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  • whodat2

    When: July 11-14

    Where: Silvis, IL

    Course: TPC Deer Run | A par 71 playing at 7268 yards

    Last Year’s Winner: Michael Kim at -27

    Last Year’s Cut: -3

    Coverage: PGALive | Golf Channel | CBS

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  • titanhawks

    @lfn1992 said...

    Rough for him with 2 consecutive T10s in EURO events. He probably barely missed it the last two weeks.

    I think the Scottish Open winner/ highest non-qualifier gets a ticket. Not sure if there are more than that on the line.

    The Scottish Open has three spots available

  • titanhawks

    @Felixxberg said...

    Good luck man!

    Mine was a $260 double qualifier, so it was easier. I finished 1st anyway, but I could have finished 2nd and it would have done the same.

    I realized how hard it was when I tried getting a FHWC ticket (and finally got one in a $300 qualifier). The FGWC ticket was just a lucky hit! That said, I would have won a ticket two weeks ago too if I tried. I had Redman two weeks ago and Wolff last week so that’s what made the difference.

    Thanks! Yea that was the biggest sweat I ever had playing DFS

    Still a couple weeks left to try to qualify and won’t have to burn cash on Milly tiks after this week so that’s what I’m looking at focusing on after this week

  • Felixxberg

    @sfguy21 said...

    And if I recall correctly, you got that $260 ticket from a qualifier, right? I know its been talked about a lot in here lately, but stepping up your entries $$s through satty’s can be a huge help if you don’t have the bankroll to enter outright.

    You rolling out a young guns lineup that won you the seat again? It was funny to me that Finau was the elder statesman on that lineup.

    Dunzor did, but I paid mine directly.

    That’s what I did at first with NHL, entering satellites to upgrade stakes. I had my best year by a mile by playing higher stakes. I think I got better too, but contest selection is what made the biggest difference. The problem is that most small stakes GPPs are too large and top heavy. I think playing smaller/winnable GPPs is the key to success.

    I wish I could, but their prices are so jacked up that it’s impossible! I might have Justin Suh in my lineup, as he’s near minimum price and is the only guy who came from the NCAA lately but hasn’t had too much success so far. Redman, Im, Niemann, Wolff, Morikawa and Hovland are guys I played lately, but I’m not so sure about Redman now because of his comments, and the other guys are super expensive.

  • lfn1992

    Still debating whether to enter my FGWC $33 Satty ticket this week. Very tossed.

  • Felixxberg

    @titanhawks said...

    Thanks! Yea that was the biggest sweat I ever had playing DFS

    Still a couple weeks left to try to qualify and won’t have to burn cash on Milly tiks after this week so that’s what I’m looking at focusing on after this week

    Last week’s sweat was intense! I needed DeChambeau to bust, so that last hole eagle really killed my hopes at first, but then I kept refreshing my app and I jumped from 4th to 1st in a second (Wolff’s eagle), with like 12 DK points ahead of second. I had Morikawa too so I didn’t mind about him getting a birdie or eagle.

    Yep and maybe you’ll win the million next week so then you won’t have to worry much about the qualifiers’ buyin price!

  • Felixxberg

    @lfn1992 said...

    Still debating whether to enter my FGWC $33 Satty ticket this week. Very tossed.

    If you know golf a lot, it’s probably the best time! You can get some decent low owned guys that no one knows about, and it’s the MLB break so I guess some random people will enter a lineup just for fun.

  • timusbr

    @bigez952 said...

    I really don’t see myself how this data is valuable as it doesn’t mean much for a few reasons..

    my 2 cents
    on face value its a lot like any ranking data from the PGA. average over time is not really predictive

    looking a bit deeper, On a course like the travelers where the smart play was to club down and only hit it 280 instead of the usual 310. it could be useful. I think a multiple data analysis and cross check of info could lead to a personal ranking of “thinkers around the golf course”. Also, it has my brain perculating on what else I can subjectively pick me some course horses for different style of course.

  • Jonas137

    Open pricing is out on DK FYI

  • titanhawks

    @Felixxberg said...

    Last week’s sweat was intense! I needed DeChambeau to bust, so that last hole eagle really killed my hopes at first, but then I kept refreshing my app and I jumped from 4th to 1st in a second (Wolff’s eagle), with like 12 DK points ahead of second. I had Morikawa too so I didn’t mind about him getting a birdie or eagle.

