Make the Turn :
If this is your first time reading “Make the Turn” then you’ll quickly find out it’s a great place to turn for weekend only golf picks.
Last Week’s Results: An incredible week for “make the turn” last week as it had 6/10 weekend scorer’s including the Koepka who had the most points on the weekend.
For the third consecutive week of weekend only golf, the leaders have amassed a ton of ownership, and not a ton of points. Finau came in 11th and cauley 20th for last week’s leaders and their weekend only
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We all know statistics can help identify trends in specific golfers, and may help identify a player that is on the brink of a good round/tournament. Because the Euro Tour only follows about 4-5 stats, we are going to give you our top 3.
Putts Per GIR:
Average 1 Putt’s per round:
Week Long Contests:
Quick review on top scores and cut made %s.
Percentage of Lineups with 6/6: 20% of the lineups in this week’s GPP contests have 6/6 that made the cut.
Top Score: 392.50 in the Dogleg and 392 in the $3 birdie.
Lowest Score 6/6: 206.50 Back on the rise with the lowest score (6/6) is back over 200 this week.
Weekend Only (WO) Player Focus
“Weekend Warriors”: These are golfers that are outside the top 10 headed into the weekend, who we expect to be moving up the leaderboard. To move up the leaderboard on moving day, you need to make birdies and eagles, and that means DK points, no matter the format.
Peter Uihlein (40/1 $8,900) T14 (-6) Mega chalk week for this guy in the week-long contests, but because of his standing in the tournament, and the ownership dispersion in the 3 weeks for WO, I expect him to be lower owned. When I say lower though I mean 25% compared to 50%, but an encouraging round 2 has me thinking Peter will at least make a push towards his second trophy, making him a strong candidate for a must roster.
Jeunghun Wang (80/1 $8,000) T 23 (-5) One of the top ranked golfers in the field, Wang seemed to find form during round two. He played a bogey free 66, which is always encouraging to see, matched with 6 birdies. Interestingly enough he only birded 1 of the Par 5’s in round 2 so there’s room for even more improvement. Expect to see him as one of the top point scorers over the weekend.
Peter Hanson (66/1 $7,700) T14(-6) Leading the field in GIR this week, Hanson struggled with some big numbers in round two with a double and 2 bogeys. However, his 13 birdies didn’t go unnoticed, at least by me, as he fits as one of the best values on the board. 9 Shots back heading in the weekend, Peter is going to have to shoot for some low rounds.
Nicolas Colsaerts ( 80/1 $7,600) T14 (-6) A bomber from Belgium, Nicolas overpowered the course on day two shooting 66. An eagle and 4 birdies has me excited at the prospects of a big weekend in terms of DK points.
“Sunday Staples”: These are guys inside the top 10 of the leaderboard, but don’t expect their game to drop off at all as we expect them to continue to make eagles and birdies, making them must haves on your weekend only teams.
Dylan Frittelli (7/1 $7,800) T2 (-11) Not the normal return we’d hope for (7/1) with a guy like Dylan, but his 9 under boegy free 63 in round 2 was extremely encouraging. He’ll have to put up another number like that over the weekend to win, but clearly, he has it in him. Honestly his putting style is rather odd, but it works, and I’m excited to see this South African chase Pablo down over the weekend.
Bernd Ritthammer (80/1 $7000) T7 (-7) Mentioned in ATG as a lineup differentiator and golfer with upside potential, he’s played out to exactly that. His .2% ownership 8 birdies and just one bogey shows that this 29-year-old is in form. Searching for his first victory on the Euro tour. This tall German will need to apply pressure early if he expects to catch Pablo
Y.E Yang (100/1 $7,100) T7 (-7) Yup it’s that Y.E. The one that beat Tiger to win a PGA Championship. Still playing and circuiting the tours, Yang finds himself in the mix yet again. 10 Birdies over his first two rounds, with only 3 bogeys, a recipe that if repeated will prove to be a top 10 DK WO score. Glad to see him back.
Whether you’re up building lineups now, or later this afternoon, we hope this info gives you “The Edge” DK. Want to see more? Have Questions? Chat with me on Twitter @dfsgolfer23 or with anyone on the Tour Level team @dfsjimmie and @pgaedge! Goodluck!