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Augusta National Golf Club – 7,435 yards, Par 72
Cut: Top 50, plus ties, and all golfers within 10 of the lead after 2 rounds.
GIR/Proximity (tie in w/ SG: Approach)
Course History (tough especially for first timers)
Due to the high % of the field that will make the cut, I will be treating this week more like a non-cut event and will be forgoing cash games and entering slightly heavier into GPPs than I do most weeks. Time to take advantage of the influx of new PGA players and the oversized payouts of the GPPs.
I also will not be playing the milli-maker as my main GPP. First off, the $33 buy-in in not preferable considering the payout structure, and the payout structure is the largest reason I don’t play it.
If you want to enter it and seriously think about winning it – you need to be different! Do your research and see who the buzz is all about and seriously consider fading them and hope that player tanks. You will probably need to forget about playing DJ, Rory, and potentially Spieth. It wouldn’t hurt to start your lineups with guys like Day, Hideki, Justin Thomas…players whose recent form will turn away the public but are more than capable of winning this tournament if they play well. That’s not to say you can’t play any of the chalk but with a field size like the milli-maker, it’s best to be as different as possible to give yourself the largest edge if you’re only going to be playing a handful of lineups in it.
Another easy way to be different when creating milli lineups is to find the popular value plays (such as Hadwin) and fade them. There are plenty of solid golfers in the lower 7.2 and under range that can be viable options this week due to the softer pricing. Don’t be afraid to be different – if you are, perhaps you should find a different GPP to be entering!
3 Ball: Spieth +100 (Kaymer/Fitzpatrick)(1u) WIN
3 Ball: Hatton +185 (Cabrera/Stenson) (1/2u) LOSS
H2H: Fowler -110 over Day (to win 1u)
H2H: Garcia -120 over Bubba (to win 1u) WIN
To Win: (placed a couple of these over time since January, such as Rickie/Berger) odds may not be the same now.
Spieth 8/1, 6u
Fowler 30/1, 2.5u
Berger 90/1, 1/2u
Holmes 100/1, 1.5u
Lowry 125/1, 1/2u