PGA GPP Breakdown: Farmers Insurance Open - DFS Strategy
Top-ranked grinder, STLCardinals84, will break down his top GPP golf targets for the coming week’s tournament, going over his favorite plays at various price ranges. Who better than PGA DFS master, STLCards, to help you on your way.
Farmers Insurance Open
This is the tournament where we can officially say that the PGA season is back in business. Tiger Woods is making his 2020 debut. CBS has the weekend coverage of the tournament. There is no NFL action to be had other than the Pro Bowl, so plenty of eyes will be on the golf world. There are some big prize pools available in DFS (especially on DraftKings), and this is a fun golf tournament at Torrey Pines. We have a quirky event once again this week, as two courses are in play. This is not a pro-am event, though, and the only purpose of the second course is to get players through their rounds with the more limited daylight hours at this time of year. It’s also only in play during the first two rounds. Each golfer will play one round on the North Course and one round on the South Course prior to the cut, before the host South Course handles all of the weekend duties.
The host South Course measures as a healthy par 72 that plays at over 7,600 yards from the tips. The North Course isn’t quite as long and generally plays around two to three strokes easier. That differential used to be greater before some renovations were done at the North Course a few years ago. Still, we can expect the North Course to yield the better scoring conditions. You will want your golfers to have a good round there. In addition, if you are playing single round slates on DraftKings, prioritizing North Course golfers on Thursday and Friday is essential.
As for the skill set required to succeed at Torrey Pines, you will notice that distance is a key. Tiger Woods dominated this place in his prime. Jason Day won twice in a four year span.
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