The U.S. Open boasts one of the best fields in golf. Here’s our primer to help you build the best DraftKings fantasy golf lineup at Pebble Beach.
Well it is finally here! That’s right, it is U.S. Open week! The United States Open returns to one of the most treasured golf courses in the world, Pebble Beach Golf Links. The field for the 2019 U.S. Open will be stacked with talent presenting Draftkings players with difficult decisions as they construct lineups for GPP (guaranteed prize pool) and cash game contests.
Before I discuss my selections for the U.S. Open let’s take a quick at the golf course and relevant factors that I consider to be important this week as you construct lineups for Draftkings contests.
Pebble Beach Golf Links is a coastal track that will play as a par 71 this week. The course measures 7,075 yards. This course hosts the AT&T Pro Am which is played on the PGA Tour in February every year. It should be noted that Pebble will play vastly different in June than it does in February. Why is that? Well, the weather is the answer to that question.
In February of this year, Phil Mickelson won the AT&T event on a very wet and soft golf course. That certainly won’t be the case this week. Pebble Beach, California has not seen much rain at all over the last several weeks. Additionally, no rain is in the forecast for this week.
My advice in general terms is to not put a great deal of emphasis on what players have done at this course in wet and soft conditions when you are constructing player pools for Draftkings contests. This week, golfers will likely be presented with a golf course that has firm and fast conditions.
Pebble Beach Golf Links features small Poa Annua greens that will likely be very difficult for players to hit on a consistent basis. In my opinion, even the best players in GIR (greens in regulation) on the PGA Tour will need to find a very good short game in order to win the 2019 U.S. Open.
This track which will very likely not yield very low scores this week either. Don’t expect a winning score like Rory McIlroy’s 22 under par last week at the RBC Canadian Open. This is after all the United States Open. In my opinion, I think the winning score will be around 3 under par.
Now let’s shift focus to what I enjoy the most, my DraftKings selections!