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Wednesday 23rd Aug 2017

Coming off a pretty good week of picks featuring Davis Love III and Martin Flores scoring big, I wish I felt more confident as the Tour goes to to Long Island and the Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury, New York.

Glen Oaks presents an interesting 27-hole configuration that allows mixing up rounds and nine-holes on red and white and blue courses that max out at 7346 yards, meaning once again the long hitters get first look in DFS picks this week.

So, let's see the picks I like this week and why, and don't forget, you can join a foursome playing the DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA.

Jason Day ($9700): Day is coming off a strong finish at the PGA, has made 11 cuts in 14 tries, is averaging 68.2 points per tourney and seems poised for a big week. 

Paul Casey ($9000): Casey is another who has been so steady, making 15 of 16 cuts, and generally plays his strongest game as the season pushes to an end. He is averaging 70.6 points per week.

Daniel Berger ($8500): Distance is big at Glen Oaks, but so are the eternally frustrating greens. But Berger is arguably the best putter on the tour, making 13 cuts in 18 tries.

Francesco Molinari ($7700): His second-place finish at the PGA has fueled the heat behind Molinari's game where he has made it all four days 14 of 17 times, scoring 111 points over his last two tries.

Steve Stricker ($7500): Stricker has been ridiculously consistent, making 10 of 11 cuts this season, averaging 62.2 points with a pair of top-10 finishes and three top-20 finishes this year. 

Richy Werenski ($7100): Following a slow start to 2017, Werenski is five-for-five his last five chances, finishing under par while improving his putting to the tune of 1.66 putts while moving up 52 slots in the FedEx standings. 

Do remember to keep fantasy open and regulated and fair for all by writing your local lawmakers and tell them of your love of playing and desire to keep on playing. Visit the FSTA site for more information (and thanks).

Feel free to comment with your thoughts, and remember you can also hit me up @lawrmichaels.

This is it: Tout Daily, Period 5, Week 3, with the last chance for the Touts to earn a Golden Ticket to the finals at DraftKings.

Thus far, Derek Carty, Lenny Melnick, Howard Bender, Jeff Boggis, Jeff Erickson, Andrea Lamont and Todd Zola to the second power have earned passes. 

You can review the standings right here and see the Touts weekly picks every Friday morning along with a wrap-up on Saturday at the Tout Wars site. I also recap and preview the standings right here every Wednesday in my Fout Wars column.

Dallas Keuchel ($6500): Keuchel goes up against the Athletics and their .236 average against Southpaws. As much as I like the future of Oakland, at this moment in time and space, Keuchel has the advantage.

Cory Spangenberg ($3700): The left-handed batting Spangenberg is hitting .342-4-10 over his past ten games, making him a hot choice even against Max Scherzer.

Don't forget, you can hit me up @lawrmichaels and also feel free to comment, flatter, cajole, ridicule, bewitch, bother, and bewilder in the comments section below. 

This is it: The Tout Daily, Period Five, Week 2, with the last chance for the Touts to earn a Golden Ticket to the finals at DraftKings.

Thus far, Derek Carty, Lenny Melnick, Howard Bender, Jeff Boggis, Jeff Erickson, Andrea Lamont and Todd Zola to the second power have earned passes. 

You can review the standings right here and see the Touts weekly picks every Friday morning along with a wrap-up on Saturday at the Tout Wars site. I also recap and preview the standings right here every Wednesday in my Fout Wars column.

Ubaldo Jimenez ($6500): Desperate times, desperate measures, although to be sure Jimenez has been solid over his last three starts and faces the easiest potential strikeout victims in Oakland.

Howie Kendrick ($4100): Kendrick is a great second half hitter on a .382-1-5 jag over his last 10 games, facing the none too effective Chris Stratton and his 0-2 mark with a 6.63 ERA.

Don't forget, you can hit me up @lawrmichaels and also feel free to comment, flatter, cajole, ridicule, bewitch, bother, and bewilder in the comments section below. 

The PGA Championship proved to be exciting, and with my Hideki Matsuyama and Rory McIlroy picks got close to hitting the winner, but nowhere near a cut with anyone else on my roster. This reversed my general trend of being good at hitting the sleepers, but missing the winners.

The Wyndham is played at the Sedgefield GC in Greensboro, North Carolina, which measures out at a modest 7127 yards, but the course does seem to reward aggressive hitters. So, I went a couple of paths, first favoring the guys who had previous success at Sedgefield, and then hitters who were simply the best at Greens In Regulation.

Don't forget, you can join a foursome playing the DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA.

Kevin Kisner ($11,300): Kisner is 4-for-4 making the cut at Sedgefield and has made the top ten his last two tourneys at Wyndham along with averaging 69.8 points per week.

Webb Simpson ($10,000): Simpson has made the cut at Sedgefield seven straight times, won the fest in 2011 and has four top ten finishes there. 

Billy Horschel ($7700): Horschel has made 12 of 20 cuts and is tied for 22nd in GIR at 68.47%.

Martin Flores ($7600): Going again with Flores, who is sixth in GIR with a 69.48% success rate.

Cameron Percy ($6800): Percy ranks fourth overall in GIR at 69.84% over 1134 holes on the tour with 11 of 19 cuts made.

Davis Love ($6600): Just the low-end crapshoot, Love has made 50% of his cuts and well, the low-end picks have to be made.

Do remember to keep fantasy open and regulated and fair for all by writing your local lawmakers and tell them of your love of playing and desire to keep on playing. Visit the FSTA site for more information (and thanks).

Feel free to comment with your thoughts, and remember you can also hit me up @lawrmichaels.

Coming off Day 1 of the Bridgestone last week, I was happy as a clam, my DFS squad resting in the #238 slot with Phil Mickelson my one player over par. I felt good about picking big hitters J.B. Holmes and Hudson Swafford, but ironically, Swafford, my cheapest play of the week, was the only one to finish under.

This week, we move to Charlotte, North Carolina for the last of the season's Grand Slams at Quail Hollow. At 7600 yards, Quail is among the longest venues to host the PGA, so I pretty much went along with the same logic as last week: Big hitters off the tee and guys who can hit the greens in regulation the most consistently.

But, I also went a little more with the Zen this week as you shall see. Don't forget, you can join a foursome playing the DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA.

Rory McIlroy ($11,800): Here is the Zen at work, but Rory, who tied for fifth last week at the Bridgestone after three great final days, is totally in the groove after his back injury and ready to take a title. 

Hideki Matsuyama ($10,500): Another red-hot swinger, Matsuyama averages 87.4 points a week and is coming off a huge win at Firestone last week. The hot hand can be ephemeral, but I am not so sure about that here.

J.B. Holmes ($7400): Holmes started strong last week and then fell apart. Still, on the long course he ranks among the top with measured tee shots greater than 320 and I am indeed looking at big hitters.

Bubba Watson ($7300): Bubba has certainly been struggling this season, making just 11 of 18 cuts and averaging just over 54 points a week. But, he too is a big hitter and is due, and since I spent a lot on the top end, the bottom feeders have to come through.

Jhonattan Vegas ($6500): Surprisingly low-priced, Vegas is another big hitter who won the Canadian two weeks ago and made a top-25 showing last week at the Bridgestone.

John Daly ($6300): The ultimate big hitter these days, picking Daly is part sentiment, part skill, but mostly hope-based.

Do remember to keep fantasy open and regulated and fair for all by writing your local lawmakers and tell them of your love of playing and desire to keep on playing. Visit the FSTA site for more information (and thanks).

Feel free to comment with your thoughts, and remember you can also hit me up @lawrmichaels.

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