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  • Maximize Your Daily Fantasy Golf Experience

    Baseball is having its All-Star break right now and no other fantasy sport is going on besides golf. This week is the British Open. Not only does that mean the 3rd major championship of the year, not only does that mean wall to wall coverage on TV, but it also means the golf is 5 FULL HOURS ahead of those on the east coast. Come the weekend, catching the golf on TV won’t interrupt forming your baseball lineups. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • DraftStreet Fantasy PGA: Preview AT&T National

    The field isn't actually that great given that Tiger is hosting and the tournament is at a prestigious club (Congressional). Rory McIlroy won the US Open here last year but he will be heading back home to play in the Irish Open instead. Most of the top golfers are either still resting after the US Open or preparing for the British Open. I expect many to be back at Greenbrier next week. Only two of the top 10 in the Official Golf World Rankings (Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan) are playing. This means there are some opportunities to find value in other guys. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf: Preview Travelers' Championship

    Well, the US Open has left another bad taste in my mouth. To me it seems the USGA hardly ever gets it right and over-complicates things time and time again. There was way too much water on the greens for the third round. Golfers were having to guess would their ball hit and run or hit and stop. Tiger and Furyk had numerous shots stop immediately and most players spoke of how slow the greens rolled Saturday. Then Sunday it was ridiculous to move 16 tee up almost 100 yards. If your local golf course holds a tournament, noone needs a practice round because you've seen it and done. PGA tour players get practice rounds to prepare and see how the course is going to play. Besides, noone has a 50 yard hook with a driver (except Bubba Watson who didn't make the weekend). Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy US Open Preview: The Players

    Well, first off I'm sure some heard me talking about it in chat last week. I caddied in the Memphis US Open qualifier and my player just barely missed it. So, I will be at home watching with everyone else. I have "attempted" to qualify once and have caddied in one of US Opens a few years ago. Hopefully, I'll be back in a year or two as a caddy (only has a player if they allow my caddy to carry a cooler with a 6 pak and I can ride a cart). The US Open is definitely my favorite tournament in the world. Sure, the strength of field isn't as good with all the qualifiers, but Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf: US Open Preview

    The 2012 US Open at Olympic Club, located in San Francisco, will be hosting it's 5th US Open. Past winners include Jack Fleck, Billy Casper, Scott Simpson and most recently Lee Janzen in 1998. It will look fairly different from then with trees being taken out and holes lengthened among other things. The course will play to 7,170 yards with a par 70. For a US Open, the course isn't very long, but will have firm, fast greens along with tree-lined fairways with dog legs and reverse slopes or camber(for example, a dogleg right with a reverse slope would have the ground sloping right to left). Given what Rory McIlroy did last year, I doubt the USGA allows any chance for guys to shoot real low. The first six holes are being dubbed as one of the toughest opening stretch of holes in US Open history. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy PGA: Byron Nelson DraftStreet Preview

    The course will be playing 7,166 yds to a par 70. Sure, only having two par 5s instead of the traditional four cuts down on some of the length, but overall this is a fairly short course by the standards of today. One of the most important things to factor in this week will be the wind/weather. If it comes, it could cause some unfavorable conditions and having players that avoid it, could be the key to your guys making the cut. That will definitely be something to look for late Wednesday before you click submit for the last time. So with the course not terribly long, and possibly windy conditions, I would look for solid ball strikers at this course. Let's take a look at a few players: Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • DraftStreet PGA Fantasy Picks: The Players Championship

    First of all, I want to say what a great job Draftstreet did at pricing this tournament. Tiger and Phil are realistic picks this week with the prices, and guys like Johnson Wagner, Chez Reavie, and Henrik Stenson are just over 10k. You really have an opportunity to create any type of card you want, and have a realistic chance at winning. It's not like some past tournaments where you could take an elite golfer but would have to get lucky with lower priced guys. This week all kinds of possibilities are available and it should make for fun GPPs. I can't wait to see how guys that I respect fill their cards for the Players. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf Wells Fargo PGA Championship: DraftStreet Plays

