DFS PGA Playbook - Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Drew Phelps explores every Fairway, reads every Green and uses his DFS Golf experience to put together a winning DFS Playbook for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
VEGAS BABY! The PGA Tour fall schedule heads to Las Vegas, Nevada for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. This will be the first time since the season-opening Safeway Open, the PGA Tour has a full field event. You know these players love a chance to throw some cash at the tables but also play golf on one of the best courses in the country.
The tournament is played at TPC Summerlin which was designed by Bobby Weed and consulted on by Fuzzy Zoeller. Summerlin has named by Golf Digest as one of "America's Best" golf courses and ranks as one of the "Top 100 Modern Golf Courses in the United States."
It was in breezy conditions in Las Vegas last year that Patrick Cantlay secured his first PGA TOUR title. As if emerging from a three-way playoff after posting just 9-under 275 on the par 71 wasn't challenging enough, the course underwent a major renovation for six months. Scroll past the ranking for more on what's new, expectations for this week and more.
After nearly 25 years without an upgrade, all 102 bunkers on this course were redone and fitted with white sand. In a lot of the cases, they were relocated to enhance the value of strategy for today’s talent. The course itself stretches out 7,225 yards and is a Par 71. Now, that length is deceiving because of the thin air in Las Vegas, it plays a lot shorter than the actual distance. The 280 hitters hit it 300, the 300 hitters can stretch it to 320 and so on. Rod Pampling of all people came out and smoked the course to the tune of 20 under par last year. Players have got to finish 3-5 under par each day to even have a shot at finishing in the Top 20. Putting is a vital stat every single week but on a birdie making course like this one, a little less stock is put into it. In this tournament, the greens in regulation for even the worst golfers are very high.
It should be a fun week in the desert for these players and hopefully we all can bring home big cash in DFS. Good luck!