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DraftKings Golf Picks and Fades: 2020 Farmers Insurance Open

DraftKings Golf Picks and Fades: 2020 Farmers Insurance Open

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks for Farmers Insurance Open in Torrey Pines

Tournament Overview

This week, pro golfers make their way to down to the San Diego area to take on Torrey Pines golf course. They’ll play two different courses: Torrey Pines South and Torrey Pines North.

The South course is very challenging and is the longest course on tour, while the North course plays much easier.  The Farmers Open will host some of the worlds most elite golfers. Let’s get into our key DraftKings plays below.

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Key Stats

SG: Ball Striking
SG: Around the Green
SG: Par 5s
SG: P (Poa greens)
SG: Driving Distance
Scrambling Gained

Xander Schauffele – $10,100

Is home field advantage a real thing in golf? If it is, then the X-man should be teeing off late on Sunday. The hometown kid comes back in great form coming off and is ready to put on a show for his local fans.

Xander is off to a great start this season taking second place finish at TOC in the beginning of January. His course history has not been the best the past few years but expect the tides to change come this time around. He is the number one guy in our model and hitting on all stats.

Gary Woodland – $9,500

After Gary’s memorial win at the 2019 US Open, he went through a bit of a cold streak towards the end of the season with a couple missed cuts and sub T50 finishes. However, that trend has not continued into this season.

Gary is coming off four consecutive top 10 finishes and those weren’t at any of the second tier tournaments like the Bermuda or RSM. Gary is playing some great golf right now ranking 16th in ball striking and 7th in both SG OTT and driving distance. In a course that tends to favor bombers, we love Gary at a very reasonable $9,500 price point.

Cameron Smith – $8,700

This dude is playing some of the best golf of his life. Cam is coming off his second PGA tour win, taking down the Sony Open.

Not only is his play in great form, but he is popping all over this week’s model. He is a great Poa putter and plays well on long par 5s which is crucial on the South course. He placed 9th here last year and expect another great week from Cam Smith.

Lanto Griffin – $7,900

Lanto Griffin has been on an absolute tear to start the 2020 season with a win at the Houston Open and top 20 finishes in 8 of his past 10 events.

This hot streak has been led by great scoring on Par 5s. Lanto ranks in 2nd in his past 36 rounds, which will be key this week. He has only played in this tournament once before, but found success finishing 12th in 2018. Although Lanto will see significant talent upgrade this week, we expect him to continue his strong form.

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Sepp Straka – $6,900

Sepp Straka is one of the most difficult golfer’s to project. One week he looks like an absolute stud like at last year’s US Open, and then he can rattle off three straight missed cuts like he did last November.

During this streak though, his normally great putting (averages .7 SG Putting in his career) was abnormally bad. Last week, he had a great showing at the American Express finishing 4th and his putter was back on track. We think Sepp’s flat stick stays hot and has the potential to go low this week.

Carlos Ortiz-$6,900

Ortiz has definitely cooled off a bit after having a hot Fall. With that being said, he has not missed a cut going back to late September. He is not the longest hitter on tour which has its advantages this week but we still believe he is still a good low-end player.

While he might not be considered bomber, Ortiz is a great Poa putter, his scrambling and short game is fantastic and should be him golfing come Saturday.

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Scottie Scheffler -$8,800

If you can’t run with the big dogs then stay on the porch. Yes, the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour point leader is making a name for himself. He has been considerably one of the hottest golfers with four top 10 finishes. The thing is these tournaments are no Torrey Pines.

They haven’t consisted of the top golfers in the world. This course is a different animal and we aren’t convinced Scheffler is worth the price tag and risk.

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