This week, DraftKings travels across the pond for the Scottish Open at the Royal Aberdeen, a somewhat historic course and site in the context of the golf world.
I can say that despite the lack of cuts last week at the Bridgestone, my fate was set when Daniel Berger, an $8200 entry of mine, withdrew after tweaking his back on the first swing of the first hole of the tourney. Kind of like a bad hole, Berger's leaving fostered a whole gaggle of bad holes, and what amounted to a bad round on the DFS golf circuit.
So, to Scotland we are happy to go, trying our luck where the game's roots live. Remember that you can play against me and cut your chops playing $3 DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA. As for my picks, well, just as I think I might be getting the hang, you know? Sort of like your short game falls in line, but all of a sudden, all your drives slice? Irrespective, here goes.
Phil Mickelson ($10,900): Hard to ignore Phil in a somewhat lesser field, and what the hell, he is good and interesting, has made 10 of 15 cuts, and averages 68.1 points per tourney.
Shane Lowry ($10,500): It just makes sense to pick the Irishman going back to his side of the world, and well, Lowry has done well this season, making 12 of 15 cuts, averaging 58.6 points.
Rafael Cabrera-Belo ($9900): Banking upon another European born golfer to feel at home, continent or not, for Cabrera-Belo has made 13 of 14 cuts and the times I was in the money, the Spaniard was part of the equation.
Jamie Lovemark ($6800): Like Cabrera-Belo, Lovemark seems to score for me when I pick him, so as a lower end play, I am down. He's made 16 of 21 cuts, and averages 63.1 points per weekend.
Alexander Levy ($6500): Helping the International flavor of this squad is French-born Levy, who has made nine of 13 cuts, averages 54.3 points, and should feel more at home on Scottish soil.
Daniel Im ($5400): I need a bargain basement player, and Im has three top ten finishes to go with eight of 16 cuts made. And, well, these are not the picks that kill me: Rather, it is the Berger-like flops.
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