    Yep and maybe you’ll win the million next week so then you won’t have to worry much about the qualifiers’ buyin price!

    Yea I really like your approach and reasoning on the higher buy-in lower entry games and I want to work towards that

    I need something big to happen to get me out of the Short Game but at least that keeps me in the game until I hit something again :)

  • Sleazygreazy

    @Felixxberg said...

    Dunzor did, but I paid mine directly.

    That’s what I did at first with NHL, entering satellites to upgrade stakes. I had my best year by a mile by playing higher stakes. I think I got better too, but contest selection is what made the biggest difference. The problem is that most small stakes GPPs are too large and top heavy. I think playing smaller/winnable GPPs is the key to success.

    I wish I could, but their prices are so jacked up that it’s impossible! I might have Justin Suh in my lineup, as he’s near minimum price and is the only guy who came from the NCAA lately but hasn’t had too much success so far. Redman, Im, Niemann, Wolff, Morikawa and Hovland are guys I played lately, but I’m not so sure about Redman now because of his comments, and the other guys are super expensive.

    Could not agree more about small stakes gpp. I was thinking of posting something similar earlier but didn’t want to sound obnoxious by posting something that sounded like gloating. Well put.
    I see a lot of people in here spinning there wheels on no where near max entering small stakes gpps…you’ll never be profitable. I’ve stepped up my entry fees and am entering much smaller field tournaments, with a much smaller player pool. Years of farting around and donating to the max entry guys. Up over 100k on baseball and golf last two months….something to think about.

  • BBWC_10

    @Felixxberg said...

    That’s what I did at first with NHL, entering satellites to upgrade stakes. I had my best year by a mile by playing higher stakes. I think I got better too, but contest selection is what made the biggest difference. The problem is that most small stakes GPPs are too large and top heavy. I think playing smaller/winnable GPPs is the key to success.

    That is the key to winning big money. I did 8 LU’s last week in the DTG, 4 of those cashed. 3 of them I played in Satty’s SE tourneys. The LU that finished at 637 (162nd in the DTD)would of raked in the money in higher entry or SE tourneys and won every Satty i entered. unfortunately I picked the wrong LU for those. Going to back it down to 4 entries this week and hopefully play a few higher priced tourneys.

  • titanhawks

    My proudest claim-to-fame is finishing in the points the last six weeks of the Happy Meal; probably the hardest thing to do in all of DFS LOL!

  • Felixxberg

    @titanhawks said...

    Yea I really like your approach and reasoning on the higher buy-in lower entry games and I want to work towards that

    I need something big to happen to get me out of the Short Game but at least that keeps me in the game until I hit something again :)

    In the first years playing, my goal was to stay even (or make a little bit of money) until I hit something big. It took about 3 years (I was just a little better than even), but I finally hit a $10K top prize at the beginning of the NHL season. It’s still the win that I’ll remember the most, as I was sweating it with friends and bought $500 of beer at the bar when I won! The FHWC experience was awesome, too!

    Good luck! I hope I’ll see you in higher stakes soon!

  • timusbr

    @sfguy21 said...

    And if I recall correctly, you got that $260 ticket from a qualifier, right? I know its been talked about a lot in here lately, but stepping up your entries $$s through satty’s can be a huge help if you don’t have the bankroll to enter outright.

    your right but you must be pretty damn good to win some of the qualifiers. They get to be expensive every week with $2 to get $33 tix, $5 going up against 5000, $8 to play 68 people for a $260 tix and a few higher levels. These contests are like winner takes all. some guy gets close to the nuts and your toast. You get 1 MC and your an also ran. It gets expensive week after week. So far I won 3 $33 tix and lost them all and I have 1 $260 tix. Estimate I spent 25 a week chasing the dream. If I can, it was well worth it, When I lose that $260 and not win another, It will suck.

  • BIF

    @kps3205s said...

    New swing coach this year (Butch Harmon), new trainer who is Justin Rose’s and Henrik Stenson’s trainer and another new caddie as he and Damon Green parted ways at the end of May 2019.

