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These kinds of additions to competition would make it clearer how amazing the pros really are. In the same way, having someone like me play Olympic during the actual US Open with a huge crowd and all of the distractions the players have to deal with would highlight just how tough these courses are. Hard to say, but it would be entertaining and paint a clearer picture of just how difficult these courses are and how good these guys are. Your email address will not be published.
You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Notify me of new posts by email. Nine of the last 11 major tournaments in golf have been won by players who had never before won a major title. Will this trend continue in this year's British Open, or will an established past winner come out on top this weekend? Fowler has had some brilliant Sundays in major events this year shooting a 67 at the Masters to finish runner-up to Patrick Reed and a 65 at the U. Open course on Saturday, Fowler might already have a major championship under his belt.
Each of the last five major winners have been American golfers in their 20's, and at 29 years old Fowler would love to extend that streak to six straight. Rahm had a strong showing at the Masters this year shooting under-par for fourth place, one of his four top-five finishes this year. Those finishes also include a win at the CareerBuilder Challenge back in January.
You currently have no favorite writers. This is also another good reason for considering players from both the top and bottom of the leaderboard when lineup building. The players at the top of the leaderboard often come into the weekend getting the most press and hype because of their standing and, in many cases, will be higher-owned because of it.
This was certainly the case at the recent Masters where the four highest-owned weekend players on DraftKings Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Thomas Pieters, Charley Hoffman were the four at the top of the leaderboard through half-way.
With no inherent advantage in picking players from the top of the leaderboard outside of the fact they may be good players fading some of the top players from the first two rounds can help us create lower-owned lineups with better leverage over the field in larger tournaments. Simply put, some players simply play better when the weekend rolls around.
The PGA is littered with early round success stories who petered out well before the tournament ended, and for Weekend Golf on DraftKings those are the kinds of stories we want to avoid in our lineups. I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user my username is wavegoodbye and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on.