Expert Fantasy Golf Picks for The Players Championship 2017
Fantasy Golf Breakdown for The 2017 Players Championship
How do you find expert picks for The Players Championship, more commonly known as the “Fifth Major”? The answer is easy you’re in the right place. The Players is featuring a $10.5M purse with a cool, $1.89M to the winner. Architect Pete Dye hit a hole in one when he designed the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The 44th Players Championship will unveil changes to this masterpiece; most notable is the driveable par 4 twelfth, now playing 302 yards. Will this be the “new Seventeenth”?
Jason Day, defending champion said, “obviously with the changes on 12, 6, and 7 to make it more exciting in a way that shots can go either way on the golf course, leads can change quickly.”
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TPC Sawgrass was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew last year, losing over 200 trees with high winds and torrential rainfall. However, Sawgrass did a wonderful job in readying itself for this tourney, and the course could be in its best shape ever. Competition could prove to be more exciting and dynamic than the Masters with 48 of 50 top golfers entered. The gallery will hit nearly 40,000 spectators per day; second to only TPC Scottsdale’s Waste Management Open. We will surely be in store for a treat Sunday afternoon, so long as DJ does not rent a house with stairs.
Proven Expert Picks for The Players Championship
2017 DraftKings PGA Statistics for DK Legends
Winning Golfer Picked: 7
Golfers Finishing in Top 10: 44
Golfers Making Cut: 77%
One gentleman that will be in my lineup is Martin Kaymer. He is eight-for-eight in making the cut this year, with a win here in 2014, as well as holding a tie for the course record at 63…will he be taking home $1.89M this week? Martin has a scoring average of 70.9, two top ten finishes, a Masters finish of sixteenth, and has excellent value at $7,300. Can you say “show me the money”?
Dustin Johnson was the clubhouse leader on Sunday. He finished in a tie for second in his first tournament since returning from an injury that forced him to withdraw from the Masters three weeks ago. DJ is the longest hitter on tour and ranks fourth in scoring at 69.3. Be that as it may, priced at $12,000 he will have to win to achieve value in your lineup. Given his historically colorless performances in eight outings at TPC Sawgrass, he is just too risky.
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