PGA TOUR – #BLSPicks Fantasy One and Done & DraftKings (Crowne Plaza Invitational At Colonial)

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Updated: May 20, 2015
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CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL AT COLONIAL

Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas

Jordan Spieth winning The Masters and proclaiming that he wanted to be the #1 golfer in the world seemed to be just the kick in the butt that Rory McIlroy needed to reignite his dominant game in America. Since Augusta, Rory has won the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, contended late on Sunday at THE PLAYERS and absolutely dominated the field last week at the Wells Fargo Championship. The tournament was all but over at Quail Hollow after Rory’s remarkable course record 61 on Saturday. The clear favorite (McIlroy) was the correct choice last week, but many fantasy players in One and Done leagues probably kept Rory in the bag with a lot bigger tournaments coming up on the schedule. The BLS One and Done players got off to a mediocre start in the first week of the 2nd fantasy season of 2015. Both Kevin Kisner and Patrick Reed played well the first 2 days in Charlotte, but couldn’t get anything going on the weekend and thus finished in the middle of the pack. The BLS DraftKings squads were a completely different story as they thoroughly dominated the contests at the Wells Fargo Championship, cashing in all 6 games that they were entered in (full review below). Our experts will look to continue the great DraftKings play at Hogan’s Alley and improve on their One an Done picks as the Tour returns to the Lone Star state.

Although players in their 20s have dominated the Tour over the last month, we could see one of the older players on Tour emerge victorious this week in Fort Worth. Over the last 13 editions of the PGA Tour events at Colonial Country Club, the average age of the winner is over 38 years old, with 5 of those champions being over the age of 42. The 7,204 yard par 70 layout at Colonial is about as average as it gets on the PGA Tour, with the course’s main defense being the large oak trees that line the fairways. Players that have played the tournament a number of times have done well in the past at Colonial as they have figured out the nuances of the greens and where to miss it on each and every hole. The story of this year’s Crowne Plaza Invitational most likely will be the weather as a number of storms are lined up to hit the Dallas/Fort Worth area this week. It has apparently rained each and every day for the last 2 weeks at Colonial and getting the 72 holes in by Sunday could be rather difficult. A Monday finish on Memorial Day would not be the worst thing in the world, but hopefully we don’t have to endure too many delays this week in Texas. Have a look at our experts’ picks and analysis of the action this week at Colonial.

 

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

Webb Simpson played very well last week on his home course at Quail Hollow in route to a T-2nd. I will follow Webb’s lead this week and take Ryan Palmer, who is a member at Colonial Country Club and a proud Texan. Palmer will be playing in his 12th Crowne Plaza Invitational, an event in which he’s made 9 out of 11 cuts and been very consistent over the last 3 years – bookending a T-14th in 2013 with two T-5ths in 2012 and 2014. The 3-time PGA Tour winner reportedly shot 61 in a practice round last week at Colonial and Palmer has always been a birdie machine out on Tour. Although his last 3 starts have been nothing to write home about, a return to Texas may be just what the doctor ordered for Ryan as he finished T-6th in San Antonio in late March. Palmer, who currently sits 44th in the FedEx Cup standings, is too good of a player to have not won since 2010 and there’s no better place than his home club to get back to the top of the leaderboard. Be sure and check my Twitter for my win bets at Colonial.

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

I went against one of my major rules of engagement by playing Patrick Reed last week. The rule? Never take an asshole. I really thought Reed was riled up enough to make a statement last week in light of the young movement on the PGA Tour dominating in recent weeks. Moving to Crowne Plaza Invitational – we’ve got another star-studded field, so I’m going to take a star. We’ve written all kinds of stuff about Jordan Spieth lately and I’ve grown to really respect the youngster who has handled all the pressures like a seasoned veteran. Going on a bit of a hunch that it’s time for Jordan to make another statement after Rory blew the field away last week. Spieth has two top 15’s in his last two starts at Colonial, so he knows the track well. Combine that with his atmospheric rise to stardom and he should be there on Sunday. Good luck!

 

 

Last Week Review:

WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP

Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina 

KisnerR-O’s Pick — Kevin Kisner – (35-1)

Finish: T-38th ($27,690)

Fantasy Season Standing: 15th

 

PAttyFOX’s Pick — Patrick Reed – (36-1)

Finish: T-58th ($15,407)

Fantasy Season Standing: 19th

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Final Busch League Sports DraftKings Lineups: CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL AT COLONIAL

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DraftKings Review: WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP

We pretty much dominated the DraftKings contests at Quail Hollow, cashing in all 6 of our contests and doubling our money. It’s hard to complain with such a great performance, but if Ryo Ishikawa had not made double bogey late in his round on Friday to miss the cut, it could have been an even bigger week for us in North Carolina.

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