    4th paragraph gives the info.

    https://www.pgatour.com/tour-insider/2019/03/20/ollie-schniederjans-reinvents-himself-valspar-championship.html

    Damon’s tweet re the split:

    Damon Green
    ‏ @protourcaddy
    May 30

    Parted ways with @ollie_gt and wish him the very best. First on the honey-do list, plan a family vacation #FreeAgent

    Ben Schneiderjans caddied for Ollie last week – not sure if he is a brother, father or cousin but obviously a relative 😂

  • Felixxberg

    @Sleazygreazy said...

    Could not agree more about small stakes gpp. I was thinking of posting something similar earlier but didn’t want to sound obnoxious by posting something that sounded like gloating. Well put.
    I see a lot of people in here spinning there wheels on no where near max entering small stakes gpps…you’ll never be profitable. I’ve stepped up my entry fees and am entering much smaller field tournaments, with a much smaller player pool. Years of farting around and donating to the max entry guys. Up over 100k on baseball and golf last two months….something to think about.

    Your month of June is out of this world! Congrats!

    But yes I have said it many times. A score that would win a high stakes GPP will finish 500th/100K entrants and make you win about $30. You can’t realistically win those extra large GPPs on a regular basis.

  • Sleazygreazy

    @BIF said...

    Ben Schneiderjans caddied for Ollie last week – not sure if he is a brother, father or cousin but obviously a relative 😂

    I am DONE with Ollie – all he needed was bogey on last hole to make cut…missed 5 footer, he’s rattled

  • Felixxberg

    @timusbr said...

    You get 1 MC and your an also ran.

    I had a crazy lucky lineup two weeks in a row, but those two lineups were 5/6 in a birdie fest. It was still enough to win FGWC tickets! It’s possible!

  • Felixxberg

    @BIF said...

    Ben Schneiderjans caddied for Ollie last week – not sure if he is a brother, father or cousin but obviously a relative 😂

    If he’s not, that’s a solid coincidence!

  • mr_papageorgio

    Winner: Im
    Fade: Hovland and Niemann
    Sleeper: Bud Cauley

  • timusbr

    @timusbr said...

    $8 to play 68 people for a $260 tix

    I think this is the cheapest best way to get to the show.
    Start out $8 play 60 something people where top 2 get a $260
    then its the same contest rules and payout to get you seat at the FGWC.

    We should do our own qualifier
    $10 52entries + whatever rake requires or maybe get some help to have DK put a must fill qualifier in our league

  • timgodd375

    Does any one know if the course is playing firm or soft?

  • Felixxberg

    @BBWC_10: That happens way too often. You choose your favorite lineup for high stakes contests and you have another lineup doing great, but not the one you chose!

    @titanhawks: It’s honestly hard to streak in the Happy Meal contests!

    @Jonas137: The difference between the John Deere and the Open is just crazy!

    @everyone: Sorry for spamming. I’ll take a break!

  • timusbr

    @Felixxberg said...

    I had a crazy lucky lineup two weeks in a row, but those two lineups were 5/6 in a birdie fest. It was still enough to win FGWC tickets! It’s possible!

    I stand corrected :)

    but you also get the sentiment of my meaning. You need to be good to win.
    sorry, I am riding a terrible season in DFS golf. some bad luck some bad thinking and picks. On to next week has been my mantra.

  • Dunzor

    @Felixxberg said...

    @BBWC_10: That happens way too often. You choose your favorite lineup for high stakes contests and you have another lineup doing great, but not the one you chose!

    This is the main reason I have been a single bullet player for the bulk of my DFS career. I would never forgive myself if I picked the wrong lineup to play in my higher dollar contests. I think I have the PGA DFS skill to play more lineups but I don’t have the bankroll to enter those multiple lineups above the lower price point, so I have a hard time making myself do it unless I win multiple tickets to something. Essentially I’m usually comfortable playing about $100-$300 in entries most weeks but I enter that lineup in everything. If I wanted to add more lineups I would feel compelled to also enter those additional lineups in everything and my weekly investment would skyrocket.

    I guess I will finally get to test my multi-entry chops at the Open since I’ve won about 20 tickets thus far. The real difficult choice will be if I manage to get a Royal Rumble ticket in choosing which lineup goes there. i think I would essentially have to plan as if I’m doing my normal weekly single bullet, enter that and then fill out the rest of my Milly lineups with guys I almost considered putting on the main team.

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