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Bonus Model Targets – The Players Championship

The fifth major of the year is upon us and we have some great contests to work with this week as there is a Millionaire Maker in play. So far, the Florida swing has been the toughest that I have ever seen. The last two weeks have felt like back to back US Opens and players have been punished throughout the weekend. Certain players have made the cut the last two weeks that barely picked up an extra fantasy point once making the cut. Blame the cooler than normal winter in Florida and the difficult winds, but whatever it is, it has been a struggle to navigate through the DFS world.

This week is another challenging event as The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass gives even the best players problems from time to time. The course is a Pete Dye (RIP) design and plays as a Par 72 at around 7,200 yards. The course has easy Par 5 holes to score on, but the course is open to the winds and elements as it sits near the ocean which makes it much more challenging in March when the weather is less predictable. There are water hazards on most holes and as it is a Dye course, there are plenty of trees and narrow fairways. With his style of course, position off the tee is key as the greens are fast Bermuda grass and well guarded with bunkers and more water. You will see plenty of golfers club down this week to be in the fairway which means that one again, players who are strong with their irons from 150 yards out and beyond tend to have the most success here year to year as names like Hideki, Scott, Stenson and Molinari (before he was broken by Tiger at Augusta last year) tend to pop when looking at history.

Here’s who I’m looking at and avoiding for the The Players Championship….

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