    This week sure does have a feel of a major. Tiger, Rory, Phil, and Westwood are all in the field along with quite a few other elite golfers. This course is long and tough to hit the fairways. Statistically it is one of the hardest golf courses to keep it in the short grass. What does this mean? Chipping and putting is at a premium this week since greens will be missed. Check those up and down, sand saves, and strokes gained putting stats all you want because that is where the winner is likely to come from. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • DraftStreet Fantasy PGA: Preview the Memorial Tournament

    Last week I knew exactly how I was going to finish an hour into the Thursday morning tee times. I entered a heads up tournament with BrettFavre444 and the same card in the $5 GPP. It turns out Favre didn't have a valid card so that was a sure win and Sean O'Hair (on my card) withdrew Thursday morning so that was a sure loss in the GPP. Being an invitational tournament only 123 golfers started the tournament as opposed to the the normal 144 or 156. Still, low 70 and ties made the cut so many more people in the GPPs had 5 or 6 golfers make the cut this week. With O'Hair withdrawing, it pretty much gave me no chance from the beginning. My other picks were bad this week as well. What should have been a losing week "luckily" turned out to be a profitable one. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf: PGA RBC Heritage on DraftStreet

    The Masters ended up being a great tournament.....except for my picks in fantasy golf. I had alot of high finishes, but they were scattered among 3 different cards. As predicted, about 13 or so people didn't have a chance. Tiger and Rory were priced too high and performed poorly so their cards didn't have a chance either. With such a small quality field, the picks were volatile and unfortunately I was a pick away on every card. It ended up being my worst overall tournament money wise since I started fantasy golf. While I am disappointed the Masters is over from a fan standpoint, I am happy we are back to regular schedule and full fields until the playoffs start. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf: Masters PGA on DraftStreet

    There are 97 people competing in the Masters (excluding any late withdrawals), and Draftstreet has 113 listed. So above everything make sure your picks are actually in the field. With that said, I already gave my overall thoughts on the Masters in the last blog, so will get right into some players. In my opinion, Draftstreet did a real nice job this week with pricing. Guys like McDowell, Wagner, Senden, Hanson, etc. etc. are all under $15,000 which makes picking your lineup a lot more interesting because quite a few guys have value with their pricing. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf: Tips for the Masters

    There is no doubt the Masters is one of if not the most prestigious golf tournaments in the World, but it is technically the weakest major in terms of strength of field. There are 97 players total as opposed to 144 or 156. The Masters have the greatest golfers as the champions because the selection process to get an invite is so precise and small. To compare, my chances of beating Tiger Woods head to head might be 1 in a million, but my chances of the top 150 in the World all at the same time are probably 1 in a billion. Clearly the more top level golfers there are, the harder it is to win which is why the Masters really isn't that strong of a tournament compared to the other majors and the WGCs. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • DraftStreet PGA Picks: Shell Houston Open Preview

    I only ended up playing 1 $22 20man DoN and a $5 HU match. I cashed in the DoN and lost the heads up. My opponent had some real good picks so I'm not that disappointed I lost the heads up. Going into Sunday, I was kicking myself for not playing the GPPs because all of my players made the cut and were doing fairly well. However, it seems like almost all of them had a below average 4th round and I wouldn't have cashed anyway, so it worked out that I didn't enter. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • DraftStreet Daily Fantasy Golf: PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational Strategy

    I was really surprised about how well the overall scores were this week. My "risk" card turned out pretty poorly, but I don't think its worth it to put a "safe" card in the GPPs. It's all or nothing. Anyway, I did place in the DoN and lost in the $2GPP for a small profit. This week I am mixing it up again. I think my last week's card did/would've cashed in most double ups but this time I decided to list only a few guys that I am avoiding. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf: PGA Tour Transitions Championship

    I keep saying I won't enter many games and it ends up consistently being about 4 or 5 every week so I guess that is my new norm. This time it is for sure a light week though in that I am only playing the smallest GPP and an $11 DoN. For that reason, I am just posting my whole card. I will actually be using 2 different ones, the GPP will obviously be more risk/reward while I try to play safer in the DoN and just "not lose". Anyway, this is a very weird week for me because my "safe card" contains 5 out of 6 guys in what I consider the "B" level. I don't think that has ever happened before. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Recap Honda Classic, Preview WGC Cadillac Championship

