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  • BIF

    The EURO Tour debut event on Draft Kings !!!!

    EURO Tour Thread – BMW PGA at Wentworth – Surrey, England

    Tournament History
    Originally known as the British PGA Championship and first staged in 1955, the BMW PGA Championship has been the European Tour’s flagship event since its inception in 1972.

    Wentworth (West Course), Surrey, England. Designed by Harry Colt and opened in 1926, the West Course, has undergone a series of alterations in recent years, under the supervision of Ernie Els
    Par 72 – 7,302 yards
    Stroke Index in 2014 – 72.6

    Last Five Winners
    2015 – Byeong-Hun An -21
    2014 – Rory McIlroy -14
    2013 – Matteo Manassero -10 (Playoff)
    2012 – Luke Donald -15
    2011 – Luke Donald -6 (Playoff) (Par 71)

    All the greens were remodelled in 2009/10 and the par 5 finishing hole was radically changed. At the mercy to modern equipment, the old 18th was an almost given birdie and a great eagle chance but now, with a large stream snaking its way in front of the green, it’s a stunning risk/reward finishing hole.

    Wentworth is a tight, fairly flat, tree-lined heathland course with tricky-to-read greens that usually run at around 10 on the stimpmeter. It isn’t a popular venue with a number of pros and as a result, the field isn’t anywhere near as strong as it perhaps should be with many of the European stars absent again.

  • thetitanlb

    A 10 on the stimp? Wow these are some slow greens.

  • Bolwellb

    • 2015 FAFC Finalist

    This is awesome. So glad DK decided to do this. For those of us that follow the European Tour on Saturday and Sunday morning’s we have a huge edge on the field. Can’t wait to have two golf sweats on Sunday (hopefully!).

  • atfrost

    • Blogger of the Month

    what stats you dudes looking at? Seems driving accuracy and Strokes gained putting are important.

  • medlund

    @atfrost said...

    what stats you dudes looking at? Seems driving accuracy and Strokes gained putting are important.

    Who needs stats… put names in a hat and draw!

  • eppy99

    I sent Notorious a question I had, but I’m curious to hear others opinions. First off forgive me as this is my first season playing PGA, but I’m having a blast so far! My question is regarding the strategy in the PGA of targeting Europeans. For the European tourneys can we employ the opposite of targeting Americans?

    I believe to answer this we first must ask who will be entering these new DK contests? If it’s a majority of Americans like myself looking for some more action then the strategy probably won’t work. If we’re seeing a majority of European DK players are they more knowledgeable about the American players than the Americans are about Euro’s?

    Thanks in advance for your comments!

  • jrob11811

    @eppy99 said...

    My question is regarding the strategy in the PGA of targeting Europeans. For the European tourneys can we employ the opposite of targeting Americans?

    No….the point of targeting Euro players in PGA tourneys is because they are sure to be underowned. I would shy away from any of the names that you typically see playing in America because they are sure to be highly overowned. People with gravitate to them because they are the only golfers they’ve heard of.

  • gibbathy

    2014 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year

    • Blogger of the Month

    I do not think the European DFS players will have that much of an advantage on us. DFS s a new concept for them where they are coming from (most likely) a sports gambling background. Two very different beasts.

    I would also say the European boasts a player pool that dwarfs the PGA Tour. So many events are combined with other Tours. So many people will be sucking Lovemark this week it will leave a hickey.

  • Rye300

    I felt like we target Euros here because they tend to be grossly underpriced in relation to their world rank. Like Barnrat, Grillo, even the higher ups of Louis and Charl. Willett was the same at the Matsers. His world rank was astounding and yet he was priced below the average price per golfer.

  • jecarl2

    Unfortunately the Euro PGA site isnt the greatest when it comes to updated stats and results…

    Is this going to be an every week thing or just this week since the BMW is superior to the Grocery store tourney in Texas

  • eppy99

    If you had to guess the % of American to European DFS players in the upcoming 100k tee off what would you say? 80% American 20% Euro? Would DK ever release those numbers?

  • mgravity

    @jecarl2 said...

    Unfortunately the Euro PGA site isnt the greatest when it comes to updated stats and results…

    Is this going to be an every week thing or just this week since the BMW is superior to the Grocery store tourney in Texas

    BMW half the purse of the “Grocery store tourney” !?

  • BIF

    Something that should be noted is that only 65+ ties (EDIT – I previously thought it was Top 60 + ties) make the cut in most of these Euro Tour events versus the 70 plus ties on PGA Tour.
    Also, they do not have a MDF (Saturday) cut – so it’s 36 extra holes for everyone who makes the Friday (36 hole) cut.

    That makes me think a little differently on who I take and probably makes me less likely to take a real low salary high-risk punt play.

  • Cdogbuck

    65+ ties make the cut on the Euro.

  • BIF

    @Cdogbuck said...

    65+ ties make the cut on the Euro.

    Ok thanks – the 3 events I looked at happened to have 65-68 make the cut but all were T59 or T60

    I just assumed it was Top 60, but it also could have been the Top 65 LOL

    EDITFYI, I edited my earlier post to change Top 60 to Top 65

  • gibbathy

    2014 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year

    • Blogger of the Month

    I figured I would take a stab at this weeks event.

    https://rotogrinders.com/articles/pga-dfs-preview-bmw-pga-championship-1315585

  • MrSnuffleupagus

    Kind of dead in here. Everyone gona be all over the US guys. Could be a good week..

  • BIF

    @MrSnuffleupagus said...

    Everyone gona be all over the US guys.

    The US guys plus the Euro Tour players that play regularly in the US like Willet, Molinari, Donald, etc…

  • tprokopenko

    @BIF said...

    The US guys plus the Euro Tour players that play regularly in the US like Willet, Molinari, Donald, etc…

    Hoping players like Knox and Lovemark are way over-owned; this course is not easy the first time around, and I’m staying far away from first-timers.

    I will have more Molinari than I’m proud of though.

  • Frustrated

    Going over my usual bankroll to try and get ahead of the Euro Tour. Usually have success playing on various fantasy sites hoping that translates to success over on the DFS side of things. A lot of value on the cheap side of things and I have a feeling Martin Kaymer could go off he’s my expensive core play.

  • BIF

    @tprokopenko said...

    Hoping players like Knox and Lovemark are way over-owned; this course is not easy the first time around, and I’m staying far away from first-timers.

    I will have more Molinari than I’m proud of though.

    I’m the same – I avoided first timers for the same reason and I also own a little too much Molinari for my own comfort (great history and decent recent form) and I can say the same about my Luke ownership though it is less than Molinari

  • BIF

    For those not quite ready to play Euro Tour DFS golf, why don’t you play some $0 (Free) Head to Heads and other free contests to see how your lineup scored and also to see who others are playing.

    You can learn a lot more by actually being in a contest than just looking at stats and the tournament leaderboard.

  • sjs1890

    • 2013 DraftStreet DSBC Finalist

    Where do I find course history for the euro tour events?

  • swh10e

    I get to play Joost this weekend. JOOOOOOOOOOOOST

  • BIF

    @sjs1890 said...

    Where do I find course history for the euro tour events?

    https://sites.google.com/site/smartgolfbets/tournament-sheets

    Good source for all Tours

  • sjs1890

    • 2013 DraftStreet DSBC Finalist

    @BIF said...

    https://sites.google.com/site/smartgolfbets/tournament-sheets

    Good source for all Tours

    Thank you very much

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