Daily Fantasy Golf Preview: RBC Canadian Open
Recap British Open
I usually go with 3 or 4 value picks each week. Looking back at my blog picks I thought I really went over the top in expensive golfers. But when breaking it down by site, only Tiger (T6) was expensive. Henrik Stenson (2) was middle of the road in terms of pricing on Fantasy Feud while Adam Scott (T3) was 36 places down on the FanThrowdown salaries. Bubba Watson (T32) was well below an average price at Draftstreet. Without going into detail on the Fanthrowdown eight to fade list, the other three did make the cut that I said to fade, but the best finish was a T64 by Branden Grace. The blog performed extremely well but there were some great lineups this week in GPPs across the board.
For the golf tournament itself, I thought it was a pretty exciting finish. I was rooting for Lee Westwood though just because I think he deserves a major. After the round I heard Tiger talking about how the course got progressively slower throughout the week. You have to wonder if Phil’s (and Poulter’s) comments after the first round influenced that and if he was angle-shooting. He was due for a brutal afternoon tee time on Friday but instead the R&A scaled back. I didn’t think the course was playing unfair Thursday. You see much worse at a US Open. This isn’t the first time Mickelson has tried to angle-shoot, if that was what he was doing, but we will save those stories for another time.
Preview RBC Canadian Open
In my opinion this is the toughest week to form a lineup in fantasy golf. The top pros that will make their way to this event just got finished mentally and physically exhausting themselves during the British Open. Add in the fact the course (links to standard) is completely different, different weather, jetlag, and many other things, it is unpredictable. The golfers that played in Mississippi do have it a little bit easier, but they still face many of the same problems…except for the whole mentally and physically exhausting part. Woody Austin shot -20 to win in a playoff at the Sanderson Farms Championship. It looked more like a web.com event than a regular PGA stop. Proceed with caution this week.
The RBC Canadian Open will be played at Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The course will be playing 7,253 yards to a par 72. It isn’t beneficial to look at the previous year’s finishes since this tournament rotates courses. The last time the Canadian Open was played here was in 2009 which was won by Nathan Green in a playoff over Retief Goosen.
The weather should be no problem this week except for a 50% chance of thunderstorms Saturday afternoon. The wind could reach double digits over the weekend, but shouldn’t be of any concern.
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Chris Kirk (DS – $15,663): Kirk has been solid all year. He only has three missed cuts in 18 events and in those 15 made cuts only three finishes have been outside the top 50. Kirk comes into this week off a T9 finish at the Sanderson Farm Championship and a T22 at the John Deere Classic. Remember, the Canadian Open changes courses each year, but he did have a T4 here last year. I think Kirk is a solid pick up, especially given the price on Draftstreet.
Gary Woodland (FF -$10,000): As long as Chez Reavie and Gary Woodland are $10,000 on FantasyFeud, I will continue to talk about them. Woodland hasn’t missed a cut since the Tampa Bay Championship way back in March. That stretch includes 1 withdrawal, 13 made cuts, and three top 20s in his last six events. Take your pick or use both. I like Woodland and Reavie to earn points this week with a top 50 finish.
Ernie Els (DD- $16,900): I’m actually not that big on Ernie this week but given the price on Draftday, I am. He’s had a fairly limited schedule this year, especially after the Zurich. Els missed the cut at the Players and finished T37 at the Memorial but he has come back with a T4 at the US Open and a T26 at the British Open. My one concern is that Els is sponsored by RBC. I have no clue if he has extra duties this week and might be too caught up in that to actually focus on golf. After winning the British Open last year, he kept his commitment to play here but missed the cut.
Jim Furyk (DD- $16,600): I can’t believe he is listed the same price as Billy Andrade (auto fade by the way). After starting the first part of the year pretty hot, Furyk has cooled down a bit. He has two missed cuts in his last three events (both majors – US Open and British Open) and another missed cut at the Players Championship. However, he has played the easy courses fairly well this year and this should be another example of that. Especially with this price, I think it is a good idea to grab Furyk.
Good luck this week. I will leave a note on or before Wednesday at 10pm if any of the golfers I mentioned withdraw.