Shriners Childrens Open Data Insights and Showdown Updates

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My goal with this blog is to address various key data or course information that I find useful, and hope it helps you in your process to help you fine-tune your player pool, or maybe even reassess your process for the given week.

As we know with PGA DFS (and golf in general), every course and sometimes every game/day can be played differently. This shade makes PGA DFS both fun and tricky to achieve a simplified approach each week. I will use this blog to help me navigate through the fluff and focus on the most impactful data for each week. Check back throughout the tournament as I drop some nuggets of interesting Showdown data that will help you build your teams for the next day.

Saturday, October 8, 9:00 p.m. ET: 4 Showdowns

Alright, we’re entering the final round for the Shriners and if it’s like today, we should be in a low-scoring final round.

Cantlay finished tied for the first shot 60 just shy of 59, while Tom Kim shared the lead with a 3rd round 62. There were plenty of other low scores with 4 other players shooting 63 or less.

Unfortunately, even with the low scores, the top of the table is really just between Cantlay and Kim. Playing at least one if not both is probably the right path. As we go down the board things get a bit more arbitrary. Here are my best plays for the final round.

Final round standings
Cantlay
T. Kim
Pereira
SH Kim
hoge
KH Lee
Spain

Good luck tomorrow!

Friday, October 7, 10:00 p.m. ET: 3 Showdowns

To recap yesterday, I recommend reading the Round 1 blog which highlights some key stats to focus on this week. To track those key concepts for Round 2, here’s the breakdown:

The 6 lowest scores of the day averaged 1.71 Strokes Gained on the Fantasy Golf Bag “Spectrum” data approach (vs. 1.72 yesterday), +1.0 Spectrum SG: OTT, and finally a full shot better on the greens with +2.53 Spectrum SG:Putting. I can’t really target this putting, but avoiding players losing shots on the greens is a good place to start.

Keeping the same game plan, here are the best games for round 3:

Rankings
Tom Kim 9900
Keith Mitchell 8700
Adam Hadwin 8000
Mito Pereira 7700
JJ Spaun 7700
Joel Dahmen 7400
Aaron Rai 6800
Tyler Duncan 6500

Good luck for Round 3!

Thursday, October 6, 10:00 p.m. ET: 2 Showdowns

A slight hitch with the game ending today as several players were suspended due to darkness. They will resume tomorrow morning, then normal Round 2 tee times will begin early and early at 6:40 a.m.

I ran our EAP Showdown Data for all players who have completed their turns and will focus on this data for Round 2 games. Players did this in a number of ways today:

The 10 lowest scores of the day averaged 1.72 strokes won on the Fantasy Golf Bag “Spectrum” data approach, +0.9 Spectrum SG: OTT, and finally a pretty strong +1.58 Spectrum SG: Putting. As you can see, the shots were won in all areas and not in any particular category.

When we look at the EAP (Extended Approach Data), there are stronger trends with the top 10 scorers hitting almost 10% more shots from inside 24 feet than out in the field, and finally our Spectrum Report which measures OTT and APPLICATION compared to +/- score per shot, these Top 10 scores average 1.29 from the field at 1.09.

All that to say it hasn’t been as much of an approach course as we’ve seen on other sites this fall, in fact I’d hazard a guess that the highest correlation is Spectrum OTT with birdie opportunities. So I will focus on good pilots with good wGIR+ for Round 2.

Round 2 standings
Thomas Detry 8800
JJ Spaun 7300
Joel Dahmen 7300
Davis Thompson 7000
Michel Gligic 7100
Hayden Buckley 7200
MJ Daffue 7100

Feel free to mix these players up with high-priced stallions like Cantlay who can go low any round here, or just leave a salary and keep your rosters unique.
Good luck for Round 2!

My goal with this blog is to address various key data or course information that I find useful, and hope it helps you in your process to help you fine-tune your player pool, or maybe even reassess your process for the given week.

As we know with PGA DFS (and golf in general), every course and sometimes every game/day can be played differently. This shade makes PGA DFS both fun and tricky to achieve a simplified approach each week. I will use this blog to help me navigate through the fluff and focus on the most impactful data for each week. Check back throughout the tournament as I drop some nuggets of interesting Showdown data that will help you build your teams for the next day.

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