Golf DFS: Southern Dunes Classic Round 1 Breakdown

Top-ranked grinder, Notorious, breaks down his favorite daily fantasy golf plays at various salary ranges for this week’s TPC Champions Classic. Who should you be building around? Find out below.

Tournament Preview

We are back for another week of Outlaw Tour golf and we are only two weeks away from the PGA Tour returning to action. While it’s likely a pipe dream, I hope Outlaw golf sticks around on DraftKings even when the PGA Tour is back. This week’s event starts on Tuesday and features a field of 75 golfers. Unlike most mini tour events, we actually have some course history to work with. This same event was played here in September and two Q School events were held here in 2018 and 2019. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club is a Par 72 that measures over 7,500 yards.

While this is desert golf (ball carries and rolls farther), it’s still the longest course that we’ve seen over the last couple of months. Based on some of the names at the top of leaderboards here in the past, it’s not a bad idea to load up on the bombers. The difficult part is trying to figure out which of these golfers are long off the tee since we don’t have any driving distance statistics to work with. In terms of course difficulty, the last three winners here finished at -21 (three rounds), -17 (four rounds), and -16 (four rounds).

About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in RotoGrinders.com’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.

Comments

  • Colinlynch57

    No Triplett?

  • Colinlynch57

    Or Olson ?

  • sfbaychiefs

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    Triplett has best course history and in form, I would imagine him to be a core play here ? Thoughts and also Olson in the same price range

  • sfbaychiefs

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    What about Jonathan Khan here with good course history?

  • Longhornsmark1

    Thoughts on Triplett?

  • havoc73

    I have Sam Saunders withdrawing but Samuel Saunders is still playing ???

  • Notorious

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    @Colinlynch57 said...

    No Triplett? No Olson?

    Love Triplett and Olson, but they didn’t quite make the final cut as core plays for round one. I will add him them as honorable mentions.

  • Notorious

    Lead RG Analyst

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    • Ranked #74

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    • 2018 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    @havoc73 said...

    I have Sam Saunders withdrawing but Samuel Saunders is still playing ???

    Yes, I corrected that in the table above and in the projections.

  • Notorious

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    • 2018 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    @sfbaychiefs said...

    What about Jonathan Khan here with good course history?

    I’ll take a wait and see approach with Khan for round one, but a couple of the guys I really respect in the industry like him.

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