DraftKings PGA: 2019 Safeway Open Picks and Analysis
The 2019 Safeway Open initiates the West Coast swing. The Greenbrier and Sanderson Farms were fun while they lasted, but the West Coast swing is where value arises. Congrats to Sebastian Munoz on winning the DraftKings PGA Sanderson Farms last week.
I was on him and so were a lot of the DFS community. In fact, the DFS community has been all over these winners the past two weeks! Munoz at Sanderson and Niemann at Greenbrier.
From the Southeast, we now move to the West Coast swing. Just like how NFL teams are more commonly favored at home, golfers tend to play better on their home turf. The West Coast swing can be very profitable if you know which golfers play well on the native California greenery.
The first stop of the West Coast swing is in Napa, California at Silverado Resort’s North Course. This Robert Trent Jones Jr. Course is an easier tract, with the past 5 champions (since the event moved to the North Course) averaging 16-under.
The par-72 measures just over 7,200 yards, with slow poa greens and narrow tree-lined fairways. The goal of this tract is to keep the ball in the short grass and attack these easy-to-hit greens. Looking at the past leader-boards, the course has tended to favor accuracy over distance, but know that par-5 scoring is a correlate to success.
The keys stats that I am focusing on this week for 2019 Safeway Open DraftKings PGA GPP contests:
Tee to Green Gained
DK Scoring Gained
Birdie or Better Gained
Par 5 Gained
Poa Greens Gained
As always, you should be building your own models. FantasyNational.com and FutureOfFantasy.com are great tools to use.