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5 Under Par – Daily Fantasy Golf – WGC Bridgestone
We didn’t pick an outright winner last week, but most of our guys made the cut. This week we move to a World Golf event and the dreaded NO CUT format. All of the golfers will make the cut this week because of the limited field size. The goal for picking golfers, will be to pick guys that make it in the top 10. Most of the big name golfers will be out in full force so we have a lot of guys to choose from. DraftKing’s has a 300K Birdie Daily Fantasy Golf Contest for the Bridgestone this week, $3 entry can win you 20K if you take first place. Make sure that you check the tournaments out in their lobby and get in.
Golfers will tee it up at Firestone Country Club this week. Firestone measures at 7,400 yards and is a par 70. Last years winner Shane Lowry, put together a great final round (66) to pull down the win. There is NO CUT this week, so don’t get excited when all of your golfers make it through to the weekend. It will be all about finding players in the top 10 to take down a weekly GPP. To make the 5 Under picks this week I used the following metrics: Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, Strokes Gained: Putting, Greens in Regulation, Driving Accuracy, Birdie Average and Scrambling. Strokes Gained: Tee to Green is the best metric to use at the Bridgestone as most of the past champions have excelled in this category.
We could see a little rain on Friday, but other than it should be a great weekend of golf. This article and my picks are being brought to you by Tour Golf Revolution, the site that let’s you “Reinvent League Golf.”
1. Dustin Johnson – Don’t have a lot to say here other than he is the hottest player in golf. His track record at the Bridgestone isn’t stellar, but his 2016 form really cancels out all other questions.
2. Jim Furyk – Old man Furyk has really started to pick it up. He is 3 for 3 in his last three tournaments this season including a T2 at the US Open. He is another guy that loves Firestone and has had a lot of success at the Bridgestone. He has been in the top 25 since 2010 in this tournament and should find himself in that spot again this week.
3. Brooks Koepka - Brooks has been making cuts and hitting top 10s all season long. He was a solo 6th here last year and has the game that fits this course. He has the 9th scoring average on Tour and is ranked 23rd ST – TtoG.
4. Shane Lowry – Lowry won here last year and recently made a run at the US Open. He was leading after the 3rd round at Oakmont and played a great weekend of golf. He would love to defend his title and build upon his recent great play. He is ranked 46th ST – TtoG and should put together another great performance.
5. Justin Rose – I really wanted to use Rickie Fowler in this spot, but couldn’t completely pull the trigger on Fowler in my top 5 due to current form. However, Rose has been great at the Bridgestone (even better than Fowler). Rose has 3 top fives in the last 4 tournaments at Firestone and was a solo 3rd last year. He is ranked 2nd overall ST – TtoG and has the right game for this tournament and this course.
Par – Rickie Fowler
Bogey – Jason Dufner
Double Bogey – Adam Scott
* I usually use the last 5 years of course/tournament data in my research