PGA TOUR – #BLSPicks Win Bets & DraftKings (Wyndham Championship)

Updated: August 19, 2015


Jason Day and Jordan Spieth further cemented themselves as golf superstars last week at the PGA Championship. Day finally got the major monkey off of his back and closed out a major championship on the back nine on Sunday and Spieth fulfilled a lifelong dream by becoming the #1 ranked player in the world with his solo 2nd place finish – 3 shots behind Day. The PGA Championship closed out an amazing season of major championships in golf and also brought to an end the Fantasy One and Done season for all of us playing at home. It wasn’t the greatest of seasons for Team #BLSPicks, but there were moments of brilliance and FOX had a real shot to finish in the money for the season, but Rory McIlroy couldn’t get the job done for him at Whistling Straights. A review of the final week and final season standings is below as we move onto win bets and DraftKings squads (Team BLS DraftKings dominated once again last week) for the rest of the regular season and the PGA Tour Fed Ex Cup Playoffs.


Last Week Review:


Whistling Straits (Straits Course), Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Paul caseyR-O’s Pick — Paul Casey – (68-1)

Finish: T-30th ($56,057)

Fantasy Season Finish: 42nd


Rory 3FOX’s Pick — Rory McIlroy – (10-1)

Finish: 17th ($148,000)

Fantasy Season Finish: 10th








Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina

The final tournament of the PGA Tour season always brings about many tournaments within a tournament. Some are trying to gain a place in the top 125 of the Fed Ex Cup points standings to secure their cards for next year and make it into at least the first event of the PGA Tour Playoffs. Others may be too far out of the playoff chase and are just trying to get into the top 200 to secure a place at the Tour Finals and still others are firmly secured in their season standing and are just trying to add another win to their resume and a little more cash to the bank account. Sedgefield Country Club is a classic Donald Ross course that opened in 1926 and is currently the only Ross track that holds a regular PGA Tour event. Last year, the 7,130 yard lay out played as the easiest par 70 on the PGA Tour schedule, so we should see a lot of birdies in North Carolina this week. The Bermudagrass greens at Sedgefield usually run fast (around 12 on the Stimpmeter), but always roll true in tournament conditions. There is a threat of rain on Thursday and if the course is wet, there will be little to defend it from some of the best players in the World. Here are the players we are getting behind this week at the Wyndham.



WebbWebb Simpson — (25-1)    

The Wyndham is close to a home game for Webb Simpson who was born in Raleigh and attended Wake Forest. The 2011 champion has finished in the top-25 in his last 5 starts at Sedgefield and should be able to free wheel it this week as he sits in 49th place in the FedEx Cup standings and is securely in the first couple of playoff events. There’s no better place than North Carolina for Webb to find his first win of the season.




Justin ThomasJustin Thomas — (25-1)

After seeing how Justin Thomas burst onto the PGA Tour scene early in 2015, I decided I was going to bet him every week until he got a win. He still hasn’t cashed in a victory for us, but he gives himself a chance almost every single time he tees it up. I still think it’s only a matter of time before he breaks through. His 7 top-10s this year have put him in position to make the Tour Championship with a few more good tournaments.




Bill HaasBill Haas — (25-1)

Another former Demon Deacon who was born and still resides in North Carolina, Bill Haas, should feel right at home at Sedgefield Country Club as well. Haas found the winner’s circle for the 6th time in his career early in the season at the Humana and had a top-5 3 weeks ago at the Quicken Loans National. He is also firmly secure in his standing for the PGA Tour Playoffs and will try to do 1 better than his T-2nd in Greensboro last year.




P RodgersPatrick Rodgers — (65-1)

I saw Patrick Rodgers game in person 2 weeks ago at the Barracuda Championship in Reno and I was thoroughly impressed with how far and straight he hit the ball consistently. Much like Justin Thomas, I believe it’s only a matter of time before the former Stanford stand out wins on the PGA Tour. Even though Rodgers isn’t an official member of the PGA Tour – he’ll have his card one way or another next year. A win this week would gain Rodgers membership early.


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Ollie Schniederjans — (72-1)

Much like Patrick Rodgers, Schniederjans is a young newcomer who has the game to win on the best Tour in the world right now. He’s made 2 of 3 cuts on the PGA Tour since turning pro just after an epic summer in which he made the cut in both the U.S. Open and Open Championship. Ollie could also save himself the anxiety of trying to secure his PGA Tour card for next year with a win this week. Don’t be surprised if he has a chance on Sunday.


Carlos Ortiz


Carlos Ortiz — (125-1)

Ortiz is a value play this week at 125-1. At #109 on the FedEx Cup list, Ortiz has pretty much sewed up his card for next season. He’s been pretty consistent all year long making 18 of 27 cuts with 8 top-25 finishes. He also knows how to win as he took home 3 tournament titles in 2014. Carlos played well in Reno 2 weeks ago when he finished T-18th.





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It’s pretty hard to believe that we could cash with 4 of 5 teams and have just one player on one team miss the cut (Zach Johnson) and only make $20 at The PGA Championship. It’s pretty clear that DraftKings Millionaire Maker contests for the golf majors are a total rip off. The people playing the contest are really only making millions for DraftKings and we’re still not sure how the government doesn’t consider this gambling. Still we are proud of our performance last week at Whistling Straights.









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