The 2017 PGA tour season just ended and after basically no break the 2017-2018 season has begun. I don’t know about you I’m ok with that. Who doesn’t like to watch the best players in the world; and what’s better than watching the best? How about setting a lineup and playing fantasy golf.
If you’ve read some of our previous blog posts about Daily Fantasy Golf, you know that our goal is to double up every week. The Safeway Open was no exception, but this week we did much better than doubling up. We nearly quadrupled up. We entered one $4 tournament and cashed out $15. Not bad for a weekend on the couch!
Fantasy Golf: Safeway Open Review
We felt very good going into this weekend. We were riding some momentum from the end of the 2017 season and felt dialed in.
While some of these early tournaments might not attract some of the big names that get all of the attention (DJ, Spieth, Thomas, etc) the field has some real quality golfers, and for some reason we tend to do better in this smaller, limited fields. I’m not sure what the reason is but I do have a theory.
In my opinion when the field has all the top names on the PGA tour it becomes harder to handicap the field because there’s too many choices. Paralysis by analysis. There were a lot of golfers who could’ve won the Safeway Open, but I feel like it’s easier to see who’s going to finish up top when the field doesn’t have the big names. I don’t know if there’s any rhyme or reason to this, but over here at Golf Gourmand we love these types of tournaments.
I’m starting to believe that this theory is true because we had a great week! Why did we do so well? One reason…Brendan Steele. We did well this week because we had the winner. If you have the winner you should probably finish in the money, at the very least.
One of the reasons we had the winner was because of past performance. In this blog post we laid out the strategy we like to use when it comes to setting a lineup and having Steele in this weeks contest was an easy decision and it paid off.
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Considering we nearly quadrupled our money and had someone miss the cut is awesome! Overall it was a very god week, and we’re feeling great about the start to this years PGA season.
Remember, the strategy is to double every week. When we double up we can enter more tournaments, and when we enter more contests we increase our chances to hit a winner.
This is going to be the year that we have a weekly lineup that really pays off with a high finish. I can feel it! If you’d like to have some fun and play along, sign up for our expert picks sent to you weekly.