5 Under Par – Daily Fantasy Golf – The Olympics

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There will be no money on the line (for the Pros) this week as we gear up for the Olympics. A lot of big name golfers are sitting this one out due to the fears surrounding Rio. It will be very interesting this week due to the fact that only three golfers will get rewards, Gold, Silver, or Bronze. I haven’t been an advocate of golf reentering the Olympics, but it does allow us to play some daily fantasy golf this week.

We are in Rio by the Sea-o this week and golfers will only be playing for glory. Golfers will tackle the Campo Olimpico de Golfe course. The course plays at 7,128 yards and a Par 71. There was no winner at the last Olympics, due to a lack of golf, so we get a clean slate. 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.

The weather forecast doesn’t look that bad. It will be hot and I am sure a lot of Samba will be going on. This article and my picks are being brought to you by Tour Golf Revolution, the site that let’s you “Reinvent League Golf.”

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1. Henrik Stenson – Stenson is the 5th ranked player in the world and comes into the Olympics on a hot streak. He won the British Open and will be looking to keep an American off of the podium this week.

2. Matt Kuchar – Kuch is extremely consistent (I say this every week), however he seems to never pull off a win. This could be extremely ironic this week as no prize money is on the line. Kuch has the ability to pull down a medal this week.

3. Rickie Fowler - I thought for sure Tricky Rickie would take down a Major this year. He didn’t but has the skill set to win Gold this week. I would love for him to win Gold after golfs long exit from the Olympics.

4. Sergio Garcia – Sergio can crush the Par 5’s which is crucial for this course. He also would love to take down a medal for his home country.

5. Bubba Watson – Bubba may be the true favorite this week, however I have always struggled to play him outside of the US. He has struggled in other countries but Rio may spark a win for Watson.

Other Notables*

Par – Patrick Reed

Bogey – Justin Rose

Double Bogey – Martin Kaymer

* I usually use the last 5 years of course/tournament data in my research

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