PGA TOUR – #BLSPicks Fantasy One and Done & DraftKings (AT&T Byron Nelson)

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Updated: May 27, 2015
Byron

AT&T BYRON NELSON

TPC Four Seasons Resort, Irving, Texas

It seems that nearly half of Texas is underwater after horrendous storms have pelted the Lone Star State over the past month. It was fairly remarkable that the PGA Tour was able to finish the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial at around the normal time on Sunday evening, considering all the weather systems that the players had to endure. In the end, Chris Kirk was able to make great up and downs on the 71st and 72nd hole of the tournament to hold off Jason Bohn, Jordan Spieth and Brandt Snedeker by 1 stroke. Kirk continued to validate his status as one of the more underrated players in the world as the victory last weekend was his 4th career win on the PGA Tour. As for #BLSPicks and the BLS DraftKings squads: FOX continued his good start to the 2nd half of the fantasy season with the T-2nd by Spieth, but one of the major disappointments of the entire year so far has to be Ryan Palmer missing the cut at his home country club as thus basically killing R-O’s pick and both DraftKings lineups. We were able to limit the damage as all the other players on the BLS DraftKings squads made the cut. Solid double bogey on the final hole on Friday to miss by 1 Palmer! The Tour now moves just a few miles away to TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas.

A good amount of wind has been present at most of the Byron Nelson events in the past, but this year it looks like the winds will be only moderate, with the main threat to the course being more rain to the area. The TPC Four Seasons Resort course is said to be extremely soggy and with storms in the forecast for all four days of the event, it is more than likely that the players will be playing lift, clean and place for the entire event. It’s about time that a first time winner on Tour breaks through in 2015 as we’ve now seen a multiple winner take home the big check for 12 consecutive weeks (the longest such streak since the summer of 2012). Four of the last five winners of the Byron Nelson have been first timers, so maybe this is the week that streak ends. TPC Four Seasons was the second-hardest par 70 of 13 non-major courses last season and the 7,166 yard track will play much longer with the ball getting little to no roll in the over saturated turf. This may be one of those weeks that is entirely unpredictable with the stop and start conditions that are likely to define the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson. Let’s just hope the Tour can find a way to pull off another miracle and get this event in before the weather makes the conditions worse than they already are. Here’s how the Busch Leaguers see this tournament going down.

 

Dustin JohnsonR-O‘s Pick — Dustin Johnson – (11-1)

The torrential rains that have hit the Dallas/Fort Worth area over the last 3 weeks have left the golf course at TPC Four Seasons absolutely soaked. As a result, the course will be playing a lot longer this year and should favor the long hitters. With that said, I’ll just go ahead and take the Tour leader in driving distance, Dustin Johnson, who is currently averaging 316 yards off the tee. Dustin will be teeing it up for the first time since THE PLAYERS, but already has a win and a P-2 to his credit in 2015. He has finished in the Top-20 in his last four trips to the Byron Nelson and took a T-7th last year. His average score at TPC Four Seasons is just over 68 and his length should give him an even bigger advantage over the field this year.

Dustin JohnsonFOX‘s Pick – Dustin Johnson – (11-1)

I can’t complain about Jordan Spieth’s effort last week. Kid played great. Moving to the AT&T Byron Nelson. Rain appears to be in play this week and with a very likely soft track, you have to go with a bomber at TPC Four Seasons. In fact, take a look at PGATour.com’s top Power Rankings: all these guys bomb it. Why I chose this particular bomber? Dustin Johnson has top 20’s in his last four starts at TPC Four Seasons including a T-7th last year.  His scoring average at TPC Four Seasons is 68.375. Not too shabby. Even further, D.J.’s troubles appear to be behind him and he’s really playing some fantastic golf. Let’s hope he keeps his nose clean and gets it done as I push for a top spot in the second season of our Fantasy League.

 

 

Last Week Review:

CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL AT COLONIAL

Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas

Ryan PalmerR-O’s Pick — Ryan Palmer – (24-1)

Finish: MC ($0)

Fantasy Season Standing: 38th

 

J SpiethFOX’s Pick — Jordan Spieth – (36-1)

Finish: T-2nd ($485,333)

Fantasy Season Standing: 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Final Busch League Sports DraftKings Lineups: AT&T BYRON NELSON

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DraftKings Review: CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL AT COLONIAL

Ryan Palmer made double bogey on his last hole of the 2nd round to miss the cut by one (at a course where he is a member and claimed to have shot 61 in a practice round) and completely ruin the BLS DraftKings Memorial Day weekend. We still managed to cash with one squad in the double up contest and just missed breaking even on the week. Not a big loss by any means as we look to rebound this week.

DK CPI 4

DK CPI 3

 

 

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