 over Billy Horschel
• 2017: Xander Schauffele -12 over Justin Thomas
• 2016: Rory McIlroy -12 in a playoff over Kevin Chappell & Ryan Moore
• 2015: Jordan Spieth -9 over Danny Lee, Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson
• 2014: Billy Horschel -11 over Jim Furyk & Rory McIlroy

KEY STATS TO TARGET

o Strong Emphasis – SG: OTT+SG: APP, Birdies or Better, Par 5 Scoring
o Important – Scrambling, P4 Scoring 450-500 yards & 400-450 yards
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Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) August 19, 2019 10:08

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