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The Open Championship

By Mike Moore - 6 years ago in Entertainment

While most of the PGA’s elite took the weekend off to prepare for the third major championship of the season, those who teed it up for the John Deere Classic gave daily fantasy golf players a wild weekend full of scoring. In the end, it was young phenom Michael Kim breaking away from the pack to earn his first victory on tour. The 25 year old shot a whopping 27 under, eight strokes better than the next best competitors.

Birdies Galore at Deere Run

Kim’s 158 points on FanDuel was certainly one of the best scores of the season for four-day contests, a slew of players also put up huge numbers. Francesco Molinari finished tied for second, while other recommendations from last week’s column such as Zach Johnson, Joaquin Niemann, and Harold Varner, III all outperformed expectations.

Other than Bryson DeChambeau having to withdraw due to injury, there were few disappointments for DFS players at the John Deere. With 49 players at least ten under par, winning scores in four day contests were breaking 700 points.

Anyone’s Game at Carnoustie

While we’re sure everyone is clamoring to hear all about the key players in this week’s Barbasol Championship, DK Legends brings you a preview of that other tournament happening across the pond.  World number one Dustin Johnson and defending British Open champion Jordan Spieth top the list of early favorites heading into Thursday. The other usual suspects include Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, and Jon Rahm, making for a difficult choice when drafting from the top tier.

The good news about the log jam at the top of the salary list; however, is that hovering in a slightly more affordable range are several other players with a strong chance to be lifting the Claret Jug Sunday. Solid producers like Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, and Tiger Woods could be that first pick and spare you some extra cash when scouring the bargain bin for that last spot.

Fast Conditions Bring Out the Dark Horses

It’s The Open Championship, so weather and course conditions play a starring role from the onset. The winds will of course be present, though forecasts do show that those early to tee off could have it a little easier. Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, and Tony Finau are all great players in the wind and each can be had for decent prices on either DFS site.

With the firm fairways and greens, look for players with great short game stats. Ryan Moore, Emiliano Grillo, and Brian Harman all are well adept at getting out of trouble around the greens and are affordable enough to round out the bottom of your lineup.

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