    This is a funny week because there is no cut after 36 holes. With the field being so strong Draftstreet really has our hands tied behind our back here. Last week Rory was priced around $37k I think, but there were numerous guys listed under $10k and some even lower than $6k which means you had a wide range of opportunity for success and failure. This week McIlroy is about $35k, but the lowest priced guy is $9700. Therefore, there won't be much creativity in the small field of 74 players. Everyone will be bunched together with the same picks. If you are looking to try out fantasy golf for the first time, this would be the week to do it for that reason. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Fantasy Golf Weekly: Honda Classic Preview

    The PGA Tour finally makes its way off the west coast swing and is in Florida for the Honda Classic. It feels funny saying it, but this year the tournament is stacked. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Lee Westwood headline the field. This will be Tiger's 1st time at this event as a professional. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf Weekly: Mayakoba Golf Classic

    I really didn't know how Draftstreet would handle this week with the WGC Match Play going on, so it only makes sense they move to this golf tournament. And with the NBA All-Star break this weekend, we could see a lot of NBA action moving to play this event to get their Daily Fantasy Fix. While it is a PGA event, the strength of schedule is very poor as the best ranked player is Robery Allenby coming in at #68. Johnson Wagner is the defending champion. This means that it can be a crap shoot in trying to fill the bottom part of your rosters this week. For that reason, I will be going small. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf: 2012 PGA Tour Fantasy Potpourri

    With Daily Fantasy Golf now underway on DraftStreet, I thought I'd share a few tips I've picked up throughout my play on DraftStreet. Hopefully the potpourri bag of tips below will help out the Grinders who are newer to golf, based on my experiences playing on DraftStreet. And with the NBA All-Star break looming, there could be a good amount of Golf action going on this weekend. It's not a bad time to take a swing at it... Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf: PGA Tour Northern Trust Open Preview

    Well, I finally made it back for the PGA Tour 2012 season. In January I think it's hard to tell which golfers have been practicing and which have been taking the winter break less serious. I hate to pick a fantasy lineup because it seems to be mostly a guessing game that early. Last year it was Mark Wilson that started hot, this year it was Johnson Wagner. You just never can tell and for that reason I skip it. I did however, get in some small action the last two weeks to get my feet wet and am finally ready to dive in for the season starting with the Northern Trust Open. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Daily Fantasy Golf Season Wrap-Up and 2012 Preview

    Well the 2011 PGA Tour season finally came to a close, and I am glad it did because I've seen so many people withdraw from the field the last few weeks and hurt their chances at cashing in GPPs, it was ridiculous. I was on the lucky side of it and had a great run, but the tide turned this week. I am really grateful Draftstreet started golf fantasy this year and am really excited to get back into it next year. Here are some things I plan on looking into as we start the new season in January. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • Recap McGladrey, Look ahead to Disney

    Both Luke Donald and Webb Simpson are playing this week with hopes of capturing the PGA Money Title along with the Player of the Year Award. Other than that the field is what you would expect for the last tournament of the year, a lot of guys trying to keep their card, earn their card, and/or work their way up the World Rankings to solidify exemptions into next year's tournaments. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

  • DraftStreet Golf: Recap of Frys, Looking Ahead to McGladrey

    Well it ended up being a decent tournament after starting shaky. I was surprised how many people ended up taking Tiger Woods even with almost a $7k higher price tag than the 2nd highest. Altogether I am very glad I stayed away from Woods, Casey, and Oosthuizen although Casey was flirting with the lead most Friday and Saturday. My low risk, medium priced pick of Bryce Molder started out +2 after 2 holes and got me pretty worried, but surprisingly he came back strong and won in a playoff. Always a bonus when you can add 8 extra points with a 1st place. Levin also placed pretty high but his putter let him down from being in real contention. Boo Weekley was a major let down for me, missing the cut by 1 shot. Sure he was on the bottom of my picks, but you really need all 6 guys (or atleast 5) to make the cut to have a chance at the GPPs. Read More

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    by HarryV (HarryV)

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