We finally finish the short Hawaii PGA swing and make our way to California for The American Express DFS Course Preview for DraftKings and FanDuel. We enter the week with a strong field, again (thank god). This year’s setup is slightly different, only two courses will be used, and amateurs will not play alongside the pros. Anyway, let’s get started with The American Express DFS Course Preview for DraftKings and FanDuel.
This week we will be playing in two separate courses. One will be at The Stadium Course, and the other 18 holes will be played at Nicklaus Tournament Course, in which The Stadium Course will become the primary course after Friday’s cut.
Both courses are similar in length, and we will see a ton of birdies (birdie fest, yay!). Nicklaus Course features ten par 4’s in which seven range from 400-450 yards. The easiest holes are par 5’s, which have a birdie rate of 46-58%. And the most challenging holes are holes 6, 17, and 18. All three holes have a bogey rate of 13-15% (not much).
On the other hand, The Stadium Course has three of the four Par 5’s play to the same 500-550 yardage as the Nicklaus course and have relatively the same birdie rate. We’ll be looking at a birdie rate of 30-44%. In contrast, the most challenging holes will be 6, 13, and 15. All three holes have a bogey rate of 17-22%.
The fairways at Nicklaus are easy to hit as it also comes with wide fairways. While the fairways at The Stadium Course are narrow, think Pete Dye. A golfer must be careful here as there are a few bunkers, and they’ll also need to avoid water. Lastly, the greens here are made up of Bermuda grass and should play slow.
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