European Rundown - DP World Tour Championship
"I-Pod" Todd's Tips
The final event of the season is here. I for one enjoyed sweating golf on Friday and Sunday mornings on the platform DraftKings offered. I hope to continue playing DFS European Tour Golf in the future. The Race to Dubai has been won by the elitist of the European Tour; McIlroy, Stenson, Kaymer, Donald and Westwood over the first seven years. The course has been dominated by Rory and Henrik over the last for years. Follow the entire Degen Blog Team @DFSJimmie, @wedge2424, @nelson_admiral, @NateKnocks for full course write up, contrarian plays, web.com sleepers and the top players lineup reviews this week.
Jumeirah Golf Estates Course Description – 7,675 yards Par 72, four Par 5’s, Ten Par 4’s, four Par 3’s
The Greg Norman design first held a European Event in 1999. Earth, the Jumeirah Golf Estates Course, will be full of surprises with 99 bunkers and water on numerous holes including the last four.
Race to Dubai - NO CUT
Jumeirah Golf Estates Course Stat Correlation –
#1 Driving Distance
#2 Greens In Regulation
#4 Sand Save
The Nuts (Top players from my model, these are the standout names, everyone knows)
Rory McIlroy - $12,500
Henrik Stenson - $11,600
3 of a Kind (Cost Saving Players with Upside)
Byeong-Hun An - $8,800 Skipped the Nedbank Golf Challenge after a T10 in Turkey with four rounds in the 60s. With some of the best stats in Driving Distance, Greens in Regulation and Putting, “Bennie” will want to improve on his 4th place on his first attempt over the course in 2015.
Sergio Garcia - $8,700 If you are looking for low ownership you can skip the Spaniard. Eight straight rounds of par or better in Asia, has the Sergio primed to increase his top 10’s of 2 over the course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. I wouldn’t think he would show up if he didn’t feel like he was ready to win.
Danny Willett - $8,300 Daniel turned up over the weekend in South Africa to finish a not so embarrassing 11th after being tipped. Number one in Sand Save and one of the better players in Greens in Regulation, Willett will want to build on last week’s finish and top his 4th over the track in last year’s edition.
Hard Four – Longshot bet, but will pay if these players don’t crap out (GPP Gambles)
Nicolas Colsaerts - $7,000 If you are looking for distance, why not the “Belgium Bomber”. Ownership should be down with not great form or course history, but the man can drive the ball. Nicolas also has one of the better Greens in Regulation stats over the last few years.
Tommy Fleetwood - $7,800 Fleetwood checks stats boxes on Distance and Greens in Regulation and played well here with a 12th place finish in 2015. “Tommy Boy” has been one of the best DFS plays recently with 6 top 15s over his last 8 tournaments.
Victor Dubuisson - $7,600 After a few WDs and some rest Victor finished strong, T3, in his second off the layoff with a 69-68 finish over the weekend. Stats don’t show off the chart, but “Dubui” does have a 2nd and 3rd in Dubai.
Shane Lowry - $7,700 If one player can step his game up when the stage gets bigger, it’s the Irishman. The big hitter has played better of lately and should have some country pride after Connor McGregor’s performance this past weekend. Another top 5 finish here, as he did in 2014, is not out of the question.
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Good Luck this week. This is the final stop for the 2016 European Tour Season. By the time the 4th round is over I will be in Atlantis. See you after the break.